AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares

AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares

National security is at the root of the nearly seventy-year old Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. While originally organized for a single purpose: to design and build the atomic bomb…

Renewergy Develops Aeroponic Algal System

Renewergy Corporation, of Erie, PA, has begun cultivating algae with its patent pending Aeroponic Algal Culture system at the Erie Wastewater Treatment Facility. The system is designed to encourage and…

New Development in the Algae Field could lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production

New Development in the Algae Field could lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is often hailed as the ultimate alternative fuel but many problems from high production costs to inefficient storage methods need to be resolved first…

Algae 101 Part Eight: Algae Action—The Second Wave

Algae 101 Part Eight: Algae Action—The Second Wave

The first wave of algal activity followed the OPEQ oil embargo that generated considerable R&D working towards energy independence. That first wave culminated in the birth of the Department of…

Solazyme Delivers 100% Algal-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel to U.S. Navy

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the delivery of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy’s testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective…

Exxon and SGI Unveil Milestone Development

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) announced the opening of a greenhouse facility enabling the next level of research and testing in their algae biofuels program…

AIM Interview: Dr. Russell Chapman

AIM Interview: Dr. Russell Chapman

Dr. Russell Chapman, Executive Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in San Diego, takes great joy in sharing his passion for algae with his students. Delighting crowds with his colorful…

Algae 101 Part Seven: Algal Species Selection

Algae 101 Part Seven: Algal Species Selection

Algae producers select specific algae strains for valuable compounds grown in the algal biomass. Algal biomass includes primarily lipids, used to produce biofuel, proteins for food, feed and nutraceuticals…

National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap Released

To identify the many technical and economic challenges to be overcome for algal biofuels to be commercialized, The Repartment of Energy (DOE) convened the National Algal Biofuels…