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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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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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Can ‘algoil’ help to fuel Wales’ prosperity?

POND life or simple seaweed could be the key to creating the fuel of the future, Welsh scientists believe. Experts at Swansea University say they hope a green oil made from algae could avoid the problems of first generation biofuels

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Military biofuels, algae, MSW, bio-based chemicals are Hottest Trends for 2011

Military biofuels, and bio-based chemicals were identified as the hot trends for bioenergy and bioprocessing in 2011 in a new Biofuels Digest/BIO poll which was released today. Digest readers also identified municipal solid waste and algae as the hottest feedstocks

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Major scientific breakthrough in algae biofuel

This summer, a team of Montana State University researchers made a scientific breakthrough that has eluded scientists for decades. It’s a discovery that makes algae a much more viable source of biofuel. Science and industry have been making biofuels for a long

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Algae biofuels will need 10 years to mature for use

You could run a car and even an airplane using fuel made from algae, but it will take on the order of 10 years before the technology is mature enough to make a dent in petroleum use, according to an

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Taiwan unveils microalgal biofuel technology

A Taiwanese research institute unveiled a Taiwan-developed technology for producing biofuel from microalgae, as part of efforts to target the growing environmentally friendly renewable energy industry. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) , which developed the technology, showed off the

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