[Russia] Scientists have used high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the composition of a biofuel obtained from the Continue reading Russian scientists use mass spectrometry to determine Spirulina’s biofuel composition
[Russia] Enterprising Russian scientists have managed to discover the secret of a bio-oil made from microalgae which may help turn it Continue reading Not by oil alone: Russian scientists research new algae biofuel from Spirulina
[USA] The Bioenergy Technologies Office announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge on May 4 during a Continue reading BETO announces 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge winners
[UK] Polluted mine water is a global problem. Costly clean-up and remediation activities are often inappropriate because of their high cost and low return. Continue reading Using algae to clean up mine water
[India] Culturing Solutions, in a Joint Venture with Algae Biotech India, is breaking ground on a commercial algal production facility in Hyderabad, India. Continue reading Sustainable fish feed and fuel for India
[USA] Biocrude oil obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algae can be an energy-efficient replacement for the fossil crude oil normally used in the production of fuels. HTL is a high-pressure, high-temperature process that allows scientists to mimic, in a matter of minutes, the natural geological Continue reading Improving algal biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction
Microalgae waste has been used by researchers to make asphalt and successfully replace petroleum-based substances in the process.
Researchers in France have proved the viability of bio-asphalt by demonstrating Continue reading Algae bitumen could soon pave roads
Biofuels are controversial because they are often produced from food crops or grown on farmland, writes Paul Brown, creating extra pressure on land and forests. But a common algae found in abundance around coastlines and clogging up beaches may be the answer. Continue reading Seaweed problem could provide biofuel solution
I really enjoyed my conversation with Paul Woods, CEO of Algenol. His passion for algae-to-ethanol production is infectious.
You can read my story about what Continue reading Holly Jessen: I have green expectations for algae
Call it the pond-scum sustainability solution. Green algae has a promising future as an alternative energy source — assuming that the right kind of biochemistry is liberally applied. Continue reading From Green Glop to Black Gold