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ExxonMobil invests in algae biofuel

They plan to invest up to $600 million with Synthetic Genomics to create biofuel from algae which is chemically identical to gasoline and diesel. This means it could be pumped directly into pipelines with petroleum-based fuel, something which would be a seriously big deal.

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PetroAlgae is getting both food and biofuel from algae

First they process out the protein for use in food products, then convert what remains into biofuel. Here’s the kicker. If PetroAlgae’s assertions hold true, the cost of fuel production is essentially paid for by the revenue from food and feed products, meaning that their microbe-derived fuels will remain competitive with fossil fuels, at any […]

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Desert Biofuels

Desert Biofuels Initiative, Inc. is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit social venture aimed at advancing the development of a robust sustainable biofuels infrastructure in the Sonoran Desert region, throughout the U.S., and around the globe. Let Desert Sweet Biofuels explain, they’ve switched from raising shrimp in the desert to producing algae for biofuel. It is indeed […]

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New processing scheme for algae biofuels

OriginOil may have found a more efficient and cheaper to separate oil from algae. They use ultrasound and electromagnetic pulses to break down cell walls. MIT Tech Review Then the algae solution is force-fed carbon dioxide, which lowers its pH, separating the biomass from the oil. Not only is this much simpler than existing methods, […]

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Algae biofuel to be commercially-ready in 3 years

Sapphire Energy expects to double output of jet fuel and diesel to 1 million gallons by 2011, 100 million gallons by 2018, and 1 billion gallons by 2025 – all from algae. Sapphire’s products and processes in this category differ significantly from other forms of biofuel because they are made solely from photosynthetic microorganisms, using […]

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Scotland invests $8 million in seaweed and algae biofuels

“Effectively, seaweed harvested off a beach in the Outer Isles could be heating a crofter’s kettle for their cup of tea the next morning.” CleanTechnica has more on the Biomara project to produce algae and seaweed in remote areas for conversion to biofuel Given the huge amounts of offshore wind and tidal power Scotland has, […]

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Algae-to-energy cleans wastewater too

A plan to use algae to simultaneously treat wastewater and produce the raw materials for biofuels won the inaugural Clean Energy Prize on Friday. The students at Univ. of Michigan who won the top prize of $65,000 plan to use it to start up the business. “We’re trying to address two major global concerns: clean […]

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