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Researchers at Khon Kaen University Discovered a New Algae Species

Over on the Olegae blog they’ve come across a development in Thailand that could potentially be used in biofuel production.I guess the usual caveats about extractability, conversion rates and yeild need to be borne in mind, but, once again, the more the merrier. 

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UK algae biofuels challenge

The UK’s Carbon Trust has launched the Algae Biofuel Challenge to try and flush some good ideas for biofuels from algae off the top of the pond and closer to commercialisation. Worth applying. 

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Interesting Algae Links

In the spirit of not repeating what others have done I’d urge you to look at this post on the Biofuels and Straight Veg Oil forum about algae. It brings together some interesting resources about algae research in the US. 

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Shell is involved in six new biofuel research ventures

Shell announced on 17 September that it was involved in six new research agreements for biofuels. This builds on a number of piecemeal announcements including an interest in a Hawaiian biofuel from algae venture and an agreement with Codexis. The best thing for the second generation biofuels sector would be for another petechm titan, to […]

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National Algae Association

I’ve just been pointed at the US-based National Algae Association, which recently appointed Will Thurmond as Chairman, Research and Development Round table. Membership of the organisation is $750/year Researchers can join for £250. 

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Solazyme algae-based biofuel ok for Jet fuel

Solazyme’s algae-based biofuel is ok for Jet fuel, according to Domestic Fuel. Solazyme received more funding last month, and plans to build a commercial scale factory some time in 2010. 

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Solazyme raises finance

Reports on the internet say that Solazyme has raised more finance, up to $45.4m for its algae based biofuels programme. I’ve had a trawl through EDGAR (worth bookmarking in my opinion) but the company’s filings are all on paper… grrr so I can’t absolutely verify it. But Solazyme has had its profile raised lately and […]

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Enterprise-rent-a-car appoints Sayre as academic biofuel director

Enterprise-rent-a-car appoints Dr Richard Sayre as academic biofuel director at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The position was created by the family which owns Enterprise (and also Alamo and National Car rental brands) with a $25m donation to the Danforth Plant Science Center. Nice. He’ll be studying third generation biofuels… […]

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Inside Ineos’ waste to ethanol plant

And finally, is usually a piece about a skate-boarding duck used to round off a news show of unremitting depression. This is at least optimistic, its about Ineos’ plans to use waste to develop gas that will be fed to algae and which will make ethanol…. 

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1000 entries and what have we learned?

Put out the flags. I’ve reached the 1000 post mark. I started this in October 2006 with an open if sceptical mind. Its been a lot of fun so far. I’ve met a whole bunch of people who have commented on what I’ve written and offered suggestions and I’d like to thank you for that. […]

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