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Enzyme discovery reveals how green microalgae produces large amounts of liquid hydrocarbons

Botryococcus braunii, a green microalgae found in freshwater ponds and lakes around the world, is a promising biofuel feedstock candidate. It produces large amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be converted into fuels, but it also grows very slowly, so is not currently considered to be economically viable as a biofuel producer. Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife have been...
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Join the debate on Algal Biofuels - Full bloom or dead in the water?

"Policy Lates" event on Algal Biofuels Thursday 28th November, 18:00 – 21:00, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU With party leaders arguing over energy bills and the Prime Minister promising to "get to grips" with green energy regulations, energy policy is currently at the forefront of both voters’ and politicians’ minds. In addition, the IPCC has...
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EnAlgae Open Day and Reception

On the 15th October the EnAlgae Project will be hosting an open day at the Centre for Sustinable Aquatic Research (CSAR), Swansea University. EnAlgae is a project funded by the INTERREG IVB NWE programme. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe via sustainable technologies for algal biomass production, bioenergy, greenhouse gas...
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Algal Biotechnology Industry Roadmap Report Published

The UK has significant academic expertise, which could help increase industry capacity to culture and extract products from algae in an economic and environmentally sustainable manner. Last year, two stakeholder roadmapping workshops were held to gauge current and future opportunities conducive to creating a sustainable and robust algal biotechnology...
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Algal SPARK Awards- Apologies for the slight delay

For those who don't know _connect is about to be updated. This has meant a slight delay in the uploading of documentation for the Algal SPARKS on to the website and currently we are unable to accept online submissions to the  competition. Any issues with _connect will hopefully be solved within the next week. In order not to add to the delay further if you follow the  link ...
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SGI and ExxonMobil to collaborate to develop algae biofuels

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) has announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels. The new agreement is a basic science research program that focuses on developing algal strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology. In June 2009, SGI and ExxonMobil announced a research and...
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NERC AB SIG Knowledge Exchange Fellow

After serving a successful year as the AB SIG KE Fellow Joanne Pitt has a new full time post at SAMS as their KE manager so the AB SIG is seeking a new KE fellow for the next 2 years. The post requires a whole systems, interdisciplinary approach to Algal Bioenergy and the ability to transfer knowledge from all relevant academia, Centres and units into industry.   The KE Fellow...
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Algal Industry Roadmap Launch and Algal SPARK Awards

We are pleased to confirm the following speakers at the Roadmap Launch event on the 3rd June. Prof Mike Cowling, the Chief Scientific Officer of The Crown Estate will give a brief introduction to the Roadmap followed by a more in-depth analysis by the roadmap authors Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley and Dr Brenda Parker from Adapt. The programme also includes talks from a range of different...
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Programme for UK Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards launch confirmed

The programme for the launch event for the Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards,which is a free event and is due to take place on the 3rd June in London, has now been confirmed. The event will take the following format   1.00pm Registration and lunch 2.00pm Introduction from the AB SIG Funders - Chris Franklin (NERC) and Merlin Goldman (TSB) 2.15pm ...
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Algal Technologies Industry Roadmap and SPARK Award Launch

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB SIG), following two successful Roadmap Events in 2012, will launch its the Algal Technologies Industry Roadmap Report at an event on Monday 3rd June 2013. Together with the Report a series of SPARK Awards will also be announced. The Event is free to attend and will be held at the Ironmongers Hall, Shaftesbury Place, London starting at 1.00...
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NETWORKS IN INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENERGY

BBSRC recently announced their call on Netwroks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy  /web/bbsrc-nibb  The purpose of the call is to foster links in industrial biotechnology between academics and industry through a range of approaches including genomic, systems and synthetic biology as well as the underpinning sciences such as biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism and...
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Seaweed to bioethanol- Chinese and US companies announce plans for collaboration

China's Xunshan Group, the world's largest grower of brown seaweed, will work with Bio Architecture Lab, a US biotechnology company, to convert seaweed into renewable chemicals, fuel and other products for both the Chinese and global market. The two companies want to develop a biorefinery approach to seaweed biofuel/animal feed/commodity chemical production. More info can be...
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Algaculture for Biotechnology Training Course

If you're currently working in algaculture, biotechnology or biofuels, or you require an understanding of the incredible potential of algae for pharmaceutical, neutraceutical or industrial uses, this hands-on two-day course provides a solid introduction for you.   Delivered by leading algal scientists from http://www.ccap.ac.uk/ (the Culture Collection of Algae...
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Synthetic Biology - a solution to algal bioenergy?

We know that there are still many challenges to large scale production of algae for bioenergy. We also predict that many of the companies hoping to achieve this might utilise non-energy uses first to generate revenue or move to a biorefinery model. We also expect experience of algae cultivation to be built up through its use in waste water cleanup. However, could synthetic biology be the...
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Transportation fuels from algae

In February, the DoE Biomass Program announced a $14 million programme to develop transportation fuels from algae . Two areas are covered: 1) development and demonstration of integrated cultivation and recycling technologies for algal biomass production that demonstrate minimal water and external nutrient inputs and/or the use of waste/effluent nutrients, and 2) establishment of Regional...
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AB SIG launch their Strategy Research Agenda

A new report from the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG) highlights the benefits of cultivating and using both macroalgae (seaweed) and microalgae (microscopic floating plants such as phytoplankton) in a wide range of products. It also identifies some of the research that should be done to understand and manage the potential impacts on the Earth’s environmental...
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Biofuels, Science and Society Conference, 27-29th March 2012, Durham University

The Biofuels, Science and Society Conference takes place at Durham University. The first of its kind, the conference draws on the exceptional interdisciplinarity of The Institute of Advanced Study  and Durham Energy Institute . The Biofuels, Science and Society Conference 2012 will centre on five main themes within the biofuels debate: Securing Energy in the Future ...
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SUPERGEN Bioenergy challenge

EPSRC have a call open looking for Expressions of Interest for their Supergen Bioenergy Hub. They are interested in the next generation of Bioenergy. More information can be found at http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/bioenergyworkshop.aspx    
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New Report by The Crown Estate on products from seaweed

The Crown Estate have just publish their new report on Product options for the processing of marine macroalgae, it can be found at http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/marine/marine-research/energy-research/
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The Crown Estate Macro-algae Biomass Forum Meeting 15th December 2011

The next meeting of the Macro-algae Forum will be held on Thursday 15th December  at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ, with tea and coffee at 9.30 for a circa 10.am start. Lunch will be provided as we anticipate going on into the afternoon, depending on the agenda items proposed. The meeting will not extend beyond 3.30pm   Agenda   ...
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Closing date announced by NERC for AB SIG Research Fellowships

NERC has now taken the decision to close the call for the research fellowships connected to the AB SIG. All applications must be recieved by 16.00pm on the 8th December 2011. Further information can be found at  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/algal/events.asp and http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/algal/events/documents/absig-ao.pdf
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Job Opportunities in Irish Company

  Aer Sustainable Energy Ltd in Ireland are a company producing enzymes for the hydrolysis of algae. There are a number of opportunities for graduates at both BSc and PhD level. More information can be found at Researcher (post-doc) ...
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Re:A few weeks left to get involved in the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative

This is a follow up to an article posted by John Sime on the Renewable and Sustainable Bioproducts site. Basically its a reminder that the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI) is currently seeking expressions of interest from Europe's bio-energy industrial community to help establish a clear picture of its interest and readiness to participate in new public-private...
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Request for possible partners in FP7 Energy Call

The AB SIG has had a request from András Kovács who represents a small private R&D company (QS Biodiesel Ltd, registered in UK and Hu) and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics,  Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering. www.qsbiodiesel.com . Their main interest is to make the extraction and conversion of oil more efficient and less...
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European partnership to unlock the potential of algal bioenergy

A major €14 million initiative is bringing experts from across North West Europe together to develop the potential of algae as a source of sustainable energy. The four-year transnational Energetic Algae – or EnAlgae – project, led by Swansea University (Wales, UK), is a strategic initiative funded by the INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programme via the European...
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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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