U. of I. Studies Improvements in Macroalgae for Biofuels

Jason Mick, in his Daily Tech blog, writes that the University of Illinois is promoting seaweed for biofuel use, based on their research study, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology…

Honeywell’s UOP Breaks Ground on Green Fuels Facility

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, has announced that it has begun construction in Hawaii of a biofuels demonstration unit that will convert forest residuals…

New Solutions Energy to Build 50,000 Gallon PBR Systems

New Solutions Energy to Build 50,000 Gallon PBR Systems

New Solutions Energy Inc. (NSE) of Santa Fe, NM, has announced that it will have its 50,000+ gallon algae growing systems ready for operation in November of this year. Art Anderson, a co-founder of NSE…

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…

Finance Symposium and Pitch Session to be Held at ABS

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced their first Finance Symposium, to be held October 24, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Hyatt Minneapolis, as part of the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit…

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…

Cyanotech Names Jole Deal as Chief Financial Officer

Jole Deal has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Treasurer and Secretary by the Board of Directors of Cyanotech Corporation, the Kona, Hawaii-based manufacturer…

Solix and Glycos Test Algal-derived Chemicals

Houston, TX-based Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), an international biochemical company commercializing high-value bio-chemicals, and Fort Collins, CO-based Solix BioSystems…

Aquaflow Cuts Deal with Texas Firm

Nelson, New Zealand-based biofuel company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced an agreement with Texas-based renewable fuel company CRI Catalyst Company, a provider of catalyst and process…

NNFCC to Investigate Algal Bioenergy Environmental Impact

New research at the NNFCC, the United Kingdom’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials, will explore what needs to be done to produce bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals…

Aurora Algae Raises $22 Million in Funding Round

Aurora Algae, with dual operations in Hayward, CA and Karratha, Australia, has received a round of $22 million from Oak Investment Partners, other existing investors, and a large foreign strategic investor…

FlowCAM® Manufacturer Announces Financial Services

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. of Yarmouth, Maine, has announced the launch of Fluid Imaging Financial Services to provide flexible financing options to its North American customers for acquiring the tech…

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…

MBD on Path to IPO

Giles Parkinson writes in Australia’s Climate Spectator that Algae group MBD Energy is one step closer to an IPO after successfully raising $22 million in its fourth round of private fundraising. The company…

HDS Acquires License for Carbon Capture and Algae-to-Biofuel

HDS International Corp. has announced that it has acquired an exclusive license relating to carbon capture, carbon sequestration and industrial algae-for-biofuels technologies from Hillwinds Ocean Energy…

High School Teachers Team with University of Kansas Professors for Algae Study

High School Teachers Team with University of Kansas Professors for Algae Study

Dodge City High School biology teacher Shannon Ralph said she’ll never look at algae like she used to.
 Ms. Ralph spent six weeks this summer in Lawrence…

New Report Shows $930 Mil from Investors into Alternative Fuels in 2010

A report recently released by Lux Research reveals that in 2010, investors gave $930 million to alternative fuels start-ups, a four-year low. However, investment has dramatically climbed to an all-time high…

Jerome Ringo Joins BARD Holding

BARD Holding, Inc., a clean-technology development and production company based in Morrisville, PA, has announced that leading environmental advocate Jerome Ringo will serve as the company’s Senior…

Major Initiative to Spur Biofuels Industry Announced

President Obama has announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy will invest up to $510 million during the next three years in partnership with the private sector to produce advanced…

AlgaeBio Begins $5-million Development in Arizona

In its bid to become a major player in the global microalgae industry, AlgaeBiosciences is engaging immediately in a $5-million, first-phase expansion of its production facilities near Holbrook, Ariz…

NAA Issues Statement on Billion Ton Update

National Algae Association Executive Director Barry Cohen has issued the following statement in response to the specific exclusion of algae from the Billion Ton Update issued by the Department of Energy…

Algal Genetic Research Coming to Abu Dhabi

Erin Conroy at TradeArabia News Service reports that a team of scientists, including a researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi, has developed what they say is the first genome-scale system of mapping the Clamydomonas…

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…

Clean Energy Competition Funding Opportunity

On July 21, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $2 million in available funding for a national, university-based clean energy business challenge. This nationwide initiative will create a network…

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