Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project develops a system for the biosecure production of algal oils in open raceways while utilizing genetically modified algae. Through production of transgenic algae containing specific gene regulatory sequences, this research… more
Abstract:…, and other non-edible feedstocks, must be aggressively developed without delay. Microalgal fuel feedstock has been refined to produce biofuels with properties and performance comparable to their petroleum-derived counterparts. Biofuels derived from algae oil sources… more
Abstract:… been employed in basic research of plant genetics and physiology. Thus, continued research and development are essential to attain commercial viability of microalgae as a renewable source of industrial product feedstocks. This project addresses genetic solutions for algae… more
Abstract:Biodiesel is an eco-friendly, alternative biofuel that can be obtained from domestic renewable resources such as vegetable oils and animal fats. In addition, certain forms of algae have recently been found to be promising sources of oil from which biodiesel can be synthesized. … more
Abstract:The United States needs to reduce its dependence on foreign oil by developing a renewable source of biodiesel fuel that is competitive with petroleum diesel but does not compete for scarce resources such as fresh water, arable land, and existing food crops. Algae are uniquely… more
Abstract:Compared to previous generations of sugars, starches, and lignocelluloses, microalgae are a promising feed for biofuels, which can help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. While the steps from algae growth to biofuel production have been performed at the bench scale, further… more
Abstract:High oil content algae offer the prospect of producing biofuels by using (1) land that is not suitable for other crops and (2) low quality water that is not suitable for irrigating ordinary agricultural crops. Unfortunately current harvest methods are too expensive for use in… more
Abstract:… and military aviation, are the biggest users of transportation fuel. With the aviation transportation economy inextricably linked to liquid fuels to sustain its large demand, an immediate and viable alternative is to synthesize jet fuel from domestic sources, such as … more
Abstract:… process by combining catalytic depolymerization and catalytic hydroprocessing into only a few simple unit operations. The process is not dependent on the feedstock. Glycerides from non-edible oil, waste kitchen oil and grease, cellulose and lignins from biomass, algae cake,… more
Abstract:This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting algae-derived vegetable oil into a renewable diesel-like aviation fuel. The process uses a new approach to hydro-deoxygenation (HDO) and does not produce any unwanted glycerol as a by-product (as does the… more
Abstract:…, consume CO2, and are 50 times more productive than oilseed crops for producing oil on a per acre basis. The lipids they produce can be converted into biofuels such as biodiesel and renewable diesel, which can be combusted in a standard diesel engine. However, the algae in… more
Abstract:… fuel. This project addresses one aspect of the algal biodiesel production chain: development of low-cost, high-efficiency algal biomass harvest and dewatering technology. The approach involves the development and verification of system models of the entire … more
Abstract:… intentional misuse (bioterrorism).
Anatoxin-a is a particularly potent, naturally occurring toxin produced by some strains of Anabaena (particularly Anabaena flos-aquae) and at least four other genera of freshwater cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as blue-green algae),… more
Abstract:… will have to implement every possible production efficiency, political pressure and marketing
program in order to thrive. The industry has identified "off flavor" as the most substantial problem facing the American catfish producers. Cyanobacteria or blue green algae blooms… more
Abstract:Microalgae hold great promise as a high-yield, non-food crop source of lipids for the production of biodiesel. However, a number of challenges need to be met. Two of the major challenges are the high costs of algae cultivation and harvesting (i.e., de-watering). Microalgae hold… more
Abstract:… elevated temperature and pressure for efficient, continuous transesterification of triglycerides (TGs) and esterification of free
fatty acids. Phase I research will test the capability of this catalyst to produce biodiesel using a variety of feedstocks (i.e. soybean oil, algae… more
Abstract:…, and pollution runoff from pesticides and fertilizers. Without the adoption of new sources of biofuel feedstocks, no significant reduction of imported petroleum will be achieved. This project will develop a unique photobioreactor design for the cultivation of algae as a… more
Abstract:… photobioreactor (PBR) and open ponds combined with novel separation technology. Though the combination of PBR and open pond technology has been used to produce nutraceuticals, the combined techniques have not been applied to the production of biodiesel from algae because… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a highly energy efficient, high throughput continuous flow fixed-bed reactor technology for cost-effective algae oil biodiesel production. Algae oil has emerged as one of the most promising sources for mass… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project applies newly developed technology to construct a smart Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) for the rapid detection of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins, (PSTs), which are neurotoxic seafood poisons produced by algae then accumulated… more
Abstract:…diesel industry while providing an essential fish feed supplement that could help reduce the reliance of aquaculture on fish oil and fishmeal. This reduced cost algal culture process could help to completely substitute fish oil supplementation with omega-3 enriched algae… more
Abstract:… to test the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of a pilot-scale Hyper-concentrated Dissolved Ozone (HYDOZTM) Injector system for use within municipal drinking water treatment plants for prevention and removal of disinfection byproducts (DBP), removal of off-flavors from algae… more
Abstract:…develop detection methods using allosteric DNAzymes (aptazymes) to detect cyanobacterial toxins that occur throughout the world in both fresh and brackish water. Cyanotoxins present a public safety hazard through contamination of drinking water supplies by blue-green algae… more
Abstract:… and harvest microalgae (and extract the oils they contain) are lacking. This project involves research using the Controlled Eutrophication Process (CEP), an innovative, multi-stage microalgae cultivation system that produces dense populations of single-celled algae in… more
Abstract:… particle size lending to a overall energy savings of $600,000.00 USD per 100,000 tons of materials utilized while benefiting the environment by removing an undesirable product from the shorelines of Lake Superior. In addition, granule manufactures add cooper as an algae… more
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