BETO announces $15.5 million for algal research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The FOA topics were picked to advance DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office’s (BETO) objectives to reduce the price of…

NREL Study: Florida best growing region

A unique experiment that explored how well algae grows in specific regions of the United States yielded data that could prove useful as the industry moves forward, according to research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Arizona State University…

Algal Biofuels at U of M

With $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Michigan researchers aim to make the long-touted promise of algae as a biofuel source for diesel engines into a reality. Their goal: create biofuels that work with existing diesel engines and reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

MSU explores biomass cascade conversion

Michigan State U. (MSU) scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by an approximately $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, unites faculty from the MSU departments of Biosystems…

DOE requests info on bioproducts process verification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot- or process development-scale facilities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels…

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…

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…

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…

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…