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…

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…

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…

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…

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

Here in New Mexico the forest fires have been burning for nearly a month, scorching over 130,000 acres so far, making this the biggest fire in New Mexico’s recorded history…

Seaweed for Biofuel Best in July

Brendan Hughes at Western Mail writes that July is the month to harvest ocean seaweed in the Northern Hemisphere if the plant is to achieve its potential as a viable biofuel…

Scientists Observe Peak Algal Growth Using Magnetism

Tyler Hamilton reports in the Toronto Star that Dr. Wankei Wan, a professor of biochemical engineering at the University of Western Ontario and his research team, have found a relationship between algal growth…

Algae Business: The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture

Algae Business: The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture

In April, I wrote that CO2 capture is algae’s “killer app”—the deployment that addresses four environmental problems at once. Now the killer app can look forward to its first large-scale customers…

ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Now Specifies Bioderived Components

Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine…