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News — algae

Bacteria that Absorbs CO2 Found on Ocean Floor

Bacteria that Absorbs CO2 Found on Ocean Floor
Scientists have discovered a new type of bacteria that could redefine what they know about the marine carbon cycle on the ocean floor.

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CO2 Level Controller and Algae

Bob Mroz, President of HY-TEK Bio, was looking for a way to monitor carbon dioxide levels in his photo bio-reactors used to grow algae. Photo bio-reactors are basically 20 foot tall test tubes. Each bio-reactor contains about 1,800 gallons of algae, liquid waste and CO2. The algae consumes the carbon dioxide and liquid waste in a controlled environment under LED grow lights. Once the algae has filled the bio-reactor, it is drained off and dried. Why algae? Hy-TEK has found a specific strain of fresh-water algae that consumes both liquid waste products (like high-phosphorous poultry farm runoff) and carbon dioxide....

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Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae using CO2

The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world’s energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. In recent years, researchers have worked to cultivate alternative, renewable energy sources, including using algae-based systems. Now, a team reports in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (subscription required) a way of optimizing biofuel production from algae that also removes CO2 emissions from the environment. Algae-based biorefineries only need nutrients, water, sunlight and CO2 to run. The aim of these systems is to produce cleaner energy in the form of biodiesel, methane or ethanol. However, current configurations are costly both...

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Fermentation & Separation Program for Food & Drug Industries Feb 3-4

An industrial food and drug fermentation and separation biotechnology short course will be held on the campus of the Texas A&M University February 3-4, 2014. Objectives of the course are: Practical training in the field of cell culture, bioreactor operation, bioprocess paradigm and separation technology Increase understanding of the industrial food & drug fermentation biotechnology as well as related research being done across different countries, universities and industries Review new technologies in the fermentation and separation biotechnology industries and scale-up of bioreactors Practical "hands-on" demonstrations of pilot experiments of the fermentation process Establish a network of academic and industry experts...

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Startup uses Algae to Clean Pollutants from Industrial Flue Stack Gases

“Our technology allows the use of fossil fuels as a clean energy source, “said Bob Mroz, President and CEO of HY-TEK Bio. You can use oil, natural gas, methane and even coal and biomass as an energy source, but without greenhouse gas emissions.”

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