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Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has chosen Scott Steinford as the new president of the organization. Mr. Steinford has over 15 years’ experience in the dietary supplement industry and replaces Ed Wyszumiala. “Scott’s experience working with associations… [Read the full story]


Algae experiment lost in failed rocket launch

Algae experiment lost in failed rocket launch

Susan Olp reports for the Billings Gazette that a Rocky Mountain College algae experiment, destined for the International Space Station, will live to see another day. The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the experiment, along with other supplies, headed to the International… [Read the full story]


Joule patents direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons

Joule patents direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons

Joule has announced the issuance of a patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels — extending its ability to target the highest-value molecules of the petroleum distillation process and generate them on demand from sunlight and CO2. U.S. Patent #9,034,629, issued on May 19, 2015… [Read the full story]


Solazyme algal oil for Natura skincare products

Solazyme algal oil for Natura skincare products

Natura Cosméticos S.A. one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and personal care products company, and Solazyme, Inc. have announced that after successfully completing testing and product validation phases over the past year using Solazyme’s tailored algal oils, Natura is… [Read the full story]


JCU algae researchers win top award

JCU algae researchers win top award

The Centre for Macroalgal Resources & Biotechnology (MACRO) at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia, has won this year’s United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) World Environment Day Award for its groundbreaking research into using algae… [Read the full story]


Algatech, Fujifilm sign astaxanthin agreement

Algatech, Fujifilm sign astaxanthin agreement

Algatechnologies‬‬ Ltd., (Algatech) has signed a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm Corp. (Fujifilm) in Japan, for its AstaPure® natural astaxanthin ingredients. Fujifilm recently took over as Algatech’s major distributor in Japan and will be promoting astaxanthin… [Read the full story]


CAM to distribute Industrial Plankton algae bioreactors

CAM to distribute Industrial Plankton algae bioreactors

Industrial Plankton Inc. has announced that algae solutions provider Commercial Algae Management (CAM) will distribute its turnkey bioreactors for research, aquaculture and biotech. “We’re excited about Commercial Algae Management carrying our bioreactors,” said Robert Roulston… [Read the full story]


ABO announces preliminary agenda for ABS

ABO announces preliminary agenda for ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit — including the plenary and breakout sessions — focusing on advances in algae commercialization, research and finance. The agenda for the Summit, which kicks off with tours… [Read the full story]


USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program webinar

USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program webinar

Those interested in exploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program, which offers loan guarantees for advanced biofuel and renewable chemical production facilities, are invited to attend a webinar taking place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern Time… [Read the full story]


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Cellana appoints David Anton COO

Cellana, Inc., with operations in San Diego and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has announced that David Anton, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and elected to the board of directors of the company. In the COO position, Dr. Anton will lead the transition of Cellana’s ALDUO™ algae cultivation technology... [Read the full story]
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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]

From The A.I.M. Archives

Phys.org reports that, in collaboration with the Berlin, Germany LED manufacturer FutureLED, scientists at the Technische Universität München have developed a unique...
Kevin Quon writes in Seeking Alpha about the financial plights and pivots of Solazyme, the algae industry’s most high profile recent IPO. In a year that started with a share price above $11...
Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI) has signed a contract to build a demonstration facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to produce commercial quality algae. The Hybrid Algae Production System...
Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol, and India's Reliance Industries Ltd., have deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near...
Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech has announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2015, ended December 31, 2014...
Nutritionaloutlook.com this month gives a well-rounded survey of how algae’s uses in food, beverage, and supplements keep expanding. Here is an excerpt: Thanks to the...
James Goodman writes in the democratandchronicle.com about Jeffrey Lodge, an associate professor of biological sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, who knows...
Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest has announced that it has used its algal-based production platform to express bioactive therapeutic proteins. The proof of...
The European (FP7) algae project Sustainable PoLymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons (SPLASH) has been developing a platform technology for the conversion of third...
In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could...
Simris Alg, a pioneering agribusiness producing omega-3 from farmed algae, has been declared one of Sweden’s 33 hottest companies in new technology. The renowned...
Algae “red tide” events often create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by breaking waves. While many mysteries...