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Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https:...
Ames Bioengineering Scientist Establishes GREEN Team After earning his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, Jonathan Trent spent six years in Europe at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Germany, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the University of Paris at Orsay in France. He returned to the United States to work at the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale Medical School for two years before establishing a biotechnology group at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. In 1998, he moved to NASA Ames Research Center, where he established the Protein Nanotechnology Group. These researchers focus on building nanostructures using biomolecules from extremophiles-...
This is a video that I created using Sparkol VideoScribe as a component of my Technology Environmental Stewardship Project for my graduate school class, Biology in the Age of Technology. Enjoy! References: The World Bank. Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total). Retrieved from http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.USE.COMM.FO.ZS National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2012). OMEGA. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/pdf/637997main_omega_brochure.pdf Trent, J. (2012, September 28). Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HE4Hfa-OY Trent, J., Embaye, T., Buckwalter, P., Richardson, T. M., Kagawa, H., Reinsch, S., & Martis, M. (2010). Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Alga...
The world's largest biotechnology convention is in San Diego this week. 15,000 people from 65 countries are here to talk about issues like stem cell research, genome sequencing, and the shifting role of large pharmaceutical companies. KPBS Business and Environment Reporter Erik Anderson says the BIO 2014 Convention is shining a light on San Diego's biotech cluster. Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jun/25/fuel-alone-wont-float-san-diegos-algae-industry/
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As America takes steps to improve our energy security, home-grown fuel sources are more important that ever. One of the fuel sources of the future is algae, small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy and store it in the form of oil. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and its national laboratories are researching the best strains of algae and developing the most efficient farming practices. This edition of Energy 101 shows how oil is extracted from algae and refined into sustainable biofuels. For more information on biofuels visit http://www.eere.energy.gov.
YOUR DESCRIPTION HAS REACHED THE LIMIT OF CHARACTERS ALLOWED AND WAS CUT. BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (Josh Knight) -- While algae might be a nuisance in your fish tank, researchers think it might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change. As global carbon dioxide levels continue to go up, more mandates are likely to come down and power plants need solutions. About half of the electricity produced in the United States is done at coal fire plants like the Duke Energy East Bend Station in Boone County. That process releases gas into the air and now it's being trapped and used to grow algae. Then the algae can be turned into other important things. "We've made jet fuel, we've made renewable diesel fuel," said Biofuels Research Engine...
New technology could lead to an advanced biofuel from algae with a boost from corn ethanol.
Algae.Tec is a globally focused advanced renewable oil company. Algae.Tec is commercializing an enclosed modular high-yield algae to oil growth system at the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Algae.Tec is a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the ADR market in the USA. The Algae.Tec photo bio-reactors use water, sunlight and nutrients to grow algae that produces high-value sustainable fuels such as biodiesel and jet fuel. Facilities are being constructed at Nowra south of Sydney, Australia and the Holcim manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. Roll-out plans include sites in China, Germany and USA.
More info, instructions, and purchases are available at: www.Santa-Monica.cc This is the largest seaweed cultivator / algae scrubber available. It installs by just setting it on the water surface. Installation can be in a reef pond; koi pond, sump, scrubber-sump, display aquarium, or nutrient reservoir tank. It requires a strong air pump such as the Coralife SL-38, SL-65, or the silent Hailea ACO-9720 or 9730. The SURF8 (tm) is the world's first dual-compartment seaweed cultivator / algae scrubber, and is also the largest upflow algae scrubber® (UAS®) ever made. Dual compartments allow one to continue growing when you clean/harvest the other, and also adds floating stability. pH stabilization can be enhanced too. The SURF8 (tm) with two growth compartments, ribbons, and 96+ square inche...
Researchers at Syracuse University have come up with a way to grow algae for biofuel that doesn't require constant stirring and is easy to harvest. The scientist claims it creates algae ten times faster than traditional production methods. https://news.syr.edu/2017/01/a-better-way-to-farm-algae/
Engineers have created a chemical process that produces useful crude oil just minutes after engineers pour in harvested algae -- a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup. The PNNL team combined several chemical steps into one continuous process that starts with an algae slurry that contains as much as 80 to 90 percent water. Most current processes require the algae to be dried -- an expensive process that takes a lot of energy. The research has been licensed by Genifuel Corp. Read the full story here: http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029 For more on PNNL's bio-based product research, visit http://www.pnl.gov/biobased/.
-- A team of researchers who've been working on getting fuel-grade oil out of algae may be within four years of a near-commercial-scale production level. The team, with a combined expertise from agriculture to engineering, has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to help hasten the process, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research biochemist and collaborator on the project. The challenge is to help the oil-laden alga, Botryococcus braunii, live up to its potential. Known by scientists for more than 100 years, B. braunii is the shirker of the algae world, seemingly floating aimlessly in bubbling tanks of water in no hurry to grow up and be pressed into oil. Other algae go through life as self-starters on a fast-track to success but don't produce oil...
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"Can we grow spirulina algae at home or in our community?" Many people have asked this over the past 30 years. In indoor aquariums, algae can grow year round. Here's a demonstration of home and backyard growing systems. By Robert Henrikson, SmartMicrofarms.com.
NASA scientist Jonathan Trent is developing a smarter way to turn algae into oil. He's created plastic osmotic containers that will float below the surface of the ocean, grow algae, and then help it bloom into oil. He says the new method is more beneficial because algae can grow in a larger area and doesn't compete with agricultural land.
Synthetic fuel for vehicles was produced at the Leuna chemicals complex near Leipzig for decades. Now algae are being cultivated in transparent bioreactors by the Subitec Company to produce biofuel and capture and store climate-damaging CO2. More business news: http://www.dw.com/english/madeingermany
The release of poorly treated wastewater into natural resources impacts on human health and the natural environment. According to the Green Drop Report 2012, several wastewater treatment works in the Limpopo Province are in high and critical risk positions. In an attempt to address this challenge, CSIR researchers are developing an algae-based wastewater treatment system to improve the operational efficiency of the pond-based wastewater works in the province's Motetema District Municipality.
Researchers at Arizona State University have established an extensive research program to determine just how effective algae can be in meeting our future needs for food and fuel. Please visit our website at http://americasheartland.org/
KU's "Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative" (see http://www.cebc.ku.edu/RET-2014) is working on a project that starts with algae. Researchers are demonstrating how community wastewater operations can add a large-scale, algae-growing facility that will not only return cleaner air and water back to nature, but also provide a sustainable source for biodiesel fuel.