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…

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 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…

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”…

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…

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’…

Algae 101 Part 22—Can Algae Serve 100 Million Environmental Refugees?

Algae 101 Part 22—Can Algae Serve 100 Million Environmental Refugees?

Millions of environmental refugees will migrate from the food sparse south to north by 2020, fleeing food shortages sparked by climate change. The UN projects 50 million…