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2012-01-10 23:41:35

New process for producing biodiesel from microalgae oil The available amount of fossil fuels is limited and their combustion in vehicle motors increases atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The generation of fuels from biomass as an alternative is on the rise. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have now introduced a new catalytic process that allows the effective conversion of biopetroleum from microalgae into diesel...

2011-11-29 12:00:00

LumiGrow, Inc., the leading provider of smart horticultural lighting, today announced that Algae Farm, a pioneer in the indoor cultivation of high yield algae oil, residual biomass and algal biomass, is implementing the LumiGrow LED solution. Algae Farmâs selection of the LumiGrow solution is projected to save the company $400 thousand in the first year following installation. Novato, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 LumiGrow, Inc. (http://www.lumigrow.com), the leading provider of...

2011-11-22 12:23:50

Research at Iowa State University has led to discovery of a genetic method that can increase biomass in algae by 50 to 80 percent. The breakthrough comes from expressing certain genes in algae that increase the amount of photosynthesis in the plant, which leads to more biomass. Expressing genes means that the gene's function is turned on. "The key to this (increase in biomass) is combination of two genes that increases the photosynthetic carbon conversion into organic matter by 50...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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