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2010-03-02 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to demonstrate technology to capture carbon dioxide and produce algae for use in biofuel and energy production. The funding will be used for the design of a demonstration system that will capture carbon dioxide from exhaust stacks at Honeywell's manufacturing facility in...

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2010-02-21 08:02:35

Sandia scientist discusses use of algae as a biofuel As Americans demand new and cleaner ways to meet the country's energy needs, researchers are turning to algae as a promising new fuel source. The approach has the potential to significantly reduce the nation's reliance on imported oil while contributing to rural economic development and lowering greenhouse emissions. Experts project that algae-based biofuels could displace large volumes of diesel and jet transportation fuels. One of the...

2010-01-14 18:30:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading biofuels catalyst technology company, announced that it will embark a $5.3 million project over the next three years as part of the $44 million DOE Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure award made to the Catilin's consortium, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB). Catilin and its partner, Iowa State University - Center for Catalysis (ISU-CCAT), will provide key...

2010-01-12 02:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTI) (OTC Bulletin Board: CVAT; Berlin/ Stuttgart: WTC) is pleased to announce filing a Nonprovisional Utility Patent Application titled "Method for Processing an Algae to Produce Algal Oil and By-Products", CTI successfully completed development and testing of its Algae reactor. This technology is able to extract oil from Algae on a continuous basis for commercial applications, resulting in another renewable...

2010-01-07 14:35:01

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have scooped an international award in recognition of their work on an innovative device which will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient. The research team has adapted a unique bioreactor for use in the production of alternative renewable fuels, to replace fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel. The manufacture of biofuels currently requires vast amounts of power and when the process uses too much energy, it is...

2009-12-02 07:00:00

ASHKELON, Israel, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Seambiotic, a global leader in the development and production of marine microalgae for the nutraceuticals and biofuel industries using flue gas from electric power plants, has announced that it has signed a License Agreement and a Joint Venture Agreement with Yantai Hairong Electricity Technology Ltd. and Penglai Weiyuan Science & Trading Ltd., companies associated with China Guodian Corporation, to establish a Chinese joint venture for the...

2009-11-30 11:50:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Endicott Biofuels, LLC, a Houston-based, next-generation biodiesel producer, and TransAlgae, Ltd., an algal biotechnology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of algae as a potential transportation fuel and renewable chemical feedstock source. According to Endicott Chief Executive Officer David Robinson, TransAlgae's strategy is consistent with Endicott's goal to create economically sustainable new sources of energy...

2009-11-18 09:20:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Algenol Biofuels LLC, developers of Direct-to-Ethanol® technology, and the technology group The Linde Group have agreed to collaborate in a joint development project in order to identify the optimum management of carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) for Algenol's unique algae and photobioreactor technology. This cooperation will see the companies join forces to develop cost-efficient technologies that capture, store, transport...

2009-11-03 15:50:00

Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the U.S. from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy replacements. The idea by K-State's Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan and Zhijian "Z.J." Pei is to grow algae in the ocean on very large, supporting platforms. The National Science Foundation awarded them a $98,560 Small Grant for Exploratory Research in 2009 for their work. Compared to...

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2009-10-22 13:55:00

The next renewable source of clean energy could come from the surface of lakes and ponds. Experts say algae holds many benefits, such as its ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Scientists have yet to find a way to turn algae into cheap, clean renewable fuel, but that doesn't mean they aren't making the effort. According to an AFP report, university labs, startups, and even corporations like ExxonMobil are putting forth investments to discover ways to turn algae into fuel. Apart from being able...


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