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2009-11-30 11:50:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Endicott Biofuels, LLC, a Houston-based, next-generation biodiesel producer, and TransAlgae, Ltd., an algal biotechnology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of algae as a potential transportation fuel and renewable chemical feedstock source. According to Endicott Chief Executive Officer David Robinson, TransAlgae's strategy is consistent with Endicott's goal to create economically sustainable new sources of energy...

2009-11-18 09:20:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Algenol Biofuels LLC, developers of Direct-to-Ethanol® technology, and the technology group The Linde Group have agreed to collaborate in a joint development project in order to identify the optimum management of carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) for Algenol's unique algae and photobioreactor technology. This cooperation will see the companies join forces to develop cost-efficient technologies that capture, store, transport...

2009-11-03 15:50:00

Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the U.S. from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy replacements. The idea by K-State's Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan and Zhijian "Z.J." Pei is to grow algae in the ocean on very large, supporting platforms. The National Science Foundation awarded them a $98,560 Small Grant for Exploratory Research in 2009 for their work. Compared to...

2009-11-03 09:51:00

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading catalyst technology company for biofuels, announced today that SRI Consulting of Menlo Park, CA, has completed a technical and economic analysis of the Catilin process for producing biodiesel. SRI concluded that Catilin's solid catalyst process has a value advantage over the traditional catalytic process of 13 cents per gallon of biodiesel. When the capital expense savings are included, the advantage increases to 19 cents per...

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2009-10-22 13:55:00

The next renewable source of clean energy could come from the surface of lakes and ponds. Experts say algae holds many benefits, such as its ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Scientists have yet to find a way to turn algae into cheap, clean renewable fuel, but that doesn't mean they aren't making the effort. According to an AFP report, university labs, startups, and even corporations like ExxonMobil are putting forth investments to discover ways to turn algae into fuel. Apart from being able...

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2009-09-30 10:12:56

Biology inspires the pursuit of new capabilities in sensing and hydrocarbon production Natural systems are the focus of two intriguing and imperative research areas: creating revolutionary capabilities for sensing and response; and obtaining hydrocarbons from plants and microorganisms. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 20 grants in these areas for FY 2009, awarding a total of $39,991,202 over four years to 94 investigators from 27 institutions through the NSF Office of...

2009-09-18 13:29:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Indicating the true start of the Green Age, Sapphire Energy, the leader in algae-based renewable fuel, joined with the team behind the award winning film FUEL, to complete the first cross-country car tour fueled by a blend of algae-based gasoline in an unmodified engine. The Algaeus completed its 10-day, 3,750 mile US tour that started in San Francisco and arrived into New York City today, September 18th. The Algaeus represents a tangible peek into the...

2009-09-14 09:56:00

ASHKELON, Israel, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Seambiotic, a global leader in the development and production of marine microalgae for the nutraceuticals and biofuel industries, has announced that Daniel Chinn has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company effective immediately. Daniel replaces founder and previous CEO Amnon Bechar who has been appointed to a new role of Chief Operating Officer. Daniel joins Seambiotic following a career in law and venture capital. Following a law...

2009-09-03 12:00:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Energy Support Center announced a contract award to Solazyme, Inc., San Francisco, for a technology advancing requirement for algae oil derived F-76, an energy fuel the U.S. Navy is scheduled to use in its alternative fuels testing and certification program. The estimated $8.5 million dollar contract represents the continued commitment by the Department of Defense to move toward an environment of energy independence and...

2009-08-18 12:04:00

New Molecular Toolkit Optimizes Algae Performance and Productivity ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aurora Biofuels announces a technological milestone in the company's path to becoming the premier producer of low-cost advanced biofuels. Through a series of biotechnology achievements, Aurora has succeeded in optimizing its base algae strains to more than double CO2 consumption and fuel production, and has proven these results in an outdoor open system over the last...


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