Solazyme Expands Algenist Distribution to Canada

Solazyme, Inc. has signed agreements with Sephora Canada and the leading Canadian multimedia retailer, The Shopping Channel®, to launch Algenist™, Solazyme’s microalgae-based prestige anti-aging…

MSU’s Algal Photobioreactor Licensed by Phenometrics, Inc.

Phenometrics, Inc. has licensed the algal simulation photo bioreactor technology from MSU Technologies at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The technology was developed by the Kramer lab…

Algae.Tec Signs Agreement for Demo Facility

Algae.Tec has signed a collaboration contract with the Manildra Group for the construction of the company’s Shoalhaven One demonstration facility in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. Construction of the…

Bakers Embrace Algal Omega-3

In bakingmanagement.com Jean Thilmany writes about how the emerging desire by the American public for omega-3s, has created challenges as well as opportunities for bakers, and how an increasing number…

Algae 101 Part 30

Algae 101 Part 30

The last post summarized the fascinating research that suggests algae genes may help several million people who suffer from retina diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. The key element for resolving retina diseases is gene…

Cyanotech Reports Q4 Financial Results

Cyanotech Corporation, a NASDAQ-traded leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, headquartered in Kona, Hawaii, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter…

OriginOil to Up-List Shares to Senior U.S. Securities Exchange

OriginOil, Inc. has announced its intention to up-list its shares to a senior U.S. securities exchange. “Our move to a national exchange will allow us greater access to capital from institutional investors, which will help us…

Solazyme Wins Cleantech and Sustainability Award

Solazyme, Inc. has won the San Francisco Business Times Cleantech and Sustainability Award in the Fuels, Chemicals and Specialty Products category. The awards recognize top industry leaders in green business…

Fluid Imaging Sells Flowcam to ASU for Algae Research

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. of Yarmouth, Maine, has announced that Arizona State University’s (ASU) Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) has purchased a FlowCAM® imaging…

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels

Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and manufacturer of small gas turbine engines, have announced an…

Aurora Algae Advances Commercial Facility Construction

Aurora Algae, of Hayward, CA, and Karratha, Western Australia, has announced that it has awarded MWH and John Holland (JH) the initial engineering contract for design and construction of the company’s…

Historic Helicopter Test Flight Uses Algal Jet Fuel Blend

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that the US Navy successfully demonstrated Solazyme’s 100% algal-derived jet fuel, SolajetHRJ-5®, in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight in a 50/50 blend with…

Algae World Australia Coming in August

If you think that Australia has become the new darling of the algae world, there’s little reason for doubt. American and European companies and research groups are at play down under…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly as a biochemist that works with microorganisms, his algal biofuel-driven discoveries from the ’80s and ’90s are still considered…

Solazyme Roquette Names Jodie Morgan President and GM

Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company, has expanded its management team by naming Jodie Morgan as President and General Manager. Morgan brings over…

Growing Spirulina at Home

Growing Spirulina at Home

The popular image of algae farming is bubbling green columns and white-coated scientists, and seems out of reach for ordinary people. Is the experience of algae farming limited to professionals? A growing network of DIY algae farmers is proving that we can…

Senator Udall: “End Corn Ethanol Subsidy, Develop Algae”

United States Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) issued the following statement on his vote in support of ending corn ethanol subsidies: “America no longer needs taxpayer subsidies for corn-based ethanol…

St. Louis to Host First ABBB Conference

The First International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts will be held July 17–20, at the Westin Hotel in St. Louis. Dr. José A. Olivares, representing the Los Alamos National Laboratory…

Baltimore Funds Algae Fuel Experiment

The Baltimore Sun reports that an experiment in making biofuel is scheduled to get under way this summer at Baltimore’s Back River wastewater treatment plant. The city’s Board of Estimates has approved…

NAABB Tests Produced Water to Grow Algae

NAABB Tests Produced Water to Grow Algae

Researchers from Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) and the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) consortium have recently conducted the first pilot-scale test of algae…

Algae 101 Part 29

Algae 101 Part 29

Algae have 3.7 billion years of evolutionary experience with light. Since algae use light for energy, early algae evolved a gene that helped algae recognize the path toward light. Algae’s ability to recognize light offers several lines of fascinating research…

Biofuels from Algae ASTM Approved for Passenger Airlines

According to Bloomberg News, airlines have won the backing of the U.S.-based ASTM technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend of traditional fuel and biofuel from inedible plants…

DOE Awards $2 Million to GA for Algal Fermentation Research

United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced that San Diego-based General Atomics will receive up to $2 million in a program to fund projects that will advance the technology improvements…

Cyanotech Names Thomas Chen as a Director

Thomas F. Chen has been elected to the Board of Directors of Cyanotech Corporation. “Thomas contributes extensive line management and operating experience to Cyanotech, together with keen knowledge…

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