Archive for the ‘algae biofuel’ Category

List of Algae Biofuel Companies

Algae biofuel companies in USA Algenol Algenol was founded in 2006. It has it’s headquarter in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Algenol focuses on ethanol production from algae through its proprietary ‘Direct to Ethanol’ technology. 16121 lee Road Fort Myers, FLorida, USA 33912 (239) 498-2000 Sapphire Energy Sapphire Energy is San Diego, California, United States based algae biofuel producer company . It was founded in 2007. The Sapphire Energy’s Integrated Algal Bio Refinery, also famous as Green crude farm, is situated […]

Fuel From Halophytic Microalgae: Muradel

South Australia based Muradel Pty Ltd produces drop- in fuel from halophytic microalgae. Its trademark process produces “green crude” which upon fractionation yields drop-in substitutes of fossil fuels. The company was founded in Dec 2010 as a joint venture between the Murdoch University, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd and SQC Pty Ltd. Feedstocks Muradel uses rapidly growing halophytic microalgae, biomass and organic waste streams. Their non competence with arable land and food chain as well as their low fresh […]

Sea6 Energy: Seaweed to Ethanol

Sea6 Energy is a Bangaluru, India based startup attempting to produce ethanol from the fermentation of sugars extracted from seaweed. It was formed in 2010 by Mr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan a professor at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Sea6 Energy’s laboratory is located at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK Campus, Bangalore, India. Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is one of the key investors in the venture. Seaweed to ethanol Traditionally seaweeds, also called macro-algae, are grown […]

Ethanol Production from Algae: Algenol

Algenol has it’s headquarter in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Unlike many other algae biofuel companies with focus on more advance direct replacements of diesel and gasoline (drop-in fuels) Algenol focuses on ethanol production from algae through its proprietary ‘Direct to Ethanol’ technology. The company was founded in 2006. It ranks 25th in the Biofuel digest ranking of 50 hottest companies around the world related to biofuels. ‘Direct to Ethanol’ Algenol utilizes the strains of cyanobacteria (also known as blue green […]

Blue Petroleum from Microalgae

Bio Fuel systems (BFS) Bio Fuel systems (BFS) is Alicante Spain based microalgal biofuel producer company. The biocrude oil from its proprietary microalgal species is named as ‘Blue Petroleum’ and the industrial plant of the company is called ‘Blue Petroleum ONE’. BFS has developed and patented accelerated conversion systems to convert CO2 into energy. Blue Petroleum BFS utilizes autotrophic phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, to convert the sunlight and carbon dioxide into drop-in fuels. The phytoplankton is grown in glass tubes […]

Algae Biofuel Production: Sapphire Energy

Algae Biofuel production through Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Technology Sapphire Energy is San Diego, California, United States based algae biofuel producer company . It was founded in 2007 and ranked no 4 by Biofuel digest’s ranking of hottest companies in bioenergy 2013-2014. Technology: Green Crude Sapphire Energy’s proprietary technology is called ‘Green crude’ which is also the name of the renewable crude oil produced from algae in the process developed by them. Sapphire Energy utilizes the photosynthetic algae and cyanobacteria that require sunlight and carbon […]

Algae Biofuel from Solazyme Inc.

Solazyme Inc. is South San Francisco, California, United States based algae biofuel producer company. Technology: Dark Fermentation Solazyme’s proprietary technology utilizes the oil producing ability of heterotrophic microalgae through their fermentation in the dark. This means that microalgae are fermented without the access to sunlight inside huge stainless-steel fermentors. The ingredients necessary for their growth are provided to them externally. This is a unique feature of Solazyme’s biofuel production technology. It is in contrast to the generally employed technology in algae […]

Algae Biofuel Production Processes and Producer Companies

Algae biofuel makes the third generation of biofuels. Algae are being utilized to produce both bioethanol and biodiesel. In fact, it is also being utilized for making renewable hydrocarbon biofuels. Many strains of microalgae have the inherent ability to synthesize oil or ethanol. This ability makes them suitable candidate for biofuel production. But the quantity of the synthesized oil and ethanol is very less. To produce the  algae biofuel in large scale this inherent ability is enhanced through biotechnological interventions. In this description the algae biofuel […]