Bioethanol from Algae

US: 13.95 billion Gallons of Transportation Fuel Comes from Renewable Sources in 2011

By: Dr. John Kyndt – Head Scientist of the Renewable Energy Program at Advanced Energy Creations Lab.

Corn Ethanol Plant

As part of the Clean Air Act, Congress is requiring EPA to regulate the transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a certain minimum volume of renewable fuel. In its just released yearly mandate, the Environmental Protection Agency

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Basic Algae Genomics for Biofuels

Algae Genomics for Biofuels have the objective to develop algae strains and technology adapted to local conditions, aiming to create a sustainable non-food based crop bioenergy industry.

Algae Genomics for Biofuels studies can: Continue reading

Algae Oil-Based Biorefineries

By: Dr. John Kyndt – Head Scientist of the Renewable Energy Program at Advanced Energy Independence Lab and Dr. Aecio D’Silva.

Algae have the potential to be a sustainable feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and green chemicals. Production of advanced biofuels and bioproducts from algae, however, faces a number of challenges toward commercialization, in particular issues encountered upon scale up.

A large portion of the algal research around the world is focused on developing economically viable harvesting technologies and optimizing refining technologies for the final products… Continue reading

Algae for Green-Bio-Fuels

By: Dr. John Kyndt – Head Scientist of the Renewable Energy Program at Advanced Energy Creations Lab .

Although algae have been thought of as a potential fuel source in the past, it wasn’t until the skyrocketing fossil fuel prices in 2008 that this miniscule source of power was taken seriously. Previously mainly known as “pond scum” and a plague for pool owners and fish farms, algae are now being seen as a promising and emerging investment for future energy sources.

Algae for Green-Bio-FuelsIn the last two years there have been announcements of million dollar investments from both private and government sources into the algae for fuel concept. Continue reading