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  • Bacteria producing oils in AlgaeAs part of a project on phosphorus for my high school AP Biology class I wanted to see if you could train bacteria to eat charged phosphate groups. By adding phosphorus(donated to me from the science department) to a composter. The bacteria did indeed eat the phosphorus.

    This project however was research for my separate algae project. The goal of this research was to see if bacteria could assimilate phosphate groups from phospholipids in the cell wall membrane. I have a picture of my results as what appears to be the remainder of this assimilation process, oil. I have taken samples out and performed similar chemical processi on the oil to that of waste frying oil. The product had all the characteristics, boiling, and flash points of biodiesel.

    This medium presents a new foundation for bio-lipid production and a substantial price reduction to a biofuel system. I am trying to raise funds to make a 10Kg "fermentor" vessel.

    To come see more photos check out my page!
    http://www.facebook.com/AlgaeFuel

    in Biodiesel Algae Fuels

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    • Joernst 4 years ago

      I agree narsi, I was inspired to learn more about algae because of joshwolf. I'd like to see him back here, if only just to answer a few of our questions

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  • Collected algae in UAESome are producing really bad smells, some do not produce them

    • Rcollins 4 years ago

      The bad smell is from algae that is decomposing. It is a combination of methane gas, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide. This is because your samples are contaminated with bacteria. This is due to the fact you didn't get pure samples, and you may have picked up some of the sediment from your source of the algae.

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  • Recyclinghttp://thegreenlightdistrict.tumblr.com/post/21927169009

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  • Automobile of the year: The all-electric Tesla Model SAutomobile Magazine named the Tesla Model S the 2013 Automobile of the Year. No, not electric car of the year: automobile of the year, best of the best.

    And it wasn’t just a scheme to increase the credibility of electric cars. The Tesla Model S literally outperformed its gas-powered competition.

    n a race to 100 mph with the 560-hp BMW M5, the Tesla won.

    Tesla is making a strong push to ensure that electric cars aren’t seen as the younger sibling to gas-powered cars, that they aren’t just for the environmentally-conscious person willing to trade performance for emission reductions. But Tesla isn’t just looking to have a fast electric car to make that point, they also want to see improved EV infrastructure. That’s why they’re building super-fast charging stations across the United States to improve mobility options for EV owners.

    If the Tesla Model S is any indication, gas-powered cars could see stiff competition in the future as EV charging infrastructure is built up as is expected. Eliminating electric car stigmas won’t hurt either.

    http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/automobile-of-the-year-the-all-electric-tesla-model-s/4456

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    • Saumitrajoshi 4 years ago

      Although a change of rules seems to be the ideal approach, it is something that needs to be done gradually. The primary focus currently is on making people comfortable and willing to use vehicles powered by electricity and other renewable fuels, and the quickest and modestly effective way of doing that is to prove that they are in no way inferior to conventional guzzlers.

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  • British author Patrick Dixon speaks about the presence - and strong future - of paper and pulp industry in the world's future.

    What do we think of his proposition?

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  • Algae features as a key façade design toolRegenerative energy production from the photosynthesis process of micro-algae.

    Company : Algaetech Sdn Bhd

    in Global Warming and Climate Change

    • Narsi 4 years ago

      This is indeed cool stuff...sumukhi had earlier posted this too

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  • Rcollins shared a video ELSAM 4 years ago

    What I have been working on

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  • Algae and MusicAn opera singer is transformed with biotechnology to form a unique relationship with algae.

    The algae feeds on the carbon dioxide in the singer’s breath. As an important future food source, the singer’s algae can also be eaten. Alongside listening to her music, the audience can also taste her song.

    To increase the growth of the algae the body of the singer is trained to use her extraordinary large lung capacity to produce the highest quality algae-product. The composition of the song and the singer’s vocal technique are redesigned to specifically produce algae and enrich its taste.

    Source:http://www.afteragri.co.uk/algaeopera.html

    in Algae Fuels

    • Narsi 4 years ago

      This sounds so surreal, and somehow in a weird way, beautiful... Amazing find Sumukhi, a pity that there are only two ways of appreciation - Good and Great. Wish there were a third - superfantabulous Look fwd to more of these

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  • Algae Powered LampScientists from Yansei and Stanford University have created an algae powered lamp where 30-nanometre wide gold electrodes were inserted into the photosynthesising organs – chloroplasts – of algal cells, thus managing to draw a small electrical current from algae during photosynthesis.

    Breathing into the handle of the lamp provides the algae with CO2, whilst the side spout allows the addition of water and release of oxygen. Placing the lamp outside in the daylight, the algae use sunlight to synthesize foods from CO2 and water

    Check out how the whole thing works from here - http://www.miket.co.uk/images/Latro.pdf

    Algae Powered Lamp Video - http://vimeo.com/30590966

    in Algae Fuels

  • Researchers Identify a Key Protein that Enables Algae Growth in  Oceansresearchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the J. Craig Venter Institute have discovered a previously unknown protein in algae that grabs an essential but scarce nutrient out of seawater, vitamin B12. They describe the protein as “the B12 cla

    Image Illustration: The protein referred to as Cobalamin acquistion protein 1 operates by binding vitamin B12 in the ocean and bringing it into algal cells, where the vitamin is needed to create another enzyme essential for growth, methionine synthase (MetH).

    in Algae Fuels

    • Narsi 4 years ago

      Interesting stuff...looks like Venter & Co are progressing...

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  • Algae ChandliersH.O.R.T.U.S. is a prototype for a new form of urban gardening.

    325 bags of algae intermingled with bioluminescent bacteria, were hung from the ceiling of the AA Front Members Room, allowing visitors to interact physically, via breath, and virtually, via smart phones.

    Both the real and emergent virtual garden were nourished by human interaction, the former by releasing CO2 into the system and furthering the production of the oxygen that fed the bacteria, and the latter by creating local and global data streams.

    Source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/madeline-schwartzman/algae-art_b_1948925.html

    in Algae Fuels

    • Narsi 4 years ago

      Wow! Absolutely cool...welcome to the world of Sustainable Art :-)...seriously, very cool

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  • This video features the low-cost cultivation of spirulina brings one answer to child malnutrition. This farm located in Madurai, State of Tamil Nadu is operated by 15 women operating 60 tanks that can produce 4 Kg of dry Spirulina/day.

    This farm is owned by an NGO- Antenna technologies headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. More details about this organisation can be found here - http://www.antenna.ch/en/

    in Sustainable Health Biotechnology

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  • Algae Products and MarketsA wide range of business possibilities

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  • Algae Product PossibilitiesDont think lowly of these tiny critters...

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  • Algae biofuels products network analysisInteresting to see such a wide range of possibilities

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  • Barack Algae ObamaFunny!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpUf2EAmHxk&feature=player_embedded

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  • The Introducing the C-1, the world's first gyroscopically stabilized rolling smart phone. This vehicle combines the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car. Offering the alternated to alternatives on an exciting and safe platform, the C-1 transforms your daily commute into something to look forward to.

    Read More: http://litmotors.com/c1/

    in Electric, Hybrid and Plug in Hybrid Electric Cars Electric and Hybrid Bikes and Bicycles

    • Emilkaravanakis 4 years ago

      Link ---http://litmotors.com/c1/--- doesn't work. This comes out: ''404 Page Not Found''

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  • The Big Boys of Algae BiofuelsFrom left to right - From left: Biofuel Digest Editor Jim Lane, Sapphire Energy Vice President of Corporate Affairs Tim Zenk, BioProcess Algae CEO Tim Burns, Cellana CEO Martin Sabarsky, Heliae CEO Dan Simon and Algenol Biofuels CEO Paul Woods (courtesy: Biodiesel Magazine - http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/8713/algae-biomass-summit-producers-say-commercialization-is-close )

    in Algae Fuels

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeCcIv2OFSA&feature=player_embedded#!

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    • Narsi 4 years ago

      Nice video Sumukhi...gives one a perspective and also an idea of our place in this world :-)

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