Tag Archives: biofuels

Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’

[9th, May 2014] Marine microalgae encompass attractive properties for biofuel production. The fat extracted biomass that is left behind after biofuel is made may be a promising carbon-neutral animal feed supplement. When you read about algae there is often a discrepancy between macro- and microalgae… Continue reading Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’

Think filling up your gas tank is painful on your wallet? Imagine $150 a gallon

[8th, May 2014] Imagine $150 a gallon? That is how much the U.S. government — funded by you the taxpayer — shelled out for jet fuel made from algae. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the biofuel was bought for testing purposes as part of the FAA’s goal for the aviation industry to use a billion gallons of alternative jet fuel annually by 2018… Continue reading Think filling up your gas tank is painful on your wallet? Imagine $150 a gallon

Washington state the center of climate change solutions

[6th, May 2014] In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel. It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal clear liquid – refined industrial cooking oil that started out as a cloudy brown color and cost… Continue reading Washington state the center of climate change solutions

Potential of defatted microalgae to replace soybean meal

[5th, May 2014]  According to an extensive review published in the Journal of Animal Science, defatted biomass from the biofuel industry may replace some of the corn and soybean currently used for weanling pigs, broiler chicks and laying hens. This is an abstract from the report…. Continue reading Potential of defatted microalgae to replace soybean meal

Microalgae: A new boom industry in New Caledonia’s Pacific waters

A microalgae industry which makes the most of New Caledonia’s warm, sunny weather, could be the next big thing for the French territory’s economy, if a team of government-funded young scientists can find the right species to thrive.

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These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon

[28th, Apr 2014] Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming. Though rooftop gardens are fairly common, exterior walls aren’t typically used for growing crops. A “green wall” usually means a covering of plants that won’t be harvested. But while a wall isn’t… Continue reading These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon