Algae 101 Part 32

Algae 101 Part 32

Net zero food production has minimal or no negative impact on the environment. In May 2011, Except Integrated Sustainability announced the Polydome, a revolutionary approach to greenhouse agriculture that offers the possibility…

$100 Billion Biofuels Market Predicted by 2014

A new market survey released this week by MarketResearch.com estimates that by 2014, less than 3% of total fossil fuels will be replaced by biofuels from traditional sources. The positive read on this is that…

GPRE Q2 Results, Update on BioProcess Algae

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (GPRE) has announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Net income attributable to Green Plains for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $5.0 million…

Solazyme Signs UK Distribution Deal for Algenist Products

Solazyme, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with United Kingdom beauty retailer, Space NK, to expand the sales network of the Solazyme’s luxury skincare line, Algenist™, to include all 60 Space NK stores…

OriginOil Selects PACE to Rollout SSE

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it has selected Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering, Inc. (PACE) of Fountain Valley, California, to fast-track the rollout of its line of Single Step Extraction™ systems in response…

Rogerio Manso Joins Solazyme as CCO

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that Rogerio Manso has joined the company as its Chief Commercialization Officer. Mr. Manso will lead the commercialization of Solazyme’s tailored oil platform globally…

SDSU+ Wins Grant for NASA Biofuels Research

A new research project teaming South Dakota State University, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Oglala Lakota College, funded by a $750,000 NASA grant, will study ways…

A.I.M. Interview: Cellana’s CEO Martin Sabarsky

A.I.M. Interview: Cellana’s CEO Martin Sabarsky

Martin Sabarsky was promoted to President and CEO of Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana in April of 2011. He now has the challenging and, if all goes well, rewarding job of escorting Cellana…

A Perspective on Algae as Feed for Cows, Sheep, and Goats

Co-products like animal feeds for cattle can be highly beneficial to the economic feasibility of the algae industry in its early stages and beyond. That was part of the message Dr. Shanna Ivey from…

Viral Genetics Reports on Algal Progress

San Marino, California-based Viral Genetics, researchers of drug therapies for treatment of HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Strep, Staph and drug resistant cancers, which last year announced MDT—a lipid…

OriginOil Announces Reverse Stock Split

OriginOil has announced a 1-for-30 reverse stock split in order to meet one of the requirements for graduating to a senior US exchange. The company closed their first institutional round on July 11…

SRS Energy Grows Toward Commercialization

Brian Goodall, the Vice President of Business Development at SRS Energy, spoke at the 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts on how their company is moving towards…

Dr. Mark Edwards joins ABI

Noted author, AIM blogger, and professor at Arizona State University, Dr. Mark Edwards, whose recent work has focused on resolving world hunger and pursuing sustainable energy with green solutions…

Growing Algae on Landfill Sludge at University of Florida

Researchers at the University of Florida are looking at ways to grow algae in landfill leachate, or the coffee colored liquid sludge that pools at the bottom of landfills as the waste decomposes. Landfill operators…

Spirulina-to-Fight-Malnutrition Group IIMSAM Appoints Executives

The Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM)’s Secretary-General Remigio Maradona has appointed Ambassador H.E. Wassim Mandil as his…

Haran Hired at Colorado Lining

Colorado Lining International (CLI), Inc. has announced that Tim Haran has been brought in as the new Production and Fabrication Manager to oversee their Colorado Plant production. With over 17 years…

Seambiotic’s Algae Plant in China to Open September 2011

In December 2009, Seambiotic announced that they would be building an algae production plant that will use flue gas in China. Though originally scheduled to be operational in 2010, the plant will open in September…

Algae 101 Part 31

Algae 101 Part 31

The new book Freedom Foods: Superior Nutrition and Taste from Low on the Food Chain—for People, Producers and Our Planet, (June, 2011) develops the value proposition for foods and other forms of energy from algae. Freedom foods enhance health…

LumiGrow Closes Series A Funding

LumiGrow, Inc., a leading provider of high-efficiency LED lighting solutions for horticulture, based in San Francisco, CA, has announced that it has received an investment from Clean Pacific Ventures…

Tracing Algae’s Roots to Biofuel

From Science Daily, a team of researchers led by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Professor Joe Chappell is making a connection between the Botryococcus braunii, species of algae and the oil and…

Malaysia: Producing Biofuel from Algae

Marilyn Tenn in the Borneo Post talks about biotechnologists and researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, in Sarawak, Malaysia pooling their expertise to meet the challenge of developing viable…

India: Nine-lab Consortium Pursues Algal Biofuel

Adam Halliday writes in the Indian Express that a joint scientific project by nine Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories has been testing biodiesel sourced from microalgae…

Japan: New Venture to Pursue Mass Production of Algae Biofuel

From the Denki Shimbun Electric Daily News comes a story about three Japanese companies: IHI Corporation, Gene and Gene Technology (G&GT), and the Neo-Morgan Laboratory Incorporated…

Algal Biofuel World News

Bristol News and BBC have a story running about researchers looking to produce commercially viable quantities of biofuels from algae grown in the Roman Baths in the town of Bath, England…

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