NAA Reaches Out to Educators

The National Algae Association is putting out a call to educators to network with other educators and algae researchers in the enhancement of algae curricula by attending their January 13…

A.I.M. Interview: Eldorado Biofuels’ Paul Laur

A.I.M. Interview: Eldorado Biofuels’ Paul Laur

The National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) consortium, the 33-member collaboration of government research laboratories, university labs and private industry, recently announced achieving…

Lessons from 13 Years with GE Seeds

Lessons from 13 Years with GE Seeds

Genetically engineered seeds have a brief but rocky history. GE seeds are heritage, traditional varieties, which have had their genetic material altered using GE techniques. Recombinant DNA…

NMSU Funded to Study Algae-based Jet Fuel

The U.S. military wants New Mexico State University to find improved ways to turn algae into a sustainable source for jet fuel. The research project is part of a $2.346 million grant funded by the…

ABO Responds to Algal Market Surveys

With the current popularity of surveys and market reports estimating the growth projections of the algal industry, as well as assessing it’s hurdles, the Algal Biomass Organization…

Ohio Company to Build 100-Acre Algae Production Site

From the Columbus Dispatch…Independence Bio-Products Inc., a Dublin, Ohio-based algae production startup which secured its initial funding from a European investor two years ago, plans to break ground next…

New York City Pilots Wastewater to Butanol

From Sergio Hernandez at the Village Voice comes word that New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection has a new pilot program that will convert algae at a Queens waste-water treatment plant…

Lee County, FL to get Algenol Bio-Refinery

Algenol Biofuels Inc. has announced plans to build its pilot-scale Integrated Bio-Refinery in Lee County, Florida. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Lee County…

NAABB Announces ASTM Algal Biodiesel

The National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium of leading scientists and engineers from universities, private industry, and national laboratories working together to develop the algal…

Martino Appointed VP of Sales for Harvel Plastics

Harvel Plastics, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Greg Martino to vice president of sales. Martino previously served as the national sales manager for its industrial PVC and CPVC pipe, duct…

A.I.M. Interview: Gregory L. Bafalis, CEO, Aurora Algae

A.I.M. Interview: Gregory L. Bafalis, CEO, Aurora Algae

Since June of this year, Greg Bafalis has been CEO of Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, overseeing the Company’s strategy, operations, and high-level relationships…

Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2011…

Solazyme and Roquette Sign Agreement

Solazyme, Inc., California-based leader in renewable oil and bioproducts, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, have announced a joint venture…

MSU Using Baking Soda for Algae

Montana State University researchers there have found a way to get four times as much biofuel from a given amount of algae by adding baking soda, a concentrated source of carbon dioxide…

Benefits of GE Guidelines for the Algae Industry

Benefits of GE Guidelines for the Algae Industry

Algae are an agricultural product and algae producers should consider the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) guidelines developed in Europe and Asia as well as the US guidelines for genetic…

DOE Hosts Advanced Biofuels Webinar

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST, entitled “Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways.” This Web…

DLA Energy Facilitating Navy’s Algal Biofuel

From the Defense Logistics Agency (DLS) comes a followup to the widely reported story from last week of the Naval testing of an experimental riverine command boat running on 50% algal fuels…

Exxon’s SVP Swiger Says Lower Carbon with Algae

In a keynote speech at this week’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Andy Swiger, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation…

Are Algae Genes Nature or Patentable?

Are Algae Genes Nature or Patentable?

The U.S. Justice Department filed a friend of the court brief on October 29th challenging patents held by Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation on two genes…

Defeat of CA Proposition 23 a “Triumph”

On November 2, California voters rejected proposed Proposition 23, which would have suspended AB32’s emissions standards until unemployment drops. In response Riggs Eckelberry…

Sapphire Recruits Dean Venardos for VP Ops.

Sapphire Energy has selected Dean Venardos for the newly created role of Vice President, Operations. With more than 30 years in the oil industry, Venardos…

Advanced Biofuels Meeting at White House

Leaders of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Algal Biomass Organization(ABO) met this week at the White House…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Jerry Brand

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Jerry Brand

Dr. Jerry Brand, a PhD biologist and photosynthesis researcher, began his association with the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae in 1987, when he performed an extensive survey of the capacity for hydrogen gas production in UTEX strains…