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ExxonMobil

Exxon’s Algae Investments May Be Good for Business, and Public Relations

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s investment in algae biofuels may turn out to be good for business, and public relations. The oil giant, under pressure from states attorneys general and shareholders about what it had previously known about climate change, is letting the general public know about its forays into clean energy.

LG Sonic Algae Water Treatment Cuts Cooling Towers’ Chemical Dosing

LG Sonic’s algae water treatment helped a district cooling facility in Dubai reduce its chemical dosing while keeping microbial activity under control. According to a case study, the cooling towers achieved a 69 percent reduction in biocide dosage and up to a 53 percent reduction in anti-scalant dosage after Al … Read more »

AlgaPur

World’s First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant Available

Chemical giant BASF and Solazyme, a renewable microalgae oil and ingredients company, have launched the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Commercialized by BASF under the trade name Dehyton AO 45, algal betaine is a betaine … Read more »

MARG Energy

BioMass Module Reduces Plant CO2 Emissions 85%

MARG Energy, which converts CO2 emissions into algae that can then be used by the fuel, food and pharmaceutical industries, says its technology can help power plants, smokestacks, businesses and schools reduce CO2 emissions by 85 percent. The company says the US algae marketplace is estimated at $400 billion, and … Read more »

Algae Systems

Algae Systems Plant Produces Clean Water, Energy

Algae Systems says it has demonstrated of a biofuel production approach, which converts algae and wastewater to energy and clean water, with Japan’s IHI Corporation. A demonstration plant, located in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce the energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies. This process will yield … Read more »

Algae Companies Ask EPA to Endorse Carbon Capture Efforts

Algae companies ready to bring their carbon capture and utilization efforts to the marketplace are asking the EPA to support the technology as a viable alternative to carbon capture and sequestration in its carbon pollution regulations, according to Environment & Energy Publishing. Algae companies need a large, constant amount of … Read more »

NREL biomass

NREL Bioreactor Uncovers How to Get Maximum Fuel from Algae

A  bioeractor designed to simulate climate precise climates is helping a team of scientists find ideal locations for farms to produce algae for fuel. The Simulated Algal Growth Environment (SAGE) reactor, located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s campus in Golden, Colo., so precisely controls light, temperature and delivery of … Read more »

All-gas project

Toilet-to-Tank Project Produces First Algae Biomass Crops

A sewage-powered algae-to-energy plant that developers say is the world’s largest has grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Spain. Spanish water company Aqualia, which is leading the All-gas project, calls the milestone a “major breakthrough” for the project that aims to obtain a low-cost … Read more »

Sapphire Energy

DOE Invests $22 Million in Biofuels Projects

Hawaii Bioenergy and Sapphire Energy have each received $5 million investments from the Energy Department, part of some $22 million in new investments by the agency to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. The Energy Department has invested $16.5 million in … Read more »

Building’s Treated Sewage Feeds Rooftop Energy Source

Building’s Treated Sewage Feeds Rooftop Energy Source

Water technology company OriginOil says its Electro Water Separation system has successfully treated a commercial building’s liquid sewage directly at the point of origin. A prototype EWS Waste unit is processing liquid waste at an urban algae demonstration site near Paris, generating nitrate-rich water to feed algae grown on the … Read more »

EV Charging station

Contract Wins: ABB, Tetra Tech, Harsco, GBB

ABB has won a contract to supply chargers for more than 200 nationwide Fastned electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands. The roll-out will bring a charging station within 50 kilometers of all 16.7 million inhabitants in the country. ABB will supply Fastned with 50 kW Terra 52 or Terra 53 … Read more »

Online Map Shows Algae Biomass Facilities, Projects Worldwide

Online Map Shows Algae Biomass Facilities, Projects Worldwide

The Algae Biomass Organization has published an online map showing algae production facilities and research projects worldwide. The map shows algae — which can produce a wide variety of products including renewable fuels, feeds, fertilizers and chemicals — can grow in wide range of climates and provide economic benefits without … Read more »