Science is now One Step Closer to Using Algae for Bio-fuel

A breakthrough by a team of scientists makes algae a potentially viable source of biofuel. The world is trying to wean itself off of fossil fuels. It’s vital we reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible in the next few decades, and many countries, states, cities, businesses, and people are committing to that goal. […]

MOSS IN FURNITURE CREATES ENERGY TO DRIVE POWER FOR LIGHTING AT NIGHT

THE ULTIMATE GREEN LIGHTING FROM ALGEA & MOSS POWERED GENERATORS Designers and scientists at the University of Cambridge have been collaborating on a project that demonstrates a potential future application of Biophotovoltaic (BPV) technology. Dubbed the Moss Table, the concept furniture piece was exhibited at this year’s Salone Satellite – a parallel exhibition of young designers […]

LAB ALGAE BIO FUEL NOW TO GO INTO THE MARKETPLACE

GROWING ALGAE BIOFUEL IN THE LAB & BEYOND March 25, 2011 4:00 AM PDT CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Joule Unlimited is one of many companies using gene databases and genetic engineering to design a better system for making biofuels. Here the senior vice president of biological services, Dan Robertson, shows off a petri dish where employees grow different […]

GROWING GREEN PLANTS IN A DESERT EASILY WITH THIS…

Groasis Waterboxx lets trees grow up in unfriendly places It’s not often that you hear about an invention that was modeled after bird poop, but there’s a first time for everything. In fact, this fecally-inspired device could ultimately be responsible for reforesting billion of acres of parched land, and it just won Popular Science’s Best […]

ALGAE CONVERSION TO BIOFUEL WELL ADVANCED

‘First Economical Process’ For Making Biodiesel Fuel From Algae Science (Mar. 31, 2009) — Chemists reported development of what they termed the first economical, eco-friendly process to convert algae oil into biodiesel fuel — a discovery they predict could one day lead to U.S. independence from petroleum as a fuel. The study was presented recently […]

BIO DIESEL FROM ALGAE GROWING ON A MASS SCALE A POSSIBILITY

Industrial Production of Biodiesel Feasible Within 15 Years, Researchers Predict Science (Aug. 13, 2010) — Within 10 to 15 years, it will be technically possible to produce sustainable and economically viable biodiesel from micro-algae on a large scale. Technological innovations during this period should extend the scale of production by a factor of three, while […]