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BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

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. This achievement builds… [Read the full story]


Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies Ltd (Algatech), of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, has become part of the FoodConnects consortium, as winner of a pan-European competition for the Food4Future project. This Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) sponsored project has broad coverage in EU… [Read the full story]


Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken has joined Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, based near Ann Arbor, Michigan. As president of animal health and nutrition, he will lead the animal health business unit as well as provide leadership throughout the organization… [Read the full story]


Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan-based AstaReal Group, a division of Fuji Chemical Industries, has established its first Asian branch outside of Japan: AstaReal Pte Ltd Singapore. With over 20 years of research and development into astaxanthin, Fuji Chemical Industries — via the AstaReal Group — is taking astaxanthin direct… [Read the full story]


Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

A newly published study from Global Market Insights suggests that the global astaxanthin market size was more than 250 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2023. The global natural astaxanthin market size was over 25 tons in 2014 and is likely to see… [Read the full story]


ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has partnered with Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) to promote research and commercialization of algae technologies worldwide. Besides their interest in algae, both organizations hail from similarly named cities: NIOF is based in Alexandria… [Read the full story]


The “promisability” of algae

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]


ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona is host city for the 10th annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS,) taking place October 23 – 26 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa. ABS, the largest event on the algae calendar, brings together professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including… [Read the full story]


Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec recently launched it’s Alganics range of products at the Supply Side West 2016 show, in Las Vegas, NV, which some regard as the world’s leading nutraceutical ingredient tradeshow. This introduction was in conjunction with Algae-Tec’s major customer’s presence, Gencor Pacific… [Read the full story]


EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a public meeting to receive input and comments on EPA’s draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in Tempe, AZ on October 27, 2016. The draft Algae Guidance describes EPA’s… [Read the full story]


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UCSD algae biofuels program tops BETO ranking

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one such program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. The latest ranking is contained in a recently released report from the agency’s Bioenergy Technologies... [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]