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Advancements in Algal Biofuels: Year in Review

Posted on January 10, 2014 11:53 | via Biomass Blog Admin

Algenol


Exciting algae biofuels research and development (R&D) breakthroughs and industry milestones made 2013 a noteworthy year on the road to algal biofuel commercialization–and 2014 already looks promising!

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) resulted in a number of advancements that can help make the production of algal biofuel less costly—the most significant barrier to commercialization.

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Crafting the Future of Blue-Green Algae Biofuels

Posted on February 20, 2013 08:53 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Cyanobacteria


Could the future of algae-based compounds be blue green?

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) might say yes. A team led by Principal Investigator Jianping Yu has made significant progress toward crafting an advanced strain of cyanobacteria that could redefine the future of algal biofuel production. 

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The Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels

Posted on November 19, 2012 16:49 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Phase 1 of the Sapphire Energy Green Crude Farm


In June 2010, the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) commissioned the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council (NRC) to convene a committee to investigate the potential for an environmentally sustainable domestic algal biofuels industry. The NRC’s report identifies priority areas for improving the long-term, national-scale sustainability of algal biofuels and notably finds no showstoppers.

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