DOE Opens the Door to Energy Research Patents

As part of the Obama Administration’s Startup America Initiative, U.S. Energy Secretary Chu has announced the “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator” challenge, which will give start-up companies…

BARD Announces Commercialization Goals

BARD Holding, Inc., a Pennsylvania based algae production company, has announced their monthly run rate goal of 1 million gallons by end of this year-end. Professor Brian Hampson of Cal Poly has completed…

Sustainable Biomass Consortium Launched

Boeing and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a research initiative focused on increasing collaboration regarding…

Solix BioSystems’ Lumian AGS4000

Solix BioSystems’ Lumian AGS4000

The Fort Collins, Colorado-based company formerly known as Solix has recently gone through a metamorphosis, securing $16 million in new funding, changing their name to Solix Biosystems, and bringing in a new CEO…

BioProcess Algae to Verify VG Energy Claim

VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc. has announced that it has retained alternative energy producer BioProcess Algae, LLC to verify its “lipid trigger” lab results on a large scale for the development…

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

As the world’s appetite for the lean protein of fish grows, so does the demand for alternatives to traditional fishmeal, the blends of small fish species—including herring, capeli and menhaden…

Argonne Creating LCA Tools for Algal Biofuels

Martin Bergstedt reports in ChEnected that, at the spring meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Argonne National Laboratory provided announced their efforts to create the evaluation…

2011 Algae Biomass Summit Program Announced

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit to be held October 25–27…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 3 An Impressive Nutritional Profile

Special Report: Spirulina Part 3 An Impressive Nutritional Profile

Spirulina is called a superfood because its nutrient profile and unusual phytonutrients are more potent than any other food, plant, grain or herb…

Algae Predator Screen Developed by OriginOil

OriginOil, Inc. has filed their 12th patent application for Algae Screen™, a process that keeps algae healthy and productive by selectively eliminating microscopic predators, without the use of chemicals…

Boeing and Algae Fuels, a Euro Perspective

In the aviation biofuels market, as goes Boeing, so goes the industry. Boeing was a founding member of the Algal Biomess Organization (ABO) and is committed to a future of renewable fuels. “Without biofuels…

Algae 101 Part 23: Obesity and Diabetes Moderation with Algae

Algae 101 Part 23: Obesity and Diabetes Moderation with Algae

Algae are the oldest photosynthetic organisms on Earth, having survived 3.7 billion years. This tiny plant developed incredible survival strategies in order to flourish through climatic cycles, temperature spikes…

BARD Announces Commercial-Scale Algae Facility

BARD Holding, Inc., a clean-tech algae production company based in Morrisville, PA, has announced its shift from research and development to the commercialization phase of their zero-waste photobioreactor…

Algae.Tec Opens in Atlanta

Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec Ltd. has announced the opening of their Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, where their photo-bioreactor algae growth and harvesting…

Genifuel Patents Sugar to Heterotrophs to Oil

A blog by patent attorney Lawrence B. Ebert notes the first claim of US 7,905,930 issued to Genifuel on March 15, 2011 for “A process for production of biofuels from algae, comprising: a) cultivating an oil-producing…

NAA’s Barry Cohen to Address CLEANDEF2

Following the announcement of the formation of a partnership between the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e), NAA Executive…

Solazyme, Sephora and QVC Team for Launch of Algenist™ Products

News at Solazyme is happening so fast it’s hard to keep important items from slipping through the cracks. On the heels of their announced $100 million IPO…

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

When a guy like Mark Edwards says, “He is the smartest guy I know,” I have to pay attention. “Who is the smartest guy you know?” I ask him. “Yes,” he says. “Hu is the smartest guy I know”…

OriginOil Moving into Commercialization Phase

OriginOil, Inc. has announced its shift from the development phase to the commercialization phase and has recruited a veteran of technology projects to fast-track the commercialization process…

UCLA Researchers Develop Algal Proteins for Biofuels

UCLA Researchers Develop Algal Proteins for Biofuels

Two types of raw materials are currently used for biorefining and biofuel production: carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such as sugars…

Solazyme Files for IPO

Solazyme, Inc., has announced that the company has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering. Morgan Stanley…

DOE’s Algae R&D Peer Review Meeting Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting a detailed biennial peer review meeting of its Algae R&D Activities on April 7-8…

Advanced Biofuels Groups Meet in Washington

Three trade groups representing the advanced biofuels industry in the United States met March 10th in Washington, D.C. to continue industry-wide collaborative efforts begun last year aimed at…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 2 First Human Consumption and Cultivation

Special Report: Spirulina Part 2 First Human Consumption and Cultivation

Microalgae have kept a low profile, but interaction with humans is notable on several occasions. The Bible describes, when the Israelites were starving in the wilderness, God provided ‘manna’…

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