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Using fungi to harvest microalgae for biofuels

[South Africa] Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels, but current methods of harvesting and dewatering them are unsustainable. Now researchers have shown that growing the algae with certain filamentous fungi to form lichens can reduce both cost and the energy input. Continue reading Using fungi to harvest microalgae for biofuels

UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that “a third of all the food produced in the world is never consumed,” totaling about 1.3 billion tons of waste a year. The U.S. alone wastes 40 percent of all food, worth an estimated $165 billion.

This waste decays in landfills and, without oxygen present, emits methane, which is a Continue reading UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel

‘We want to lower production costs and prove algae are beneficial for livestock’, says Dutch team

Microalgae offers promise to the feed and livestock sector in terms of sustainable production and its use in feed could ensure better quality eggs, milk and possibly meat, and improved growth performance in piglets, chickens Continue reading ‘We want to lower production costs and prove algae are beneficial for livestock’, says Dutch team

Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources

We’ve been taught that fossil fuels, like oil and natural gas, formed hundreds of millions of years ago. Prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth died. From the buried remains of these animals as well as plants, a natural decomposition process took place that required eons of Continue reading Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources