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Pain-Relieving Yarns, Dissolvable Plastic Made out of Algae, Probiotic Nutrition from Soy Waste, Squid-Inspired Smart Materials. Illinois Okays Hemp Cultivation: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of September 5th

by  Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Interview: Scientist Warns of “Seagrass Crisis” in Caribbeans

by Carina Lopez  (Xinhua)  Massive quantities of Sargassum seaweed are invading Caribbean beaches mostly thanks to global warming and countries should work closely with scientists for a sustainable solution, said a

August 28, 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,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 6th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Saccharification Treatments Using Cellulase and Laminarinase Results in Higher Ethanol

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In the Philippines, researchers from University of the Philippines and Hiroshima University in Japan conducted a study that focused on ethanol production from macroalgae using only enzymatic

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Kelp Farming Sees a Rise In Interest On the Cape

by Sarah Tan (WCAI)  Kelp farming is on the rise around the Cape and Islands, as more growers are finding reasons to love this ocean crop. From researchers like Scott Lindell at the

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 2nd, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Seaweed-into-Biofuel Project Gets Department of Energy Support

by Joanna McWilliams (Colorado State University)  A Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

April 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Seaweed-into-Biofuel Project Gets Department of Energy Support

(Phys.Org/Colorado State University)  A Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).  ARPA-E

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 — It Was a Seaweed Year for Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … In September, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $22 million in grants to fund projects for marine biomass farming for production of commercial products, including feedstock

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

ASC and MSC Release Joint Seaweed Standard

(Algae Industry Magazine) The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have announced the launch of the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The joint standard marks a first for

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production from Macroalgae (Seaweed)

by Mohsen Soleymani and Kurt A. Rosentrater (Bioengineering)  A techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from macroalgae was carried out in this study. Six different scenarios were examined for the production of

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

$2.25 Per Gallon Biohydrocarbon Fuels, Unsubsidized? Biozin Licenses IH2 Technology — Heads for Commercial-Scale in Norway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding. The Front End

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Report from EUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Participants from over 70 countries gathered at Stockholm’s Älvsjömässan for the annual European Biomass Conference, EUBCE 2017 in June 12-15. In the field of

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Marine Biological Lab Developing New Seaweed Harvest Methods

(CapeCod.com)  The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods hole has received a grant to develop innovative cultivation and harvesting technologies for year round production of seaweeds in tropical and subtropical U.S. Waters.

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy Awards University of New England $1,321,039 to Develop New Technologies for Seaweed Production

(University of New England)  The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of New England was awarded a three-year, nationally competitive research grant for $1,321,039 from DOE’s

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Hirono Secures Federal Funding for Clean Energy Research and Development in Hawaii

(Office of Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI))  Senator Mazie K. Hirono today announced that two Hawaii businesses will receive $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding to develop offshore seaweed

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Giant Bacteria Make Algae Easy to Stomach

(EurekAlert!/King Abdullah University of Science & Technology)  Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling the Future: WHOI Awarded $5.7M to Advance Seaweed Energy Production

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)  In the future, our homes and vehicles could be powered by fuel made from seaweed grown at large-scale offshore farms. Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Yelp! 18 Kelp Wheps Get $22M in ARPA-E Help

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, ARPA-E has unveiled its latest moonshot and is investing $22M in Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources — also known as MARINER. The projects

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Startup Is Developing Kelp Farms in the Open Ocean to Make Carbon-Neutral Biofuel

by Lacy Cooke (Inhabitat)  Marine BioEnergy’s new kelp elevator grows seaweed on a long tube, and if tests go well, they hope to start farming in the open ocean between Hawaii and

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Shows Seaweed Succumbs to Viruses

(Phys.Org/University of Plymouth)   Scientists are warning the UK kelp biofuel industry to beware of viruses. Whilst known to infect certain types of seaweed, a new study published in the ISME

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

What Lies beneath: The Ship that Could Revolutionise Seaweed Cultivation

by Julian Turner (Ship Technology) Researchers and industry in Norway are designing the world’s largest seaweed cultivation vessel to meet growing demand for the multi-functional algae.  —  Most commonly associated in

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

First Kelp Crop Harvested in Cornell Pilot Program

by Nicole Smith (Riverhead News-Review)  Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Kelp Farming Project Could Come to Catalina Island

by Parimal M. Rohit (The Log)  USC’s Wrigley Institute and Marine BioEnergy propose an experimental project to produce a biofuel alternative.  —  Plans to build an experimental kelp cultivation system just

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Trial of Seaweed Farm under Way near Oban

by Kevin Keane (BBC Scotland) Trials have begun near Oban to create one of the UK’s first seaweed farms. Harvesting of wild seaweed has been taking place for centuries but researchers

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Novel Technology to Be Used in Search for Disease-Free Seaweed

(The Fish Site)  A hi-tech piece of lab equipment that could be used for the first time to help breed disease-resistant algae for the seaweed-growing industry has been delivered to

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Seaweed Cultivation Could Provide a Promising Source of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels, Finds Norwegian Report

(GreenAir Online)  Seaweed could become a promising source of biofuels for aviation if sustainably produced and economic and policy challenges can be overcome, says a report by Norwegian NGO Bellona.

April 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Opportunities and Risks of Seaweed Biofuels in Aviation

(Algae Industry Magazine) When it comes to cutting emissions from transport, shipping and aviation are often considered the elephant in the room: having been excluded from the Paris agreement and

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Opportunities and Risks of Seaweed Biofuels in Aviation

by Marika Andersen (Bellona)  Today, Bellona publishes its new report on the potential and challenges of using seaweed biofuels in aviation. The report provides comprehensive recommendations for researchers, public authorities

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Firms Turn to Seaweed, Sugar

(AFP/China Post)  The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change. But adoption has been delayed due to a lack of

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

by Lina Jang (The Korea Bizwire)  Pukyong National University announced Wednesday that graduate student Seonwoo In-young (26), recently succeeded in producing bioethanol using dead seaweed that washed ashore after a

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Funding More Innovation in Algae Based Fuels and Chemicals

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Innovations for producing algae based fuels and chemicals will get another boost now that the  Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is moving forward with a significant new

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Significance of Seaweed

(R&D Magazine)  Our understanding of the global carbon cycle has been reshaped by KAUST researchers who have helped to reveal a major role for the abundance of seaweed growing around

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Farms Could Become Important Source for Biofuels Production in UK, Report Suggests

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Large-scale seaweed farms could become an important source for biofuels production in the UK, a new report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuel Isn’t Corn—It’s Algae

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

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Sub-$2/Gallon Biobased Hydrocarbon Fuels Head for Diesel-Hungry India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  India’s SunLight Fuels licenses IH2 Technology for hydrocarbon transportation fuels from agricultural waste  —  In India, Sunlight Fuels has signed a Front End Loading license

May 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bellona Europe Calls on European Commission to Promote Marine Bioenergy

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  Bellona Europe, a non-profit green organisation, has called on the European Commission to promote marine bioenergy for heat and power and biofuels. The group made

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Farm Examines Biofuel Potential

by Jules Scully (Western Telegraph)  The potential of using algae as biofuel is being examined on the Haven waterway. Marine biologists from Swansea University have installed a new seaweed farm in

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

What Price Feedstock?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for advanced feedstocks — based on reaching that 200 million ton

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

China Team Identifies New Thermophilic Bacterium for Direct Production of Ethanol from Brown Algae

(GreenCarCongress)  Researchers from the Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified and characterized the first thermophilic bacterium

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels producers. The survey report, titled 2015 Survey of

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

MSC and ASC Collaborate to Set Global Standard for Seaweed

(Marine Stewardship Council) The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are working together to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The collaboration offers the

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do

February 8, 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

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Projects Receive DOE ARPA-E Grants

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $125 million to 41 energy technology projects, four

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

by Frances White (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Three technologies — a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process to create biofuel from kelp and a hybrid device that

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

3D Ocean Farm Creator Wins 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

by Karissa Rosenfield (Arch Daily)  The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced GreenWave as the winner of its 2015 Fuller Challenge – “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” The non-profit is responsible for designing the world’s first multi-species

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Final EnAlgae Report Card Published ahead of Close out

(EnAlgae)  The final report card for the EnAlgae project has been published and is now available online.  Focusing on products and impact, the report summarises the work undertaken during the

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Seaweed Farming: An Alternative Livelihood for Coastal Communities

by Dr Gloria Naa Dzama Addico & Mr Kweku Amoako Atta deGraft-Johnson (Graphic Online)  When one economic activity is on the decline, there is always the natural urge to look for

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on Achieving High Yields from Algal Feedstocks

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Research Points to Seaweed as Sustainable Feedstock of the Future

(EnAlgae)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE).

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Seaweed Farm to Begin Production off Argyll Coast

by Ilona Amos (The Scotsman)  PLANS have been unveiled that will see mainland Britain’s first commercial-scale seaweed farm set up in Scottish waters later this summer.  The new facility will

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Israeli Scientists Explore Algae as Biofuel Producer

by Itai van Rijn (Y Net News)  New research shows that growing and producing bioethanol from algae of the species sea lettuce has potential but is not currently viable economically.

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Seaweed as a Sustainable Feedstock of the Future

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Publishes Economic Model for Offshore Cultivation of Macroalage

(EnAlgae)  EnAlgae researchers have published an economic model to help to explore the economics of cultivating macroalgae at sea.  The model and report can be found here  as outputs WP2A7.06

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was a massive event with nearly 1300 participants from 76 countries

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Value-Addition in Production of Ethanol from Macro Algae

by K. S. Rajgopal (The Hindu)  As the quest for alternate sources of energy in the face of global warming due

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Beneficial Algal Species Discovered

by K. S. Rajgopal (The Hindu)  Two new bloom-forming algal species were discovered recently off the west coast of India. These

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Fancy Writing on Paper Made from Seaweed?

by Allan Koay (The Star Online)  The Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, smells like the sea. …

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Can Algae Be the Next Biofuel?

by William Tucker (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The lure of the oceans has always had a special appeal for advocates of biofuel.

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel

by Nancy Bazilchuk (Norwegian University of Science and Technology/REnewable Energy World)   A Norwegian research group has been able to achieve bio-oil

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Food, Fuel and More Will Be Produced in Sea Farms of Future

(Phys.org)  Meet the farm of the future, where common seaweed is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable

October 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Seaweed Shortage Sets Back Dunbar Biofuel Plans

(East Lothian Courier)  A Study involving seaweed washed up at Dunbar has been delayed – due to a lack of

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Scientific Papers Are Now Available Online

(EnAlgae)  Anyone wishing to find out more about the results of the EU project EnAlgae can now find all the

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

International Seagriculture Symposium September 24-25, 2014 Terneuzen, The Netherlands

  International Seagriculture Symposium    September 24-25, 2014   Terneuzen, The Netherlands

At this interactive edition of Seagriculture, professionals from the international seaweed industry give you a clear insight into the potential, technological developments,

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

MSC Developing Sustainable Seaweed Standard

(Algae Industry Magazine) The London, England-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate

June 2, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

From the Sea to the Pump: Is Kelp a Viable Biofuel?

by Bruce Dorminey (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Brown kelp macroalgae — the strange, foul-smelling seaweed so often found washed up on the Pacific Northwest’s

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass. As we

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Brown Algae Being Engineered for Food and Bio-Ethanol

(Algae Industry Magazine)  European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques

December 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Bio Architecture Lab, EcoShift Make Waves with Seaweed-Based Biofuels

by Dustin Mulvaney (EcoShift Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … EcoShift Consulting (www.ecoshift.com) recently conducted a GHG intensity analysis of a seaweed-based ethanol product

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Danish Conference Considers Macroalgae Economy

(Algae Industry Magazine)  More than 80 experts, industry representatives and entrepreneurs gathered in Grenaa, Denmark, recently to share knowledge and

November 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Producing Biofuel from Seaweed Biorefinery: Conference Report from Seagriculture, Exploring the Seaweed Chain

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The second international conference on Seagriculture (exploring the seaweed chain) took place in Den Helder

October 11, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Product May Clean up Mine Tailings

by Julie Hare (The Australian)  Researchers from James Cook University are close to producing a low-cost biofuel extracted from seaweed that

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source

by Esther Ng (Platts)  Thailand is planning to revise upwards its biodiesel production target to 7.3 million liters/d by 2021,

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed Viable for Biofuels in B.C., Says UVic Scientist

by Edward Hill (VICNEWS.com)  Seaweed – it’s great for sushi, and perhaps even better for biofuels. A study by a

July 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed Biomass Cultivation Trials Concluding for At-Sea Project

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  The three-year European biofuel and biomaterial project, At-Sea, will conclude its first trials of seaweed

July 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed Biofuels: A Green Alternative that Might Just Save the Planet

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Go Wet, Young Friend

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …One of the perplexities of our time: why solar systems are so photon-efficient and so

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Seaweed-Based Ethanol Technology Gets Boost in Vietnam

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bio-Refinery Begins Operations Turning Co-Cropping into Fuels, Chemicals Deep in the Mekong Delta of South

January 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Bio Architecture Lab, Xunshan Group to Co-Develop 
Integrated Biorefinery

by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest)  Partnership aims for fuels, chemicals & co-products from brown seaweed In California, Bio Architecture Lab

October 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Ocean Renewable Energy: The Next Frontier?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Christopher D. Barry and Paul Kamen of the Ocean Renewable Energy Society of Naval Architects

September 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Aquadudes: 15 Saltwater-Based Energy Technologies Here to Save the Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Take the conflict over drilling for oil on federal lands in the Arctic National

September 11, 2012 Read Full Article

International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference September 18-19, 2012 Zeeland, The Netherlands

  International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference  September 18-19, 2012   Zeeland, The Netherlands

DLG BENELUX, ECN & Wageningen UR are happy to announce the 1st edition of Seagriculture; Sea(weed) Farming Commodities, an international

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Hey Kids! Grab Your Scissors and Glue! Fun, Transformative Things to Do with Bacteria!

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Of all the microbes we know – and, basically, the human body is a boutique

July 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Tobacco, Alcohol And … Seaweed? Three Innovative Methods For Producing Biofuels

by Max Frankel (ThinkProgress)   …But in the world of science, researchers around the world are working on some very

June 14, 2012 Read Full Article

UK Report Gives Guidance for Developing Algal Industry

(Algae Industry Magazine)  new “Strategy Research Agenda” report from the UK-based Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG) highlights the benefits

June 6, 2012 Read Full Article

To Strive, To Seek, to Find, and Max Out Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield unlocks value, and especially feedstock yield. What’s the latest? What feedstocks are reporting yields

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ecofys Launches Test Module for Seaweed Cultivation in Offshore Wind Farms

(Ecofys)  Ecofys started a trial with the combination of seaweed cultivation and offshore wind energy. Thursday, 01 March, the cultivation

March 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Is Seaweed the Future of Biofuel?

(American Friends Tel Aviv University)  …While biomasses grown on land have the potential to inflict damage on the environment, the

March 6, 2012 Read Full Article

China-Made Biofuel To Meet 1/3 Of Jet Fuel Needs By 2020 -Official: Sinopec

(Dow Jones Newswires/Fox Business)  China’s aviation regulator has begun deliberating China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.’s (SNP) application to produce aviation biofuel commercially,

March 1, 2012 Read Full Article

National University of Ireland Galway Partners in EnAlgae project

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  National University of Ireland Galway recently announced that researchers within its Ryan Institute are participating

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

From Seaweed to Biofuels

(Novozymes)  A new research collaboration between Novozymes and Sea6 Energy will explore enzymatic technology to produce fuel ethanol, fine chemicals,

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel from beneath the Waves

by Zoe Cormier (Nature)  Engineered bacterium can produce ethanol directly from seaweed. Bioengineers have devised a way to produce ethanol

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The 7 Paths of the New Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But the New Agriculture has arisen in recent years, with new solutions to the old

January 6, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, to Launch Algal Fuels R&D Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, the University of Georgia has teamed with the University of Puerto Rico to develop

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Pilot Plant Construction Starts

by Analia Murias (FIS Worldnews)  The Biotechnology Consortium (Bal Biofuels) began the construction of the Experimental Centre of Algae (CEA)

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Researchers to Assess Algae’s Environmental Impacts in Europe

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The U.K.’s National Non-Food Crops Centre has been chosen to investigate the environmental impacts of

October 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Farming Boosted for Biofuel Production

(FIS.com)  BAL Chile SA is dedicated to farming algae on the island of Chiloé, and in a second stage, plans

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Powered by Seaweed: Polymer from Algae May Improve Battery Performance

(Clemson)  By looking to Mother Nature for solutions, researchers have identified a promising new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

European Partnership to Unlock the Potential of Algal Bioenergy

by Dr Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  A major new €14 million (£12.3 million) initiative – bringing together experts

September 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Discovery Turns Seaweed Into Biofuel in Half the Time

(University of Illinois/Science Daily) University of Illinois scientists have engineered a new strain of yeast that converts seaweed into biofuel

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Economía/Motor.- Managed to Make Biodiesel from Seaweed Farming

(elEconomista.es)  Scientists at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), associated with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Startup Is Using Seaweed To Drive India’s Biofuel Thrust

by Hari Pulakkat    (Hispanic Business/The Economic Times India )   …Macroalgae is a technical term for seaweed. It seemed an

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels from the Sea: Seaweed May Prove a Viable Future Biofuel, Especially If Harvested in Summer

(Science Daily)  Seaweed may prove a viable future biofuel — especially if harvested in summer. The use of kelp (Laminaria

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Seaweed Project to Get a Major Boost

(Jagran Post)  The project of deriving ethanol, a bio-fuel for blending with petrol, from a seaweed is all set to

May 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Korea Leads Marine Biofuel Industry

(Arirang News)  Marine plants are being cultivated in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea. This is seaweed named gracilaria,

May 18, 2011 Read Full Article

A&M Developing BioFuel from Island Plants

by Lindsay Curtis (KZTV10)  … The algae is harvested at the plant and spun down into a concentrated gel. Dr. Tzachi

May 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Top 11 Algae Biofuel and Biochemical Trends From 2011-2020

by Will Thurmond (Renewable Energy World/Emerging Markets Online)  The following article is an excerpt from a technology, investment, and market

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Who’s the Boss? The Salt-Water, Fresh-Water Divide in Agricultural Research

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Reporter Bob Brooks followed up on the Digest’s story on phosphorus reserves with the USDA

March 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Fishers Want Bioethanol Farms Dismantled

by Gerry Albert Corpuz and John Llyod Hoffman  (All Voices)  The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Seaweed Study Boosts Prospects for Marine Biofuels

(EnvironmentalExpert.com)  Seaweed biofuel farms have come a step closer to reality with an improvement in the way seaweed sugars can

February 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae: The Future of Fuel

(Canadian Broadcasting Company)  …Algae : The Future of Fuel is a half hour documentary that reveals the global search that

February 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Scandinavia Goes Viking in Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the Old Norse, the term “viking” meant to “undertake an expedition” and it later

January 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Seaweed: The New Trend in Water Purification

(PhysOrg.com)   Charles Yarish is, by his own definition, a seaweed enthusiast. Over his 35-year career, the Stamford professor of ecology and

January 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Sea Water as a Social Resource: Significance of Vedaranyam Salt March

by M.S. Swaminathan(The Hindu)  …  On December 26, 2010, which marks the sixth anniversary of the tsunami which caused severe

December 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed as Biofuel? Metabolic Engineering Makes It a Viable Option

(PhysOrg.com)   Is red seaweed a viable future biofuel? Now that a University of Illinois metabolic engineer has developed a strain

December 17, 2010 Read Full Article

New USDA Loan Guarantees, $50 Biofuels, Asia, Syngas among New Biofuels Trends, Gossip at Pacific Rim Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Honolulu, much of the leadership of the advanced biofuels and renewables chemicals industries have

December 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Fishing Company Begins Cultivating Algae for Biofuel

by Analia Murias  (FIS Worldnews)   Pesquera San José plans to produce biofuels from brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro.

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest/Emerging Markets Online)  Macro-algae attracts greater investment for sugar-based Advanced Biofuels, Drop-In Fuels and Chemicals An

October 4, 2010 Read Full Article

EUR 6.1 mln Project to Farm Algae for Biofuels

(FIS)  Scientists are proposing the creation of methane gas from algae grown in great offshore farms to power adapted vehicles. A

September 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Statoil Invests In Ethanol-From-Seaweed Venture In California

by Angel Gonzalez  (Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal)  Norwegian oil major Statoil ASA (STO) has agreed to invest in a San Francisco Bay

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Generated from Seaweed

(The Japan Times)   Scientists from Tohoku University and Tohoku Electric Power Co. have developed a technology to efficiently generate ethanol from

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

With a Little Kelp from my Friends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Like other sectors in advanced biofuels, macroalgae is a world of pilot projects and proposals

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Toyota R&D Unit, Hitachi Join Algae-Biofuel Study

by Shigeru Sato  (Bloomberg Business Week)  Toyota Motor Corp.’s research and development unit, Hitachi Ltd. and more than 40 other

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Soon, Green Fuel for Indian Cars?

(Times of India)  In a major eco-friendly step towards renewable energy generation in India, seaweed sourced ethanol (ethyl alcohol), a

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed Biofuel – How It Can Be Done

(YouTube)  Seaweed biofuel could be the largest renewable energy source of the the 21st century. This video by Mr. Kaare

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Opinion: “BP…We Should Cut to the Chase…Biofuels, Please.”

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …We’ve had enough of “tough oil” and the damage caused by leaks, spills and

June 8, 2010 Read Full Article

19 Transformative Algae Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s profile, we look at the world of transformative algae technologies with a focus on

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed: Asia’s Magic Bioenergy Feedstock

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest) …Two years ago, the Korean Institute for Industrial Technology developed a process of extracting ethanol from

June 2, 2010 Read Full Article

“May You Live in Interesting Times”: Biofuels Digest Asia Debuts Amidst China, Jatropha Surge, Gulf Woes

(Biofuels Digest)  …Closely watched in Asia, the ongoing crisis is likely to be viewed in retrospect as an energy tipping

June 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed-Based Biofuel Farm to Rise in Aurora

by Manny Galvez  (The Philippean Star)  The government plans to develop a $5-million (P220-million) ethanol farm at a 100-hectare site in

May 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Salt Water: The Tangy Taste of Energy Freedom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scott Carpenter once noted that we know more about the heavens than the sea —

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

New Seaweed Cultivation Structure May Open up Ocean Floors for Energy Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)    In Norway, Seaweed Energy Solutions has patented the first ever modern structure to enable mass

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Future Algae Bio-Fuel Production Confirmed in Southern Chile

(MercoPress)  United States corporation Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) has founded a subsidiary, BAL Chile, through which the company has already

November 30, 2009 Read Full Article

DuPont’s ‘Unique’ Seaweed Venture Nets DOE Cash

by Dina Fine Maron (New York Times Greenwire)  Seaweed holds promise as more than an ingredient in a purifying face

November 30, 2009 Read Full Article

U.K. Algae Biofuel Co. BioMara Launches

Researchers funded by a consortium of European governments and institutions to investigate algae strains most optimal for remote rural biofuel

April 30, 2009 Read Full Article

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