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Algae co-products providing protein source in Texas A&M research

[8th, May 2014] While there may be little use for most of the algae growing in Midwestern farm ponds, researchers at Texas A&M University are finding algae co-products can be used in cattle rations. Since algae is 40 percent oil, researchers were trying to determine what could be done with the remaining 60 percent, says Tryon Wickersham, an animal scientist at Texas A&M… Continue reading Algae co-products providing protein source in Texas A&M research

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

San Diego algae biofuels industry gains steam with R&D consortium

The San Diego region is undertaking a broad initiative to accelerate development of algae-to-biofuels technology by establishing a new organization, the San Diego Center for Algae-based Biofuels, or SD-CAB. Continue reading San Diego algae biofuels industry gains steam with R&D consortium