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Texas A&M University Centers and Institutes

The Texas A&M University Centers and Institutes listed below are not located within the Research Park, and this is not an all-inclusive list of all A&M Centers and Institutes.

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http://researchpark.tamu.edu/centers

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Department of the Interior – Federal Government –

http://www.doi.gov/

Department of Energy – Federal Government –

http://www.energy.gov/

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Departments of Natural Resources – State Governments –

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=dept+of+natural+resources

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Crisman Institute – Petroleum Research (Texas A&M)

http://www.pe.tamu.edu/crisman/index.html


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My Note-

For those many that do not want to read all those names or do not quite understand who are running those groups we are going to do a quick break down of who’s, what, and the omg that is involved in this one institute.

Petroleum based

Ocean Drilling Program
http://www-odp.tamu.edu/

Global Petroleum Research Institute
http://www.pe.tamu.edu/gpri-new/home/

The Crisman Institute
http://www.pe.tamu.edu/crisman/index.html

Rail Research Center and AAR Affiliated Laboratory
http://tti.tamu.edu/inside/centers/rail/

Texas Transportation Institute
http://tti.tamu.edu/

Electric Power & Power Electronics Institute
http://eppe.tamu.edu/

Center for Dredging Studies
http://edge.tamu.edu/dredging/

Offshore Technology Research Center
http://otrc.tamu.edu/

Polymer Technology Center
http://ptc.tamu.edu/

Center for Infrastructure Engineering
http://tees.tamu.edu/portal/page?_pageid=37,3197&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI)
http://ppriweb.tamu.edu/

Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
http://www.gerg.tamu.edu/

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Medical Based

Center for Advanced Biomolecular Research
http://cabr.tamu.edu/

Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/CCCA/

Center for Environmental and Rural Health
http://cerh.tamu.edu/

Center for Executive Development
http://maysbschool.tamu.edu/ced/

Center for Extracellular Matrix Biology
http://www.labs.ibt.tamhsc.edu/hook/

Center for Health System and Design
http://archone.tamu.edu/chsd/

Institute for Nutrition and Food Science
http://nfs.tamu.edu/

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance
http://huffines.tamu.edu/

Cardiovascular Research Institute
http://cvri.tamu.edu/

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Now all these are a part of one university, however each of these programs receive government funding. They are using both federal and state funding as well as receiving profits from the research they present to their respective industries. These programs or institutions are called Quasi-funded Institutions/programs, in the fact that they have multiple streams of income coming in every year from federal, state and private sources. Millions of dollars, not just from the Federal government but the state government as well.

This is just ONE of many places that get Government funding for research and development for their businesses, products, services, and ideas that underwrite three major interests in the U.S. Those three profit-makers or big business interests are Medical / Pharmaceutical, Petroleum / Petrochemical and Food / Agricultural based corporate entities.

These are three big industries that gain millions upon millions of taxpayers’ money each year to fund their research and development costs, overhead and operations expansion costs despite making over 300% profit. To fund these corporate interests, our government steals from the much needed programs such as the welfare and foodstamps programs, Medicare and Medcaid, SSI/SSDI, the SBA and from a variety of other community programs, including every dollar meant for alternative energy and alternative fuels research and development opportunities.

– Ms. K and cricketdiane, (it was a team effort, and there’s more . . . )

*It is no wonder that we don’t have alternative forms of energy or fuels and most of our social safety nets, workforce development programs, etc. are underfunded or commonly cut to the bone. All those tax dollars have to help the poor over-burdened petroleum industry pay for its research and development, as well as covering all its other costs of doing business.

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[From the Department of Energy – describes through 1975 only – why?]

Origins of the U.S. Government’s
First Petroleum Research Laboratory

By 1916 the Bureau of Mines, which had been established six years earlier in the U.S. Department of the Interior, recognized the transforming role that petroleum was playing in American society. Across the country, the Bureau had begun establishing experiment stations, each specializing in a different extraction industry – coal, metals, clay, and other minerals – and each located close to the major centers of each resource. Now, the Bureau announced its intent to establish a petroleum experiment station somewhere in the United States.

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Choosing a suitable location, however, was not easy. John D. Rockefeller’s mega-monopoly, the Standard Oil Trust, broken up five years earlier in a landmark Supreme Court decision, had based its operations on Pennsylvania and Ohio oil. Refineries had been built in New Jersey and New York. But the nation’s surging demand for gasoline had led petroleum companies to widen their search for new oil resources. New discoveries in Oklahoma and Texas had begun to shift the U.S. oil industry westward.

Local oil men in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were determined to convince the Bureau that their community was the logical choice as the center of the domestic oil universe. Already fiercely independent, the executives believed the new station would provide an endorsement of their intensively competitive brand of business, in stark contrast to the monopolistic era of Standard Oil.

Through the Chamber of Commerce, the oil men pledged $50,000 to assist the government in construction. One of the town fathers, George Keeler, promised to donate a plot of land for the station. The next year, 1917, oil discoveries in the Osage Indian Nation directly to the west of Bartlesville catapulted Oklahoma to the forefront of the burgeoning mid-continent oil industry. The Bureau of Mines accepted the city’s offer and made Bartlesville the site of the nation’s first petroleum experiment station.

In 1918, the Bartlesville Experiment Station was created. Headed by J.O. Lewis, appointed as the station’s first Superintendent, headed a staff of six. The station’s initial operations paralleled an upswing in oil research throughout the industry. A handful of engineering graduates from Stanford University began to concentrate on methods to improve drilling equipment; the University of Pennsylvania began a program in petroleum chemistry.

As the 1920s unfolded, oil exploration moved further westward. Wyoming soon became another industry hotspot, and in 1922, the Bureau of Mines established another petroleum field station at Laramie, Wyoming. For the next 60 years, the sister stations at Bartlesville and Laramie would collaborate on petroleum research problems, often exchanging personnel (in fact, the longest serving director of the Bartlesville center, John S. Ball — who served from 1963 to 1978 — had been a former employee of the Laramie center).

The 1930s created new issues about the role of Federal petroleum research. Huge discoveries of crude oil in Texas, plus reduced demand brought about by the Great Depression, created an oil glut and drove prices to as low as 10 cents per barrel. Federal oil research budgets were cut (in 1931, the federal budget for the Bartlesville station was reduced from $101,000 to $94,000 while the state appropriation was cut from $62,500 to $57,500).

To many, the oil glut had rendered research into improving recovery meaningless. But it also increased industry’s interest in new technologies for detecting rates of production and the overall size of underground reserves. With oil prices plummeting and all but the largest producers facing an economic crisis, many producers had petitioned the courts for legal means to set production limits as a way of creating a floor price for crude oil. But the courts refused, citing production limits as illegal restraints of trade. Many in the oil industry hoped that better information on the size of underground reservoirs and the rates at which they were declining would give them a better case to argue that production limits were in the best interest of national resource conservation.

Petroleum research survived during the 1930s primarily by concentrating on studies of reservoir pressures, the behavior of fluids under different conditions in a reservoir, measurements of oil saturations in reservoir sands, and several other areas which could help resolve the problems of overproduction.

With the United States on the brink of war, the availability of petroleum again became a major concern. Speaking to the annual API meeting in San Francisco on November 5, 1941, Interior Secretary Harold Ickes said:
“Do not forget that petroleum is an exhaustible and irreplaceable natural resource. Not only does our commerce and our industry and our husbandry and our pleasure depend upon it, this war demonstrates that the possession of an abundance of petroleum and its products is a matter of life and death to a nation. And our own nation would be negligent of its duty, recreant to its trust, if it permitted any industry to waste such a valuable natural resource.”

To a nation now seeking to boost its domestic oil supplies, the research sustained at the Bureau of Mines experimental stations at Bartlesville and Laramie throughout the “oil glut” of the 1930s now proved its worth. Studies of oil field waterflooding would allow some fields to maintain or increase production. Research into drilling muds which would lubricate and protect drill bits would save much steel for the war effort. Studies of fire hazards, evaporation losses, and the corrosive effects of water would improve petroleum transportation and storage.

War time would add two new efforts to the Federal petroleum research, primarily at the Bartlesville station – the study of high octane aviation gasoline and a means for converting hydrocarbons into synthetic rubber. In 1942, the Bureau established a thermodynamics research section at Bartlesville to develop basic data on converting butane and butene gases to butadiene, the basic component of general purpose synthetic rubber. Although by war’s end this thermodynamics group had barely gotten underway, it symbolized a new direction for the station in the post-war era.

By the mid-1950s, the Bartlesville thermodynamics laboratory had become a major center for the generation of basic data on hydrocarbons and sulfur and nitrogen compounds, and was known throughout the world. Coupled with the chemistry and refining work related to the aviation fuel program, this petroleum thermodynamics activity helped to move Bartlesville in the direction of a research center rather than an experiment station.

The postwar oil industry in America faced a new set of challenges. The war had caused a major upsurge in petroleum demand, and the nation’s new found prosperity continued to increase oil consumption. In 1947-48, for the first time, the nation imported more petroleum than it exported. At the same time, production from the once-prolific fields of Oklahoma and Kansas was peaking and beginning to decline. Producers and state commissions in these states began to look for ways to halt the declining production. Interest developed in “secondary recovery” – ways to sustain production as the effectiveness of primary recovery means, i.e., field pressures or artificial lifts, began to decline.

For more than a decade after the war, the Bureau of Mines at Bartlesville hosted “waterflood tours” to give small independent producers, and some specialists from larger companies, a first-hand look at a promising new approach for keeping oil fields in production. As many as 125 cars, carrying 400 to 500 participants and escorted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, would visit several waterflood projects – a traveling technology transfer convention.

At Bartlesville, research into secondary recovery in the 1950s included: locating abandoned wells through use of metal detectors, study of water-conditioning plants, analyses of the effects of dissolved gases on corrosion of metal, studies of rates and pressures of water injection, core and water analysis, and uses of radioactive isotopes as tracers in secondary recovery projects.

Users of tracers to study the flow characteristics and patterns of crude oil and brines through reservoir rock extended in the 1960s under joint funding from the Bureau and the Atomic Energy Commission. By the mid-1960s, the use of radioactive tracers in petroleum secondary recovery operations had become generally routine and much of Bartlesville’s pioneering work was widely accepted.

For much of the Government’s mainline petroleum research, however, the 1960s proved to be a struggle. The Nation’s major oil companies had seen the benefits of research into new oil production and refining technologies, and most had established major research capabilities. In Bartlesville, for example, work at the federal center was largely overshadowed by research at the much larger Phillips Research Center, run by the Bartlesville-based Phillips Petroleum Company.

The 1970s were to dramatically reshape America’s views about energy. But even before the 1973-74 Arab oil embargo shocked the American economy, oil and energy were rapidly on their way to becoming, as Daniel Yergin put it in The Prize, “the hottest cauldron in national politics.” In 1971, in line with the Nixon Administration’s growing emphasis on national energy issues, the Bureau of Mines changed the designation of the Bartlesville and Laramie centers again – this time renaming them from “petroleum” to “energy” research centers. Yet, the Bartlesville center largely remained focused on petroleum matters, and in fact, the name change caused considerable internal uncertainty as to how diversified the center’s research portfolio should become.

The Federal Government, however, was changing its posture on research with the private sector. Rather than the primary activity being experiments at federal laboratories, the bulk of the funding was to “pass through” the sites to industry partners working in the Nation’s oil fields. In 1974, the Bartlesville center opened major contracts in chemical flooding of oil fields already exhausted by waterflood techniques. From 1974 to 1982, more than $96 million in government funding for advanced oil recovery projects was more than matched by private sector outlays of $130 million. In addition, new projects studying aspects of chemical and thermal enhanced oil recovery were added, sending federal funds to a wide range of universities and private companies across the Nation.

In 1975, when the Energy Research and Development Administration began operations, both the Bartlesville and Laramie Energy Research Centers were transferred from the Bureau of Mines into the new agency.

http://fossil.energy.gov/aboutus/history/bartlesville_history.html

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OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY

Ensuring that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources is the primary mission of DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy. Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation’s energy, and we are working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, more productive oil and gas fields, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles.

Read more about:

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009
Learn how the Office of Fossil Energy is helping to implement the Act. More >

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Texas A&M University Centers and Institutes

The Texas A&M University Centers and Institutes listed below are not located within the Research Park, and this is not an all-inclusive list of all A&M Centers and Institutes. The following links have been placed on this site as a courtesy, and for reference purposes only. Please contact the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for a complete list of Centers and Institutes.

Centers

Center for Academic Enhancement
http://www.tamu.edu/cae/

Center for Advanced Biomolecular Research
http://cabr.tamu.edu/

Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning
http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/

Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science
http://caaqes.tamu.edu/

Center for Agricultural and Food Policy (AFPC)
http://www.afpc.tamu.edu/

Center for Approximation Theory
http://www.math.tamu.edu/research/groups/CAT/

Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/CCCA/

Center for Community Support
http://ccs.tamu.edu/

Center for Consumer and Food Marketing Issues
http://ifse.tamu.edu/centers/ccfmi.html

Center for Distance Learning Research
http://www.cdlr.tamu.edu/

Center for Dredging Studies
http://edge.tamu.edu/dredging/

Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research
http://engineer.tamu.edu/tees/ceshr/

Center for Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems
http://www.ece.tamu.edu/programs/cemdas/

Center for Environmental and Rural Health
http://cerh.tamu.edu/

Center for Executive Development
http://maysbschool.tamu.edu/ced/

Center for Extracellular Matrix Biology
http://www.labs.ibt.tamhsc.edu/hook/

Center for Food Safety
http://ifse.tamu.edu/centers/cfs.html

Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management
http://cnrit.tamu.edu/cgrm/

Center for Hazard Reduction and Recovery
http://archone.tamu.edu/hrrc/

Center for Health System and Design
http://archone.tamu.edu/chsd/

Center for Housing and Urban Development
http://chud.tamu.edu/

Center for Human Resource Management
http://business.tamu.edu/chrm/

Center for Infrastructure Engineering
http://tees.tamu.edu/portal/page?_pageid=37,3197&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Center for Integrated Microchemical Systems
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/cims/

Center for International Business Studies
http://cibs.tamu.edu/

Center for Marine Training and Safety
http://www.teex.com/cmts/

Center for Mathematics and Science Education
http://www.science.tamu.edu/cmse/

Center for Natural Resource Information Technology
http://cnrit.tamu.edu/cnrit/

Center for North American Studies
http://cnas.tamu.edu/

Center for Obesity & Program Evaluation (CORPE)
http://corpe.tamu.edu/Index.cfm

Center for Ports and Waterways
http://tti.tamu.edu/cpw/

Center for Professional Development
http://tti.tamu.edu/cpd/

Center for Retailing Studies
http://www.crstamu.org/

Center for Space Power
http://engineer.tamu.edu/tees/csp/

Center for Teaching Excellence
http://cte.tamu.edu/

Center for Tectonophysics
http://geoweb.tamu.edu/tectono/

Center for the Management of Information Systems
http://cmis.tamu.edu/web/

Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/

Commercial Space Center for Engineering
http://engineer.tamu.edu/tees/csce/

Food Protein Research and Development Center
http://foodprotein.tamu.edu/

Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
http://www.gerg.tamu.edu/

George W. & Cynthia P. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics
http://mitchell.physics.tamu.edu/

Information Technology in Science Center for Teaching and Learning
http://its.tamu.edu/

Irrigation Technology Center
http://itc.tamu.edu/

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
http://process-safety.tamu.edu/

Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
http://www.tamu.edu/chr/

Microscopy and Imaging Center
http://www.tamu.edu/mic/

Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center
http://www.mcttc.com/

Nuclear Science Center
http://nsc.tamu.edu/

Offshore Technology Research Center
http://otrc.tamu.edu/

Polymer Technology Center
http://ptc.tamu.edu/

Private Enterprise Research Center
http://www.tamu.edu/perc/

Rail Research Center and AAR Affiliated Laboratory
http://tti.tamu.edu/inside/centers/rail/

South Central Superpave Center
http://tti.tamu.edu/inside/centers/scsc/

Southwest Region University Transportation Center
http://swutc.tamu.edu/

Stevenson Companion Animal Life Care Center
http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/petcare/center.htm

Texas Agribusiness Market Research Center
http://agrinet.tamu.edu/tamrc/

Texas Center for Applied Technology
http://tcat.tamu.edu/index.html

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
http://www.tmac.org/

Texas Real Estate Center
http://recenter.tamu.edu/

The CRS Center
http://archone.tamu.edu/crs/

The Principal’s Center
http://www.coe.tamu.edu/~princtr/

The Thomas A. Read Center for Distribution Research & Education
http://readcenter.tamu.edu/

TransLink Research Center
http://translink.tamu.edu/

Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center
http://vic.tamu.edu/

Institutes

Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies
http://academy.tamu.edu/

Aerospace Vehicle Systems Insititute
http://avsi-tees.tamu.edu/

Cardiovascular Research Institute
http://cvri.tamu.edu/

Cooperative Institute for Applied Meteorological Studies
http://www.met.tamu.edu/ciams/

Cyclotron Institute
http://cyclotron.tamu.edu/

Electric Power & Power Electronics Institute
http://eppe.tamu.edu/

English Language Institute
http://www.tamu.edu/eli

Global Petroleum Research Institute
http://www.pe.tamu.edu/gpri-new/home/

Institute of Food Science & Engineering
http://nfs.tamu.edu/

Institute for Applied Creativity
http://creativity.tamu.edu/

Institute for Countermeasures Against Agricultural Bioterrorism
http://icab.tamu.edu/

Institute for Manufacturing Systems
http://ie.tamu.edu/People/faculty/Klutke/IMS/default.html

Institute for Nautical Archaeology (INA)
http://ina.tamu.edu/

Institute for Nutrition and Food Science
http://nfs.tamu.edu/

Institute for Pacific Asia
http://international.tamu.edu/ipa/

Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
http://ipgb.tamu.edu/

Institute for Renewable Natural Resources
http://irnr.tamu.edu/

Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy
http://bush.tamu.edu/Research/ISTPP/

Institute for Scientific Computation
http://www.isc.tamu.edu/

Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technologies
http://it2.tamu.edu/

Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT)
http://www.ibt.tamhsc.edu/

Institute of Developmental & Molecular Biology
http://www.idmb.tamu.edu/

L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness
http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/

Michael E. DeBakey Institute
http://debakeyinstitute.tamu.edu/

Ocean Drilling Program
http://www-odp.tamu.edu/

Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI)
http://ppriweb.tamu.edu/

Race & Ethnic Studies Insitute
http://resi.tamu.edu/

Sea Grant Program
http://texas-sea-grant.tamu.edu/

Texas Institute for the Advancement of Chemical Technology
http://cheweb.tamu.edu/tiact/

Texas Institute of Oceanography
http://www-ocean.tamu.edu/Quarterdeck/QD2.2/TIO/tio.html

Texas Occupational Health & Safety Institute
http://engineering.tamu.edu/safety/tohsi/tohsi.html

Texas Transportation Institute
http://tti.tamu.edu/

Texas Water Resources Institute
http://twri.tamu.edu/

The Crisman Institute
http://www.pe.tamu.edu/crisman/index.html

The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute of International Awareness
http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance
http://huffines.tamu.edu/

V.G. Young Institute for County Government
by johnh — last modified 2008-03-17 08:43
http://vgyoung.tamu.edu/

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http://researchpark.tamu.edu/centers

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My Note –

This is one university among hundreds and in every state. So, if the state of California is broke – how much you wanna bet they are still feeding money to the oil industry and their petroleum research grants / drilling research and other incentive programs like tax breaks and business grants?

I could understand it during the time just after the turn of the twentieth century – 1917 or even during the 1930’s, although that is an incredible amount of money the government gave to it at the time considering it was already a profit-making privately held set of companies harvesting petroleum reserves.

Also – in the news this week – Exxon claiming to be moving into algae based biofuels research. According to the show on the Science Channel and other articles, that research is already done and been done over the last five years. So, are they buying into it to slow it down since it is the most viable competitor to their gasoline / diesel / petroleum businesses?

[ Excerpt from article on CNN Money – ]

In the past, Exxon has been skeptical about green energy such as wind, biofuels and solar power and has supported research that questioned the scientific basis of man-made climate change.

The company also fended off proposals that it invest in renewable fuels at an investors’ meeting in May.

Shares of Exxon rose 25 cents, or less than one percent, to $65.95 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
First Published: July 14, 2009: 3:17 PM ET

http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/14/news/companies/exxon_algae.reut/index.htm?iref=werecommend

Exxon to develop biofuel from algae

LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) — Exxon Mobil Corp will invest $600 million over the next five to six years on trying to developing biofuel from algae, even though the oil major has said renewables will be only a small part of global energy supply.

Exxon (XOM, Fortune 500), placing its largest financial bet on renewable fuels, is forming a research and development alliance with Synthetic Genomics Inc, a privately held company that focuses on gene-based research, the company said Tuesday.

The project, which would cost billions to fully develop, is in its initial stages, so commercially viable biofuel made from algae would be many years away, Exxon told reporters on a conference call.

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Aquatic Energy to Open Demo-Scale Algae Biofuel Facility in Louisiana

by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY on 04.24.09

algae paste photo
Algae paste, photo: Biofuels Digest

Lake Charles, Louisiana-based Aquatic Energy has announced that it is ready to move beyond its initial pilot-scale algae biofuel facility, and will be expanding to an 30-acre demonstration project using the company’s open pond system, which is achieving yields on 2500 gallons per acre without an external CO2 source:

Biofuels Digest reports that 70% of the CO2 required is coming the atmosphere, with 30% coming from natural gas burned in the drying stage of production.

The expansion is expected to produce about 1.5 tons per day of algae biomass, which is targeted at the animal feed market.

Provided the required $32 million in funds can be raised, the next step past this demonstration expansion would be a full scale commercial project. This would occupy some 617 acres, and produce 1.5 million gallons per year of fuel, and 24,500 tons of algae meal.

via: Biofuels Digest

This article originally ran with different statistics regarding Aquatic Energy’s expansion plans and expected yields, which upon clarification from Aquatic Energy have been revised.

Algae Biofuel
Algae, Jatropha Tapped to Power Continental Airlines’ First Biofuel Test Flight
New Algae Biofuel from Sapphire Energy “Chemically Identical to Gasoline
A Behind the Scenes Look at MITs Algae Photobioreactor (Video)

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/aquatic-energy-to-open-demo-algae-biofuel-facility-louisiana.php

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Valcent on Discovery’s Science Channel called “Brinks”

This past Friday evening, we were pleased to be included in a new series called “Brink”.

“Brink,” is a series from Discovery Communications’ Science Channel. The show is about cutting-edge breakthroughs in inventions, technology, research and discoveries from the scientific world. It was designed as to be the source of interactive science information on television and on the web for the next generation.

We watched our video piece and really enjoyed watching the host, an Australian called Josh Zepps. I think he did a great job of presenting impact and relevance of science in our lives today. Valcent’s advances in algae biofuel and vertical farming were well presented. (pssst… I have not tried the algae brownies yet. I will be sure to let you know what they really taste like!) . To learn more about Josh Zepps visit his site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2339309/

If you missed the series you can catch a repeat on Dec 6th@ 1:00 am, Dec 7th @5:00 and Dec 8th @5:00 pm. If you could not get the channel, please visit our media page and watch our segment titled “Algae is an Energy Solution”.

Cheers,

Caroline Keddy

growing algae vertically at Valcent

growing algae vertically at Valcent

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http://blog.valcent.net/?p=198

Valcent on Discovery’s Science Channel called “Brinks”

This past Friday evening, we were pleased to be included in a new series called “Brink”.

“Brink,” is a series from Discovery Communications’ Science Channel. The show is about cutting-edge breakthroughs in inventions, technology, research and discoveries from the scientific world. It was designed as to be the source of interactive science information on television and on the web for the next generation.

We watched our video piece and really enjoyed watching the host, an Australian called Josh Zepps. I think he did a great job of presenting impact and relevance of science in our lives today. Valcent’s advances in algae biofuel and vertical farming were well presented. (pssst… I have not tried the algae brownies yet. I will be sure to let you know what they really taste like!) . To learn more about Josh Zepps visit his site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2339309/

If you missed the series you can catch a repeat on Dec 6th@ 1:00 am, Dec 7th @5:00 and Dec 8th @5:00 pm. If you could not get the channel, please visit our media page and watch our segment titled “Algae is an Energy Solution”.

Cheers,

Caroline Keddy

growing algae vertically at Valcent

growing algae vertically at Valcent