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Carbon-eating algae

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A Canadian technology promises a unique solution to greenhouse gas emissions: algae. Margo McDiarmid reports.
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Toronto algae producer Pond Biofuels is working with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) on a $19-million pilot project using industrial flue gases from its Alberta cement plant to feed algae in Pond’s biorefinery unit. According to CNRL, the project could reduce emissions at the oil-sands site by as much as 30 percent.

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Scientists Prove Green Algae's Appetite for Bacteria

A team of researchers is the first to provide definitive proof that green algae eat bacteria. The finding, captured with electron microscope images, offers a...
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Sandia Labs developing algae bio-fuel

energy independence is something we hear about every time gas gets near 4 dollars a gallon- or in presidential election speeches.... now researchers at sandi...
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Researchers at Sandia National Labs, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are working to create affordable biofuel from algae. One researcher, Jerri Timiln thinks an algae answer may be closer than anyone thinks. “I see it as a when situation, not an if. We have no choice. Our fuel sources are running out and we have to make a change in how we’re living.” Her research mate, Aaron Collins, tests different types of algae in the Albuquerque lab, while monitoring algae ponds hundreds of miles away in Gilbert, Arizona. State of the art sensors feed information to his computer screen in 5-minute increments. CCRES ALGAE TEAM

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OSU Scientist Contributes to Algae Breakthrough

Oklahoma State University scientist Gerald Schoenknecht has coordinated the genome analysis of a species of red alga that exists, and even thrives, in extrem...
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Oklahoma State University scientist Gerald Schoenknecht talks about coordinating the genome analysis of Galdieria sulphuraria, a species of red alga that exists, and even thrives, in extreme conditions.

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Is it Easy Going Green? New Developments in Biodiesel Fuel

Using substances such as vegetable oil, animal fat, and organisms like algae, researchers are finding new ways to reduce the 29 billion tons of carbon dioxid...
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What preferred tool are scientists using to learn about the new developments in biodiesel?

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Developing an Algae-based Alternative to Fish Oil

The algae research being conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry, from the production of baby formula...
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 Dr. Inna Khozin-Goldberg of Ben-Gurion University’s Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory says the algae research being conducted at BGU in Israel’s Negev region will help develop algal oils to be used for a variety of products, from baby formula to dietary supplements. CCRES ALGAE TEAM

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Food and Fuel for the 21st Century with Stephen Mayfield -- Founders' Symposium 2012

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) The Director for the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology shares his enthusiasm for the potential of algae in developing foo...
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The Director for the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, Dr. Stephen Mayfield, shares his lab’s algal development progress and his views on the potential of algae in developing food and fuel. His research focuses on the molecular genetics of green algae and on the production of high value recombinant proteins and biofuel molecules. This talk was presented as part of the 2012 Founders’s Symposium at UC San Diego.

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I share this belief that algae can be produce both food and fuel concurrently and not to the exclusion of either ...

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grab | video that engages

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A pilot project by an early-stage company, Hy-Tek Bio in Baltimore, explores the potential of a common strain of algae from Chesapeake Bay. Hy-Tek’s system scrubs industrial exhaust gas by funneling it into a sealed bioreactor that contains algae, wastewater, nutrient and LED lights.

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CCRES Project : Giving to Your Community

CCRES Project : Giving to Your Community | Algae | Scoop.it
CCRES microponds represent the leading Croatian research facility for the outdoor production of...
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Congratulations, you're in the algae business.

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CCRES ALGAE 3

THIRD GENERATION BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES) have a new technology with major potential to contribute to the figh...
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CCRES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


CCRES international cooperation in algae biofuels research has a number of benefits for all involved:

    working together enhances synergies between the different partners
    partners can pool financial resources, share risk and set common standards for large or relatively risky research and development project
    it speeds up the development of the clean technologies we need if we are to tackle our energy related problems
    by linking up their efforts, partners can support a wider range of energy technologies and reduce the costs of key technologies
    networking allows partners to better coordinate their energy research agendas

Over the years, CCRES has build up strong and lasting research cooperation partnerships on specific energy topics with partner organizations.


Zeljko Serdar
President & CEO
Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES)

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Fuel

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing...
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"I'm on board,” says Zeljko Serdar, President of CCRES

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CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: Nutrient data for Spirulina

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: Nutrient data for Spirulina | Algae | Scoop.it
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CCRES special thanks to US National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY COALITION: Water management in Croatia

ENERGY EFFICIENCY COALITION: Water management in Croatia | Algae | Scoop.it
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The walled city of Dubrovnik is known as the "pearl of the Adriatic". With its new water management responsibilities after EU accession, Croatia will want to keep it that way.

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CCRES

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CCRES is a member-based non-profit organization with membership open to research institutions, public and private sector organizations, students, and individuals
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In smaller countries, like Croatia, where oil demand is low, and emission standards are poor, algae biofuel has the potential to significantly reduce reliance on foreign oil. CCRES ALGAE TEAM part of Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES) works on Biodiesel from Microalgae, Fish Food and Protein for the food industry.
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Carbon-eating algae

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A Canadian technology promises a unique solution to greenhouse gas emissions: algae. Margo McDiarmid reports.
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Despite great advances in the energy generation, human industry continues to rely largely on fossil fuels as the main source of its everyday energy requirements. While electricity can be generated with clean energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy, it cannot be effectively used to power large industrial systems or most means of transportation, such as ships, trains, or trucks. Indeed, some, like air travel, seem likely to remain entirely outside the realm of these renewable energy sources for the foreseeable future; planes do not fly on electricity. Furthermore, electricity cannot be stored efficiently for future use, it must be used as it is generated. Most industrial processes consume large amounts of energy or generate extremely high temperatures and require an inexpensive fuel source with a high energy content to operate efficiently; thus, fossil fuels were the best alternative for powering these systems, until now.

It is also well known that the main disadvantages to the extensive use of fossil fuels are the continued emissions of GHGs generated when they burn and the depletion of worldwide fossil fuel reserves due to their non-renewable nature. Algae is a viable alternative that eliminates these problems while providing enough energy to power large scale industrial processes and means of transportation. By generating algae the carbon cycle is completed and the oxygen consumed during combustion is replaced, helping to restore the atmospheric gas balance that is upset by the continued use of fossil fuels. Algae can also be stored and transported for future use at a different location, and can be continuously and sustainably produced.

Algal biomass can produce the same amount of energy as the equivalent amount of coal, and can be refined to produce higher grade fuels such as diesel and ethanol among others. Implementing Algae Production Systems in a large scale can provide enough energy to replace fossil fuels used in most industrial processes and means of transportation, which account for the vast majority of GHG emissions. Algae is the only fuel alternative that is renewable, clean, portable and can be produced industrially with high yields to offset and reverse the negative effects of fossil fuels on the environment. CCRES ALGAE TEAM

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(HZ) Germany Algae House (Horizons)

(HZ) Germany Algae House (Horizons)
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“The ongoing support from the private investment community speaks to how strongly they believe in the development of Green Crude as an alternative fuel resource, especially ability to commercialize it,” says Branka Kalle, President of Council CCRES

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Microswimmers hit the wall

Microbes 'feel' their way along a solid surface, much as a blindfolded person would move near a wall, according to a new study. Using high-speed microscopic ...
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Using high-speed microscopic imaging, University of Cambridge researchers have found that algae move away from surfaces as a result of contact between the surface and the cells’ flagella or cilia – the hair-like appendages that propel cells through their fluid environment. The experiments were performed by Professor Raymond Goldstein’s group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and demonstrate how the interactions of microbes with solid surfaces are considerably more complex than previously thought. The finding can be exploited in relation to Chlamydomonas – a model organism that has attracted considerable interest as a possible source of therapeutic proteins and renewable biofuel algae – by providing solid surfaces to rectify the random swimming motion of the cells. The research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).

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BIQ House Algae Powered Building - idnews.co.id

BIQ House Algae Powered Building Read Article Here: http://idnews.co.id/article/4149-biq-house-bangunan-pertama-di-dunia-yang-menggunakan-ganggang-sebagai-su...
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Uskoro u Hrvatskoj.

Više na http://ccresaquaponics.wordpress.com/

 

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Algae Growth Technologies - Phil Pienkos, NREL

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A number of algae production technologies are currently under development, from open ponds and closed photobioreactors, from fermentation tanks to hybrid systems, to some that combine these various methods. Simply put, there is no one single way to grow algae at commercial scale, and this versatility is one of algae’s strengths. Learn how algae is grown from Phil Pienkos.
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Pond Scum to the Rescue

In the spectrum of alternative fuel sources, biofuel made from algae is perhaps the most easily mocked. So when President Obama stood before the University o...
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Exactly a year ago but still actual.

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European Union - Sustainable Energy Week

European Union - Sustainable Energy Week | Algae | Scoop.it
EU Sustainable Energy Week is a wide and popular European movement to encourage sustainable energy. Join us and connect with others who share the same interests.
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CCRES BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE

THIRD GENERATION BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE

  Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES)

have a new technology with major potential to contribute to the fight against climate change.As with all new technologies, careful consideration of potential impacts on the environment and human health is important. The international community has acknowledges that global warming needs to be kept below 2˙C (3,6˙F) compared with the pre industrial temperature in order to prevent dangerous climate change.This will require significant reductions in the world´s emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) over the coming decades.CCRES have one of the technologies that can help to achieve this.

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Kuehnle AgroSystems: Algae to Biofuels

Kuehnle AgroSystems built a system to continuously produce algae for biofuels; the system is one of the first in the world that pipes CO2 and wastewater from...
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Our friends from Kuehnle AgroSystems built a system to continuously produce algae for biofuels; the system is one of the first in the world that pipes CO2 and wastewater from an industrial facility into the algae tanks to accelerate algae growth and demonstrate CO2 emission reductions. Funding for the system comes from PICHTR’s Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture, funded by DOE, and venture capital funds. CCRES

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CCRES: CCRES Algal Production Facility

CCRES: CCRES Algal Production Facility | Algae | Scoop.it
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"This greenhouse algal production system will be a test bed for different researchers to try out their algal production capability at a large scale," said Zeljko Serdar, President of CCRES ALGAE TEAM.

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CCRES: Chinampa Aquaponics

CCRES: Chinampa Aquaponics | Algae | Scoop.it
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Chinampa is a method of ancient Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangle-shaped areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.
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Irrigated by the surrounding lake water, the chinampas were fertilized by digging up the nutrient-rich mud from the bottom of the canals and also by using human waste from the city itself. In this way, Tenochtitlan was able to better fertilize its crops while treating its wastewater― creating a healthier living environment for all. Crops were easily transported to market along the many canals and lakes surrounding the chinampas. When the Spaniards arrived it did not take them long to dimantle the complex system and put in place traditional monocropping. Today, some chinampas survive in the Xochimilo area close to Mexico City. They are cared for in the traditional way and create both food and an opportunity for a healthy tourist industry. Mexico city is currently trying to create a waste-water treatment system incorporating the use of chinampas similar to the ones used by the Aztecs so long ago.