algae oil Articles

  • What is Diesel Fuel `ALGAE`?

    Algae are a life form found in water, similar to algae growing in an aquarium. However, for years, people have been referring to tank sludge and to the jelly, slime and other contaminants found in fuel filters as 'algae'. The colloquialism 'diesel fuel algae' is widely used and understood. However, there is no relationship between the 'algae' growing in your aquarium and the sludge 'growing' ...


    By AXI International

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • Is Occupy Wall St. Occupying the Wrong Street?

    My Dad and I have a running joke when we’re in the car together. “Look,” he’ll say. “Gas is cheap. It’s down to $3.39.” Cheap, he means, compared with the month before when it was $3.79 per gallon. The joke illustrates a good point. A few years ago we were flabbergasted by gasoline prices that exceeded $3 per gallon. Now we’re really happy when it ...

  • Report: algae-based biofuels to reach 61 million gallons by 2020

    Despite a series of stumbles and changed directions along the road to commercialization, the market for algae-based biofuels will take advantage of strong underlying drivers to reach 61 million gallons per year by 2020, according to a recent report by Pike Research (Boulder, CO). The inevitable resurgence of oil prices, volatility in the energy markets, and expansion of climate change ...

  • Is `Dark Fuel` the same as `Bad Fuel` and can I still use it?

    Algae-X FAQ’sIs 'Dark Fuel' the same as 'Bad Fuel' and can I still use it?This is a question many of us have asked more than once. And what we really want to know is: 'Will the stuff damage my engines?' Engines are expensive, ruining an engine is costly and operating an engine on 'bad fuel' is not wise. We all know that most engine failures start in the fuel tank. When all mechanical parts ...


    By AXI International

  • Sustainability assessment of microalgal biodiesel production processes: an exergetic analysis approach with Aspen Plus

    Biodiesel production growth rate keeps increasing every year with the hope of replacing fossil based liquid fuel which is near exhaustion. Energy efficiency methods coupled with environmental and economic sustainabilities would render biodiesel production attractive. Algal cultivation and oil extraction processes are found to be energy intensive hence exergy destructive. This study presents the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Price Information Network Features Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., in `TSCA Nomenclature May be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels`

    The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. , Senior Policy Advisor for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., regarding the application of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to oils made from algae feedstocks and other non-traditional ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Algal biofuels are no energy panacea

    Algal biofuels, like crops, demand land, water, fertilisers, pesticides and inputs that are costly for India, says Hoysall Chanakya Of late, there is heady euphoria over 'green' algal biofuels that are dangled as a panacea for developing countries such as India. While it is true that algal biofuels ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Using wastewater and high-rate algal ponds for nutrient removal and the production of bioenergy and biofuels

    This paper projects a positive outcome for large-scale algal biofuel and energy production when wastewater treatment is the primary goal. Such a view arises partly from a recent change in emphasis in wastewater treatment technology, from simply oxidising the organic matter in the waste (i.e. removing the biological oxygen demand) to removing the nutrients – specifically nitrogen and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Effect of Feedstocks on InfraRed Blend Measurements

    IR can be a simple, effective way to measure biodiesel blend ratios from a variety of feedstocks BY SANDRA RINTOUL With biodiesel hitting a new production record of 823 million gallons through October and expected to reach 1.28 billion by 2013, more biodiesel will ultimately be blended into our diesel fuel. This boom in production has opened the doors to a number of potential biodiesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Improving Chiller Energy Efficiency Through Automatic Tube Cleaning System Technology

    In this paper, solutions for improving chiller energy efficiency by reducing fouling of shell and tube heat exchangers are discussed. Sponge-ball type automatic tube cleaning system technology is introduced and discussed as a solution for improving chiller energy efficiency and tube cleaning system operating principles are presented.Multiple case studies are provided demonstrating the positive ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Future of diesel engines with biodiesel economy

    Biofuel is a fuel from biological raw materials. Any animal or vegetable fat can become raw materials for production of the natural diesel practically. Biodiesel economy is really changed after technology was allowed to make fuel from algas, commercial crops, animal fats and even the fulfilled culinary oils can become the most widespread source of fats. This fuel is safe in production and use, it ...

  • Future of diesel engines with biodiesel economy

    Biofuel is a fuel from biological raw materials. Any animal or vegetable fat can become raw materials for production of the natural diesel practically. Biodiesel economy is really changed after technology was allowed to make fuel from algas, commercial crops, animal fats and even the fulfilled culinary oils can become the most widespread source of fats. This fuel is safe in production and use, ...

  • Efficiency beyond pizza money: The military’s gigantic bite

    Is efficiency worth the bother if you save only $5-$10 per month on your energy bill? Many homeowners think not. One dad told us his family would rather save money by just skipping a pizza order once a month. That sentiment is not unusual.   But it is hard to negate the economic value of efficiency if you spend $20 billion per year on energy, as does ...

  • PONGAMIA BIODIESEL 2030:Projecting a Path for Permanent Progress & Prosperity

    pongamia biodiesel 2030 Projecting a Path for Permanent Progress & Prosperity A Working Paper On Pongamia Biodiesel For 2030 “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed”- Mahatma Ghandi.   Ground-breaking Indian ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Mid-infrared analysis of biodiesel

    The biodiesel industry is growing rapidly. and so is the need for analysis 10 ensure quality product and keep biodiesel in good standing. Biodiesellhat has residual glycerin, glycer· ides, or inorganic salts from the production process can cause problems such as Iilter plugging and injector coking in a diesel engine. The biodiesel blend ralio also can affect cold weather performance, lax ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Organic Power's Largest GWE RAPTOR Plant Makes A Compelling Case For Proven Clean-Energy Biotechnology

    Clean energy specialists Organic Power Ltd have chosen to install one of the largest ever GWE RAPTOR anaerobic biological transformation energy crop/ waste-to-energy plants at their new green energy facility in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. ...

  • Emerging Technologies – How will they change our lives?

    Forward planning by governmental agencies is often criticized for being too focused on short term political mandate priorities.  A recent report by Policy Horizons Canada, a federal government agency, on emerging technologies is a refreshing change from that norm.  The report explored how emerging technologies will shape the economy and our society, and what challenges (and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly

    Hydropower provides 85 percent of the world’s renewable electricity, but comes with a hefty environmental price tag. Here’s what some are doing to fix that. Humanity got its first large-scale electricity thanks to hydropower. On Aug. 26, 1895, water flowing over Niagara Falls was diverted to spin two generators, producing electricity to manufacture aluminum and carborundum. Since ...


    By Ensia

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