Neste Oil and FEI to Jointly Research Algae

Neste Oil has launched a joint algae research program with the Marine Research Centre at Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The program is part of Neste Oil’s efforts aimed at using algae oil as…

OriginOil Announces Increased Algal Extraction Efficiency

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it has identified a new process to increase the efficiency of algae extraction without the use of toxic solvents. The process harnesses a substance that occurs naturally in algae…

ABO and U. of Minn to Showcase Algae Industry North

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is partnering with the University of Minnesota to offer a unique workshop and tour for attendees of the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit, to be held
 October 24–27…

NAA Denounces Recent DOE Claims

The National Algae Association (NAA) Executive Director Barry Cohen has further commented on algae’s exclusion from the DOE’s Billion Ton Update because of a lack of data. According to the NAA…

Spanish Bank of Algae Inaugurated

The Minister for Science and Innovation of the Spanish Central Government, Cristina Garmendia, along with Paulino Rivero, President of the Canarian Government and José Regidor, Rector of the University…

Algae 101 Part 36

Algae 101 Part 36

Industrial agriculture is highly sensitive to climate variability and weather extremes, such as droughts, floods, temperature spikes, and severe storms. Weather tolerant algae-based crops grown with abundance methods could provide…

International Algae Competition Deadline Nearing

The International Algae Competition has announced that registration and submission deadline is October 11, 2011. Finalists for the $10,000 cash prize will be announced February 12, 2012. All finalists will…

Algaetech Receives Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award

Algaetech International Sdn. Bhd., of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has announced it has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Service Innovation in Algae Technology…

Algae Business: It’s Time to Set Uniform Algae Feedstock Standards

Algae Business: It’s Time to Set Uniform Algae Feedstock Standards

As algae oil gears up to industrial scale production, we must develop uniform standards. Producers, refiners, distributors and the public face the same issues as late nineteenth century petroleum oil…

NAA Offers Algae Production Certification Program

The National Algae Association (NAA) will be offering their Algae Production Certification Program October 22, 2011, at the Biotech Institute of Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas. The program will provide…

OriginOil to Collaborate with DOE on Algae Feedstock Standard

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it will begin to work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other…

Aurora Algae Named a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

Aurora Algae, based in Hayward, CA, and with production facilities in Karratha, Western Australia, has announced that they have been chosen by AlwaysOn, a leading Silicon Valley business media brand…

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

What is your reality check on the industry—especially any areas you think are misunderstood, or misrepresented? I’ll give two examples. The first deals with the current technical readiness level of algae biofuels, which I think has been …

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

The most direct support for biofuels development can be expected to come from a combination of DOD, DOE, and USDA, of which the recently announced joint initiative on advanced drop-in biofuels is a prime example. I don’t know…

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth Systems Analysis – Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis division…

Senate Bill Introduced to Level Field for Advanced Biofuels

United States Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would help level the playing field for advanced biofuels including algae by reforming the…

Program Finalized for 5th Algae Biomass Summit

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the agenda for its 5th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, the algae industry’s premier event. More than 800 attendees are expected to see and hear the more than…

Evodos Scales Up in Australian Carbon Storage Program

Evodos B.V., the Netherlands-based developer of low energy centrifugal systems, has received the order to supply all of the algae harvesting machines for MBD Energy’s 1 Ha power stationplant in Australia…

Heliae Picks Craig Johnson for CFO

Heliae, the Arizona-based algae technology company, has announced the promotion of J. Craig Johnson to serve as the company’s chief financial officer. Johnson had served as Heliae’s vice president of finance…

VisualSpreadsheet V3.0 for FlowCAM

VisualSpreadsheet V3.0 for FlowCAM

Fluid Imaging Technologies, of Yarmouth, Maine has introduced VisualSpreadsheet© V3.0 particle analysis software. A companion to the company’s FlowCAM® particle imaging and analysis system that…

Solazyme Appoints Jeffrey Webster as COO

Solazyme has announced that Jeffrey Webster has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Webster will be responsible for leading and expanding operational infrastructure across Solazyme as…

AlgEternal Technologies Teams with UT and Open Algae

Barry Harrell writes in Statesman.com that Austin-based AlgEternal Technologies, LLC has cut the ribbon on its nearly completed “commercial” facility on the University of Texas at Austin’s J.J. Pickle Research…

Algae 101 Part 35

Algae 101 Part 35

A food supply based on fossil resources imposes five fatal errors on societies; constantly rising prices, freshwater scarcity, soil erosion and degradation, severe environmental insults and eventually crop failure. A food supply not dependent on fossil…

Algae Studied for Increased Lithium Battery Storage

From Stephen Cass in the MIT Technology Review, a report that researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Clemson University have found that a polymer alginate made from brown algae…

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