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2011-04-14 11:03:21

Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel's water use High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae "” or any other biofuel source "” can require a lot of water. However, a new study shows that being smart about where we grow algae can drastically reduce how much water is needed for algal biofuel. Growing algae for biofuel, while being...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system - the McConchie-Stroud System - announced today the opening of the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia where the photo-bioreactors will be assembled for shipping around the world. Perth, Western Australia and Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and...

2011-03-09 07:07:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pinksheets: VRAL), is now featured in an article at EnergyBoom.com (link: http://www.energyboom.com/biofuels/algal-fuel-vg-energy-study-shows-price-parity-possible-conventional-oil ). The EnergyBoom.com piece is entitled "Algal Fuel: VG Energy Study Shows Price Parity Possible With Conventional Oil." The original report was undertaken by biofuels expert John Sheehan, an...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

Perth, Western Australia/Atlanta, Georgia "“ February, 20, 2011 - Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) has today been accepted to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange [FWB], now the largest investor base in the world following a merger announcement with the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE]. Perth, Western Australia and Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 20, 2011 Algae.Tec...

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2010-11-15 13:34:51

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service Montana State University researchers have discovered that baking soda can dramatically increase algae's production of the key oil precursors for biodiesel. The same ingredient that causes cookies to rise in the oven, the same agent that calms upset stomachs and removes odors from refrigerators is the elusive chemical trigger that scientists have sought since the early 1990s, said Rob Gardner, an MSU graduate student in chemical and biological engineering...

2010-09-14 21:14:00

PERTH, Western Australia and ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Algae.Tec Limited (ACN 124 544 190) a pioneering highly-efficient carbon capture and algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) that produces algal products (such as algal oil and biomass) that can be used to generate sustainable bio-fuels, is targeting inclusion in the Australian Government's Cleaner Futures for Power Stations Policy. http://www.scribd.com/doc/34742233/Cleaner-Power-Stations-Fact-Sheet...

2010-08-26 15:28:00

PERTH, Western Australia and ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Algae.Tec Limited (ACN 124 544 190), which has secured the exclusive global rights to a pioneering highly-efficient algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) that produces algal products (such as algal oil and biomass) that can be used to generate sustainable bio-fuels, today announced two MOUs for non binding commitments to deploy the technology in China and Australia. (Photo:...

2010-08-25 14:17:52

Scientists and engineers seek to meet three goals in the production of biofuels from non-edible sources such as microalgae: efficiency, economical production and ecological sustainability. Syracuse University's Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and SU chemical engineering Ph.D. student Satvik Wani have uncovered a process that is a promising step toward accomplishing these three...

2010-07-18 22:59:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Solazyme, Inc. is helping the U.S. military move closer to powering its planes, ships, tanks and trucks on renewable fuel and has delivered of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy's testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective to operate at least 50% of its fleet on clean, renewable fuel by 2020, and the delivery fulfills a contract awarded to Solazyme by the U.S....

2010-07-01 16:42:22

Cyanobacteria are among the oldest living forms in nature, responsible for generating the atmospheric oxygen we breathe today. Now Hyun Woo Kim and Raveender Vannela, researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are perfecting the means to culture these microbes"”a potentially rich source of biofuels and biomaterials"”in significantly greater abundance. The work provides a vital foundation for optimizing a device known as a photobioreactor (PBR), in which...


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