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2012-07-31 10:23:03

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AFS BioOil has announced that initial tests conducted by the company since startup of the system confirm that production costs of biodiesel will be in the range of $2 per gallon when produced in a commercial system of 1 millon gallons/yr and greater. "Next project for us is one to three million gallon/yr system," said CEO Vadim Krifuks, "and we are putting all our efforts in preparing to execute it. We are inviting interested parties...

2012-06-20 10:11:57

Scientists today described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and other "green" fuels. Their report on the use of an environmentally friendly process for extracting oil from algae came at a session of 16th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, being held here June 18-20 by the Green Chemistry Institute, part of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the...

2012-06-19 18:20:17

PERTH, Australia and ATLANTA, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Algae.Tec (ASX:AEB, FWB:GZA:GR, OTCQX :ALGXY) the advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield, enclosed and scalable algae growth and harvesting system today announced the algae to biofuels showcase facility Shoalhaven One will be officially opened on 2 August 2012. Algae.Tec is pleased to announce the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy the Honourable Chris Hartcher, MP will officially open the...

2012-06-19 06:22:41

VIENNA, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH ("SAT" or the "Company"), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, announced today that it had signed an agreement to supply and install a 1 hectare "dual-use" algae production plant for Recife, Brazil-based Grupo JB ("JB"), one of the leading bioethanol producers in Brazil. Once operational, this farm will primarily be utilized to produce algae biomass and bioethanol from both...

2012-06-19 00:01:10

Findings may lead to new ways to produce raw materials for renewable fuels in microscopic “green factories” Overturning two long-held misconceptions about oil production in algae, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Brookhaven National Laboratory show that ramping up the microbes´ overall metabolism by feeding them more carbon increases oil production as the organisms continue to grow. The findings – published online in the journal Plant and Cell...

2012-06-13 14:31:07

When the smell of french fries wafts through the airplane cabin, is it from that guy in 24D scarfing down a fast-food meal – or the jet engines? That question certainly could be food-for-thought for imaginative passengers, as airline companies develop a bigger appetite for the fuels described in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. In the article, C&EN...

2012-06-04 14:21:14

PERTH, Australia and ATLANTA, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Algae.Tec (ASX:AEB, FWB:GZA:GR, OTCQX :ALGXY) the advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield, enclosed and scaleable algae growth and harvesting system today announced the appointment of Colin McGregor as General Manager Project Operations. McGregor, an award winning project manager and manufacturing engineer, with over 20 years aviation experience in both the defense and commercial sectors, recently heading up a Fuel...

2012-05-22 10:21:59

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AFS BioOil has announced that its state-of-the art facility located at a wastewater treatment plant in the San Francisco Bay Area is open for tours for strategic partners and customers. The volume of the system is 150 m(3); the annual nameplate capacity is 55 tons of algae biomass. The installed bioreactor is a full-scale system that proves scalability, biomass cultivation yields, and operating costs. (Photo:...

2012-05-18 06:27:59

GILBERT, Ariz., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, broke ground today on a commercial demonstration facility that will showcase the scalability and economics of its proprietary algae technology platform. "Over the last two years, we have made significant strides in research and development to create a comprehensive algae technology solution," stated Dan Simon, president and CEO of Heliae. "Today, we 'walk the talk' as we roll-out...

2012-04-03 02:22:04

HOUSTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Algae Farm (USA), Inc. (Pink Sheets: ALGF), announces that it has completed development of its proprietary Algapond indoor algae production system. This unique system is modular and scalable and can be used indoors anywhere where water and power are available. Algapond utilizes customized LED lighting, proprietary water movement and contamination features in both 200 and 400 gallon Algapond versions. "ALGF's technology and processes, specifically,...