UniVerve Ltd. (UniVerve), an Israeli company, has developed a scalable technology and production process combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from biomass. Their results show an ability to offer high quality feedstock for various industries at a highly competitive price. UniVerve has begun scaling-up its […]

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have built a synthetic protein that acts as a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria, what we usually think of as blue-green algae, is a base line research microorganism for making biofuels and other green chemical products. The Michigan State team has done in […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology experts predict farmers can sustainably, and affordably, meet humanity’s growing demand for food and fuel. This not a great surprise. But for those on the anti biofuel side the debate is getting weaker each year. The article is a worthwhile read. Some say […]

Research by Professor Marc Koper and PhD student Jing Shen at University in Leiden, the Netherlands, discovered a new catalyst that makes natural gas from CO2. The team is showing how this process can be implemented in a cost-effective and controllable way for carbon dioxide recycling. The conversion of the greenhouse gas CO2 into natural […]

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has now developed a hybrid system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen and uses it to synthesize carbon dioxide into methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. The team had already cleared quite a milestone with their hybrid system of […]

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