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Protein, Protein: The Bioeconomy’s Latest Technology Fad Is, Actually, a Pivot Back to an Ancient and Enduring Concern
July 6, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Protein has become the answer to almost every question. How will you achieve scale? Protein. How will you make money? Protein. What will save the world? Protein. What are you going …

Greenbelt Resources Announces Colorado Location Search for Bioethanol Project
June 28, 2018 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources)  Biofuels & Energy distributes request for proposal through regional economic development agencies  —   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt), the developer of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into revenue generating bioproducts, today announced that Biofuels …

New Algae Biofuel Production Method Could Someday Compete with Petroleum
June 18, 2018 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Philip T. Pienkos (R&D Magazine)  … This time, the leading force was not the DOE (U.S. Department of Energy), but the investment community acting in the belief that the power of modern biotechnology could be …

Duckweed Redux: Are Duckweed’s Ducks Finally in a Row for Protein, Fuels and More?
May 3, 2018 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Duckweed DAYS commenced their inaugural Duckweed Project to commercialize the duckweed model developed by the Andrew J. Young Foundation. Tests conducted during a pilot program indicated that …

Greenbelt Resources Signs Non-Disclosure Agreement with Duckweed DAYS
April 2, 2018 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt), the developer of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into revenue generating bioproducts, today announced that it has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Georgia-based Duckweed DAYS, LLC.
Duckweed …

Greenbelt Resources Executes Letter of Intent with the Andrew J. Young Foundation
May 18, 2017 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (the LOI) by the Andrew J. Young (AJY) Foundation to build a …

Dabbling in Duckweed: Environmental Uses for a Green Menace
August 12, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Paul Simons  (The Guardian)  Despite its troublesome reputation, the weed blanket smothering ponds and waterways also has its virtues as a biofuel and food  —  … Despite its troublesome reputation, duckweed also has its virtues. …

The Future of Biofuel Isn’t Corn—It’s Algae
July 19, 2016 – 9:06 pm | No Comment

by Ian Graber-Stiehl (Pacific Standard)  Why water is the future of biofuel.  —  … Algae biofuel frontrunner Algenol, for example, converts plentiful saltwater into biofuel with yields nearly 17 times higher than those of corn, while producing …

Duckweed to Biofuel Plant to Set up in Sparta, Ga.
February 22, 2016 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Florida Times Union)  $4 million facility would convert duckweed in wastewate treatment ponds to fuel, officials say — WMAZ-TV reports officials in Sparta announced Wednesday that Duckweed USA will be setting up shop at the …

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success
July 30, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can see if their enterprise will succeed at commercial scale by processing a certain feedstock.
Darren Eng, …

Duckweed Has Great Potential as Biofuel
July 2, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Sue Pike ( Duckweeds are the world’s smallest flowering plants. These tiny plants float on still and slow-moving water the world over. With the warm spring weather you can find duckweed growing along the edges …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.
…To bring you up to …

Duckweed Genes Left Exposed for Future Biofuel Research
February 28, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine) Greater Duckweed, which holds potential for biofuel production, had its genes analyzed by Rutgers University researchers.
Duckweed, also known as Spirodela polyrhiza, is characterized by a small, bean-shaped leaf with thin roots …

Duckweed as a Cost-Competitive Raw Material for Biofuel Production
May 2, 2013 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

(American Chemical Society)  The search for a less-expensive, sustainable source of biomass, or plant material, for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed, that fast-growing floating plant that turns ponds and …

Thermochemical Conversion of Duckweed Biomass to Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet Fuel: Process Synthesis and Global Optimization
March 8, 2013 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Richard C. Baliban, Josephine A. Elia, Christodoulos A. Floudas, Xin Xiao, Zhijian Zhang , Jie Li , Hongbin Cao, Jiong Ma §, Yong Qiao, and Xuteng Hu (Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research)  Duckweed biomass is …

Answers to Your Questions about Parity-Priced, Algae-Based Fuels
March 8, 2013 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Wondering when affordable algae-based transportation fuels might arrive at your local retail outlet?   Might be sooner than you think. Here’s the lowdown.
…Further, we have to take into account that, …

ABO Clarifies Algae Producer Credit in “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation
January 3, 2013 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  According to the Algae Biomass Organization, as part of the bi-partisan “Fiscal Cliff” legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, algae-derived fuels are, …

FACT Publication: Aquatic Biofuels for Local Development
June 29, 2011 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

FACT has published a comprehensive report on the opportunities and feasibility of aquatic biofuels, their limitations and associated problems and threats.
Aquatic biomass is attracting a lot of interest as a valuable feedstock for second and …

Algae Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World
February 21, 2011 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Aquatic Species Program to highs like 2009′s “Summer of Algae”, aquatic organisms from cyanobacteria to …

PetroAlgae Files for $200M IPO; Goldman, UBS, Citi, Piper Jaffray Underwriting
August 12, 2010 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The announcement was greeted with a hilariously inaccurate story in the New York Times, which apparently confused PetroAlgae’s technology with the OMEGA project developed by NASA (NASA proposed to grow …

What’s “New and Cool” in the World of Algal Fuel Development
August 10, 2010 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …On the microcrop, bacterial and algael research front.

The Archaea…
Electricity from Waste via microbes…   READ MORE

Duckweed a Possible Solution to Energy Needs, Researchers Say
May 11, 2010 – 6:40 am | No Comment

by Daniel Walsh (  Mike Smith wants to bring the green energy revolution to Vineland. He plans to take the world’s fastest growing plant and make it grow even faster. Then burn it to create a …

Biggie Smalls: Microcrops Go Mainstream and Head for the Big Time
August 5, 2009 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All microalgae are microcrops, but not all microcrops are microalgae: a larger family of diatoms, cyanobacteria, and tiny aquatic flowering plants such as the lemna family are increasingly in the …