Posts Tagged ‘algae’
Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a lightweight, flexible battery from a nuisance algae that blooms globally. The researchers had originally studying Cladophora algae’s potential as a thickening agent for pharmaceutical uses, but they accidentally discovered that the unique nanostructure made it ideal for energy storage.
Los Angeles architects Emergent have designed an installation filled with green algae that produce oil by photosynthesis. The Flower Street BioReactor will be made of transparent acrylic and contain LED lights that vary in colour and brightness to maintain ideal conditions for the algae.
The companies Algenol Biofuels and Dow Chemical have partnered to build algae farms that can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics. The team has announced that they will build a demonstration plant that would effectively convert CO2 into fuel.
Air New Zealand has achieved the first flight using fuel from jatropha oil in proportion of 50% for one of its four engines. A 747 airplane which belongs to the company has left the Auckland International Airport on December 29 and made a two-hour flight. One of its four engines was filled with 50 percent [...]
I am happy to tell you that a team of UK scientists have discovered a method that could stop global warming. They have found that millions of tiny particles of iron are released into the southern Ocean after the melting icebergs off the coast of Antarctica.
The company which said that it can cut the the cost of algae production by 90 to 95 percent is called Solix Biofuels. For growth and food, algae needs carbon dioxide. Solix said that it has founded a way to reducing costs drastically by injecting CO2 inside the tank in a passive manner. Solix Biofuels [...]
15.5 million dollars is the amount that a company called Solix Biofuels situated in California will invest in a algae farm to produce biofuel at the highest rate so far, between 5 and 6,000 liters per hectare. The farm is situated on the Indian reservation of the Ute tribe, near Durango. The optimal conditions for [...]
This is an amazing news, because i never heard that an individual to make at home biodiesel from algae. His name is Charlie Trafford and for many years he make biodiesel from cooking oil, but now he decided to change the source, and to make biodiesel from algae.