Lousiana Extends Biofuels Research

The LSU AgCenter has received a five-year extension from the Louisiana Board of Regents to continue with the establishment of the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing…

Algae 101 Part 20—India’s Hard Lessons from GE Crops

Algae 101 Part 20—India’s Hard Lessons from GE Crops

Algae producers considering GE crops might learn from India’s lessons. India will overtake China as the largest population within the next decade and may have trouble supplying sufficient good food…

NAA Calls for Papers for New York Algae Workshop

Coming fast on the heels of the National Algae Association’s January 13-14 Algae Commercialization, Research and Business Networking Forum in Houston, TX, the NAA has announced a call…

HR BioPetroleum to Acquire Shell’s Share in Cellana Algae JV

HR BioPetroleum, Inc. (HRBP), a Hawaii-based and -founded renewable biofuels company, has announced that it will acquire Shell’s shareholding in Cellana, a joint venture between Shell and HRBP…

OriginOil to Begin Licensing Technology for Industrial Algae Applications

OriginOil, of Los Angeles, CA, has adjusted its business model to focus on embedding the ‘midstream’ of algae harvesting and extraction technology into industrial algae systems. OriginOil will…

ABO Challenges RAND Military Biofuels Report

On January 25, 2011 the RAND Corporation issued a press release and published a study calling into question the effectiveness of renewable fuels, including those made from algae, for military use…

Solix Announces Change at the Top

Solix Biofuels, Inc., headquartered in Ft. Collin, CO, has announced the appointment of Joel Butler as Chief 
Executive Officer, replacing Doug Henston, who resigned from Solix to pursue other opportunities…

New DOE Bioenergy Information Resource

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of a new online collaboration tool and data resource focused on bioenergy. The “Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework” allows researchers…

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CEO Dr. Jason Pyle

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CEO Dr. Jason Pyle

Dr. Jason Pyle, the high profile CEO at the even more high profile “green crude” developer, Sapphire Energy, holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, as well as an M.D., from Stanford University…

US-Australia Algae Summit Comes to San Diego

San Diego played host to Australia’s algae elite, as G’Day USA, the Australian Trade Commission’s “hands across the water” program, came to U.S. algae’s Ground Zero for a summit on January 18…

DOE’s Tribal Energy Program

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced two new initiatives to promote tribal energy development and continue strengthening the partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and tribal nations…

Muradel Founded in Australia to Produce Algae

A new Australian company has been established to produce commercial quantities of clean, “green” fuels from algae. The company, Muradel Pty Ltd., is a joint venture of Murdoch University, Adelaide Research…

Algae 101 Part 19—Your Algae Library

Algae 101 Part 19—Your Algae Library

One of the most important questions people ask about the algae industry is “What are the books that I should read?” Unfortunately, algae enthusiasts not trained in science cannot understand the dense science…

Algaeventure Systems Issues RFP for Field Sites

Algaeventure Systems (AVS) is requesting proposals seeking potential field demonstration sites to use and evaluate AVS’ Solid-Liquid Separation (SLS) system for large-scale algae dewatering. As part of AVS’…

Algae.Tec Goes Public in Australia

After raising $5.1 million from investors in a 20¢ a share float that closed in November, Australian-US collaboration Algae.Tec, has debuted on the Australian Stock Exchange, according to the Sydney…

World Oil Demand Surges to All-Time High in Q3 2010

According to data for the third quarter of 2010 from Wood Mackenzie, an independent energy and metals research consultancy, world oil demand for 2010 is almost certain to exceed the previous all time high…

Sapphire Adds Dr. Xun Wang

Sapphire Energy has announced it has expanded its executive roster with the addition of Dr. Xun Wang. In the newly created position of Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Wang will be responsible…

European Algae Biomass Association Forms

The European Algae Biomass Association will be officially launched during the first EABA Conference: General Assembly, to be held June 3-4 in Florence, Italy. The University of Florence and the European…

Fluid Imaging Gearing up in Algal Biofuels Market

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Yarmouth, Maine, has announced recent sales of its FlowCAM® imaging particle analysis system to ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, Inc., Sapphire Energy…

Agrisys to Break Ground on 1000-Acre Algae Farm

According to a report in Florida Trend, Agrisys has raised more than $25 million from investors to develop algae production and processing on 1,000 acres on the northwest shores of Lake Apopka, near Orlando…

2011 International Algae Competition Launched

A global challenge to design visionary algae food, energy systems, landscape designs, and production systems has been launched with the objective to create an open source…

NAA’s Barry Cohen Sizes Up 2010

In a letter to National Algae Association members NAA Executive Director Barry Cohen said that there was progress mixed with frustration in 2010 for the algae industry…

Photon8 Hires Algae Expert

Brownsville, Texas-based Photon8, Inc. has announced that Dr. Ari Maa’yan, a notable algae veteran has joined its senior leadership team as Vice President of Technology…

A Primer on Algal Genomics

A Primer on Algal Genomics

To the untrained eye, microalgae are typical photosynthetic, unicellular organisms. Most species are characterized as green, red, or brown in color with a moderate growth rate and size as small as one micron in diameter…

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