Category: Technology

BiomiTech introduces microalgae air filtration

A Mexican company specializing in microalgae air filtration systems, BiomiTech, will launch its BioUrban range in the UK at the Clean Air Technology Expo in September. Orlando Monroy and Emma Greenwood, spokespeople for the Global BiomiTech Project, will speak at the Clean Air Technology Expo, which takes place on…

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Fighting algae blooms with tiny bubbles

Bill Smith writes in the Fort Myers News-Press that, as Florida’s Lee County begins its effort to remove and destroy the blue-green algae that has poisoned Southwest Florida waterways, some scientists and entrepreneurs are testing a new technology on an eight-acre pond bordering a south Fort Myers golf course…

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Phenometrics intros Light Calibration Tool for PBR101

Lansing, Michigan-based Phenometrics Inc. has introduced a new accessory for their benchtop PBR-101 photo bioreactors, the LCT99 Light Calibration Tool. The LCT99 is a time saving tool that helps scientists accurately calibrate the LED light on the Phenometrics PBR101 and ePBR Photo Bioreactors…

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Algenuity delivers Algem systems to LANL

Algenuity, maker of the Algem lab-scale photobioreactor for algal research, has announced the delivery of three integrated Algem systems to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Their latest delivery makes a total of six Algem systems at the research laboratory…

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Why Hydrothermal Liquefaction hasn’t taken off yet

Wenguang Zhou writes in about work recently published in the journal Bioresource Technology regarding why Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of microalgae — a bio-oil technology which does not require dewatering and drying of algal biomass — up to now, has rarely been commercialized…

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DTI seeks technology partners for algae extraction

Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has received a Phase II SBIR for the USDA NFIA to use pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for algal extraction and predator control. Working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), DTI has installed a PEF Laboratory System on Arizona State University’s…

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Indiana U gets Duke Energy grant for algae project

Bailey Briscoe writes from Bloomington, Indiana, that a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy will help make Indiana University Bloomington one of the first universities in the U.S. to convert emissions from its heating plant into fertilizer to feed campus vegetation. To make this happen, a group composed of specialists…

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U of Twente develops CO2 capture unit for algae

A new air capture technology, developed by the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, captures CO2 from atmospheric air in a cheap and efficient way, they claim. The CO2, in turn, is used by the researchers for growing microalgae. The new unit was designed to capture 500 grams of CO2 from air per day…

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Phenometrics’ FSL-200 Full Spectrum Light system

Photobioreactor experts Phenometrics Inc. have introduced a new accessory for their PBR-101 photo bioreactors, the FSL-200 Full Spectrum Light system. The FSL-200’s LED produces a more accurate solar spectrum, compared to the current LED light that comes standard with the PBR-101. The PBR101 is a computer…

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Algenuity takes quality control testing to the next level

The Algem®, Algenuity’s lab-scale algal photobioreactor, has been recognized by many algae researchers worldwide as the finest commercially-available system of its kind. However, one thing that most people don’t know about it is the level of quality control testing that is required for each unit…

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Morgan Hill BioEnergy PBR for high productivity

Morgan Hill BioEnergy, Inc. has introduced their proprietary algae photobioreactors, the 100L and 200L, developed for commercial cultivation of highly pure algae biomass ideally for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. The company, founded in 2013 in San Jose, California, also focuses on bioenergy and the health…

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MicroBio, Colorado Lining design new paddle wheel

A new 4,000 m2 raceway at Muradel Pty Ltd site in Whyalla South Australia, featuring a paddle wheel constructed entirely from fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is now in operation. The newly designed paddle wheel was a collaboration between MicroBio Engineering Inc and Colorado Lining International Inc…

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