Algae Biofuels Market Study Published

Market research specialists Frost and Sullivan has recently completed an algae biofuels market study of several hundred international algal production operations. Among the conclusions published in the…

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…

Rosetta Green and Seambiotic to Collaborate for Algal Biofuel

Rosetta Green, a company specializing in the identification of unique genes in plants and algae for the cleantech and plant biotech industries, and Seambiotic, a company specializing in the growth…

Consumers Becoming Savvy About Algae Oil

Consumers Becoming Savvy About Algae Oil

The flood of scientific evidence on omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) has significantly buoyed the credibility of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as vital…

V2.4 Particle Image Software with New Camera on FlowCAM

V2.4 Particle Image Software with New Camera on FlowCAM

FlowCAM® particle imaging and analysis instrumentation models from laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, of Yarmouth, Maine, now feature the company’s new…

Green Plains Renewable on Phase II of Algae Project

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., North America’s fourth largest ethanol producer, and BioProcess Algae LLC today announced plans for Phase II of its Grower Harvester™ algae project located at…

Secretary Chu Announces Funding for Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions into Useful Products

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products…

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…

ABO Announces Summit Agenda

The 2010 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has released the event’s newly-expanded agenda featuring more than 70 speakers and…

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…

A.I.M. Announces Science and Industry Advisory Board

Algae Industry Magazine (A.I.M.) has selected their Science and Industry Advisory Board. This panel of top industry professionals has been assembled to analyze and advise A.I.M. publishers regarding…

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…

DOE and Salk Researchers Study Volvox Genome

DOE and Salk Researchers Study Volvox Genome

On the long and difficult road toward a carbon-neutral source of transportation fuels, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a diversified approach. This effort involves exploring a range of potential…

Unitel Tech Targets Algal Fatty Acids

Unitel Technologies, Inc., of Mt. Prospect, IL, announced that the company has filed a patent application for a new technology for making biofuels from microalgae. The process involves minimal dewatering…

Spirulina Nutritional Trials in Chad

Spirulina Nutritional Trials in Chad

Donors hope spirulina, a blue-green, protein-packed algae, labeled a “wonderful future food source” 45 years ago by the International Association of Microbiology, will deliver on its promise by the time a US $1.7 million cultivation project in Chad…

OriginOil Introduces Hydrogen Harvester

OriginOil, Inc. has announced a new invention that generates hydrogen from living algae, providing an additional energy source from bioreactors. The new Hydrogen Harvester™ uses little or no…

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…

ABO Urges Changes to USDA’s Biorefinery Program

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has encouraged the USDA to consider a variety of changes to its Biorefinery Assistance Program, which guarantees loans for the development of advanced…

Magnetic Ballast Clarification

Magnetic Ballast Clarification

Magnetic Ballast Clarification is an advanced water clarification technology, which effectively removes suspended solids to a few parts per million. Suspended solids are attached to magnetite, a stable non-toxic form of iron oxide…

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…