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2009-07-06 08:00:00

ASHKELON, Israel, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Seambiotic, a global leader in the development and production of marine microalgae for the nutraceutical and biofuel industries, has announced that its US subsidiary, Seambiotic USA, has entered into an agreement with NASA Glenn Research Center to develop an on-going collaborative R&D program for optimization of open-pond microalgae growth processes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090706/352488 ) "Under a Space Act...

2009-06-17 10:04:00

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced the results of its Jan. 7, 2009, biofuel demonstration flight, which was conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP. The biofuel blend performed as well as or better than traditional jet fuel, displaying an approximately 1.1 percent increase in fuel efficiency over traditional jet fuel in different stages of the demonstration flight. Overall life cycle...

2009-06-11 08:05:00

Industry Group Addresses Environmental, Economic Benefits of Algae Fuel Processes WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the algae biofuel industry will meet on Capitol Hill today to brief congressional legislators on sector-wide technology and production advancements allowing for commercially-viable fuels, and advocate for continued federal support to help see the technology to maturity. Algae-based biofuel has captured widespread interest for its ability to deliver significantly...

2009-06-03 05:00:00

By MELANIE KLAUSNER   NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that world-wide dependency on oil has reached an all time high. Since oil is a finite, non-renewable and heavily relied upon resource, the race to discover viable alternatives is hotter than ever. Still, the promise of an alternative and potentially clean energy source has been slow and steady. New biofuels emerge almost weekly and everything from wind and solar power to corn and soybean oil has been tapped as the...

2009-05-05 16:50:30

Connecticut scientists have focused on algae from Long Island Sound in their quest for native environmentally friendly biofuels. The Hartford Courant reported Tuesday researchers at the University of New Haven have joined universities and private enterprises in the nationwide race to find cost-effective biofuel sources. We're trying to find the Connecticut feedstock, said Carmella Cuomo, the university's associate professor heading the team of algae researchers. The university hopes by...

2009-04-20 09:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and PALM BAY, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just five months after announcing the creation of a state-of-the-art Center for Integrated Algal Research, Midwest Research Institute (MRI) has installed and activated two technically distinct bioreactor technologies to accelerate the Institute's pursuits in algae research. MRI recently activated an open pond "raceway" cultivation system at its laboratory in Palm Bay, Fla., and a continuous flow, closed loop...

2009-04-03 15:45:07

The director of the National Algae Association in Texas says tiny waterborne plants may be the future of biofuels. Association Director Barry Cohen said the plants, commonly referred to as pond scum, are the perfect industry for the United States to invest in as the price of crude oil is expected to rise again and officials search for ways of decreasing dependence on foreign oil and create jobs in green sectors, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. My mantra is: What are we waiting for?...

2009-04-03 14:52:21

A leading advocate of turning algae into fuel says the U.S. recession and lower oil prices won't stop research in the technology. No one has really looked at algae as a business opportunity until recently, said Barry Cohen, director of the Texas-based National Algae Association. Algae, which some would call pond scum, shows promise as a biodiesel fuel and could potentially be developed to capture carbon emissions from polluting factories, Cohen told the Houston Chronicle in a story published...

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2009-03-26 09:05:00

Chemists reported development of what they termed the first economical, eco-friendly process to convert algae oil into biodiesel fuel "” a discovery they predict could one day lead to U.S. independence from petroleum as a fuel. One of the problems with current methods for producing biodiesel from algae oil is the processing cost, and the New York researchers say their innovative process is at least 40 percent cheaper than that of others now being used. Supply will not be a problem:...

2009-03-25 09:40:00

- Ohio company reduces cost of harvesting, dewatering and drying algae by more than 99 percent ̢蠫 MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A technological breakthrough that dramatically reduces the cost of removing water from algae - making algae an economically feasible source of fuel - was announced today by AlgaeVenture Systems following a demonstration of the process to collaborators and funding sources. "For nearly 40 years, it has been widely accepted...


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