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Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the election of six new and returning members to its 18-member Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term. ABO also welcomed Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Algenol… [Read the full story]


TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, a pioneer in algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a premiere global manufacturer of pet products, have announced a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage… [Read the full story]


Spirulina growing natural food colors market

Spirulina growing natural food colors market

The global natural food colors market was valued at US$1.2 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach US$1.3 Billion in 2016. North America and Western Europe are the two largest markets for natural food coloring according to a new market study, collectively accounting… [Read the full story]


TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., the South San Francisco-based next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company formerly known as Solazyme, has announced that Apu Mody, former President of Mars Food America, has been appointed CEO and a member of the Board of… [Read the full story]


FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

The Fashion Institute of Technology, at the State University of New York, has won the first Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a competition in which teams of students from nine leading U.S. colleges and universities created projects that envision future applications of biotechnology. Themes for the… [Read the full story]


Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech, Inc. located in Manlius NY, has acquired US Centrifuge Systems (USCS) and added their line of automatic and manual basket type centrifuges to the Filtertech line of filtration and related equipment. A business partner for decades, the USCS acquisition will enhance Filtertech’s efforts in the wire and cable, glass grinding, algae dewatering and harvesting and paint… [Read the full story]


ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

Natural Icelandic astaxanthin supplier, ArcticFarma, has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of China-based BGG to rename itself in order to avoid market confusion. “BGG’s launch of Algae Life Sciences immediately raised concerns about confusion in the marketplace due to the similarities… [Read the full story]


AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

Rodney Harwood writes in columbiabasinherald.com that astaxanthin makers, the AstaReal Group, after two years in their $34 million, 59,000 square-foot factory in Moses Lake, Washington, will invest an additional $30 million and create 50 new jobs within the next two years… [Read the full story]


Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a biotechnology firm that has developed a patent-pending method for producing renewable… [Read the full story]


NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has completed its first round of testing of retail astaxanthin products, after earlier this year expanding the NAXA Verification Program to include retail products. Twelve products were tested to verify that the source of astaxanthin as described… [Read the full story]


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UCSD algae biofuels program tops BETO ranking

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one such program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. The latest ranking is contained in a recently released report from the agency’s Bioenergy Technologies... [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]