New algal diesel process > 60% lower emissions

A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63% – 68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel. The peer-reviewed…

Bentley research fellow planning algae commercialization

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Michael Walsh, a research fellow in Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry, who holds a doctorate in biological and environmental engineering, is developing a business commercialization plan to use industrially cultivated algae for…

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a biotechnology firm that has developed a patent-pending method for producing renewable… [Read the full story]

Obama proposes increased funding for BETO

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request was released earlier this month, proposing increased funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The request proposes $278.9 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is a $53.9 million (24%) increase from the enacted… [Read the full story]

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…

Sandia launches algae testing facility

The new algae raceway testing facility, opening February 4 at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy, according to lab researchers. “The success of moving technologies from a research…

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…

ABS announces speaker roster

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the full roster of speakers for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2. “With Assistant…

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…

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…

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