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Algae Biodiesel

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

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UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

Report: Algae Biofuel Requires Long-Term Investment

BERKELEY, CA - A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley, Calif., projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel applications of algae could serve to advance the nascent industry.

Ford Scientists Explore Algae as Potential Biofuel

DEARBORN, MI - Ford scientists are working to understand the suitability of renewable sources such as algae as potential automotive biofuels. This effort reflects Ford's desire to better understand the use of biomass to produce future biofuels, as part of an overall strategy to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and address climate change.

Green Star to Build Algae-to-Biodiesel Plant

SALT LAKE CITY - Green Star Products Inc. said it has signed a contract to build a new biodiesel facility -- the first of several contracts that are part of an ambitious algae-to-biodiesel project.

Old Dominion's Algae-to-Biodiesel Project Advances

NORFOLK, VA --- The algae-to-biodiesel research project at Old Dominion University has been boosted by three key developments in recent months, and Patrick Hatcher, the chemist and science professor in charge of the initiative, said new milestones are in sight.