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
Developing renewable fuel from wet algae is one of the latest innovations Richland, Washington-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners. As a result, the Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored the Department Continue reading PNNL awarded for algal biofuel innovation
DAPHNE, Alabama – Momentum for a renewable fuels start-up company along Mobile Bay in Daphne continued Wednesday with a visit from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and the announcement of a $3.2 million federal grant for its continued research in Baldwin County. Continue reading Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley tours the progress at Daphne’s Algae Systems
Researchers in Puerto Rico see a promising future for algae-based biofuel, though economic and regulatory questions remain.
Sugarcane plantations used to dominate Continue reading Can Algae Make the Big Time in Renewable Energy?
SUGAR KELP seaweed is abundant in Norway, and researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a way to turn it quickly into biocrude for refining into fuels.
Associate professor Khanh-Quang Tran from NTNU’s department of energy and process engineering says that while Continue reading From seaweed to biofuel: Compressing millions of years into a few minutes
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
Algae Systems LLC completed demonstration of a new biofuel production approach in early-August jointly with Japan’s IHI Corp. The process is based on the conversion of algae and wastewater to energy and clean water. A demonstration plant, … Continue reading Algae Systems announces demonstration project
First generation biofuels, like corn ethanol, haven’t fulfilled their promise of displacing fossil fuels in a green, carbon neutral way. It’s because they require a lot of energy to produce and use food crops, competing with people and animals for that supply, driving prices… Continue reading What if we could turn wastewater and algae into carbon-negative fuels and clean water?