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DOE to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for algal biofuel

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162…


Further details of Heliae’s leadership transition

Gilbert, Arizona-based algae production specialist Heliae has issued a press release to clarify the purpose for the transfer of leadership announced on August 18, and to define a new phase of technical…


ABS featuring breakthroughs in algae biology

The 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2 will showcase almost 30 presentations by leading research scientists and experts from universities, companies…


More details on Heliae management change

More details are surfacing regarding the regime change at Heliae. A source close to the company has clarified that a new CEO will be hired in the new year, one who will be focused on extracting value out…


Shake-up at the top for Heliae

Gilbert, Arizona-based Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, has announced senior leadership team changes as the company moves into the next phase of technical…


Rising CO2 levels intensifying algal blooms

Phys.Org reports that scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands have concluded that rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful…


Microalgae techniques developing for biofuels

Andrew Mourant writes in RenewableEnergyFocus.com about three advancing microalgae research projects that hold promise for commercial applications. A five-year project based in Spain to create…


Algae: friend or foe?

Brian Palmer writes in onearth.org about the conundrum in the minds of many regarding algae’s place in our lives. “Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide…


Europe’s EnAlgae project to showcase results

Scientists, companies active in algae industries, entrepreneurs, policy makers, the press and students are being invited to attend a day long symposium focusing on the findings so far that…


Solazyme and AkzoNobel expand surfactant partnership

Solazyme and AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, have expanded their previously announced joint development agreement…


ABB, RAE collaborate on algae commercialization

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), of Johnson City, Tennessee…


NAABB final report released

In 2010, the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) was formed to further understand the impacts of algae on overall biomass and liquid transportation fuel production…


Sapphire Energy announces James Levine as new CEO

Sapphire Energy has announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down…


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Joule gets EPA Clearance for Modified Cyanobacteria

Bedford, MA-based Joule has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has favorably reviewed the company’s Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) for their first commercial ethanol-producing catalyst. This clears the catalyst for commercial... [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]