University of Greenwich researching pink algae for biofuels

Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week. The University of Greenwich is leading a EUR 10 mill... Lees verder »

EU Project Seeks to Develop Microalgae that Make Engine-Ready Fuels

The European Union-funded project dubbed DirectFuel is developing microalgae strains that catalyze direct conversion of solar energy and carbon dioxide into engine-ready fuels. A project description is available at the CORDIS website of the Eur... Lees verder »

Pew releases clean energy investment report

The Pew Charitable Trusts has published the 2012 edition of its “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” report. The analysis offers an update of Pew’s reports tracking clean energy investments over the past nine years. Und... Lees verder »

Algen: dé eiwitbron van de cleantech toekomst

“ 20 Ton droge stof per hectare, 10 ton eiwit. Algen geproduceerd met reststromen (warmte, meststoffen en CO2) hebben nu al een enorme potentie om als eiwitbron van de toekomst te fungeren. Deze bron van eiwit zou in potentie een deel van d... Lees verder »

Heliae debuts Volaris, for algae at scale

Heliae is announcing the launch of its new microalgae production platform, Volaris. Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, investment and commitment to delivering a commercially validated technology platform for producing hig... Lees verder »

UC Davids uses new approach to boost algae oil production

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs, chemists at the University of California, Davis, have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae. They screened 83 compounds for ... Lees verder »

Engineering algae to make the 'wonder material' nanocellulose for biofuels and more

Genes from the family of bacteria that produce vinegar, Kombucha tea and nata de coco have become stars in a project — which scientists today said has reached an advanced stage — that would turn algae into solar-powered factories for ... Lees verder »

Faillissement voor algenkweker Ingrepro

De  Borculose algenproducent Ingrepro is op 7 februari door de rechtbank in Zutphen failliet verklaard. De algenkweek in Borculo ontstond als een initiatief van enkele Achterhoekse boeren. In 2003 verkochten zij de kwekerij aan AquaCultura... Lees verder »

NREL Produces Ethylene via Photosynthesis

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transport... Lees verder »

Heliae breaks ground on biorefinery in Ariz.

Algae-technology firm Heliae has started construction on a plant in Arizona. Heliae's long-term goal is to produce transportation fuels from algae, but in the meantime will focus on algae-based materials for the chemical, cosmetic and food indust... Lees verder »
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