Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Bonn now have shown cyanobacteria – colloquially called blue-green algae – can produce oil from water and carbon dioxide with the help of light. The result is unexpected. Until now, it was believed that this ability was limited to plants. Now its possible that blue-green algae will also become interesting as suppliers […]

University of Tsukuba researchers have developed a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals. The team introduced a new procedure of harvesting energy and organic molecules from algae using nanoporous graphene and porous graphene foams. They have […]

A University of Utah team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers have homed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Its been a while since algae research has seen news worthy progress. Low oil prices have put a heavy damper on algae news. […]

University of Michigan (UM) researchers can now show a diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders. There’s been a dearth of algae news for quite some time now and this is the very best kind of news. The UM […]

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