Its been a long time since we’ve seen any news in the algae field. University of Florida (UF) researchers may have found a protein key to converting algae to fuel. The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers must starve the algae of nitrogen to draw lipids out of algae. Among the hundreds […]

Scientists from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds. The discovery shines new light on the complex metabolic network for carbon utilization in […]

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 […]

Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists working with Mascoma LLC have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter. The approach could provide a pathway to eventual expansion of biofuels production beyond the current output limited to […]

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