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Algae.Tec to commercialize in Dominican Republic

Algae.Tec to commercialize in Dominican Republic

Algae.Tec has announced a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of its algae production technology with Larimar Energy SRL, of the Dominican Republic. The energy sector for the Dominican Republic currently relies on fossil fuels for more than 90% of its primary energy and the government… [Read the full story]


Early algae patents granted to OriginClear

Early algae patents granted to OriginClear

OriginClear, formerly OriginOil, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted two patents for algae production. The inventors included OriginClear co-founders, Nicholas and Riggs Eckelberry. “We contributed these early patents to our French joint venture… [Read the full story]


Mary Rosenthal student travel grants to ABS

Mary Rosenthal student travel grants to ABS

The Algae Foundation, ABO’s sister organization, is offering $500 travel grants to attend the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC, September 29 through October 2, 2015. The purpose of these grants is to provide support for graduate students who would like to attend ABS… [Read the full story]


OriginOil Renames Company ‘OriginClear’

OriginOil Renames Company ‘OriginClear’

OriginOil™ Inc. has announced a name change to OriginClear™ Inc., effective immediately. The company ticker symbol, OOIL, will remain unchanged. “As our company has grown, we’ve learned that our technology can serve a vast number of markets in need of innovative water cleanup… [Read the full story]


Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

Flotek Industries, Inc. and Solazyme have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso™, an advanced drilling fluid additive. Flotek will also market Solazyme’s Encapso™ lubricant – the first commercially available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids… [Read the full story]


Algenol joins U.S. mission to China

Algenol joins U.S. mission to China

Fort Myers, Florida-based Algenol has joined the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, on a business development mission to China. Other influential companies including GE, Southern Company, Honeywell, Praxair… [Read the full story]


University of Toledo gets grant for biofuel project

University of Toledo gets grant for biofuel project

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) has announced that the National Science Foundation is awarding a nearly $200,000 grant to the University of Toledo to advance research and develop possible commercial applications of a low-cost product called a “hydrogel” that would make… [Read the full story]


Algal Scientific Secures $7 Million

Algal Scientific Secures $7 Million

Michigan-based Algal Scientific Corporation, a biotech developer and manufacturer of algae-based chemicals and a supplier of related technologies for the food and beverage industries, has closed a $7 million Series B funding round. The investment is being led by Formation 8, with additional… [Read the full story]


Cellana appoints David Anton COO

Cellana appoints David Anton COO

Cellana, Inc., with operations in San Diego and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has announced that David Anton, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and elected to the board of directors of the company. In the COO position, Dr. Anton will lead the transition of Cellana’s ALDUO™ algae cultivation… [Read the full story]


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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... [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]