An artificial ecosystem should help purify the effluent from making beer

Algal blooms happen when waste water from farms, factories and dwellings carries large amounts of normally scarce nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous into rivers, lakes and seas. Algae, often unicellular ones, lap these Continue reading An artificial ecosystem should help purify the effluent from making beer

Jim Lane: The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

Twice this year, the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer around the time of the DOE Biomass 2014 meet-up, and once just recently in a report update that included new data and more detail on the DOE’s efforts in Continue reading Jim Lane: The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

Seafood company uses fish gurry, crab shell, and seaweed in fertilizer

Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer’s parent company, Ocean Crest Seafoods, in Gloucester, Mass., inadvertently ended up in the organic fertilizer business. A wholesale fish and seafood company established in 1965, Ocean Crest had a need to dispose of the fish remains, gurry, created after processing. Gurry Continue reading Seafood company uses fish gurry, crab shell, and seaweed in fertilizer

Solazyme Becomes More Disciplined In Its Use Of Cash

Active cash management remains the name of the game for the algae-based specialty products and renewable oils company, Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM). Announced during the Q3 2014 earnings conference call, the company plans to reduce its cash outlays for 2015 in light of the slower-than-expected ramp at its Continue reading Solazyme Becomes More Disciplined In Its Use Of Cash

Biofuels show promise for alternative energy: Which two show most promise in the race for sustainable energy?

[USA] The number of alternative energy biofuels in the works is clipping along at a frenetic pace. With a seemingly endless supply of Continue reading Biofuels show promise for alternative energy: Which two show most promise in the race for sustainable energy?