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