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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 […]