AlgaStar/BioStim and LANL renew research

A research team at AlgaStar Inc., a Florida-based biomass R&D cultivation company, reported to the Algae Biomass Summit in 2014 that electromagnetic field (EMF) biostimulation had yielded a 300% biomass growth increase and 174% increase in lipid oil content in several alga samples over controlled growth…

LANL, UW mining lipids from algae

Some species of algae naturally produce lipids in abundance, making them a desirable feedstock for lipid-based fuels. These strains of algae live in both saltwater and fresh water environments and if they are carefully cultivated, they could be coerced into making enough lipids to fuel automobiles and planes…

Photosynthetic Efficiency

Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National…

Can PACE project drive algal biofuels to marketability?

Dr. Richard Sayre, a scientist in the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium, writes in the Santa Fe New Mexican about a new research project led by Los Alamos National Laboratory that seeks to drive algal biofuels to marketability…

MSU Researchers Develop E-photobioreactor

Plant scientists at Michigan State have become assembly line workers for the production of what they call ePBR’s—laboratory-based algae photobioreactors that mimic the outdoor environment…

Richard Sayre Joins LANL Algal Biology Program

Dr. Richard Sayre, one of the nation’s top specialists in algae and energy-producing plant research, has joined the Bioscience Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory to help boost cutting-edge research…

LANL Develops First GE “Magnetic” Algae

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae…

AIM Interview: LANL’s Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons

Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons are in charge of developing the Ultrasonic Algae Biofuel Harvester, as their part of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)’s part of the 3-year NAABB project. Their work in…

St. Louis to Host First ABBB Conference

The First International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts will be held July 17–20, at the Westin Hotel in St. Louis. Dr. José A. Olivares, representing the Los Alamos National Laboratory…

Algal Harvesting Progress Update from DOE

Joyce Yang, Technology Development Manager for the Department of Energy’s Biomass Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, has revealed recent progress made in algal…

AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares

National security is at the root of the nearly seventy-year old Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. While originally organized for a single purpose: to design and build the atomic bomb…