Biodiesel from Microalgae (Ref No: ASN00021.1)
With the success of airliner flights that tested microalgae blends, interest in microalgae-based biodiesel is at an all-time high in recent years. Since biodiesel does not require standard engines to be adapted or modified to be able to use it, the aviation, automobile and petroleum industries are now racing to find the best formula to produce biodiesel. Many countries have also enacted targets to encourage the use of biodiesel in transportation. The present data set covers a non-exhaustive list of patents/applications in this intensely competitive area and includes the culturing and harvesting processes, as well as genetic modifications for optimizing biodiesel production.
Microbial Fuel Cells, MFC (Ref No: ASN00020.1)
The advantage of being able to treat wastewater and at the same time convert chemical energy to electricity while bypassing combustion makes the microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology an attractive clean alternative energy source. MFC has potential applications not just in providing energy to remote rural areas of the developing world, it is also being explored as an energy source option for future space habitats and space missions. The present data set contains a non-exhaustive list of patents/patent applications relating to the subject matter.