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Algae Biofuels Expert

What do algae biofuels experts or consultants do? Algae biofuels and byproducts are derived from the fastest growing plants – algae.  Algal biomass is known to generate 15 times more oil than other plant sources including corn, soybean, sunflower etc. Besides algal biomass can be cultivated in saltwater and wastewaters. Algae has been actively explored for […]

Extraction of Valuable Oils from Algae and Other Plants: Challenges, Oppportunities & Commercial Landscape

By Brian Goodall, PhD This is the first in a 8-part series of articles — the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018 Extracting vegetable oils is both an art and a science, with some being practiced commercially on huge scale (e.g. canola oil, soy oil, corn oil) while others are specialty oils extracted on a […]

Market Value pivoted Algae biomass productivity for oil to other high value products – is oil still on the horizon, somewhere?

By: Dr. Anju Krivov, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s vision of an algae oil machine fed with a bucketful of algae soup from a pond at one end spits out oil at the other – that must have amused the NOVA Science television viewers back in 2009 – sparking a thought provoking, super […]

What to do About Algae?

Some years ago I visited a platinum mine in South Africa. About a mile underground at the end of the maze of tunnels at the ‘minefront’ they excavate about a 1 meter high layer of material to get the 2 cm thick vein that contains the platinum. But the platinum concentration in that vein is […]