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AstaReal astaxanthin approved for pet supplementation

AstaReal astaxanthin approved for pet supplementation

AstaReal USA has earned the distinction of being the National Animal Supplement Council’s (NASC) first qualified brand of natural astaxanthin for use in pet supplementation. The National Animal Supplement Council is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing… [Read the full story]


BlueOcean restarts algae gas infusion subsidiary

BlueOcean restarts algae gas infusion subsidiary

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, has announced that it will restart its dormant algae gas infusion subsidiary, BlueOcean Algae Inc., targeting commercial omega-3 and astaxanthin-based algae companies. The Company’s shrimp oil, derived from Newfoundland based cold… [Read the full story]


Univar to distribute TerraVia in Europe

Univar to distribute TerraVia in Europe

Algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company TerraVia, and Univar, a distributor of food ingredients and provider of value-added services across Europe Middle East and Africa, have announced a distribution agreement across Europe for the AlgaVia® brand of Whole Algae Ingredients… [Read the full story]


Time to nominate the industry’s best!

Time to nominate the industry’s best!

AIM’s International Readers’ Poll is an assessment of where the algae industry is today, and what dominated for the past year — as decided by you. The I.R.P. singles out those people, companies and developments that are driving the industry’s progress, as well as those who are making the… [Read the full story]


ZIVO contracts SGI for compliance testing

ZIVO contracts SGI for compliance testing

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (ZIVO,) a company developing and commercializing nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains, has entered into a tolling agreement and technical services contract with Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]


Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

TerraVia, an algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and Bon Appétit Management Company, a pioneer in environmentally and socially responsible practices, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive… [Read the full story]


Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Wageningen University & Research is to partner with the Council of International Education and Exchange to build a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire where the university will study how algae production can best be realized. With an €800,000 subsidy from the Netherlands Organization for… [Read the full story]


Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it has reached an agreement with Algal Scientific Corporation, of Plymouth, MI, to commercialize the company’s PureAlgal™ branded ingredients – whole dried microalgae (Euglena gracilis) and purified beta-1,3-glucan… [Read the full story]


Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]


Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA. Production was launched… [Read the full story]


Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a development agreement with Banco Espanol de Algas (BEA), a center associated with the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The center is among Europe’s leading in terms of cultivation and development of microalgae and… [Read the full story]


BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology, has issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries as well as academia and… [Read the full story]


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BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

BGG and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences have announced that their flagship product, AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin, has won Novel Food approval from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The new approval will allow BGG to market its AstaZine line throughout Europe... [Read the full story]

Future of Algae Book

Imagine Our Algae Future, Visionary Algae Architecture and Landscape Designs, by Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards, invites us to imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the... [Read the full story]

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