DoE reps discuss algae-based fuels

U.S. Department of Energy representatives gathered at Arizona State University Nov. 19-20 to discuss affordable, scalable and sustainable algae-based fuels with stakeholders in the field…

BioProcess Algae gets $6.4 million from DOE for biorefinery

BioProcess Algae, of Shenandoah, Iowa, will be receiving up to $6.4 million from the U.S. Energy Department to evaluate an innovative algal growth platform that will produce hydrocarbon…

New U.S. clean energy manufacturing initiative

The U.S. Energy Department has launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) to strengthen and promote U.S. competitiveness in clean energy technologies across all sectors, by increasing…

DoE, Treasury: $150 Million in tax credits for clean energy

The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing…

Cal Poly receives $1.3 million for algae biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary San Luis Obispo, CA-based Cal Poly research team, the Algae Technology Group (ATG), for a project…

$900K Grant to Cornell for New Bioreactors

A Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a new type of bioreactor that efficiently delivers light and collects fuel produced by algae inside the reactor…

DOE and Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy has just released this video to educate people on the research, industry and government’s efforts to develop biomass as an organic renewable energy source; employing agriculture and forest residues…

RFI on Algal Biofuels and Intermediate Products

Fuels derived from algal biomass have the potential to contribute significantly to the pool of advanced biofuels, alongside fuels derived from terrestrial biomass, in meeting the volumetric mandates of the Renewable…

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil/Gas Field Wastewater

OriginOil, Inc. has filed two patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office describing its unique technology for processing solids in solution. The technology is expected to find immediate application…

OriginOil and Algasol to Develop Growth, Harvesting System

OriginOil, Inc. and Algasol Renewables, a technology company with a unique patented technology for low-cost cultivation of microalgae for biofuels and high value products, have announced that…

Industry Groups Ask Senators to Fund Military Biofuel

The Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Advanced BioFuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, and the National Farm Bureau Federation have written leaders…

ABO Launches AllAboutAlgae.com for Consumers

The Algal Biomass Organization has introduced a new website showcasing the potential of algae-based products to provide sustainable and scalable sources of food, energy and fuel. The website…

B.A.L. Development Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels

A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (B.A.L.), has developed technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of macroalgae as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical…

Dr. Thomas Ulrich Joins OriginOil’s Board of Advisors

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas H. Ulrich to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Ulrich was most recently an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advisory Scientist and worked closely with OriginOil…

WMU Team Extracting Bioalcohols from Algae

Ursula Zerilli reports in the Kalamazoo Gazette that Western Michigan University’s Bronco Biodiesel, a team created by WMU chemistry faculty members John Miller and Steve Bertman, is extracting bioalcohols…

$2.2 Million University Grant for Algae Research

A recent $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing Washington University, in St. Louis, MO, to take part in a collaborative study on fuel-generating bacteria, according to Dili Chen…

Algenol Breaks Ground on Pilot Facility

Ft. Myers, Florida-based Algenol Biofuels Inc. has announced that it has broken ground on the construction of its pilot-scale integrated bio-refinery. This production facility will be the first large-scale…

OriginOil to Collaborate with DOE on Algae Feedstock Standard

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it will begin to work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other…

Clean Energy Competition Funding Opportunity

On July 21, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $2 million in available funding for a national, university-based clean energy business challenge. This nationwide initiative will create a network…

DOE Releases “Billion-Ton” Bioenergy Study

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report—2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry—detailing U.S. biomass feedstock potential nationwide…

DOE to Host Biomass Program Peer Review

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program will host its biennial Program Peer Review on June 27 and 28, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The Program Peer Review…

DOE’s Algae R&D Peer Review Meeting Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting a detailed biennial peer review meeting of its Algae R&D Activities on April 7-8…

U.S. DOE

Joyce Yang, Technology Manager at U.S. Department of Energy talks to Tyler Suiters about the College of William & Mary’s algal fuel research program and the state of that science as well…

USDA Rates Feedstocks for Biofuels

From Cole Gustafson, Biofuels Economist at NDSU Extension Service comes a story in the Western Farm Press that a US Department of Agriculture-funded study is developing new pricing…

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