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Florida ‘Best Site’ for Algae Cultivation

(Biofuels International) New research has evaluated a number of specific regions across the United States and concluded Florida is the best for algae production. According to a statement, the 19 month long study involving scientists from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Arizona State University (ASU) concluded that Florida’s humidity and

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

A Fuel Value over $7.00 per Gallon, and Everyone’s Chasing It: The Birth of USA Bioenergy and the Surge in Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, we are now seeing project flow projecting a sustainable $7.63 price for renewable diesel in the California market, where the Low Carbon Fuel Standard stacks on top of the RIN values from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. That’s market value, not subsidy. Though some

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

ASU Teams Find New Ways to Harness CO2 to Reduce Biofuel Costs

(Arizona State University/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two Arizona State University research teams are among the grantees, with the grants to ASU totaling about $4.5 million. The two teams are headed

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone will grab the gavel of this panel with broad EPA, DOE, FERC and other energy-related jurisdiction. Current

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems Ask Trump Administration to Honor Renewable Fuel Standard Commitments

(Office of Congressman Ruben Gallego D-AZ))… Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). With transportation emissions representing the

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, etc.) as base for a global

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to be used as a biofuel or to produce a biofuel. In recent weeks, the state enacted a new set of temporary

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. This work supports the Department

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant for the commercial evaluation of its BUTANOVA technology, a new biological process to produce n-butanol. BUTANOVA technology consists on a novel and proprietary metabolic pathway designed computationally by SilicoLife and

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Boyle Selected for DOE Early Career Research Program

(Colorado School of Mines)  Nanette Boyle, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. Boyle will receive $750,000 over five years to develop predictive metabolic models for algae – work that could help speed

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field, sugar-based straws and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.  #1 Sheep-free wool nabs PETA prize  … #2

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

From Water to Hydrogen Biofuel – ASU Uses Light-Driven Energy Extraction

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said,

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Arizona Public Service Issues Call for Bioenergy Project Proposals

(Bioenergy Insight)  Arizona Public Service (APS) in the United States has issued a Forest Bioenergy Resources Request for Proposals (RFP). APS is seeking proposals for projects that utilise biomass feedstocks from high-risk forest lands in Northern Arizona to generate capacity and energy, pipeline quality biogas, or ‘other suitable products’. APS will

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. A critical mission at Growth Energy is to show consumers the myriad benefits of

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

DTI Seeks Technology Partners for Algae Extraction

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has received a Phase II SBIR for the USDA NFIA to use pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for algal extraction and predator control. Working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), DTI has installed a PEF Laboratory System on Arizona State

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Combined, guayule (perennial) and guar (annual) feedstocks can provide biomass year round for biofuel production. Both crops are drought and heat tolerant,

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

by Katrina Cornish and Corinne Young (re:chem/Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University/Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises)  Bioenergy/biofuel/platform chemical biomasses, whether grown (crops) or collected (forestry waste and municipal wastes of various kinds), still struggle with commercial competitiveness against the low cost, enormous scale, and market barriers presented by mature fossil fuels juggernauts. The answer is

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up to profitable production, however, requires feedstock improvements, expansion of cultivation, agronomic knowledge and practices, and economic crop residue utilization. Researchers

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to facilitate the development of regionally-based industries producing advanced biofuels, industrial chemicals, and other biobased products. Seven of them were established

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UA to Head New Center Focusing on Biofuels and Bioproducts

(University of Arizona News)  The goals of the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center will be to address the nation’s needs for biofuels and bioproducts, strengthen Arizona’s bioeconomy, and provide training for the next generation of scientists and engineers. The University of Arizona has received a five-year grant of up to

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

ASU, CSU, NREL Share in $3.5 Million Algae Project

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Colorado State University scientists and Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 million from the Department of Energy, aimed at improving how algae-based biofuels and bioproducts are made. The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Selected to Spearhead $3.5 Million DOE Project to Advance Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Kathy Cisar (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to lead a new project, for up to $3.5 million, with the goal of reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $3.5 Million for the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2) Additional Selection

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of one additional project, for up to $3.5 million, as part of the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Advanced Algal Systems Program funding opportunity announcement (FOA). For Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2), in Fiscal Year 2016, DOE awarded $15

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI),

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UT Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Toledo, Ohio, has certainly seen its share of unwanted algae over the past years. Now, a new research program is looking toward the potential of turning that algae into useful products. The University of Toledo was recently awarded nearly $2.4 million by the United States Department of

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Solving a Sweet Problem for Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals

(Phys.Org/Arizona State University)  Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative to gasoline. That research challenge led ASU scientists, Reed Cartwright and Xuan Wang, to enter the fray, teaming up to

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.   READ MORE

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Announces 2017 Readers Poll Winners

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae Industry Magazine announced winners in its 2017 Readers Poll in the following categories: Algae Ambassador; Save Our World Application; Political Event or Action that Impacted Our Industry; Culinary Innovation, Chef, Recipe or Restaurant; Algae Photograph, Art or Video;  Algae Education Institution; Algae Scientist or Researcher; Algae

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Smoking Gun Found in Biofuels’ Billion Dollar Baby Brawl?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But almost nothing about the Billion Dollar Baby Brawl has been standard fare as Aemetis, Edeniq, a string of investors and more lawyers than you can easily chain to the bottom of the ocean duke it out over the future of Edeniq’s technologies. Who’s

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition she developed a device which removes lead-contamination in water by utilizing algae, called the Wet

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding The Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

by Frances White (Renewable Energy World/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight’s natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors’ constantly changing conditions. To further

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article
  Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership Workshop on Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures   —   March 13–17, 2017   —    Mesa, Arizona

Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership Workshop on Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures — March 13–17, 2017 — Mesa, Arizona

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events. Workshops are designed to enhance the knowledge of those who are already familiar with

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved four NexSteppe sorghum hybrids for commercial sale in country. Approved hybrids include both Malibu sweet sorghum and Palo Alto

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area.  This marks the first time that Gevo’s isobutanol has been specifically targeted towards on-road vehicles.

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University. He also

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over a tract the length of two football fields and moves along steel rails. “When people

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked at Mars and Mitsui and their direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies both heralded and unknown.

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article
  Algae for Wastewater Treatment   —   October 23, 2016   —   Glendale, AZ

Algae for Wastewater Treatment — October 23, 2016 — Glendale, AZ

State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. However, traditional tertiary systems are an expensive and energy intensive proposition prohibitive for most jurisdictions.

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article
  Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing   —  November 7-11, 2016   —   Mesa, AZ

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing — November 7-11, 2016 — Mesa, AZ

This workshop will take place the week of November 7-11, 2016 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology & Innovation (AzCATI) in Mesa, Arizona. Presentations will cover practical applications of growing and managing microalgal cultures at production scale, including methods for handling cultures, screening strains for desirable characteristics, identifying and

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article
  Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum   —   October 23, 2016   —   Phoenix, AZ

Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum — October 23, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ

Opportunities in Operational Energy Efficiency, Product Recovery and Low Cost Systems  —  State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. However, traditional tertiary

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016

by Janine Finnell (Advanced Biofuels USA/Leaders in Energy) I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference held in Washington DC from July 12-14, 2016.  There were 17 breakout sessions on topics including bioenergy jobs; startup companies pitching business propositions to investors; advanced feedstocks;

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket Corp., which is owned by Oklahoma-based Love’s Family of Companies, to provide its isobutanol product

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is Less,” the ads illustrate that Americans can significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center in Maricopa, Arizona. This investment follows the U.S. Department of Energy’s

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and biofuels originate from biomass.  The major difference between them is that fossil fuels are sequestered

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the east coast of Australia in Brisbane, the 71-year-old founder and chairman of BBI International, publisher

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Delaware, and Illinois, will support the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO) work “to develop renewable and

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. McCurdy will launch from North Central Airport near Providence, Rhode Island, in a Cessna 182

March 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel fuel that the students created. In addition

March 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fuel of the Future

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere. … Many scientists have proposed growing

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ    DEADLINE:  March 16, 2016

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: March 16, 2016

Submit an Abstract to the Largest Algae Biomass Conference in the World! The first priority deadline is March 16, 2016. The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2016 Algae Biomass Summit, to be held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa in

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified to not discourage plants making more than 500,000 gallons from locating here. … The new

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to develop a college degree in algal biology, technology and cultivation as well as an aquaculture

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article
  Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures   —   February 15-19, 2016  —  Mesa, AZ

Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures — February 15-19, 2016 — Mesa, AZ

On February 15-19, 2016, the ATP3 Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership at AzCATI, on the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, in Mesa, Arizona, will be presenting “Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures.” This laboratory-intensive workshop was designed to provide an introduction to the observation and measurement of microalgal cultures

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article
  Algae Biomass Summit   —   October 23-27, 2016  —  Phoenix, AZ

Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ

The 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 23-27, 2016 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. ABO expects more than 600 attendees from countries around the world to come to the event to learn the newest breakthroughs in algae technology, network with industry leaders,

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators for our next generation of algae scientists and business leaders. The Algae Ambassadors have inspired

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere. … Many scientists have proposed growing algae on power plant smokestacks to neutralize their emissions,

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly up to speed in many aspects of the rapidly developing, somewhat confounding, algae industry. New educational opportunities are more and more allowing students a deep dive option, with intensive study,

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during the day and on biogas or biofuel at night in all weather, providing 100 kilowatts

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity in that realm. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” says Peter Lammers, a professor in algal bioenergy at Arizona State University. “It grows in

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae. According to the DOE, the program funds development and testing of transformational carbon dioxide capture systems for

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. … Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors (PBR), growing algae is both a science and an art. … PBRs can, for example, offer some protection from contamination,

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design and apply new tools for the development of improved varieties of energy sorghum, a crop

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project developers and technology suppliers. … AlgaEnergy AlgaEnergy is a technology-based company specialized in the field

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding

June 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. The projects

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion to highlight clubs and organizations that dedicate themselves to science. The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) was open to the public to provide an overview of how

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubber Security

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars — what about the petroleum in the tires?  Rubber security, as it turns out, offers some of the same chills and thrills as energy security. … (W)hy exactly isn’t the

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Revolutionary Road (Materials)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The cost of replacing crumbling roads will tumble, with the introduction of an Arizona Chemical additive that enables more low-cost recycled asphalt to be used.   Could a biobased $100 billion dollar savings be in the offing? … In surveying the authorities who maintain the roads

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Reimagine Phoenix: Transforming Trash into Resources–RFP–Deadline April 14, 2015

(City of Phoenix)  The city of Phoenix is issuing a Call for Innovators (CFI) and a Request for Proposals (RFP) for entrepreneurs and innovators with market-ready and emerging technologies or manufacturing processes that transform trash into resources. The CFI and RFP processes will be held from March 9 to April

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article
  Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing  —   Novermber 9-13, 2015 —  Mesa, AZ

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing — Novermber 9-13, 2015 — Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events. Workshops are designed to enhance the knowledge of those who are already familiar with

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Expectations

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant. By harnessing CO2, sunlight, saltwater and algae, Algenol’s technology takes only 25 days to produce maximum concentrations of ethanol. Imagine trying to replicate that timeline in

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., aims to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Earlier this year, Toomey and Feinstein

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries. The Toomey-Feinstein Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, introduced today, abolishes the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow can survive one drought after another. It’s a perennial. And it feels right at home

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Message to the Masses

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels. … Curt Froyen, project manager, tells EPM: TRAILER WITHOUT BORDERS: The biofuels mobile education center

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent climate-change challenge and are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and training to seek and implement solutions.

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article
  Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing     November 3-7, 2014   Mesa, AZ

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing November 3-7, 2014 Mesa, AZ

This November 3-7, ATP3 in Arizona is hosting a workshop for those interested in learning algae cultivation and processing techniques. These workshops are a must for any company or individual that wants to make the most out of their algae production, test new technologies or develop new products!   ATP3

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon? This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, a pair of key sessions featured 10 of the leading companies in the algae

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate to Commercialize Algae Production for Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals

(ABB, Renewable Algal Energy)  ABB technology for control and efficiency of algae harvesting and conversion process; algae used for nutritional supplements, animal feed and fuel ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE) on the commercialization of integrated algal

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye

by Elizabeth Gardner (Purdue University)  … Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. “The proteins we study are part of the most efficient system ever

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources of domestic fuels, food, feed and other products. Over the past week the Summer of Algae 2014 picked up steam,

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Heliae Expands Global Footprint With First Joint Venture in Japan

(Heliae/MarketWired/Digital Journal)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corporation, a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production facility in Saga City, Japan. The joint venture has been named Alvita

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

US Navy Supports ASU's Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, but in the realm of energy use and reliability, there are often parallel problems to

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Arizona Students Showcase Algae Research for the Public

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and again during a formal public presentation workshop on “Using Wastewater for Mass Culture of Algae for Food, Feed and Fuel Presentations,” May

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Schott, Heliae, Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Algae Technology

(Heliae/Biodiesel Magazine) Schott North America, Heliae and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, Schott, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a Helix photobioreactor built by Heliae and installed at ASU’s DOE-funded algae testbed facility on its Polytechnic campus.

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiese

by Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9 News)  … “There’s a lot of technical processes to go through and there’s a few of us that know how to do it,” said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire. The Rio Rico Fire District is one of only a handful of districts actually making

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel. The ‘CapStone’ project is also inviting the participation of students and academics from universities around the world as well as companies interested in developing renewable jet fuel.

February 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Yulex Corporation Opens Guayule Seed & Genetics Center

(Yulex/Reuters)  Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy applications. Yulex’s Seed & Genetics Center

January 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Gilbert Company Grows Algae with Hope of Profiting from Its Many Uses

by Ryan Randazzo  (The Republic/AZCentral.com)  Inside a greenhouse operated by Heliae Development, paddle wheels tranquilly push along green-tinted water in a large, oval raceway, gently churning the water and ushering it through a continuous loop used to grow algae. Once the fast-growing microscopic plants reach a higher concentration in the

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Groundbreaking Algae Research Continues at Pecos: AgriLife Research Shares $8 Million Grant

by Steve Byrns (AgriLife Today)  Pecos is usually egg-frying hot, bone dry and much of the groundwater is brackish, but Texas A&M AgriLife Research personnel know the area is prime real estate for conducting algae research, something they’ve been doing successfully since 2007. They’re good at it too, so good that

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret) on the topic of sustainability and national security. The event was part of the Sustainable Speaker lecture series at ASU’s Tempe Campus. … “Our nation’s dependence on unstable and unsustainable

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article
  Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop   November 19-20, 2013   Mesa, AZ

Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop November 19-20, 2013 Mesa, AZ

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Algae Program  will host two complementary workshops to discuss research and development needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable algae-based biofuels. The first workshop will be held November 19–20, 2013, at Arizona State University. The second workshop is

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Awards University of Arizona-Led Team $8M for Biofuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy (DOE) to research how algae can be grown year-round outdoors in open ponds in different

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Algenol: Renewable Fuel at 75 Cents below Current Market, as Soon as 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Florida, Algenol CEO Paul Woods announced at the Algae Biomass Summit that the company has switched reactor system and has reached a peak production of 10,400 gallons per acre and a continuous production in the 8000 gallon per acre range. It was the first

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Heliae Starts Up Next-Generation Commercial Algae Facility

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced that it has begun operations at its first commercial facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Utilizing the company’s flexible VolarisTMplatform, the commercial facility will initially produce high-value algae products for nutraceutical and personal care products. The

October 1, 2013 Read Full Article
  Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing      November 4‐8, 2013     Mesa, AZ

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing November 4‐8, 2013 Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events. Workshops are designed to enhance the knowledge of those who are already familiar with algae,

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests in Arizona. Now, the massive stewardship contract has been transferred from Pioneer Forest Projects to an Africa-based company, Good Earth Power AZ LLC. The purpose

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: July 31, 2013

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute. The next EUEC 2014 will be the 17th annual conference, to be held February 25-27, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. At EUEC, 2,000 delegates including environmental

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article
  Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   February 25-27, 2014   Phoenix, AZ

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute. The next EUEC 2014 will be the 17th annual conference, to be held February 25-27, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. At EUEC, 2,000 delegates including environmental

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article
  Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   February 3-5, 2014  Phoenix, AZ

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 3-5, 2014 Phoenix, AZ

What is EUEC? EUEC 2014 is the 17th annual energy, utility and environment conference EUEC has been held annually in Arizona since 1995. EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. Over 2,000 delegates network at 8 lunches, receptions and breaks held in the 200 company

June 15, 2013 Read Full Article
  Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ

Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ

Day 1 Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS: Investors Meet Developers. Day 2 & 3: Practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications In this program, Smart Short Courses joins forces with Algae entrepreneur Dr. Koen Van Houtte. This is the fourth Algae Technology program after three successful

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will unlock the industry,” the company says. …Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, investment and commitment to delivering a commercially validated technology platform for producing high purity

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings to discuss strategies for advancing research and development of algae-based technologies for biofuels and other valuable coproducts. Led by the Arizona Center

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in the early part of the second quarter,” the company said Wednesday. Recently completed modifications at those terminals will allow for receipt, storage and blending of biodiesel, it said in a

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said would gut the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The bill, introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., Rep.

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

A Crash of Algae, Bioterrorism and the Future of Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You’ve probably seen it, in some way, for years — a local pond seems suddenly crowded with algae — or there’s news of a “red tide” blooming at sea — as quickly as it forms, it seems to disappear. In the Manhattan of algae test-ponds

April 9, 2013 Read Full Article
  Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing   May 6-10, 2013   Mesa, AZ

Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing May 6-10, 2013 Mesa, AZ

This workshop covers the fundamentals of managing microalgae cultures, culturing techniques, measuring biomass, high-value natural products, harvesting and processing technologies, as well as life cycle analysis and operation at the commercial scale. Topics presented are relevant to those interested in obtaining a broad overview on the biology, growth and commercialization

March 20, 2013 Read Full Article

As Brazil Ramps up Sugarcane Production, Georgescu and Colleagues Foresee Regional Climate Effects

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University)  Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet its needs for producing cane-derived ethanol but it also could lead to important regional climate effects, according to a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Stanford University and the

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. Vilsack highlighted the announcement with a visit to Michigan State University, a grant

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally at his favorite stage. “We are completing our charge through the Valley of Death,” he says. Indeed. In 2012, Heliae grew their team to over 75 people, sold their first

October 30, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by the Department of Energy to Arizona State University to establish a national algae science and technology testbed, dubbed the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership, or ATP3. Leveraging ASU’s extensive biology and

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be grown sustainably, avoiding competition with food crops for land resources. A new renewable energy research project being undertaken by Arizona State University researchers aims to address this problem. The research project, funded through a nearly

October 26, 2012 Read Full Article

ABS Celebrates Young Algae Researchers and ASP Veterans

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO). The awards are presented at the

September 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Arizona State University Lands $15M DOE Grant for Algae Test Bed Project

by Patrick O’Grady  (Phoenix Business Journal)  Arizona State University will lead a consortium of public and private groups on a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will examine test beds for algae research. The grant, announced Tuesday, potentially puts ASU at the top of a small class of algae

September 13, 2012 Read Full Article
  Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   January 28-30, 2013   Phoenix, AZ

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference January 28-30, 2013 Phoenix, AZ

What is EUEC? EUEC 2013 is the 16th annual energy, utility and environment conference held the end of January of each year, in Arizona since 1995. EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. Over 2,000 delegates network at 8 lunches, receptions and breaks

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Summer of Algae, Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating a series of events billed as “The “Summer of Algae II” to raise awareness about the promise of the algae industry to create jobs, domestic fuels, and other food and

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of non-food sources, including waste products. “Advanced biofuels are a key component of President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects A California company has come up with a compelling twist on farmland investing for private clients and institutional investors focusing on real assets. This farmland investment model, however, is considerably more proactive in driving total returns than

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Myth Busting – Republicans and Algae

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …When you get past the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign and the demands of a 24-7 news cycle, support for algae is stronger than you might think. Very quietly, we are seeing support for algae bubbling up at the state level, with

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Congressman Introduces Phantom Fuel Reform Act

(CSP Daily News)  Would eliminate EPA mandates for use of biofuels that do not yet exist Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Phantom Fuel Reform Act (H.R. 6047) to reform an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that he said adds millions of dollars each year to the cost of

July 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Ceres Sweet Sorghum Hybrids Processed by Amyris

(Ceres)  • Pilot project validates U.S.-produced sweet sorghum as a potential feedstock for advanced biofuels and bio-products. • Conversion efficiency of sweet sorghum sugars were similar to sugarcane. Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced its improved sweet sorghum hybrids were successfully processed into renewable diesel by Amyris,

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables to Develop an Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System

(Origin Oil)  Algasol, collaborating with NASA and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, will bundle its offering with OriginOil’s Algae Appliance™ OriginOil, Inc., developer of breakthrough technology to convert algae into renewable crude oil, and Algasol Renewables, a technology company with a unique patented technology for low-cost cultivation of micro algae for biofuels

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate Salim Group’s agribusiness company, PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Agri Investments. This marks a total of close to $50 million in funding that Heliae has received

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale terminals supplying only conventional clear gasoline for truck loadings has trimmed down to just nine out of about 325 rack locations in the United States, according to the latest OPIS

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research

by Connor Radnovich (Cronkite News Service/Tucson Sentinel)   State’s sunshine aids in growth of biofuel source A five–fold expansion of the algae lab at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will help move Arizona to the forefront of algae–based research and production, Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday. …The governor and other public officials,

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Road Use by E.V. Drivers: To Tax or Not to Tax?

by Jim Motavalli  (New York Times)  Drivers of purely electric vehicles avoid paying the gas taxes included in the cost of a petro-product fill-up. Consequently, if E.V.’s were to become widely adopted, less money could flow into accounts that pay to build and maintain roads. That possibility is the impetus behind the

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crops Could Have Wide Range of Effects on Climate

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University/Western Farm Press)  A team of researchers from Arizona State University, Stanford University and Carnegie Institution for Science has found that converting large swaths of land to bioenergy crops could have a wide range of effects on regional climate. …“Almost all of the work performed

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

REV Biodiesel Concludes Used Fryer Oil Drive from Holiday Months

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Gilbert, Ariz.-based biodiesel producer REV Biodiesel generated more than 10,800 pounds (more than 1,000 gallons) of used cooking oil from kitchens throughout Arizona’s East Valley over the span of its recently concluded annual Holiday Waste Grease and Oil Recycling Drive, which began Nov. 18 and

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a Tucson lawmaker is pushing to have algae farms and related facilities defined — and taxed — like any corn field or packing plant. Rep. Matt Heinz, a Democrat, has introduced

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power. The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple non food producing land parcels in Northwest Arizona AKA THE WHITE HILLS / TEMPLE

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Hitting a New Stride: The Biorefining Sector Is Poised for Commercial Scale-Up as Funding Strategies Mature and Production Capacity Grows

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining sector reached an important new milestone this year with at least five companies undergoing successful initial public offerings (IPOs). As we move into the new year, members of industry will take another important step as significant quantities of commercial production begin to come

December 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …“Our goal is to be a world leader in algae technology solutions. Together with the Town of Gilbert and the State of Arizona, we have the capabilities, the vision and the resources to make our state the global epicenter of algae technology,” says

December 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels

(PRNewsWire)  Sloud, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona based, development stage company focused on the research and development of algae based bio fuels and related biomass products. The SouthWest BioFuels team is currently working on a proprietary model for the rapid delivery of the high

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane

by Kurt Nolte(Yuma Sun/Yuma County Cooperative Extension)  • Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and, like sweet sorghum, is being researched for the production of biofuels in Arizona. • Sugar cane is considered as one of the top five sources of biofuels. Brazilian sugar cane growers produce

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Hot Commodity: Thieves Acquire Taste for Used Cooking Oil

by Richard Blackwell  (CTV News/The Globe and Mail)   …The theft of used oil and grease has become a big problem in Canada, mirroring a trend south of the border. The price of “yellow grease” – what kitchen oil is called after it has been cleaned and refined – has

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work — 140 of them in one of the fastest growing industries in Arizona. The program, funded by a $2.2 million U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant, pays tuition for

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Arizona Researchers Fine-Tune Crops for Biofuels

By Paul M. Ingram (Wick Communications Science/Green Valley News and Sun)   …Under ideal conditions, half the weight of the plants will be converted into liquid, turning 2 tons of vegetation into 1,000 gallons of “juice.” On this day, however, problems with the mill are keeping the total low. In

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae and SkyNRG Sign MOU to Bring Algae-Based Jet Fuel to Market

(Enhanced Online News)  Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding to produce algae-based jet fuel for SkyNRG, an Amsterdam-based market-maker of renewable aviation fuel. While both companies acknowledged that a cost-competitive, large-scale supply of aviation fuel derived from algae is not yet a reality,

October 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Pinal Energy Explores Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pinal Energy LLC has constructed a pilot plant next to its 50 MMgy corn/milo ethanol plant in Maricopa, Ariz., to test sweet sorghum production processes. The project is a joint venture with the University of Arizona to explore the viability of using sweet sorghum, a

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Payments to Producers in 41 States to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (September 27, 2011) announced that USDA will make payments to more than 160 energy producers in 41 states to support and ensure the production and expansion of advanced biofuels. “Renewable energy production will create tens of thousands of direct, American jobs;

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as the CTO of the high profile algae startup, Phycal, Inc. …Also on the cultivation side,

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and manufacturer of small gas turbine engines, have announced an agreement to develop and test algae derived jet fuels. Azmark’s small, precision turbine engines are designed primarily for use in military

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

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