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Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Wageningen University & Research is to partner with the Council of International Education and Exchange to build a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire where the university will study how algae production can best be realized. With an €800,000 subsidy from the Netherlands Organization for… [Read the full story]


Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it has reached an agreement with Algal Scientific Corporation, of Plymouth, MI, to commercialize the company’s PureAlgal™ branded ingredients – whole dried microalgae (Euglena gracilis) and purified beta-1,3-glucan… [Read the full story]


Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]


Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA. Production was launched… [Read the full story]


Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a development agreement with Banco Espanol de Algas (BEA), a center associated with the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The center is among Europe’s leading in terms of cultivation and development of microalgae and… [Read the full story]


BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology, has issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries as well as academia and… [Read the full story]


ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

Placerville, CA-based Anything Technologies Media, Inc., (ATM), which formed a joint venture partnership with International Sustainability Group, Inc. (ISGP) on October 14, 2015, has restructured ISGP, making ISGP a subsidiary of ATM. Because of their mutually complementary business… [Read the full story]


BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The plan lays out BETO’s mission to accomplish its vision in a dynamic setting that realizes changes in the energy landscape… [Read the full story]


Algal flour maker handling two dustups

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

The volleys continue back and forth between South San Francisco-based TerraVia and energy food maker Soylent, after Bloomberg published a claim in November that an algal flour ingredient provided by TerraVia for use in Rosa Foods, Inc.’s flagship meal replacement drink, Soylent, “caused consumers… [Read the full story]


ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is seeking a venue to host the 12th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, to take place over 3-4 days in September or October, 2018. The event attracts more than 120 speakers, nearly 600 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors from 20+ countries… [Read the full story]


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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... [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]