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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...

2009-06-11 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...

2009-04-20 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?...

2009-03-18 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a gala event including the world's foremost leaders in biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) last night was presented the Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award in the Technology Supplier category at the 2009 World Biofuels Markets in Brussels. "We are honored and delighted by this prestigious recognition. It sends a strong endorsement of our business model and strict focus on the commercialization of algal fuel - an approach we...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At World Biofuels Markets (WBM) 09, the scene last year of mass protests against corn and soy based biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) will this year help demonstrate the near-term commercial viability of algae-based biofuel. In contrast with corn and soy, algae does not compete with the food supply, actually consumes C02 (2.2 times its own weight), leaves no toxic waste during the harvesting process, is essentially carbon neutral and...

2009-03-04 07:00:00

Florida Facility Shows Company is Ready to Scale Proven Technology and Engineering Process ALAMEDA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. today announces that it has successfully operated a pilot plant in Florida for 18 months. The biodiesel produced from the Aurora Biofuels pilot facility has successfully passed ASTM standards, and the consistency of fuel production over the trial period marks a success in perfecting the company's chosen pathway of low-cost open pond...

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2009-02-11 07:20:00

Scientists are hoping algae can help remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves. Millions of years ago, algae turned the earth's hostile atmosphere into a life-supporting one through photosynthesis, a process used by plants to turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into oxygen and sugars. Eventually the algae sunk into lake and sea beds, slowly becoming oil. "All we're doing is turning the clock back," Steve Skill, biochemist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, told Reuters. "Nature has...

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2008-12-31 13:45:00

Employees of OriginOil in Los Angeles are working to learn how algae is grown with hopes of using those methods to create an imitation oil to replace petroleum. However, the ten employees of OriginOil aren't alone in their hopes to create a slimy substitute. Hundreds of other companies are interested in finding an affordable way to convert algae to energy. Founded in June 2007 by brothers Riggs Eckelberry, CEO and president, and inventor Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginOil began with a bioreactor...


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