Can we Save the Algae Biofuel Industry?

Christian Ridley for Newsweek:  Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do. But several major companies including Shell and ExxonMobil are seemingly abandoning their investments in this environmentally friendly fuel. So why has this promising technology failed to deliver, and what could be done to save it? Algae are photosynthetic organisms related to plants that grow in water and produce energy fromcarbon dioxide and sunlight. Single-celled microalgae can be used to produce large amounts of fat, which can be converted into biodiesel, the most common form of biofuel. There are many possible ingredients for making biofuels, from corn to used cooking oil. But algae are particularly interesting because they can be grown rapidly and produce large amounts of fuel relative to the resources used to grow them (high productivity).   Cont'd...  

16TH ALL-ENERGY: A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TWO DAYS

The 16th All-Energy exhibition and conference, held at Glasgow, UK's SECC on 4 and 5 May attracted a total unique attendance of 6726 from 45 countries. Some 400 exhibitors from 14 countries were represented on stands throughout the busy exhibition halls at the UK's largest renewable energy event, which also focuses on low carbon and sustainable solutions. All-Energy will return to the SECC on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May 2017.

PlanET Biogas UK strengthens its market position

One new Food Waste and one Biomethane AD Plant recently completed

24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION, 6-9 June 2016, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition celebrates this year its 24th edition in Amsterdam. With a full agenda of horizontal topics the EUBCE is a key event for the biomass and bioenergy community. A unique platform promoting the transfer of knowledge and expertise among research, industry and policy makers to identify and enable smart solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.

Major Study Underscores Need to Reduce Ammonia Loss from Livestock Waste

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a provider of advanced livestock waste treatment technology, announced that a Colorado State University (CSU) study has determined that ammonia emissions from livestock waste and nitrogen fertilizers have surpassed nitrates (NOx) from fossil fuel emissions "as the dominant source of disruption to the nitrogen cycle."

Commercialising the biorefinery concept

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is a specialist in the IB sector, a unique facility for the promotion of biological substances, systems and processes to produce chemicals, materials and energy

Solano County landfill gas-to-energy project providing clean power to homes

This cleaner source of electricity comes from a newly constructed renewable energy facility at the Potrero Hills Landfill in Suisun City, Calif.

Renewable Energy Group Further Expands Logistics and Storage at Danville, IL Biorefinery

Upgrades and improvements at Renewable Energy Group's Danville, IL biorefinery include the addition of a distillation tower (far left) and approximately 14 million gallons of additional storage

Natural Power celebrates at All-Energy

The renewables consultancy celebrates the launch of its pioneering software Portal at All-Energy 2016 this week, and Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, speaks during the bioenergy session on sustainable straw. Natural Power will be exhibiting at stand C41.

Genera Energy Announces ABFC 2016 Sponsorship

Industrys leading biomass solutions provider is a silver sponsor of this years Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference

geoAMPS repeats as Central Ohio Corporate Caring Finalist

For the second consecutive year, geoAMPS, a renewable energy software provider, has been selected as a Finalist for the Corporate Caring Award in Central Ohio.

Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

Solar Installer, Energy Storage Provider Create Turnkey Solution for Home Solar Energy Storage, Backup Power

geoAMPS executive is Ernst and Young award regional finalist

Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, is a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Ohio Valley Region.

Summit in Reno to Highlight Future Role of Geothermal and Baseload Renewables

Nevada leads the nation in geothermal development and has many innovative projects with experts representing various aspects of the Nevada geothermal industry attending the upcoming Summit.

Renewable Energy Group Holds Ribbon Cutting for Madison, WI Biorefinery

Breaks Ground on Process Improvement and Logistics Upgrades

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