As 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!
Automobile 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.
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?
An 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.
in Algae Fuels
Scientists 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 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
H.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.
in Algae Fuels
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 Algae Fuels
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/
From 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
Latest pictures and videos from cleantech
|See Random Updates|
Latest CleanTech Video View All
UK Center for Applied Energy Research algae press conference
Recent Questions @ CleanTick
- How I Can get the Retrodynamic Formula Effect?
- Algae Biodiesel Production
- Young Guns from IIT Bombay Work on Maximising Returns from Chillers
- PowerWall - what are your thoughts?
- I need this any one pl
- biomass productivity
- protein content in algae
- Anacardic Acid
- Mahindra & Mahindra announces hydrogen fuel cell research centre in India
- Microsoft to combine data centres and renewable power generation
- Malaria vaccine from the teats of genetically altered goats
- EVs: How green are they?
- Biodiesel extracted from sea algae set to propel vehicles in India
- Researchers see new uses for humble algae
- Avinor and Aena study role of biofuels in aviation
- Airlines raring to adopt biofuels in pursuit of carbon-neutral growth
- A promising source for biofuel: Methyl ketones
- 16-year old works with US Air Force on algae biofuel
Recent Videos View All
- UK Center For Applied Energy Research Algae Press Conference The Video Features A Press Conference To Announce A Partnership...
- Algae Carbon Capture At The University Of Kentucky University Of Kentucky Researchers Are Looking At The Potential Of...
- Low Cost Photo Biorector System For Cultivation Of Micro Algae Srinivas Gogineni's Technology Is A Photo Bioreactor For The Cultivation...
- India's First Micro Algae Biodiesel Vehicle India Witnessed The Test-drive Of The Country’s First Vehicle Running...
- Volkswagen Partners With Amyris And Solazyme Volkswagen Will Work With Solazyme And Amyris To Evaluate Emissions...
- Airborne Wind Turbine Makani Power Is Developing An Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT) To...
- Research At Montana State University For Algal Biofuel Biofuels Are A Broad Assortment Of Fuels That In One...
- NMSU Working To Develop Aviation Fuel Made From Algae New Mexico State University's First "Research Rally" Was Celebrated Dec....
- Algae Fuel Could Become Inexpensive Alternative Spain Based BFS- Biofuel Systems, Pumps CO2 Into Tubes Filled...
- The Life Of Algae This Short Video Takes A Look At The Cultivation Of...