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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-...
Watch the next video to learn more about the science of algae fuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOXF1x3N1g Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground int...
Every day we are surrounded by ink; it’s on magazines, newspapers, billboards, packaging, products, food, and clothes. The list is seemingly endless, but what is ink made of? Petroleum, a fossil fuel that never biodegrades. As a biologist who studies algae, Scott just might have stumbled upon a solution to this sustainability blindspot. Scott has spent the last decade in the algae bioproducts industry, leading research and developing projects with the goal of optimizing algae growth for biofuels. In 2008, he did product development at an algae biotechnology company that raised $17 million during the development phase. In 2013, he co-founded Living Ink, a company that develops sustainable ink technologies from algae. Living Ink has won several awards including the Department of Energy Clea...
Scientists are always looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, but what about algae? Can algae be used to create biofuel? How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry - https://youtu.be/yCNkmi7VE0I Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: What Are Algae? http://www.livescience.com/54979-what-are-algae.html "Algae are a diverse group of aquatic organisms that have the ability to conduct photosynthesis. Certain algae are familiar to most people; for instance, seaweeds (such as kelp or phytoplankton), pond scum or the algal blooms in lakes. However, there exists a vast and varied world of algae that are not only helpful to us, but are critical to our existence." Biofuels from algae: challenges and potential https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc...
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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...
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.
In this video I wanted to share my new found passion for making sustainable renewable hydrocarbon fuel. This is Nannochloropsis Oculata algae that I am growing. I will soon make a update on the algae's growth and later me making it into biodiesel.
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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/
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...
The Floating Algae System Technology, or F.A.S.T. system, was developed as an integrated component of the Aqua-Sphere floating fish production system. The system uses the effluent water from the fish production to grow any variety of micro or macro algae. Large plastic tubing or "socks" float in the water so no land is required. The system is ideally suited for fresh or salt water applications.
Scientists have discovered a new method to grow algae that could be a valuable source of biofuel, not only more cost-effective, but quicker to replenish than ever before. RT America correspondent Trinity Chavez has the details. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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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.
Lake Okeechobee was once the blue heart of Florida, pumping fresh water down to the Everglades and beyond. But now that a dike and canal system control its flow, water releases from the lake periodically create putrid mats of blue green algae. Scientists think water pollution is to blame, and if something isn’t done about it there could be irreparable damage to the environment, the local economy and people’s health.
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.
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
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.
Pond scum to the rescue!! UpBeatnik aka Vic Aguilar
Believe it or not, your life depends on algae! Join Scripps' Institution's Russell Chapman as he discusses the important roles algae have played in the development of life as we know it. Series: "Perspectives on Ocean Science" [12/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11931]