• Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

    Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https:...

    published: 28 Sep 2012
  • Energy From Floating Algae Pods : Jonathan Trent

    Ames Bioengineering Scientist Establishes GREEN Team After earning his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, Jonathan Trent spent six years in Europe at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Germany, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the University of Paris at Orsay in France. He returned to the United States to work at the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale Medical School for two years before establishing a biotechnology group at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. In 1998, he moved to NASA Ames Research Center, where he established the Protein Nanotechnology Group. These researchers focus on building nanostructures using biomolecules from extremophiles-...

    published: 24 Aug 2013
  • Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

    published: 31 May 2014
  • The OMEGA System - BAT Final Project

    This is a video that I created using Sparkol VideoScribe as a component of my Technology Environmental Stewardship Project for my graduate school class, Biology in the Age of Technology. Enjoy! References: The World Bank. Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total). Retrieved from http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.USE.COMM.FO.ZS National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2012). OMEGA. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/pdf/637997main_omega_brochure.pdf Trent, J. (2012, September 28). Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HE4Hfa-OY Trent, J., Embaye, T., Buckwalter, P., Richardson, T. M., Kagawa, H., Reinsch, S., & Martis, M. (2010). Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Alga...

    published: 17 Apr 2014
  • 4 Ways Algae is Awesome

    Algae- that sludge you find in lakes and dirty swimming pools is set to revolutionize how we power our lives! And we're not talking science fiction, this is science fact! Trace lists four ways algae is totally awesome! Read More: Food Helmet Sustains You With Algae http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/food-helmet-sustains-you-with-algae-130813.htm "One person's head-mounted torture device may be another person's idea of food. Case in point: the Algaculture Symbiosis Suit." How Algae Biodiesel Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/algae-biodiesel.htm "The race is on for a new form of fuel. With gasoline skyrocketing to more than $4 a gallon in 2008, dependence on imported oil and depleting resources worldwide, finding alternatives to petroleum-base...

    published: 01 Oct 2013
  • Authors Read Colleen Lindberg Change the Light Bulb with Michael Ballard

    Michael Ballard interviews Colleen Lindberg about her book Change the Light Bulb. Through her life journey, Colleen has experienced opportunities where growth, choices and habits were the pivotal turning points in companies and individual successes. The concepts in her newly released book, Change the Light Bulb, signify this journey and all the learning behind the principles of success. You can purchase a copy of Colleen's book at: http://www.amazon.com/Change-Light-Bulb-Colleen-Lindberg/dp/099174330X You can contact with Colleen at: www.CLCConsults.com

    published: 12 Feb 2013
  • Ecoduna-new micro-algae tech produces super food from waste [Special Report]

    Full report at http://www.redferret.net/?p=50921 . Ecoduna, a startup based in the foothills of the Alps in southern Austria and founded by two long-time friends, has developed a super efficient production system which can use waste CO2 and seawater to produce huge quantities of micro-algae, which is probably the most nutritious food stuff in the world. The pair, Martin Mohr and Franz Emminger, have managed to completely revamp the concept of producing this super food, by creating what they call 'hanging gardens', which grow the algae upwards rather than in flat ponds as is done conventionally. Full report at http://www.redferret.net/?p=50921 .

    published: 26 Oct 2015
  • This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

    Renewable energy is a huge issue across the globe, and some companies are looking to create a sustainable future. Trace is here to discuss an apartment building in Germany that is completely powered by algae! Read More: Google Science Fair https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/ Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building http://magazine.good.is/articles/algae-powered-building “Last spring, Arup, the design and engineering firm that brought the world the Centre Pompidou and the Sydney Opera House, unveiled their latest hypermodern architectural creation in Hamburg.” EBA Hamburg opens the first algae biomass building http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/iba-hamburg-opens-the-first-algae-biomass-20130514 “The German company IBA Hamburg has opened the world’s first buildi...

    published: 29 Sep 2014
  • Algae Fuel Could Change the World | World's Strangest

    This literally green technology could completely revolutionize the transportation industry. | For more World's Strangest, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/worlds-strangest/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch World's Strangest Tuesdays at 8/7c on Science Channel! Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. | http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app! | http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

    published: 21 Jul 2014
  • San Diego's Algae Industry Struggles To Float On Fuel Alone

    The world's largest biotechnology convention is in San Diego this week.  15,000 people from 65 countries are here to talk about issues like stem cell research, genome sequencing, and the shifting role of large pharmaceutical companies.  KPBS Business and Environment Reporter Erik Anderson says the BIO 2014 Convention is shining a light on San Diego's biotech cluster. Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jun/25/fuel-alone-wont-float-san-diegos-algae-industry/

    published: 26 Jun 2014
  • Is Algae Our Last Chance To Fuel The World?

    (Inside Science) -- The world will eventually run out of cheap fossil fuels. But before we run out, we’ll probably try to siphon every last drop out of the earth. This means we’ll dig so deep that it will become costly and inefficient to extract the fuel. What happens then? The answer may be found in one of the simplest forms of life on earth. To some people algae is a green mucky mess, but to Steve Mayfield, PhD, a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Diego, this genetically modified super algae may be our ticket to the production of cost effective biofuels – fueling everything from cars to jets to diesel trucks. According to Mayfield, “Biofuels are any fuel that is made from a recently living organism. Why do we say recently living organism? Because petroleum is sim...

    published: 08 Sep 2016
  • Are Algae Biofuels the Future of Energy? : Jerry Brand

    The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin, herein designated as "UTEX", has been in continuous operation since 1953. It was established by Richard C. Starr at Indiana University and was moved to its present site in 1976. Dr. Starr was the Director of UTEX from its inception until his untimely death in February of 1998, at which time Jerry J. Brand became the Director. The principal resource of UTEX is its extensive collection of living algae. Nearly 2,800 different strains of algae, representing approximately 200 different genera, are provided to the public at modest charge. The Collection maintains an especially strong representation of freshwater and edaphic green algae and cyanobacteria, but includes representatives of most major algal taxa, including many ...

    published: 24 Aug 2013
  • How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

    Watch the next video to learn more about the science of algae fuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOXF1x3N1g Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android It's no secret that Earth's longevity depends largely on finding an alternative to fossil fuels. Not only are fossil fuels greatly contributing to climate change, but they're a non-renewable resource that will eventually run out faster than they can be replenished. Great strides have been ma...

    published: 29 Sep 2016
  • Energy 101 | Algae-to-Fuels

    As America takes steps to improve our energy security, home-grown fuel sources are more important that ever. One of the fuel sources of the future is algae, small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy and store it in the form of oil. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and its national laboratories are researching the best strains of algae and developing the most efficient farming practices. This edition of Energy 101 shows how oil is extracted from algae and refined into sustainable biofuels. For more information on biofuels visit http://www.eere.energy.gov.

    published: 05 Sep 2012
  • Turning algae into oil the NASA way

    NASA scientist Jonathan Trent is developing a smarter way to turn algae into oil. He's created plastic osmotic containers that will float below the surface of the ocean, grow algae, and then help it bloom into oil. He says the new method is more beneficial because algae can grow in a larger area and doesn't compete with agricultural land.

    published: 06 Jul 2010
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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

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Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Energy From Floating Algae Pods : Jonathan Trent

Energy From Floating Algae Pods : Jonathan Trent

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Ames Bioengineering Scientist Establishes GREEN Team After earning his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, Jonathan Trent spent six years in Europe at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Germany, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the University of Paris at Orsay in France. He returned to the United States to work at the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale Medical School for two years before establishing a biotechnology group at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. In 1998, he moved to NASA Ames Research Center, where he established the Protein Nanotechnology Group. These researchers focus on building nanostructures using biomolecules from extremophiles-organisms adapted to extreme environments, such as high temperatures, high or low pH, ionizing radiation, or saturated salts. Using these robust biomolecules, and manipulating molecular recognition and self-assembly with genetic engineering, his team has built patterned nano-particle arrays for data storage and molecular scaffolds for enhancing enzyme activities. In addition to working at NASA, Trent was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2004. Two years later, he was awarded the prestigious Nano50 award for Innovation in Nanotechnology, and was elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. Since then, Trent has initiated Global Research into Energy and the Environment at NASA (GREEN) with support from Google. Among other projects, Trent and the GREEN team are developing systems for producing a sustainable, carbon-neutral feedstock for the biofuels of the future. Trent's recent research and inventions are focused on methods for obtaining alternative fuels, processing municipal wastewater, and economically producing freshwater by desalination. In April 2009, he organized and led an international conference in Denmark entitled: Wind, Sea, and Algae. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/research/2009/jonathan_trent.html http://www.youtube.com/user/AlwaysOnVideos http://www.youtube.com/user/AlwaysOnVideos Jonathan Trent, OMEGA Project Scientist, Bioengineering Branch, NASA Ames Research Center : AlwaysOn GoingGreenSV 2012 Keynote
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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

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The OMEGA System - BAT Final Project

The OMEGA System - BAT Final Project

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This is a video that I created using Sparkol VideoScribe as a component of my Technology Environmental Stewardship Project for my graduate school class, Biology in the Age of Technology. Enjoy! References: The World Bank. Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total). Retrieved from http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.USE.COMM.FO.ZS National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2012). OMEGA. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/pdf/637997main_omega_brochure.pdf Trent, J. (2012, September 28). Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HE4Hfa-OY Trent, J., Embaye, T., Buckwalter, P., Richardson, T. M., Kagawa, H., Reinsch, S., & Martis, M. (2010). Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA): A system for biofuel production, wastewater treatment, and CO2 sequestration. Retrieved from http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20100039342
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4 Ways Algae is Awesome

4 Ways Algae is Awesome

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Algae- that sludge you find in lakes and dirty swimming pools is set to revolutionize how we power our lives! And we're not talking science fiction, this is science fact! Trace lists four ways algae is totally awesome! Read More: Food Helmet Sustains You With Algae http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/food-helmet-sustains-you-with-algae-130813.htm "One person's head-mounted torture device may be another person's idea of food. Case in point: the Algaculture Symbiosis Suit." How Algae Biodiesel Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/algae-biodiesel.htm "The race is on for a new form of fuel. With gasoline skyrocketing to more than $4 a gallon in 2008, dependence on imported oil and depleting resources worldwide, finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuel and fuel-related products is urgent." Algae Could Provide One-Twelfth of the US Fuel Supply Without Stressing Water Supplies http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/algae-could-provide-one-twelfth-us-fuel-supply-without-stressing-water-supplies "Algae biofuels have for several years now seemed like they were just over the horizon of widespread commercial availability. Despite genuine large-scale potential, the horizon always seems to move just a bit farther away." First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg http://phys.org/news/2013-04-algae-powered-hamburg.html "A 15-unit apartment building has been constructed in the German city of Hamburg that has 129 algae filled louvered tanks hanging over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building—making it the first in the world to be powered exclusively by algae." A new streetlamp powered by ... algae? http://blog.tedx.com/post/62414564605/a-new-streetlamp-powered-by-algae-the-glowing "The glowing, neon green lamp you see above is the invention of French biochemist Pierre Calleja, who had the crazy idea of using algae to power otherworldly, tube-shaped streetlamps that double as homes for this growing gloop. In a talk at TEDx LausanneChange, he explains the process behind the invention." Alternative ways to fuel the body http://www.burtonnitta.co.uk/algaculture.html "Algaculture designs a new symbiotic relationship between humans and algae. It proposes a future where humans will be enhanced with algae living inside new bodily organs, allowing us to be semi-photosynthetic." A GIS Cost Model to Assess the Availability of Freshwater, Seawater, and Saline Groundwater for Algal Biofuel Production in the United States http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es304135b "A key advantage of using microalgae for biofuel production is the ability of some algal strains to thrive in waters unsuitable for conventional crop irrigation such as saline groundwater or seawater." Watch More: Glow In The Dark Plants! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMDiRKootnI Is Green Energy Worth it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UCaCUH4BLY Epic Science: Slime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqda1LlBYw ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Authors Read Colleen Lindberg Change the Light Bulb with Michael Ballard

Authors Read Colleen Lindberg Change the Light Bulb with Michael Ballard

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Michael Ballard interviews Colleen Lindberg about her book Change the Light Bulb. Through her life journey, Colleen has experienced opportunities where growth, choices and habits were the pivotal turning points in companies and individual successes. The concepts in her newly released book, Change the Light Bulb, signify this journey and all the learning behind the principles of success. You can purchase a copy of Colleen's book at: http://www.amazon.com/Change-Light-Bulb-Colleen-Lindberg/dp/099174330X You can contact with Colleen at: www.CLCConsults.com
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Ecoduna-new micro-algae tech produces super food from waste [Special Report]

Ecoduna-new micro-algae tech produces super food from waste [Special Report]

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Full report at http://www.redferret.net/?p=50921 . Ecoduna, a startup based in the foothills of the Alps in southern Austria and founded by two long-time friends, has developed a super efficient production system which can use waste CO2 and seawater to produce huge quantities of micro-algae, which is probably the most nutritious food stuff in the world. The pair, Martin Mohr and Franz Emminger, have managed to completely revamp the concept of producing this super food, by creating what they call 'hanging gardens', which grow the algae upwards rather than in flat ponds as is done conventionally. Full report at http://www.redferret.net/?p=50921 .
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This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

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Renewable energy is a huge issue across the globe, and some companies are looking to create a sustainable future. Trace is here to discuss an apartment building in Germany that is completely powered by algae! Read More: Google Science Fair https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/ Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building http://magazine.good.is/articles/algae-powered-building “Last spring, Arup, the design and engineering firm that brought the world the Centre Pompidou and the Sydney Opera House, unveiled their latest hypermodern architectural creation in Hamburg.” EBA Hamburg opens the first algae biomass building http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/iba-hamburg-opens-the-first-algae-biomass-20130514 “The German company IBA Hamburg has opened the world’s first building run on algae biomass.” How Algae Biodiesel Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/algae-biodiesel.htm “The race is on for a new form of fuel.” Watch More: 3 Life Changing Science Fair Discoveries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOdC8ivTuhk Is Chewing Ice Bad For Your Teeth? https://testtube.com/dnews/is-it-bad-to-chew-ice/ ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Algae Fuel Could Change the World | World's Strangest

Algae Fuel Could Change the World | World's Strangest

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This literally green technology could completely revolutionize the transportation industry. | For more World's Strangest, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/worlds-strangest/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch World's Strangest Tuesdays at 8/7c on Science Channel! Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. | http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app! | http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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San Diego's Algae Industry Struggles To Float On Fuel Alone

San Diego's Algae Industry Struggles To Float On Fuel Alone

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The world's largest biotechnology convention is in San Diego this week.  15,000 people from 65 countries are here to talk about issues like stem cell research, genome sequencing, and the shifting role of large pharmaceutical companies.  KPBS Business and Environment Reporter Erik Anderson says the BIO 2014 Convention is shining a light on San Diego's biotech cluster. Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jun/25/fuel-alone-wont-float-san-diegos-algae-industry/
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Is Algae Our Last Chance To Fuel The World?

Is Algae Our Last Chance To Fuel The World?

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(Inside Science) -- The world will eventually run out of cheap fossil fuels. But before we run out, we’ll probably try to siphon every last drop out of the earth. This means we’ll dig so deep that it will become costly and inefficient to extract the fuel. What happens then? The answer may be found in one of the simplest forms of life on earth. To some people algae is a green mucky mess, but to Steve Mayfield, PhD, a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Diego, this genetically modified super algae may be our ticket to the production of cost effective biofuels – fueling everything from cars to jets to diesel trucks. According to Mayfield, “Biofuels are any fuel that is made from a recently living organism. Why do we say recently living organism? Because petroleum is simply fossil algae, and coal is fossil plants. So all fossil fuels are biofuels, but they're just not recent biofuels, they’re ancient fossil biofuels.” Plants and algae use photosynthesis to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons make excellent fuels for cars and planes. “Algae, because they're a living organism, they make proteins, they make carbohydrates, and then they make lots and lots of fats, fats are really good fuels,” said Mayfield. A well-known biofuel is corn based ethanol, but algae based biofuels are much more efficient. Mayfield agrees, “much more efficient at taking sunlight and CO2 and turning it into a fuel.” Are there any engines that actually run on algae based biofuel? The answer to that is yes. In fact, every single engine is already running on biofuel! “Anything that runs on gasoline or diesel, or jet fuel, those are algae fuels,” confirms Mayfield. What about global warming? The problem with fossil fuels are that they release CO2 into our atmosphere. That CO2 was captured by algae millions of years ago, and has been trapped underground ever since. When we make fuels from algae we're releasing CO2 into the atmosphere, the process is the same. The difference is we captured that CO2 the week before by photosynthesis,” stated Mayfield. Mayfield is working to solve the technical issues that come with producing biofuels on a much larger scale. “That's what we spend our time doing here. Thinking about how we domesticate algae so that it is suitable for biofuel production,” revealed Mayfield. He says that making algae biofuels in bigger quantities will get cheaper over time. “What are we doing now, we're taking algae, growing it in real-time, extracting the exact same oils, the exact same lipids that we would find in petroleum, were extracting those from living algae and then we convert those to gasoline, and jet, and diesel. We think we can hit a target number of 80, 85 dollars a barrel.” continued Mayfield. Algae based biofuel is one solution that addresses three of the most critical issues in our world today. With great hope for the future, researchers push forward, preparing for the day when economic forces will drive the wide scale adoption of biofuels. Mayfield concludes, “We cannot keep seven and a half billion people alive and thriving on this planet if we do not have an energy and food source for them. So this is something that we absolutely have to do.”
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Are Algae Biofuels the Future of Energy? : Jerry Brand

Are Algae Biofuels the Future of Energy? : Jerry Brand

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The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin, herein designated as "UTEX", has been in continuous operation since 1953. It was established by Richard C. Starr at Indiana University and was moved to its present site in 1976. Dr. Starr was the Director of UTEX from its inception until his untimely death in February of 1998, at which time Jerry J. Brand became the Director. The principal resource of UTEX is its extensive collection of living algae. Nearly 2,800 different strains of algae, representing approximately 200 different genera, are provided to the public at modest charge. The Collection maintains an especially strong representation of freshwater and edaphic green algae and cyanobacteria, but includes representatives of most major algal taxa, including many marine macrophytic green and red algae. All strains in the Collection were obtained as isolates from natural sources, and no genetically altered strains are maintained. Approximately half of UTEX strains are axenic and all cultures are unialgal. The Culture Collection of Algae is administrated as an Organized Research Unit of the University of Texas in Austin through the College of Natural Sciences. Its principal administrative officer is a Director who is responsible for establishing and enforcing policies regarding the management of UTEX. The resources of UTEX are managed through a Curator. The primary duties of UTEX staff are transferring cultures to fresh media on regular schedules, shipping cultures to users, keeping records related to sales and inventory, preparing media, and managing glassware. The principal function of UTEX is the maintenance of its diverse stock of living algae, in order to make these algal strains available to a user community worldwide at modest cost. Cultures in the Collection are used especially for research, but also for biotechnology development, teaching, water quality assessment, food for aquatic animals, and a variety of other purposes. UTEX does not impose restrictions regarding the use of cultures that are purchased and does not assume any responsibility for cultures that are sold and sent away from the facility. UTEX is a nonprofit organization. Principal financial support is obtained through the National Science Foundation of the U.S.A. Additional support comes from the College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin and through the sale of cultures to the user community. The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin, herein designated as "UTEX", has been in continuous operation since 1953. It was established by Richard C. Starr at Indiana University and was moved to its present site in 1976. Dr. Starr was the Director of UTEX from its inception until his untimely death in February of 1998, at which time Jerry J. Brand became the Director. A major research interest of Jerry Brand is the mechanism of freezing damage in algal cells and processes that protect them from chilling and freezing damage. Studies are directed toward the development of improved processes for cryopreservation (freezing and storing for an indefinitely long period of time at liquid nitrogen temperature) of living algae. These studies have led to the development of protocols to that have facilitated the successful cryopreservation of nearly 2/3 of the strains in the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas. Jerry Brand studies metabolic processes in cyanobacteria that influence their physiological characteristics and ecological distribution. Research in this laboratory is directed toward characterization of a recently discovered cyanobacterium that produces multicellular "nodules" and is capable of dinitrogen fixation in the absence of heterocysts. Additional work is directed toward nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in microbial mats and methods that selectively inactivate or insert genes at specific sites in cyanobacterial genomes, using "Targetron" methodology. J. Brand interacts extensively with the community of scientists, engineers and business interests that is developing new commercial uses of algae, especially as a source of transportation fuel. http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/brand/index.html http://www.youtube.com/user/UTMcCombsSchool http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/mcdb/research.aspx http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

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Watch the next video to learn more about the science of algae fuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOXF1x3N1g Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android It's no secret that Earth's longevity depends largely on finding an alternative to fossil fuels. Not only are fossil fuels greatly contributing to climate change, but they're a non-renewable resource that will eventually run out faster than they can be replenished. Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is that [with] all the other biofuels, you're growing it and you're just getting biofuel. In this case, for every gallon of biofuel you get 10 pounds of food with it," Hazlebeck said. Hazlebeck believes his company is on the path to completely change the way we currently produce both oil and food. Not only can algae create biofuel, it can also be used to create animal feed. Currently, most animal and fish feed is made from corn or soy, which both use more water and energy to grow than algae. "There's studies that show with algae grown to replace animal feed, you could actually solve global warming to a large extent," Hazlebeck told Seeker. Algae can be used to create food for humans as well. New Wave Foods in Northern California created fake shrimp made from algae and other plants that actually looks, smells and even tastes like real shrimp. Because it's made from algae, the shrimp substitute also has the added benefit of being low in fat and extremely rich in nutrients, something that corn and soy are severely lacking. Growing algae for oil and food could also significantly reduce deforestation. According to Scientific American, the yields from algae are far more significant than crops like corn or soy. If all the fuel in the country was replaced with biofuel from corn, we would need a facility three times the size of the continental U.S. to produce it. But for algae, we would need a facility the size of Maryland. Additionally, algae can produce 40 times more food per acre than traditional crops. While showing the Seeker team around GAI's Hawaii facility, Hazlebeck explained that the algae farm is next to a power plant, which puts it in a very unique position. "[It] allows us to capture carbon dioxide and avoid that discharge and reuse it, and that prevents it from going into the atmosphere and causing global warming," he said. "If every power plant had an algae farm next to it, it could potentially solve the global warming issue entirely." The environmental benefits of algae are impressive, and because algae can grow in both freshwater and seawater, it's also very easy to produce. So, does that mean we'll all be filling our cars with algae gas at the pumps very soon? Not just yet. Hazlebeck and his team have run into a few setbacks since they began scaling up their operations. The most prohibitive issue has been the cost. When Global Algae Innovations began, a gallon of oil produced from algae was about $30 a gallon -- 10 times higher than it needs to be to work as a viable alternative to fossil fuel. But Hazlebeck and his team didn't give up, and they've continued to come up with solutions to decrease the cost. As of now, they almost have algae oil down to only $2 - $3 a gallon. Once GAI can get their algae production up to scale, Hazlebeck believes it will change the geopolitics of the world. "A lot of the reasons we have wars are because of fights over resources or the need for more resources. By creating a more equitable distribution with countries being able to make their own, it should lead to a more stable and peaceful world," he told Seeker. That's really the point of it all for Hazlebeck and GAI. They don't want to be the only company doing this; they want everyone working together because they truly believe using algae as a fuel and food source will change the world.
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Energy 101 | Algae-to-Fuels

Energy 101 | Algae-to-Fuels

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As America takes steps to improve our energy security, home-grown fuel sources are more important that ever. One of the fuel sources of the future is algae, small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy and store it in the form of oil. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and its national laboratories are researching the best strains of algae and developing the most efficient farming practices. This edition of Energy 101 shows how oil is extracted from algae and refined into sustainable biofuels. For more information on biofuels visit http://www.eere.energy.gov.
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Turning algae into oil the NASA way

Turning algae into oil the NASA way

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NASA scientist Jonathan Trent is developing a smarter way to turn algae into oil. He's created plastic osmotic containers that will float below the surface of the ocean, grow algae, and then help it bloom into oil. He says the new method is more beneficial because algae can grow in a larger area and doesn't compete with agricultural land.
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algae CO2 bag floating -- top

algae CO2 bag floating -- top

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algae CO@ bag floating
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