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2013-09-30 23:40:31

Qualitas Health was pleased to learn that gram for gram, algal oil from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata offers better EPA uptake into blood plasma than krill oil, according to a recent study. Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, the cross-over study compared the appearance of fatty acids in blood plasma of healthy humans after consuming a high fat breakfast. The meal was accompanied by a 1.5g dose of total omega-3s from...

2013-09-26 16:23:24

SAN DIEGO and KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellana, a leading developer of algae-based feedstocks for biofuels, animal feed/food, and Omega-3 nutritional oils, announced today that several key personnel will present at the upcoming 2013 Algae Biomass Summit. The 2013 event will take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida, and Cellana will be exhibiting at Booth #205 in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. -- Martin A. Sabarsky, Cellana's Chief...

2013-09-23 23:00:55

Centre for Management Technology’s (CMT) 6th Algae World Asia, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 28-29 October 2013, will examine prospects and challenges of high performance chemicals as well as fuels from algae. Bangakok, Thailand (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Value addition in Algae chain has now moved beyond bio fuels to cover a host of high value products for a wide range of applications. Rapid strides in technologies that enable conversion to a wide variety of therapeutic products,...

2013-09-20 11:18:48

Algae fuel will have a significant energy return on investment, consume waste CO2 and can be grown in saltwater on marginal lands Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional petroleum according to a new peer-reviewed paper published in Bioresource Technology. The study, which is the first to analyze real-world data from an existing algae-to-energy...

2013-07-30 08:22:49

USDA and Sapphire Energy Partnership Demonstrates Effective Use of Taxpayer Money and U.S. Technology Leadership SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc. today announced it has paid off the entire loan guarantee awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Dec. 2009, the company was awarded a $54.5 million loan guarantee through the Biorefinery Assistance Program, administered by the USDA Rural Development-Cooperative Service, to build a...

2013-07-29 23:25:58

In recent years, major companies from all over the globe, including Exxon Mobile and Itochu Corporation, have merged with research facilities to research algae as a renewable energy source; however, it has been determined that far more research is needed before movement to the commercial production phase of algae biofuel can truly take place. A recent research study published in Phycologia took up this challenge and examined a promising freshwater algal strain for possible genetic...

2013-07-16 08:23:33

Companies Partner to Commercialize Hydrothermal Treatment Technology Used to Upgrade Algae into Crude Oil SAN DIEGO and MUNICH, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and the technology company The Linde Group today announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial scale conversion technology needed to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil. Together, the companies will...

2013-07-02 08:22:40

SYDNEY, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In what is understood to be a world first, Algae.Tec (ASX: AEB, OTCQX: ALGXY) has signed a deal with Australia's largest power company to site an algae carbon capture and biofuels production facility alongside a 2640MW coal-fired power station near Sydney. Macquarie Generation, one of the largest power companies in the world and owned by the New South Wales Government, has signed an agreement to site the Algae.Tec facility next to the Bayswater...

2013-05-22 12:24:05

Leading Green Crude Oil Producer Taps Esteemed Bioengineer, Dr. Matthew Croughan, to Drive Company's Technology Roadmap SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, today announced that Dr. Matthew Croughan will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Croughan is a world renowned engineer and researcher in industrial bioprocessing, having most recently served as George B. and Joy Rathmann...

Algae As Biofuel
2013-05-22 10:30:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The land and water resources of the US could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year, according to a new study from the Department of Energy´s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. That amount of fuel would satisfy one-twelfth of the country´s yearly needs. An in-depth look at the water resources needed to grow significant amounts of algae in large,...