Where Does Algae Stand Today? 2nd Algae Industry Survey Pinpoints Directions for Further Growth.

September 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Where Does Algae Stand Today? 2nd Algae Industry Survey Pinpoints Directions for Further Growth.

3rd Algae World Asia

CMT is honored to again work with dedicated Algae evangelist Dr. Mark Edwards, Director of GreenIndependence.org on yet another algae Industry Survey report, that collates input from scientists, academics and practitioners who share their views on growth of algae industry and its future directions.

Some of the key issues identified in the industry survey are:

  • Stable production systems
  • Lack of trained personnel
  • Strain selection
  • Ideal location for Algae project
  • Costs

Survey responses came from over 50 countries with many from Europe, Asia, U.S., the Pacific Rim, India and the Middle East and included scientists, project developers, academics and practitioners, at all stages of knowledge and experience in the industry.

As a prelude to the 3rd Algae World Asia conference to be held on the 19 & 20 October in Singapore, we are now making this 2nd Algae Industry Survey report available to all!

To obtain your complimentary copy of “Algae World 2010 Industry Survey” report, simply provide your details in the form below.

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OriginOil Delivers Single-Step Extraction™ System to MBD

September 20, 2010 | 16 Comments

Further to our previous blog on OriginOil and MBD Energy (see below), OriginOil announced on 2 Sep that it is ready to ship a Single-Step Extraction™ System to MBD, the second delivery in its multi-phase commercialization agreement.

“We look forward to now using the equipment we’ve purchased from OriginOil to finalize preparations for our 1 hectare Bio CCS algalsynthesizer test facility we’re about to construct at Tarong Power Station in Queensland. If performance tests go to plan we expect to laterexpand the 1 hectare synthesizer to 80 hectares at which point we hope to produce approximately 10,000 tonnes of oil per year.” saidAndrew Lawson, Managing Director at MBD Energy Ltd.

Once it achieves success in the first test phase, MBD will purchase significantly larger systems to serve its power station projects inAustralia, beginning with the 1 hectare algal synthesizer test plant at Tarong Power Station in South Eastern Queensland, and potentiallyexpanding to full production at all three of MBD’s power station project sites in Australia.

Source: http://www.originoil.com/company-news/originoil-delivers-second-product-to-strategic-customer.html#more-3563

Hear directly from Executives from OriginOil and MBD Energy as they share their views on algae-based bioenergy developments at the 3rd Algae World Asia. In addition, we have also included topical sessions on algae carbon capture solution from a cement and power company’s perspectives.

  • Growing Algae from Stack Gas Emissions at a Cement Plant
    Mr. Martin Vroegh, Environment Manager, St Marys Cement Inc.
  • Challenges of a Power Company in the New Climate Order
    Dr. Krishna Gupta, Managing Director, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd
  • Technological Development of Algal Carbon Capture and Storage
    Mr. Tony St Clair, Agribusiness Manager, MBD Energy Limited
  • The Big Algae Build-Out: Why should CO2 Generators Participate and How?
    Mr. Paul Reep, Senior Technical Advisor, OriginOil, Inc

For more information about 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October – Singapore, or send your enquiry to leelin@cmtsp.com.sg

JOil’s 1 million tissue-cultured jatropha plants. More on JOil at JatrophaWorld 2010.

September 13, 2010 | 6 Comments

In Singapore, JOil announced a contract with Indian plant biotech company KF Bioplants in which KFB will produce and deliver an initial volume of one million tissue-culture derived Jatropha curcas plants using JOil’s proprietary tissue culture technology by 2011. JOil is using material from its own global germplasm collection. JOil, in partnership with Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, has developed a protocol which enables the production of millions of true to type clones through tissue culture.

This protocol has been tested on a small scale at KFB and other international tissue culture facilities, and the new project will be the first commercial production of Jatropha curcas using tissue culture technology.

Source: http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2010/08/23/1-million-tissue-cultured-jatropha-plants-joil-kf-bioplants/, 23 Aug 2010

For more information on JOil’s Jatropha projects, listen to Joil’s Dr Hong Yan’s  presentation on Breeding and Producing Elite Seedlings for Jatropha Plantation, at JatrophaWorld 2010 in Rotterdam on 6-7 October 2010.

Click here for latest agenda.

Meet top Biomass industry traders, producers and industry experts at Biomass Pellets Trade Asia conference in Jakarta.

September 12, 2010 | 18 Comments

This is your last chance to register & network with Biomass Pellets Trade Asia’s excellent mix of industry attendees from 27 to 29 September in Jakarta.

Already confirmed are various participants from Asia (60%), Australia & New Zealand (6%), and Europe (34%). The key industry breakdown is as follows:

Biomass Pellets Trade Asia 2010

At Biomass Pellets Trade Asia, your networking experience will continue beyond the conference room. On top of 8 hours of dedicated networking time, we are proud to invite you on our specially organized extras:

  • Post conference workshop on “Torrefaction Technologies and Economics”, &
  • “Site visit to wood pellets” production plant near Jakarta.

Click here for the full two-day agenda or email reema@cmtsp.com.sg today for information on last minute registrations.

Algae Biofuel Technology Developer OriginOil makes first sale to Carbon Capture and Recycling (CCR) Solution Provider, MBD Energy Ltd.

September 1, 2010 | 18 Comments

Recently, OriginOil notified MBD Energy that it is ready to ship a Quantum Fracturing System, designed to maximize algae CO2 absorption with minimal energy, to MBD Energy’s research and development facility at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. The company’s Single-Step Extraction™ System, designed to efficiently separate algae oil from its biomass, will be the next deliverable and will trigger another payment under the purchase order.

In May, the parties agreed on a multi-phase commercialization program under which OriginOil will supply MBD Energy with its algae-to-oil technology platform in progressively larger installations. Subject to the success of the initial test phase, MBD will purchase significantly larger systems to serve its power station projects in Australia, beginning with a one-hectare pilot plant at Tarong Power Station in South Eastern Queensland, and expanding to full production sites at all three of MBD’s power station projects in Australia.

According to MBD Energy, each of its power station projects has the potential to grow to 80-hectare commercial plants, each capable of producing 11 million liters of oil for plastics and transport fuel, and 25,000 tonnes of drought‐proof animal feed annually.  MBD Energy estimates that the projects will eventually consume more than half of each power station’s flue-gas emissions.

Read full article on OriginOil Announces Revenue from First Customer

OriginOil thinks that the big driver for algae today is carbon storage. Big energy, mining and industrial groups must reduce their CO2 emission and algae can hlep them do this at very low expense. Algae costs millions not billions, and that is very attractive right now. CO2 generators’ involvement seems to be the most feasible way of building massive algae developments!

OriginOil and MBD Energy are among the top speakers addressing the 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October in Singapore where they will share on carbon capture solution using algae.

For more information about 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October – Singapore, send your enquiry to leelin@cmtsp.com.sg