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Japanese, Malaysian aquaculture research collaboration

Japanese, Malaysian aquaculture research collaboration

Bernama.com reports that Malaysian and Japanese institutions will jointly conduct a RM 11.8 million ($2.8 million US) research in sustainable aquaculture project, which will enable the researchers to extract high value compounds from microalgae. The partnership is under the Japanese Science and… [Read the full story]


Qponics and AlgaeCytes team for omega-3

Qponics and AlgaeCytes team for omega-3

Brisbane, Australia-based Qponics Limited, an organic producer of high quality, vegetarian EPA/DHA omega-3 oils and other algal products, has formed a collaborative relationship with British company AlgaeCytes Limited, which produces high purity omega-3 oils, omega-6 oils, antioxidants… [Read the full story]


Converde begins wet algae grinding, oil extraction

Converde begins wet algae grinding, oil extraction

Converde Energy USA Inc. has announced that it will begin to test simultaneous grinding and oil extraction of algae at their Cambridge, Ontario, Canada facility using their new algae bioreactor technology, and has hired a biochemical engineer to oversee the project. They intend to have a new pilot… [Read the full story]


Sabarsky, Beaudry-Losique new ABO Chair, Vice Chair

Sabarsky, Beaudry-Losique new ABO Chair, Vice Chair

Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, has been appointed Chair of the Algae Biomass Organization’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term; and Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Algenol, has been appointed Vice Chair. Previous Chair, Tim Burns… [Read the full story]


EPA endorses CCU in Clean Power Plan

EPA endorses CCU in Clean Power Plan

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) release of the final version of its Clean Power Plan, which notes that “state plans may allow affected EGU (Electric Generating Units) to use qualifying CCU technologies to reduce CO2… [Read the full story]


DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 for animal nutrition

DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 for animal nutrition

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., of Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, and Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH of Essen, Germany, have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for… [Read the full story]


BASF, Solazyme launch algal-derived betaine surfactant

BASF, Solazyme launch algal-derived betaine surfactant

BASF and Solazyme have announced the launch of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Commercialized by BASF under the trade name Dehyton® AO 45, algal betaine is a betaine… [Read the full story]


Algenol wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Algenol wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Algenol has received the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for its environmental benefits concerning climate change. The award was presented at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. This is a new category, and Algenol is the inaugural recipient… [Read the full story]


Mike McCabe joins Algal Scientific senior leadership

Mike McCabe joins Algal Scientific senior leadership

Mike McCabe, D.V.M. has joined Plymouth, MI-based Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, as vice president of animal health and nutrition. He brings 24 years of domestic and international experience in animal health, pharmaceuticals… [Read the full story]


Iran’s Algiran teams with Indian scientist

Iran’s Algiran teams with Indian scientist

Algiran, an Iranian algal biotech company, has recently established a pilot scale algal cultivation demonstration facility at the Chabahar Free Zone, in the Baluchistan Province of Iran. The facility was developed in a technical collaboration with Dr. V Sivasubramanian, the Director… [Read the full story]


China harvesting algae blooms for U.S. plastics

China harvesting algae blooms for U.S. plastics

Nina Ying Sun writes for Plastics News that due to rampant industrialization, Lake Taihu, the once beautiful third largest freshwater body in China, has in the past couple of decades turned a freakish green with rampant algae blooms, a worsening condition that has plagued local residents… [Read the full story]


Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has chosen Scott Steinford as the new president of the organization. Mr. Steinford has over 15 years’ experience in the dietary supplement industry and replaces Ed Wyszumiala. “Scott’s experience working with associations… [Read the full story]


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Joule patents direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons

Joule has announced the issuance of a patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability to target the highest-value molecules of the petroleum distillation process and generate them on demand from sunlight and CO2... [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]

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Don Willmott writes in Huffington Post about Nevada-based Algae Systems, which has built a test plant on Alabama's Mobile Bay to not only turn algae into diesel fuel but...
As of March 1, 2015, bbi-biotech GmbH, of Berlin, Germany, has begun integrating IGV Biotech GmbH’s photobioreactors into its own life science product portfolio. A former...
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...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms...
Algae.Tec has announced a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of its algae production technology with Larimar Energy SRL, of the Dominican Republic...
Algae “red tide” events often create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by breaking waves. While many...
The vision of developing a community college degree program to train a high technology algae workforce was launched at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Community College (SFCC)...
Joule has announced the issuance of a patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels — extending its ability to target the highest-value molecules of the...
Natacha Tatu writes in Worldcrunch about a 72-year old French chef who has taken on the challenge of bringing spirulina to the malnourished youth of the Central Africa...