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Algae Industry Magazine: Ohio Passes Law to Recognize Algaculture

March 4, 2012 — State of Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law House Bill 276 defining the production of algae, Algaculture, as agriculture in the Ohio Revised Code. Sponsored by Representative Jim Buchy and former Representative and current Senator, Lou Gentile, HB 276 received extraordinary bi-partisan support and was passed unanimously in both …

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Ohio Ag Net: Algae: The New Biofuel?

By Ty Higgins | October 21, 2011 In Marysville, Algaeventure is working on new technologies that use algae to make products like plastics, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and possibly fuels. See how algae could be a nice complement to much of Ohio agriculture.

Biorefining Magazine: High Risk, High Reward

The U.S. DOE’s Advance Research Projects Agency-Energy targets the “white space” of existing energy research. By Erin Voegele | September 2011 A unique development program housed under the U.S. Department of Defense has achieved a rich history of game-changing technological innovation since its inception in the 1950s. That program, now known as the Defense Advanced …

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Algae News: How an Algae Company is Working to Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms in Nature

In the quest to find cheap and abundant sources of energy, many companies and research organizations have turned to algae. Much of their research has been focused on maximizing algal growth. However, increased algal growth can often become harmful if in a natural setting. One algae company, Algaeventure Systems, is actually looking at ways to …

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10 Hot Algae Extraction Technologies (and 5 Stealth Projects to keep an eye on)

Algae industry awash in new technologies to address key commercialization barrier: will they pluck algae, and the algae industry, out of the water? Last month in the Digest we ranked “Algae extraction” at #5 on the list of “Transformers” – technologies that would rock the bio world. We wrote: “While we are on the subject of …

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Making It Work in the Midwest – AVS and The Center for Algal Engineering Research & Commercialization

A new research and development center in Ohio helps spur the development of a regional algae industry. By Erin Voegele | April 19, 2011 Ohio isn’t the first place that comes to mind when the topic is algae. Traditionally, the Southwest has been the the focal point for algae projects under development, but that is …

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Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) Investigates Drying Technologies For Post-Digester Solids

Algaeventure Systems SLS Technology Featured in AURI Dryer Investigation Post-digester manure solids refer to the material left after manure has been processed in an anaerobic digester and passed through a separation process to physically remove part of the water fraction. The Vincent Press or the Fan Separator is often, but not always, used to accomplish …

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An Air Compressor That Can Improve Wind Turbines?

A few more startups out of ARPA-E More than 300 companies presented at this year’s ARPA-E Summit. Many were familiar names, including Codexis, Cree and FloDesign.  But many were less familiar. In addition to Echogen, three companies stood out. Algaeventure Systems (AVS): Based in Ohio, AVS seeks to develop and commercialize a new method for dewatering algae. In 2009, …

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The Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps at Work: Algaeventure Systems

Submitted by April Saylor on February 24, 2011 – 3:57pm Last week, we told you about the launch of an “Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps,” a one-year pilot program to connect clean energy startups with mentors who can help support these companies through early-stage challenges and increase theirchance for success. The program is a partnership of the Department …

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New Mentor Program to Help Clean Energy Small Businesses

Submitted by April Saylor on February 16, 2011 – 2:00pm At the White House’s recent announcement of Startup America, a new initiative to promote high-growth entrepreneurship, the Department of Energy and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also announced the launch of an “Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps,” a one-year pilot program to connect clean energy startups with mentors. …

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Algaeventure awarded loan for algae dewatering systems

By Erin Voegele | February 02, 2011 Algaeventure Systems Inc. has been awarded a $1.5 million loan from the Ohio development department’s R&D investment loan fund to support the purchase of machinery and equipment to manufacture its algae dewatering systems. The $2.5 million project is expected to create 200 new jobs and retain 20 others. According …

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Algaeventure Systems Issues RFP for Field Sites

Algaeventure Systems (AVS) is requesting proposals seeking potential field demonstration sites to use and evaluate AVS’ Solid-Liquid Separation (SLS) system for large-scale algae dewatering. As part of AVS’ scaling and commercialization project under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E), this RFP will target the nation’s leading algae producers to evaluate the …

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Lotta Watta: algal innovators pioneering new extraction techniques

In Ohio, Algaeventure Systems advises that, today, they are releasing an RFP targeting the nation’s leading algae producers to act as demonstration sites for its SLS Industrial algae dewatering technology under its 2009 DOE ARPA-E grant. Why is that important? Well, if you’ve somehow figured out how to grow algae for biofuels on an industrial …

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Algaeventure Systems perfecting lower-energy, less expensive system for processing algae

Algaeventure Systems believes it has found a better way to separate algae from water and dry it – a key step in making algae an economical biofuel as well as a lower cost product for industries such as nutrition and pharmaceuticals. Spun off from packaging company Univenture in 2008, the Marysville company relies on innovations developed …

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Collaboration Featured on Austrian State TV

Collaborative partner SEE-O-TWO Biotech was recently featured in a news segment on Austrian State TV station ORF.  In the segment titled “Biomasse aus CO2 ” the Algaeventure Systems SLS pilot model is shown successfully processing their cultivated algae. Click Here for the Video Story – (Best viewed in Internet Explorer)