A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

“The conclusions from the Aquatic Species Program are not correct,” says Algenol CEO Paul Woods, taking issue with the 1980’s assessment that photobioreactors cannot be a cost effective means…

New Anesthetic Derived From Algae

In a randomized, double-blind trial, patients given neosaxitoxin, a new local anesthetic derived from algae, had significantly less postoperative pain and recovered about two days sooner than those given…

Ethanol Leaders Form Advocacy Council

Leaders in the world’s advanced ethanol industry are joining forces with the Renewable Fuels Association to form the Advanced Ethanol Council. The AEC will be focused on accelerating the commercialization…

Algae 2020, Vol. 2 Market Survey Released

Emerging Markets Online has release the latest version of their Algae 2020 assessment of progress and predictions for the growth of the algal biofuels and co-products industries. The information in this…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 1 Origins and Biology

Special Report: Spirulina Part 1 Origins and Biology

Spirulina is the immortal descendent of the first photosynthetic life form. Beginning 3.5 billion years ago, blue-green algae created our oxygen atmosphere so other life could evolve. Since then, algae…

Evodos Algae Dewatering Systems

Evodos Algae Dewatering Systems

The Evodos Spiral Plate Technology for separating micro algae, is based on centrifugal force, however the rotation is at much lower speed than conventional plate centrifuges. Both the fluid dynamics…

Algae 101 Part 21—Job Creation in the Algae Industry

Algae 101 Part 21—Job Creation in the Algae Industry

Political, social and business leaders agree on relatively little but they are aligned in promoting job creation. President Obama holds high profile meetings with industry leaders such as…

Raptor Reveals Algae-Based Jet Fuel Project

Raptor Technology Group, Inc., of Groveland, FL, has announced their involvement in an advanced algae-based jet fuel project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)…

Algae Group Discovered in Both Fresh and Sea Water

Algae Group Discovered in Both Fresh and Sea Water

A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed…

Maui Partnership to Develop Algae Facility

HR BioPetroleum, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Hawaiian Electric Company and Maui Electric Company have announced signing memoranda of understanding to pursue the joint development…

NAA Announces Speakers for NYC Workshop

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced speakers for its Algae Commercialization, Research and Business Networking Workshop on March 28, 2011. The workshop, which is being held…

OriginOil to Work with Mexico on Algae Development

OriginOil, Inc., of Los Angeles, CA, has agreed to participate in a pilot scale algae project to be funded by the Mexican government. The project will demonstrate industrial algae production, paving the way…

The Other Big Issue in Scaling Up: Land Use Permission

The Other Big Issue in Scaling Up: Land Use Permission

Picture this: the CEO of a large algal biomass corporation wants to pursue a new development. The economic difficulties haven’t slowed his company so he decides to build a new biorefinery near a small…

Solazyme and Qantas Collaborate on Solajet

Solazyme, Inc., of South San Francisco, has begun a collaboration with Australia-based Qantas airlines to pursue the potential for commercial production of Solazyme’s microbial derived…

SAC and GNE to Form Algae Fuel Subsidiary

Solar Acquisition Corp. of Ann Arbor, MI, and Global Natural Energy Cyprus Ltd. have announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture, GNE USA, to produce algae-based…

ExxonMobil Issues Algae Research Update

When ExxonMobil announced its alliance in June of 2009 with Craig Ventor’s pioneering genetics laboratory, Synthetic Genomics, Inc., it looked like the all clear sign for big business to jump into the algae pool…

USDA Rates Feedstocks for Biofuels

From Cole Gustafson, Biofuels Economist at NDSU Extension Service comes a story in the Western Farm Press that a US Department of Agriculture-funded study is developing new pricing…

Sommerfeld Recognized for Algae Research

Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation’s Dr. Milt Sommerfeld has been awarded the Faculty Achievement Research Award for his more than four decades of research…

EPA Releases Biofuels Draft, ABO Responds

EPA has released the draft report, Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (EPA/600/R-10/183A), and has scheduled an independent peer review meeting…

A.I.M. Interview: Ben Cloud, CEO, Phyco BioSciences

A.I.M. Interview: Ben Cloud, CEO, Phyco BioSciences

Ben Cloud had a radical idea. Coming from an agricultural background that included 17 years as president and CEO of Western Agri-Group—a diversified farming enterprise comprising 4500 acres…

World Water Works AHTO System for Algae Harvesting

World Water Works AHTO System for Algae Harvesting

The Algae Harvesting Technology Optimized (AHTO) system, from World Water Works, is a patent pending version of their wastewater industry Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) process, specifically…

BioProcess Algae LLC Scales Up

According to Kris Beville at Ethanolproducer.com, BioProcess Algae LLC has begun operating commercial-scale algae bioreactors at Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.’s 65…

DOE Offers Energy Innovation Data to Public

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Innovation Portal now has more than 300 business-friendly marketing summaries and more than 15,000 DOE-funded U.S. patents and patent applications…

Israel’s BGU Begins Algae Research with Thailand’s PTT

Israel’s BGU Begins Algae Research with Thailand’s PTT

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. in Thailand have signed a research and development collaboration agreement for commercial development…