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Monsanto invest in algae biofuels company

Monsanto, one of the world's leading agricultural companies, have recently acquired a stake in Sapphire Energy , the US-based biofuels company that aims to produce commercial levels of algae-derived fuels by 2018.  The partnership will initially focus on genes that increase yield in algae under optimal and sub-optimal growth conditions, which is of interest to Sapphire to help...
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Tenders invited for Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group Report

On behalf of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG) sponsors, NERC and the Technology Strategy Board, we wish to engage consultants to develop a report to identify strategically important issues with high societal and environmental relevance in the area of algae commercialization projects. "The report will assess opportunities and challenges to the UK in the developing...
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Algae Biofuels and Other Industrial Applications

An Algae Biofuels Workshop entitled 'UK/Spain Algae Biofuels and Other Industrial Applications' took place recently in Madrid.  A workshop poster session was visited by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who was received and accompanied by His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturius. Cristina Garmendia, the Spanish Minister of State for Science and Innovation and Antonio...
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Mapping the seaweed resources of the Outer Hebrides

A report comissioned by Scottish Enterprise with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has just been published evaluating existing resources and the sustainable of any increase in seaweed harvesting in the Outer Hebrides.   The work focused on Asophyllum nodosum (egg rack) which is currently harvested for animal feed supplement, soil enhancement, alginate,...
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Debating the Energy Challenge

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Algal Biofuels Event

Thursday 9th June 2011 Bull Hotel, Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 1RB   My colleague spotted this event where you can learn about "new and exciting opportunities for local manufacturing, engineering and cleantech businesses in a new regional supply chain developing the production process for algae-derived biofuels, including pilot and test facilities being commissioned by...
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Webinar on funding opportunities for Industrial Biotech & SynBio

This KTN webinar provided an update on the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology, with particular focus on the remit of each competition and where applications are likely to fit best. 

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