Algae 101 Part 34

Algae 101 Part 34

The four primary metrics that examine sustainable food and biofuels are life cycle analysis, ecological footprint, freshwater footprint, and carbon footprint. The proposal here suggests a food and biofuels footprint can improve…

Oxford Study Highlights Advantages and Barriers for Algal Biodiesel

A new life cycle analysis by a team from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, at the University of Oxford, states that algae-derived biodiesel could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

AIM Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Trent

AIM Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Trent

NASA scientist – the inventor, heart, and soul of the OMEGA system (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) – Dr. Jonathan Trent received his PhD in biological oceanography at Scripps Institution…

Algae 101 Part 33

Algae 101 Part 33

rince Charles has advocated sustainable agriculture with less dependence on fossil resources for over 30 years. He shared his insights in a keynote address at the Georgetown University Future of Food Conference in May 2011…

German Researchers Decipher the Molecular Basis of Cyanobacteria

Under normal conditions, cyanobacteria, also termed blue-green algae, build up energy reserves that allow them to survive under stress such as long periods of darkness. They do this by means of a molecular…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as the CTO of the high profile algae startup, Phycal, Inc. Recently, he also co-chaired…