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    Study: algae biofuels not the easy, green biofuel answer - yet

    Over the last several years, algae has been seen as the great green hope to make biofuels a truly viable option that wouldn't affect food supplies. In part, this is because algae has the potential to yield up to 100 times as much fuel per acre as soy or corn feedstocks. Unfortunately, progress ...

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    Forget biodiesel, algae could produce hydrogen

    Gephyrocapsa oceanica - Wikimedia Commons
    In recent years, algae has gotten a fair bit of attention for its potential use as a feedstock for producing biodiesel. While the net carbon output of algae sourced liquid fuels could be a huge boon to the environment, there is a possible path that could ...

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    What's greener than a Prius? The Algaeus, a Prius with algae fuel in the tank

    Remember Sapphire Energy, the company that uses algae to generate renewable gasoline? They's partnered up with "Fuel" director Josh Tickell for a 10-day, cross-country tour from San Francisco to New York City using a Prius that will burn some algae-based renewable gasoline along the way. If ...

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    VIDEO: SunEco and JB Hunt test algae biodiesel, 82% particulate reduction

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    SunEco Energy has been working with partner Global ReNergy Systems for several years to develop algae biodiesel and the company has been operating a pilot facility in Chino, California for two years. During this time, the company has been growing algae ...

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    DOE readies $85 billion for algal and advanced biofuels

    The DOE is getting ready to spend $85 billion on research to create biofuels made from algae and other advanced techniques. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be made available "for the development of algae-based biofuels and advanced, infrastructure-compatible biofuels" that ...

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    Dow and Algenol producing ethanol from algae and saltwater

    When the subject of algae comes up in relation to biofuels, it's usually concerning biodiesel. That's because algae are very high in oil content. However, one of the main reasons for interest in algae is that it grows fast and consumes a significant amount of carbon dioxide. With that in mind, ...

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    First stage of Nevada algae biodiesel completed successfully

    One of the most promising biofuel feedstocks in recent years has been algae. Algae is high in oil content, potentially providing much higher yields of fuel than any other current crop - as much as 100 times more than soy, for example. Researchers at the University of Nevada-Reno have been testing a ...

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    Carbon Trust launches algae biodiesel challenge, commercial by 2020

    One of the more promising sources of biofuels in recent years has been algae. While there are a number of small scale tests along with some larger scale commercialization projects, the UK's Carbon Trust wants to accelerate the process. The Trust has launched an Algae Biodiesel Challenge with goal ...

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    Algae Commercialization Forum starts tomorrow in Texas

    Algae and second-generation biofuels hold a lot of promise to getting the U.S. off of petroleum-based fuels. This certainly isn't a secret to anyone - if you need some background, you can check out our coverage of the Jan Kreider's talk at the recent Sustainable Mobility Seminar - but algae are not ...

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    DOE offers $4.4 million for university biofuel projects

    It's not all li-ion battery tech that the federal government is givng support to these days; biofuels are getting some tax dollars as well. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that six biofuel projects at universities around the U.S. will be getting up to $4.4 million in funding. ...

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    Solazyme succeeds at creating jet fuel from algae

    Bio-powered flight is not the exclusive dream of San Francisco startup Solazyme. There have bee recent bio-flight advancements from Virgin Airlines, which flew from London to Amsterdam using biofuel in February, and the BioJet I. But Solazyme announced it has reached a small milestone that could ...

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    Allied Minds and UW partner up in algae biofuel company AXI

    Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a "novel technology" that uses "commercially advantageous" strains of algae to make biofuels. While work on algae and biofuels is taking place around the world, UW might be on to something here, at least if we trust the investment firm ...

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    Holland, MI may get algae biofuel pilot plant

    Bloomfield Hills, MI-based Sequest LLC is contemplating building a pilot algae biodiesel plant in Holland (on Michigan's west side). Holland has a number of attributes that make it a good location for this particular project. Sequest wants the plant to use waste water for growing the algae and ...

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    Pilot commercial algae to biofuel plant announced in Israel

    Inventure Chemical and Seambiotic have announced a joint venture to create a pilot commercial plant which will use algae to produce an array of chemicals and biofuels. The plant uses CO2 as feedstock for the algae. Inventure Chemicals comes into the partnership with knowledge about ...

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    Sapphire turns microorganisms, sunlight, and CO2 into renewable gasoline

    If it works, this could be great/terrible. Sapphire Energy announced yesterday that they have been able to take algae and mix in sunlight, CO2 and other photosynthetic microorganisms to make 91 octane gasoline "that conforms to ASTM certification." The renewable gasoline, as Sapphire calls it, ...

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    CO2 captured to feed biodiesel-producing algae

    Two companies, Holcim and Aurantia are starting a new project to reuse CO2. They take the CO2 produced by a cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and "feed" it to microalgae which then turn around and produce biodiesel. The results of this project will be tested to assess if the carbon ...

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    New study quantifies differences in biofuel crops, impact on environment

    There are plenty of flex-fuel capable cars on the roads, but there is not nearly enough ethanol available to power all of them on the gasoline alternative. It's no secret that corn-based ethanol is not the answer to our oil woes, but if that's the case, what alternatives should we be looking ...

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    Carter-Era research finally comes good as algae biodiesel gets a push

    Over the past couple of years, algae has been gaining a lot of attention as a potentially high-yield source of biodiesel fuel. As the controversy over food vs. fuel and water use grows for corn ethanol, researchers have been trying to find alternatives that don't require arable land and more energy ...

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    Solazyme will drive algae biodiesel-fueled car at Sundance

    At the Sundance film festival this week, Solazyme is promoting its scalable process that makes biodiesel from algae by driving a car through the busy streets of Park City, Utah. The Mercedes is fueled by Soladiesel, the Solazyme biodiesel that is "biodegradable, nontoxic and safe" and made using ...

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    Shell Oil to grow biofuels from marine algae

    Shell Oil formed a joint venture with HR Biopetroleum called Cellana and they plan to produce biofuels from marine algae. Shell, which owns a majority stake in the venture, will start production of a demonstration facility on the Kona coast of Hawai'i Island immediately. The production volume for ...


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