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NAA hosting Algae Production Workshop in Louisiana

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Call for Presentations for the next Algae Production Workshop to be held January 22-23, 2015, near NAA’s 3rd Algae Incubator Company facility in Lafayette, Louisiana…


Tim Burns, Martin Sabarsky to lead ABO Board

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that Tim Burns, Co-founder and Board Member of BioProcess Algae LLC, has been appointed Chair; and Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, Inc., has been…


Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

La Jolla, California-based Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies to revolutionize several industries, has announced the appointment of Oliver Fetzer…


Triton names Dr. Xun Wang as President

San Diego, CA-based Triton Algae Innovations, a pioneer in synthetic biology, has announced Dr. Xun Wang has joined the firm as President and Director of all Research & Development. Triton has developed…


Algae Contractors’ Conference teams with 8th IAC

The 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference is being organized by DLG BENELUX in cooperation with the European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy and…


Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Solazyme, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from microalgae for commercial use in a wide range…


NAA suggests labeling US algae-based products

The National Algae Association is encouraging all U.S.-based algae producers to label their domestically produced algae products: “Made in the USA.” Those that qualify should also use “USDA Organic”…


FIT offering Algae Technology Research Grant

Scarborough, Maine-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, has announce the Algae Technology Research Grant. Graduate students and senior undergraduates…


Desert Lake Technologies becomes Cerule

Desert Lake Technologies, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, has announced a name change to Cerule™, which they feel more closely unifies its scientifically researched, microalgae-based ingredients with…


ABO awards six student researchers

Six student scientists were presented with the third annual Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego…


Did Solazyme just patent an algal treatment for diabetes?

Inform Smartbrief reports that Solazyme has been issued US Patent #8,747,834 describing the use of algal biomass as a treatment for impaired glucose metabolism. Solazyme’s natural strain of algae…


Proterro and Bunge to conduct pilot study in Brazil

Biofeedstock company Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (Bunge), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s…


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SCHOTT and Algatech partner for R&D

SCHOTT AG, of Mitterteich, Germany, and Algatechnologies Ltd. (Algatech), based at Israel’s Kibbutz Ketura, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study at Algatech’s algae production facility. During the study... [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]