Pike Research Surveys Algae-Based Biofuels Market

According to a recent report from Pike Research, despite limited production to date, the scale-up potential of algae is substantial compared to other non-food based feedstocks…

Algae 101 Part 28

Algae 101 Part 28

Every few months, a new study argues for or against algae biofuels. The issues each article brings forward are worth thoughtful consideration. This author has published over 60 peer-review research papers and book chapters…

MIT Researchers Increase Algal Hydrogen Production

Many kinds of algae and cyanobacteria are capable of using energy from sunlight to split water molecules and release hydrogen. One reason this approach hasn’t yet been…

Solazyme Has a Good First Day on the NASDAQ

Solazyme’s long awaited debut on the NASDAQ May 27 proved worth the wait for the South San Francisco-based heterotrophic algae pioneers. After pricing shares to open at $18…

Algae Included in Fuel Feedstock Freedom Act Introduced to Senate

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, along with Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Congressmen Brian Bilbray…

Global Project for Algal Ethanol, Biodiesel and Bioproducts

Nine partners from seven countries have joined in a project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and bioproducts can be produced from algae on a large scale. The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT)…

Study Released on Sustainable Aviation Biofuels in Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases…

OriginOil to Build Large-Scale Algae Extraction System

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it has received an order for a large-scale algae extraction system from a leading solutions provider in the field of industrial CO2 waste management, MBD Energy…

ABO Announces New Directors and Board Chair

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the election of its Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term. The ABO also announced Mark Allen, a Senior Advisor to BioProcess Algae…

Harvel Appoints Koenig Regional Sales Manager

Harvel Plastics, Inc. has announced the addition of Peter D. Koenig to its outside sales team. Koenig will serve as a Regional Sales Manager for Harvel’s industrial PVC and CPVC pipe…

A.I.M. Interview: NASA Ames’ Dr. Leslie Prufert-Bebout

A.I.M. Interview: NASA Ames’ Dr. Leslie Prufert-Bebout

Algae in space. Imagine the possibilities—growing algae on long term space flights to recycle the CO2 in the capsule air back into oxygen…turning waste generated on the mission back into fuel, food…

American Alternative Fuels Act

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced what they call “commonsense” legislation to ease the pain at the pump and decrease our nation’s dependence…

San Diego EDGE Training Centers to Fill Algae Job Holes

From Maria Gallucci at SolveClimate, an update that around 100 students are expected to enroll this year in San Diego’s new EDGE (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy)…

AVS Adds Dr. Stephanie Smith as Chief Scientist

Algaeventure Systems (AVS), headquartered in Marysville, OH, has announced the addition of Dr. Stephanie Smith as the company’s Chief Scientist. Dr. Smith will oversee AVS’s scientific programs and…

Fluid Imaging Enters MOU with BARD for Strategic Partnership

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. of Yarmouth, ME, announced it has a memorandum of understanding with BARD Holding, Inc., of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, outlining a strategic partnership between…

Algal Harvesting Progress Update from DOE

Joyce Yang, Technology Development Manager for the Department of Energy’s Biomass Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, has revealed recent progress made in algal…

Solazyme Ready for IPO

According to reports from Bloomberg News and the San Jose Mercury News, the much anticipated Solazyme IPO is imminent. Solazyme stock (SZYM) is expected to begin trading May 23, according to…

NAA Launches Commercial Opportunities Webpage

The National Algae Association has launched a Commercial Opportunities page on its website in response to a growing number of inquiries from throughout the algae supply channel and the investment…

Algae World Summit Returns to San Diego

Infocast’s 3rd Annual Algae World Summit returns to San Diego, May 23-25. This year’s edition will bring together key players across the value chain, including algae developers, vendors, scientists, investors…

Algae 101 Part 27—SOAR: A New Algae Solution

Algae 101 Part 27—SOAR: A New Algae Solution

The SOAR project, Save Our (children’s) Agricultural Resources, holds promise to yield six times the energy derived from the nine billion gallons of corn ethanol produced annually. SOAR may also deliver…

Targeted Growth Spins Off Algae Startup

Luke Timmerman, in Xconomy Seattle, writes that Margaret McCormick, Chief Operations Officer at Targeted Growth, is spinning off a new company from Targeted Growth, called Matrix Genetics…

Engineering Professor Named Innovator of the Year

Jamie Hestekin and his team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Arkansas have won Planet Forward’s Innovator of the Year contest. As one of two Innovators of the Year, Hestekin…

Sapphire Strikes CO2 Deal with Linde Group

The German-based technology company, The Linde Group, and green crude developers, Sapphire Energy, Inc., have announced a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver…

French Algae Projects for OriginOil JV

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that Ennesys, its joint venture partner in France, is working with large institutions to develop two separate large-scale algae projects. “Europe and France have made…

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