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MSC developing sustainable seaweed standard

The London, England-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups…


When will algal fuels be economically viable?

Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, University of California San Diego, writes in the current issue of the newsletter of the International Society for Applied Phycology…


NCMA launches “Adopt-A-Strain” program to cull collection

The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), in East Boothbay, Maine, has announced they are implementing a “cull process” to free up resources in order to access new and potentially…


Natural vs. synthetic astaxanthin war heating up

Shaun Weston reports in FoodBev.com that natural algae astaxanthin manufacturers have obtained comparative antioxidant testing results from an antioxidant testing laboratory showing that…


Algatechnologies releases high content astaxanthin

Algatechnologies Ltd., of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel (Algatech), a leading manufacturer and supplier of natural algae astaxanthin, has announced the launch of AstaPure® 20% astaxanthin oleoresin…


Solazyme raises $202.8 million in offerings

Solazyme has announced the closing of its sale of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock, and $149.5 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2019…


French-Chilean collaboration to study marine algae

TheFishSite.com reports that, to strengthen collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Pierre and Marie Curie…


Cyprus developing Mediterranean algae as biofuel source

Incyprus.com reports that the Agricultural Research Institute and Cyprus Energy Agency recently held a seminar to present work based on new microalgae research and technology development that aims…


ABO urges Senate committee to extend biofuel tax credits

On March 24, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) received a letter from a group of biofuel trade organizations…


ABO releases 2014 Algae Industry Survey

A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows an industry that is growing, from increased production of biomass and oils…


NAA proposes “Manhattan Project” for algae

On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany…


Solarvest’s first supply agreement for organic omega-3

Vancouver, Canada-based Solarvest Bioenergy has announced that its operating division, Solarvest (P.E.I.) Inc., of Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding…


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Study published for siting algae cultivation facilities in U.S.

Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources as well as transportation and utility infrastructure. In a study recently published in Environmental... [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]