OriginOil’s New Harvest Pretreatment Shows Boost in Algae Growth Rates

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its recently developed harvest pretreatment process, which employs low power electromagnetic fields to condition the cells for harvesting, has also demonstrated a substantial…

AIM Interview: C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk—Page 2

AIM Interview: C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk—Page 2

What from your background in gas and oil applies directly to what’s going on right now at Sapphire? C.J.: Oh boy! I draw from it everyday—from project management and engineering construction…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

If it seems like there hasn’t been a lot of news lately coming from the algae industry’s largest algae-to-fuel gamble, Sapphire Energy, well, we’re happy to report that it’s not about trouble in paradise…

NAA Releases Algae Specs White Paper

The National Algae Association’s Algae Specs Committee has released a white paper to offer guidance to the form in which algal oils and biomass should be delivered to the emerging algae industry…

New Algae a Better Radioactive Absorber than Zeolite

According to a story in the Mainichi Daily News, a Japanese research group using a newly discovered algae, called “Parachlorella sp. binos” or “binos” for short, has demonstrated its performance as better at…

Craig Ventor’s SGI Looking at Synthetic Algae for Fuel Solution

Steve LeVine’s recent Foreign Policy blog suggests that the highly anticipated results from the 2009 big bucks alliance between ExxonMobil and Dr. Craig Ventor’s Synthetic Genomics (SGI) may be subject to some…

LANL Develops First GE “Magnetic” Algae

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae…

AIM Interview: Algaetech CEO, Syed Isa Syed Alwi

AIM Interview: Algaetech CEO, Syed Isa Syed Alwi

When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he really has his finger on what’s going on globally. He gets around, and is a bit of a kingpin in the Asian algae world, orchestrating…

Algae Business: Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel

Algae Business: Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel

Way back on June 20, John Daly of OilPrice.com wrote an insightful overview of why so many players in the multi-sector air industry—airlines, airplane producers, national airlines, and militaries…

Solazyme Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company in U.S.

In case you missed the September issue of Inc. Magazine, Solazyme was named America’s Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company, with a three-year growth of 20,424%, and 2010 revenue of $38 million…

AIM Interview: UC San Diego’s Dr. Stephen Mayfield

AIM Interview: UC San Diego’s Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Professor Stephen Mayfield is someone you should probably know about if you want to keep up with the key players in San Diego’s burgeoning renewable energies sector. Algae geneticist extraordinaire…