China, U.S. Launch Airline Biofuel Venture

The United States and China launched a research venture Wednesday to develop biofuels for use by Chinese airlines based on algae or oily nuts and said an inaugural flight could come as early as this year…

Algae 101 Part Four: What are Algae’s Competitive Advantages?

Algae 101 Part Four: What are Algae’s Competitive Advantages?

Nano-sized, single-celled algae are among Earth’s earliest life forms. They have been surviving in many of Earth’s harshest environments for 3.7 billion years. Algae’s simplicity enables these plants to…

NAA to Host First East Coast Seminar

The National Algae Association, and BARD Holding, Inc. have announced a one-day seminar titled Algae: The New Oil to be held June 17, 2010 at BARD Holding, 1 Ben Fairless Drive, Fairless Hills, PA…

Understanding the USDA, Part 2

Understanding the USDA, Part 2

Since growing up on a South Dakota dairy farm, Dallas Tonsager has accumulated over 35 years of agricultural, business, cooperative and financial experience through his work as a farmer, businessman, and community, state and national leader. In May of 2009…

AIM Interview: ABO’s Mary Rosenthal

AIM Interview: ABO’s Mary Rosenthal

Executive Director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) for most of the past year, Mary Rosenthal, comes from a background in high-level sales, marketing and communications with several Fortune 500 companies in the food industry…

Watson-Marlow MasoSine Pumps for Biofuel Transfer

Watson-Marlow MasoSine Pumps for Biofuel Transfer

Peristaltic and sinusoidal pump manufacturer, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, has announced its line of MasoSine pumps for biofuels transfer applications such as algae. The MasoSine positive displacement…

Algae 101 Part Three: Algae History and Politics

Algae 101 Part Three: Algae History and Politics

Nearly every human society that lived near an ocean, estuary or lake used algae for food, fodder for their animals, fertilizer for their fields and medicines for cuts, bruises and stomach ailments. Dried algae provided…

XL Renewables Transitions to Phyco BioSciences

XL Renewables, Inc., as part of it’s marketing strategy, has formed Phyco BioSciences, Inc. to commercialize algae biomass as a food and industrial crop. Phyco is currently developing a commercial…

USDA Invests in Sustainable Energy

USDA Invests in Sustainable Energy

Chris Cassidy’s responsibility is to represent funding offerings through USDA Rural Development programs such as the Farm Bill, Rural Energy for America, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as other government-sponsored renewable…

AIM Interview: Dr. John Benemann

AIM Interview: Dr. John Benemann

As pioneers go, in the modern business of algae biofuels and co-products, possibly no one has built a longer record of accomplishment than Dr. John Benemann. Involved in algae biofuels and…

OriginOil Announces Layered-Growth Invention

OriginOil, Inc. has announced a direct-solar growth design that uses stacked algae layers to multiply the benefits of solar energy. The new design uses an array of lenses to direct solar radiation from the top…