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Microalgae to biofuel project set to generate new energy

Nine partners from seven countries have joined in an innovative project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and other bio-products can be produced from algae on a large scale. The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project, largely funded by the European

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Algae biofuels could significantly reduce oil imports

According to current US legislation, biofuels will play a major role in our transportation future. By 2022, the Energy Independence and Security Act dictates that over 10 percent of our current petroleum consumption be replaced by biofuels, with over half

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Biofuel From Algae Could Compete With Oil

Biofuels made from algae can be produced in a way that make this energy source cost-competitive with crude oil by increasing the amount of energy algae stores as fat, according to early research from VG Energy, an alternative energy and agricultural

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Did Solazyme just drop the “fuel” in biofuel?

Biofuels producer Solazyme inked a massive deal with Dow Chemical today to ship up to 60 million gallons of its algae-based oil as an insulating chemical for electric transformers in 2015. Solazyme’s makes an oil produced from algae that is

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Exxon Mobil in the wrong over biofuel advert

According to the advertising watchdog, ASA – Advertising Standards Authority, the advert wrongly implied that algae biofuel could act as a carbon sink, reducing atmospheric CO2. The ad featured a scientist talking about the fuel. In it, he said: In

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RIT researchers bring algae cultivation to New York

A team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York is using wastewater to cultivate algae for biodiesel production. The project, which has being ongoing for two years, ultimately aims to provide rural communities with a technology

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Using Algae to Clean Wastewater, Make biofuel

A wastewater treatment plant might seem like the last place to find a fuel for the future, but a team of researchers has done just that. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are using algae grown in wastewater to produce

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Quantas sign algae-based aviation fuel deal

Australian airline Qantas has signed a deal to investigate the use of the algae-based aviation fuel developed by US company Solazyme. The bio-products company announced late last week it would be supplying Qantas with an unspecified amount of Solajet, its

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Shell sells up it’s Algae biofuel interests

Is algae losing its green bubbling allure? Shell seems to think so as it sold its stake in algae biofuel developer Cellana to its joint venture partner HR BioPetroleum (HRBP). Cellana was formed by Shell and HRBP in 2007 to

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Singapore To Hold Biofuels Conference In March 2011

International academia, scientists and experts on biofuels will meet in Singapore in March to identify promising avenues to a viable biofuels future. The experts will discuss economic and environmental considerations of biofuel technologies and the integration of biofuels into the

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