LANL algae researchers searching for affordable fuel

Andy Stiny writes for the Santa Fe New Mexican that molecular biologist Amanda Barry and a team of algae researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Bio-energy and Biome Sciences group are trying to determine whether one particular strain of algae can be produced at low cost and in short periods of time so that…

Algae strain uses raw plants as carbon energy source

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions have provided the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source. The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and…

Algenuity delivers Algem systems to LANL

Algenuity, maker of the Algem lab-scale photobioreactor for algal research, has announced the delivery of three integrated Algem systems to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Their latest delivery makes a total of six Algem systems at the research laboratory…

LANL and Sapphire team for algal research

The recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts, includes a project involving Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Shawn Starkenburg working with Alina Corcoran…

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…

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…

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…