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August 26, 2015

Scotland's Argent Energy commissions BDI for multifeedstock plant

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted to implement the next phase of construction, installation of multifeedstock technology, at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.'s 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scientists screen ocean-based algae for highest oil content

BY The Scottish Association for Marine Science Using a new technique, scientists examined microalgae strains in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, an internationally important algal store based at SAMS in Oban, to find out which ocean-based strains had the highest oil content. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Researchers gain better understanding of algae lipid production

BY Ron KotrbaA team led by scientists from the U.S. DOE Joint Genome Institute has analyzed the genes activated during algal lipid production, particularly the molecular machinery that orchestrates these gene activities inside the cell when it produces lipids. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Algae.Tec projects in India, US on track for startup this year

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. recently announced two business updates regarding its partnership with India-based Reliance Industries Ltd. and new plans for the company's test facility in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Both are slated for commissioning this year. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

New algae study 'sheds light' on importance of IBS light availability

BY Ron KotrbaResearchers establish guidelines and show increasing initial-biomass-specific light availability to algae increases lipid production READ MORE

July 22, 2015

State-of-the-Art Algae Photobioreactors

BY Ron KotrbaPhotobioreactor manufacturers, including Algae Systems LLC, Algenol LLC and Heliae Development LLC, detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Biodiesel producer takes control of distribution, diversifies

BY Ron KotrbaDiversification of operations and controlling distribution has helped keep one biodiesel producer's doors open amid tough market conditions READ MORE

July 10, 2015

US DOE injects $18 million into algae technology development

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 9 that six projects will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. Read more to learn which projects are involved. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

Company to develop $175 million waste-to-diesel plant in Florida

BY BioPower Operations Corp. BioPower Operations Corp. announced its wholly owned subsidiary Green3Power will build a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel plant at the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Management Facility in Florida. G3P is working with Vanderweil Engineering. READ MORE