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Algae biofuel can help meet world energy needs

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:21

Microalgae-based biofuel has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world`s energy demands, scientists say.

Algae a viable source to produce cheaper biofuel

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 14:23

At a time when scientists the world over are experimenting with making cheaper alternative energies for our future, a team of scientists has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross the gap and come closer to reality.

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 68% more than petroleum counterparts: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:29

A recent study has revealed that algae-derived biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 68 percent, as compared to petroleum fuels.

New technique to track algae developed

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:08

Scientists have developed a new technique to detect and monitor algae in aquatic systems.

Now, food helmet that keeps you alive by feeding you algae

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 22:38

Two artists have developed a suit that grows food while the person donning it, goes about their daily routine.

Algae could make Australia `rich with oil`: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:13

Australia could become a major oil exporter like the Middle East if it starts farming native algae, claims a new study.

Algae could be fuel for your car in the future

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 10:55

A scientist, who is working to find an alternative for oil, has placed his bets on algae to become the fuel of the future.

China`s biggest ever algal bloom turns Yellow sea green

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 10:08

China’s Yellow sea has been hit by the largest ever growth of alga with vast waves of green growth washing onto it shores. It is the largest ever recorded Algal bloom recorded in China.

Algae being engineered to make `wonder material` for biofuels

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 15:53

Scientists behind a new project believed that they have reached an advanced stage in their effort to turn algae into solar-powered factories for producing the "wonder material" nanocellulose.

Nitrogen pollution drives harmful algae growth

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 13:03

Nitrogen in oceans fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic algae species harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study.

Engineered blue-green algae use sunlight to make fuel

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 13:22

Chemists have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics, which is the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.

`Green algae chows down on other plants`

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 21:44

Green algae break down other plant materials and slurp them up as food when deprived of other sources of energy, a new finding that could be useful in making bio-diesel.