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Algae Oil Poised For World Domination, Eventually

December 31, 2013 by Tina Casey

Oil Algae and the Future

Don’t be surprised if you wake up one day to find that the petroleum economy has been nudged aside by a startling diversity of alternative fuels topped by algae oil. The geopolitical implications alone are staggering given that various forms of algae can be cultivated practically anywhere in the world.[read more]

Arizona Takes Its Algae Biofuel Show On The Road

October 13, 2013 by Tina Casey

Arizona and Biofuels

Arizona is already staking out a leadership position in solar power, and now it’s looking to take the algae biofuel field by storm with a new $8 million Energy Department grant to the University of Arizona. The funding will enable UA to fine tune its proprietary algae farming system.[read more]

Energy Innovation: US Algae Company Turns Sewage Into Biofuel

July 29, 2013 by Tina Casey

Sewage Biofuel

The urban algae farming project that turns sewage into biofuel involves a rooftop algae farm at the La Défense complex near Paris. Designed as a showcase to prove that urban buildings can generate more energy than they consume, the project got started last summer.[read more]

ExxonMobil’s Tentative Algae Biofuel Adventure

May 21, 2013 by Tina Casey

algae biofuel R&D

ExxonMobil has been quietly researching algae biofuel in partnership with California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc. for the past four years, and it just announced a new co-funding agreement last week.[read more]

Biofuels News: Aviation, Algae, and Production

March 22, 2013 by Doris de Guzman

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Here are some big news items from the biofuel industry, including KLM now operating a weekly flight from New York to Amsterdam on a Boeing 777-200 powered by biofuels.[read more]

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Next Generation Biofuels: Pathways To Production

February 25, 2013 by Jeff Kessler

Biofuels via Shutterstock

While gasoline drives consumer mobility, it’s diesel that we turn to for the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fleet. Diesel fuel use accounts for roughly 20 percent of U.S. petroleum use and has an even greater share in European markets. Although ethanol is the primary biofuel used to displace gasoline, biofuel development for HDVs is centered on renewable diesel and biodiesel, two distinctly different technologies with unique production pathways.[read more]

Current and Projected Costs for Biofuels from Algae and Pyrolysis

May 7, 2012 by Robert Rapier

Can algal biofuel actually be competitive with petroleum? Recent DoE studies suggest it will.[read more]

The Future of Algae Biofuels

April 5, 2012 by Benjamin Lack

The Future of Algae Biofuels Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have assembled the draft genome sequence of a marine algae,  Nannochloropis gaditan, that may be capable of producing the lipid yields necessary for a viable fuel source.Algae is an ideal alternative, renewable fuel source...[read more]

Shell Exits Algae Biofuels

February 1, 2011 by Doris de Guzman

Is algae losing its green bubbling allure? Shell seems to think so as it sold its stake in algae biofuel developer Cellana to its joint venture partner HR BioPetroleum (HRBP). Cellana was formed by Shell and HRBP in 2007 to build and operate a demonstration facility to grow and produce oil from algae for biofuel application. The company'...[read more]