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Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Kibbutz Ketura, Israel-based Algatechnologies, (Algatech) has announced the appointments of Sammy Boussiba PhD., as Chief Scientist, and Ronnie Meninger as CEO. Mr. Hagai Stadler, of Grovepoint (Algatech’s major shareholder) who served in the last two years as an interim CEO will become… [Read the full story]


FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), of Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2014 Algae Technology Research Grant to Coral J. Fung Shek, M.S.E. Candidate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University… [Read the full story]


Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Analia Murias writes in fis.com that Chile’s average FOB price of seaweed products exported in the first 11 months of 2014 was $3,503 (USD) per ton, 12.9 percent more than in the same period of 2013. Chilean exports of products made from seaweed generated a total of $268 million… [Read the full story]


NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that their next Algae Production Networking Workshop will focus on Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA. The workshop, to be held April 23-24 in Richmond, California, will highlight best practices in inoculation, commercial cultivation… [Read the full story]


Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that it has closed on a $25 million dollar investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and clean energy projects. This new investment follows a previous investment of $40 million from BioFields in 2014… [Read the full story]


Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, proposing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been released and includes $246 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). This budget would be a $21 million increase from BETO’s enacted budget for FY 2015… [Read the full story]


ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

International Sustainability Group, Inc. a green technology company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, ISG Health, to develop and commercialize a complete line of algae-based nutraceutical products. “Our new subsidiary brings ISG… [Read the full story]


NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will be offering their annual Algal Culturing Techniques Course May 31-June 5, 2015. For the first time, the course will be held at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education… [Read the full story]


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ABO abstracts and proposals deadline March 16, 2015

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions for the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place September 30-October 2 in Washington, DC, at the Marriott... [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]