Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center

Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center dedicated to researching and bringing to fruition “green” technologies using algae…

Algae 101 Part 13: Why is algae the most efficient way to capture solar energy for food and energy production?

Algae 101 Part 13: Why is algae the most efficient way to capture solar energy for food and energy production?

Our modern societies face substantial sustainability challenges to food and energy supplies. Our future…

Alltech Acquires Martek Algae Facility for $14M

Alltech Inc. a global leader in natural animal nutrition based in Nicholasville, Kentucky, has announced the acquisition of a state-of-the-art algae fermentation facility in Winchester, Kentucky…

Genome of Chlorella Microalgae Decoded

The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has been completed by the Laboratoire Information Génomique et Structurale of CNRS…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology. A PhD geneticist from UC Berkeley…

Algae 101 Part Twelve: Lessons from Moscow, Mexico and China

Algae 101 Part Twelve: Lessons from Moscow, Mexico and China

While news of the heat in Russia and fierce wild fires around Moscow dominate the news, two significant new reports have been published on Mexican and Chinese oil production that is declining…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Danny Kainer

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Danny Kainer

Training a workforce for the algae production industry is going to be a Catch 22 type of situation. It will take a large community of workers with highly developed skills to build the quantity of algal product to fill the eventual pipelines….

Algae 101 Part Eleven: Did Algae Make Us Human?

Algae 101 Part Eleven: Did Algae Make Us Human?

Algae saved our planet 3.5 billion years ago by transforming the hot and deadly CO2 and methane atmosphere to enough oxygen to support life. Only 2 million years ago, algae may have performed…