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US20120021497 HYDRODYNAMIC EXTRACTION OF OILS FROM PHOTOSYNTHETIC CULTURES  
The presently described invention relates to the method of extraction of oils from photosynthetic cultures using hydrodynamic cavitation technology for the production of biofuels or other...
US20120288930 Lipid Pathway Modification in Oil-Bearing Microorganisms  
The invention provides methods of modifying the lipids produced by microbial organisms through genetic engineering. The invention also provides genetically engineered microbes and methods of...
US20130244309 Algal Floway (AGF) System for Economical and Efficient Harvesting of Algal Biomass and Method of Use  
The present disclosure includes algal floway (AGF) systems for continuous, specific, economical, and efficient harvesting of algae biomass.
US20120323029 Methods, Biological Oils, Biofuels, Units, and Organisms Related to Use in Compression Engines  
Methods, biological oils, biofuels, units, and/or organisms directed to use in compression engines. A method of producing biological oils includes producing an organism and having the organism...
US20120252104 ENERGY EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF ENCLOSED MICROALGAE CULTIVATOR  
The present invention provides methods and systems for energetically efficient and economically viable temperature regulation of the environment within commercial scale enclosed microalgae...
US20130095544 Pond System for Algae Growth and Harvesting  
Management of a pond for algae growth and harvesting is facilitated by use of a cover system. The cover system can include one or more types of cover portions for management of various...
US20140011263 Photobioreactor Cell Culture Systems, Methods for Pre-Conditioning Photosynthetic Organisms, and Cultures of Photosynthetic Organisms Produced Thereby  
Certain embodiments of the invention involve methods and systems for preselecting, adapting, and preconditioning one or more species of photosynthetic organisms, such as algae, to specific...
US20140017728 PROCESS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE WATER REUSE, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, FERMENTATION AND PRODUCTS OF AN ETHANOL FERMENTATION PLANT  
A method of hydrothermally treating stillage by heating stillage to 200 degrees F. to 350 degrees F., altering physicochemical properties of the stillage, enabling facile separation of the...
US20140356931 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE CULTURE OF MICROALGAE  
Described is a method for the culture of microalgae, comprising: providing a consortium of at least two living species of microalgae; culturing under illumination the consortium in a controllable...
US20120231513 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CULTURING ALGAE WITH BIVALVES  
Provided herein are systems and methods for extracting lipids and/or producing biofuel from algae in marine and freshwater environments, wherein algae and bivalves are co-cultured in a system of...
US20110081706 Method and system for efficient harvesting of microalgae and cyanobacteria  
The high-speed centrifugation heretofore required for harvesting micro algae and cyanobacteria cultured for biofuels and other co-products is a major cost constraint. Mixing algae/cyanobacteria at...
US20130205450 CULTIVATION OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC ORGANISMS  
One aspect of the invention features a photobioreactor including at least one plate held in a frame and having a substantially flat surface, a collection tank for holding photysynthetic culture...
US20110047863 Production of Oil in Microorganisms  
The invention provides methods of manufacturing biodiesel and other oil-based compounds using glycerol and combinations of glycerol and other feedstocks as an energy source in fermentation of...
US20120295337 ALGAE CULTURE SYSTEM  
A microalgae culture system that provides greater control of a culture due to distribution and the shape of its components. The system allows for the possibility to incorporate gases into the...
US20110236958 Multistory Bioreaction System for Enhancing Photosynthesis  
The present invention relates to a multistory system for using waste carbon dioxide and waste heat to facilitate cultivation of photosynthetic organisms. In particular, the present invention...
US20110197317 MULTISTORY BIOREACTION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING PHOTOSYNTHESIS  
The present invention relates to a multistory system for using waste carbon dioxide and waste heat to facilitate cultivation of photosynthetic organisms. In particular, the present invention...
US20120129243 Algae Producing Trough System  
A trough lining assembly is placed in a series of troughs at a biomass processing facility. The trough lining assembly includes a waterproof liner that lies against the sides of a trough, an...
US20110016773 METHODS FOR GROWING AND HARVESTING ALGAE AND METHODS OF USE  
Methods for increasing the growth and biomass of algae and algae lipids by growing the algae in the presence of a polycationic substance such as soluble or insoluble chitosan and/or chitin are...
US20120021496 METHOD FOR CIRCULATORY CULTIVATING PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROALGAE  
A circulatory photobioreactor is provided. The circulatory photobioreactor comprises a first cultivating part, a second cultivating part and a pump part connecting the first cultivating part and...
US20110076747 Algae Producing Trough System  
A trough lining assembly is placed in a series of troughs at a biomass processing facility. The trough lining assembly includes a waterproof liner that lies against the sides of a trough, an...
US20130273620 METHODS FOR ALTERING LIPIDS IN ALGAE AND YEAST  
The present disclosure relates to methods of increasing lipid levels in an algal or yeast cell population, methods of producing saturated or monounsaturated triacylglycerols in an algal or yeast...
US20140011246 Methods for Harvesting and Processing Biomass  
A system and method for harvesting and processing algae, the system and method including harvesting algae by mechanical or chemical system and processing the harvested algae to produce at least...
US20120288917 ALGAE GROWTH SYSTEM  
The invention includes a bioreactor system for growing a photosynthetic culture in an aqueous liquid and harvesting the photosynthetic culture. The present invention further relates to a method...
US20130004993 Green Chemical Process to Produce Natural Products  
Methods for producing and obtaining natural products from microbial amplification chambers are described. This approach utilizes the concept of green chemistry to synthesize and extract the marine...
US20110296551 PLANT MITOCHONDRIA TRANSFORMATION METHOD  
Method for heterologous RNA species and protein production in plant cell mitochondria comprising introducing into plant cells nucleic acid components that encode heterologous proteins/RNAS under...
US20130065313 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TOOLS FOR ALGAL ENGINEERING  
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the genetic manipulation of Algal cells. The compositions and methods allow enhanced transfer of genetic material into Algal cells and...
US20150147801 METHOD OF PROMOTING GROWTH OF GREEN ALGAE  
Provided is a method of culturing green algae which promotes the growth of the green algae which is in a state of being a green swarm cell by irradiating the green algae that accumulate...
US20150140642 METHOD OF PROMOTING GROWTH OF GREEN ALGAE  
Provided is a method of culturing green algae which promotes the growth of the green algae which is in a state of being a green swarm cell by irradiating the green algae that accumulate...
US20130177967 METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF ALGAL CELLS, AND KIT FOR EVALUATION OF TOXICITY OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE  
The present invention provides a method for preparing algal cells used for evaluating a toxicity of a chemical substance by delayed luminescence, the method comprising the step of freezing algal...
US20130052719 PHOTOBIOREACTOR FOR MASS CULTURE OF MICROALGAE, AND METHOD FOR CULTURING MICROALGAE BY USING SAME  
The present invention relates to a photobioreactor for mass culture of microalgae. The present invention provides a photobioreactor for mass culture of microalgae, comprising: a culture container...
US20110312062 PHOTOBIOREACTOR SYSTEM FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF MICROORGANISMS  
A photobioreactor system for mass production of microorganisms is disclosed. Water with microorganisms suspended therein is sprayed through a nozzle to create droplets. These droplets have a high...
US20120282676 Compositions and Methods for Enhancing Lipid Production in Marine Microalgae  
Methods for enhancing lipid production and growth rate of marine algae are provided.
US20130029404 PHOTOBIOREACTOR IN A CLOSED ENVIRONMENT FOR CULTIVATING PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICRO-ORGANISMS  
The invention relates to a photobioreactor for cultivating photosynthetic micro-organisms, comprising: a) at least one cultivation container (1) for containing the culture medium (3) of the...
US20150166947 METHOD OF PROMOTING GROWTH OF GREEN ALGAE  
Provided is a method of promoting the growth of green algae which promotes the growth of the green algae which is in a state of being a green swarm cell by irradiating the green algae that...
US20120184021 METHOD FOR EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLING HARMFUL ORGANISMS IN LARGE-SCALE CULTURE OF MICROALGAE  
A method for effectively controlling harmful organisms in the large-scale culture of microalgae comprises the following steps: (1) determining the harmful organism species causing contamination to...
US20120220018 Method for Nutrient Pre-Loading of Microbial Cells  
A method is provided for supporting the growth of selected microbial cells and for obstructing the growth of contaminants in a non-sterile system. In the method, the microbial cells are pre-loaded...
US20100330653 Method for Nutrient Pre-Loading of Microbial Cells  
A method is provided for supporting the growth of selected microbial cells and for obstructing the growth of contaminants in a non-sterile system. In the method, the microbial cells are pre-loaded...
US20120202242 System and Method for Non-Sterile Heterotrophic Algae Growth  
A system and method for non-sterile heterotrophic algae growth is provided. The system includes a first Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR), kept under sterile conditions, for mixing a full...
US20130196394 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR BACTERIAL LYSIS AND NEUTRAL LIPID PRODUCTION  
A cyanobactenum that produces neutral lipids or alkanes, such as FAME OR FAEE, which may be used for biofuel production.
US20120295336 Microalgae Cultivation System for Cold Climate Conditions  
A system and method are provided for growing microalgae in cold climate areas. The system includes an expanding Plug Flow Reactor with a plurality of ponds used to grow algae by mixing a culture...
US20130109078 Methods For Harvesting Biomass  
A method of harvesting biomass in an aqueous solution, where the method includes mixing an organic coagulant or flocculant with a solution comprising biomass and water.
US20130224841 METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING SYNERGISM BETWEEN RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION AND FOSSIL ENERGY PRODUCTION  
A method and system for synergism between a renewable energy system and a fossil energy system for the production of marketable energy forms. Fossil-energy-assisted, renewable energy production or...
US20140212955 CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MADE OF ALGAE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THEREOF  
The present disclosure describes use of filamentous algae to form insulating construction materials which provide thermal and noise insulation. Algae from the order Zygnematales, the...
US20110083360 IMMOBILIZED RESINS FOR ALGAL OIL EXTRACTION  
A reverse phase extraction method for the recovery of triglycerides from aqueous slurries of algae is described herein. The present invention discloses the use of immobilized anion exchange and...
US20120058542 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING ALGAL BIOMASS  
The invention relates to systems and methods for regulating algal biomass in offshore waters near an oil and gas production platform. The systems of the invention encompasses a plurality of...
US20130164796 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTAMINANT REMOVAL FROM A MICROALGAE CULTURE  
Systems and methods for the removal of contaminants from a liquid culture microalgae and/or cyanobacteria comprise an let tube, a pump, a gas injector, a vertical chamber, and/or a collection...
US20150093806 Method for Photoculturing and Harvesting Microalgae  
The present invention relates to a method for photoculturing and harvesting microalgae, and more particularly to a method for photoculturing and harvesting microalgae, in which a light emitting...
US20130183732 Compositions and Methods for Culturing Microorganisms  
This disclosure provides compositions and methods for culturing microorganisms. The disclosure includes mixtures of different microorganisms, especially mixtures of cyanobacteria with fermentative...
US20110023565 GROWING AQUATIC BIOMASS, AND PRODUCING BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK AND BIOCRUDE THEREFROM  
A method for producing biomass and sequestering greenhouse gas includes providing a greenhouse gas, providing light energy, and growing algae in a growth container with the greenhouse gas and the...
US20110003357 CONVERSION OF ALGAE TO LIQUID METHANE, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Systems and methods for converting algae to liquid methane are disclosed. The system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an algae cultivator, an anaerobic digester operatively...