• For algae that require an external source of vitamin B 12 , they provide convincing evidence of an algal-bacterial symbiosis in which algal carbon-rich exudates are exchanged for the vitamin produced by the bacteria. (nature.com)
  • President Obama s reference to algae in his Thursday energy speech drew flak over the weekend from Newt Gingrich, who called it weird before calling algal biofuel a terrific concept. (freerepublic.com)
  • They did not propose a timeline for development of an algal energy industry, but they identified a potential Achilles Heel of algal biofuels: up to 350 gallons of fresh water would be needed to produce one gallon of oil from algae. (freerepublic.com)
  • Provides also information on taxonomy of river-inhabiting algal groups, including phylogeny, distribution, collection, preservation and description of the most representative genera of algae in river benthic algal communities. (springer.com)
  • The book also approaches the ecology of river algae not to mention the ecological factors influencing abundance, distribution and diversity of river benthic algal communities and their use as bio-indicators, providing an up-to-date information on taxonomy, ecology, methodology and uses, and a great source of research to everyone interested in freshwater algae, limnology, water quality assessment and biodiversity in river ecosystems. (springer.com)
  • After testing more than 3,000 types of algae, the program concluded that the high-yielding plant, if produced in large enough amounts, could replace fossil fuels for home heating and transportation purposes. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The soil provided, among other nutrients, an unrecognized source of vitamins, making it possible to culture most species of algae. (nature.com)
  • In: Borowitzka MA, Moheimani NR (eds) Algae for biofuels and energy. (springer.com)
  • The Obama Administration has already sunk $25 million into a Florida company Alganol Biofuels that is building an algae biorefinery using a patented technology that promises to streamline the process of extracting oils from algae so they be converted to ethanol. (freerepublic.com)
  • Obama s remarks rest on a 2011 study by the Energy Department s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which found that 17 percent of U.S. oil imports could be displaced by domestic biofuels from algae. (freerepublic.com)
  • Many in the Midwest biofuels industry are looking to algae as the next big feedstock for renewable energy. (agweb.com)
  • In fact, some have forecasted that algae could produce 5,000 gallons of biodiesel per acre, a much higher rate of return than other biofuels. (agweb.com)
  • She received the Intel award for investigating 'artificial selection for its potential to increase algae oil yields, which is essential for algae to become an economically feasible source of biofuel. (asme.org)
  • In a bid to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil, Spanish energy company All-gas is spending over $15 million to research biofuel sourced from the algae that grows in sewers. (gas2.org)
  • The Aquatic Species Program run by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, researched high oil-output algae for biofuel. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The algae produced have the potential to be used for advanced biofuel production, high quality animal feed or a biomass for energy production, Becker says. (agweb.com)
  • Algae comprise a taxonomically informal grouping of many simple, aquatic organisms as well as those living in damp habitats such as damp rock faces, tree trunks, moss hummocks or damp soil. (thecanadianencyclopedia.com)
  • Already a scourge in New Zealand and parts of the American South and West, the aquatic algae called "rock snot" is creeping into New England, where it is turning up in pristine rivers and alarming fishermen and wildlife biologists. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The algae has the potential to bloom into thick masses with long stalks, blanketing the bottoms of some streams, threatening aquatic insect and fish populations by smothering food sources. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In each case, the cause was a microscopic aquatic plant known as phytoplankton, or algae. (nasa.gov)
  • Under the leadership of aquatic biologist Dr. Bob Sheath, the lab is responsible for taxonomic identification of soft algae species, as well as other projects used to build taxonomic algea infrastructure for the state. (csusm.edu)
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy's (GPRE) 50 million gallon ethanol facility in Shenandoah, Iowa, recently unveiled a pilot project that will produce algae that could be used for biodiesel production, and clean up carbon emissions in the process. (agweb.com)
  • Researchers will use carbon dioxide (CO2) from the plant's ethanol production to feed an algae producing technology called Grower Harvester, developed by BioProcess Algae. (agweb.com)
  • Adopting this algae process could help the ethanol plant achieve carbon neutrality and it may even be possible to become carbon negative. (agweb.com)
  • Some species of green algae, particularly of genera Trebouxia of the class Trebouxiophyceae and Trentepohlia (class Ulvophyceae ), can be found in symbiotic associations with fungi to form lichens . (wikipedia.org)
  • Many loricariid catfish of South America, such as genera Otocinclus , Ancistrus , and Plecostomus , constantly graze algae and biofilm , although many species of "plecos", which attain an adult length of over 10 inches, eat much less frequently as they near adulthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • IDEM samples for blue-green algae and analyzes those samples for the type and quantity of blue-green algae present and for the following toxins which may be produced by certain types of blue-green algae: microcystin, cylindrospermopsin (only done if species that produce it are present),anatoxin-a, and saxitoxin. (in.gov)
  • A recent, independent sampling done by a researcher at the University of Alberta found several products containing natural sourced blue-green algae with microcystin levels which exceed those considered safe for daily consumption by both Health Canada and the World Health Organization. (chiro.org)
  • Alga (or its plural, algae) may be the miracle element in the search for a more environmentally-friendly, mass-produced product that can be converted into fuel. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Viridiplantae, together with red algae and glaucophyte algae, form the supergroup Primoplantae, also known as Archaeplastida or Plantae sensu lato . (wikipedia.org)
  • An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large it's visible from space. (pbs.org)
  • But Obama had political reasons to promote algae in Florida, the sunny, swampy, politically-volatile state he carried in 2008. (freerepublic.com)
  • Making matters worse the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flushes this toxic algae down to the estuaries, where the algae and nutrients worsen red tide. (biologicaldiversity.org)
  • Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (apnews.com)
  • Charter boat captain Dave Spangler holds a sample of algae from Maumee Bay in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (apnews.com)
  • There are three species in this genus with the Chinese algae eater , Gyrinocheilus aymonieri , the most common. (wikipedia.org)
  • OTTAWA - As a precaution, Health Canada is advising consumers that products containing blue-green algae may contain toxins harmful to the liver and, despite recent, unfounded reports that they can be used as a treatment for Attention DeficitDisorder (ADD), these products should not be given to children. (chiro.org)
  • Some species of blue-green algae naturally produce toxins known as microcystins. (chiro.org)
  • As aresult, these toxins may potentially be present as contaminants in products made from blue-green algae. (chiro.org)
  • What are blue-green algae and why do they contain naturally-occurring toxins? (chiro.org)
  • The toxins are then stored in the algae cell-like structure. (chiro.org)
  • Without scientific testing, there is no way to detect the presence or level of toxins in the algae. (chiro.org)
  • NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports on Florida's state of emergency after a vast algae bloom bedevils Florida's Treasure Coast just north of West Palm Beach. (msnbc.com)
  • But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel. (gas2.org)
  • Scientists have been studying this oil for decades to convert it into algae biodiesel -- a fuel that burns cleaner and more efficiently than petroleum. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Let's find out more about what makes biodiesel from algae so exciting. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In the 50 years since its introduction, Acanthophora spicifera has become one of the most successful and abundant algae on Hawaiian reef flats. (hawaii.edu)
  • This alga s plastic morphology has allowed it to adapt to different conditions and invade a diversity of habitats. (hawaii.edu)
  • Marine Red Algae of the Hawaiian Islands. (hawaii.edu)
  • The ecological invasion of Hawaiian reefs by two marine red algae, Acanthophora spicifera (Vahl) B erg. (hawaii.edu)
  • Algae eaters are important for the fishkeeping hobby and many are commonly kept by hobbyists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Golden algae is also commonly used to refer to a single species, Prymnesium parvum, which causes fish kills. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecological studies of the alga, Acanthophora spicifera (Vahl) B erg. (hawaii.edu)
  • The authors consider 17 percent a viable number based on optimal land and water and geographic placement of algae farms. (freerepublic.com)
  • Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (apnews.com)
  • But our focus is solely on efficiently growing algae and sequestering the CO2 at this point," he adds. (agweb.com)
  • An AP investigation finds algae has become a serious hazard in all 50 states. (apnews.com)
  • Many algae must take up vitamin B 12 (like animals) whereas many others do not (like plants) 1 , and there is no evolutionary pattern to these requirements. (nature.com)
  • Sapphire Energy has built the world's first large-scale farm to grow algae and produce crude oil. (gas2.org)
  • Clean water and clean fuels are two of the most pressing issues humanity faces in the coming decade, and Algae Systems may have the solution to both. (gas2.org)
  • The Algenist Algae Brightening Mask combines six different kinds of micro and macro algae with other active ingredients in a water base. (sephora.com)
  • Partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board's Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Primary Algae Laboratory is the only lab in the State of California to collect and catalog fresh water algae samples. (csusm.edu)