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…

More Highlights from ABS

Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit was highlighted by discussions about the technological advances that will be bringing innovative algae-based products and fuels into everyday life…

ABS Wraps with Upbeat Message to the Industry—and the World

There was an obvious evolution to the annual Algal Biomass Summit that concluded Thursday, Oct. 27, in Minneapolis, symbolized by an attendance increase of 25% over last year’s event in Phoenix—to 793…

Fluid Imaging Announces Fluorescence Success with Sytox Green

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. of Yarmouth, Maine, manufacturer of the FlowCAM® dynamic imaging particle analyzer, has announced that a preliminary study yielded positive results for the instrument’s…

Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals Announces New Manufacturing Plant

Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company, has announced the location of its Phase II manufacturing facility. The company will begin producing its lead microalgae derived…

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…

ABS Kicks Off with Senator Al Franken

The 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), officially opened in Minneapolis with remarks by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and other leaders on the role…

Algenol Breaks Ground on Pilot Facility

Ft. Myers, Florida-based Algenol Biofuels Inc. has announced that it has broken ground on the construction of its pilot-scale integrated bio-refinery. This production facility will be the first large-scale…

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…

Richard Sayre Joins LANL Algal Biology Program

Dr. Richard Sayre, one of the nation’s top specialists in algae and energy-producing plant research, has joined the Bioscience Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory to help boost cutting-edge research…

Evodos Type 10 Small Scale Centrifuge

Evodos Type 10 Small Scale Centrifuge

Evodos has developed a small-scale centrifuge with a feed flow of 750 liter per hour, intended for research institutions, inoculation processes, small-scale algae operations and testing for algae harvesting…

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…

Largest ABS So Far Kicks Off Today

With uncertainty in so many parts of the world economy, it is encouraging to hear that this year’s Algal Biomass Summit has the highest preregistration of all previous Summits—in excess of 800…

Cyanotech Expands Astaxanthin Production Capacity

Responding to increased market demand for its natural Astaxanthin, Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech has announced a 33% expansion of Astaxanthin capacity at its Kona production facility…

German-French Algal Biofuel Initiative Launches

A joint German-French algal photobioreactor plant, built by IGV GmbH in partnership with Bioalgostral SAS (BAO), has gone into operation on the French island of La Reunion. The event also marked the signing…

Lux Research Says Boom in Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Finance Nears End

According to a newly published report by Lux Research, multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and a wave of IPOs indicate an impending end to a boom in the nascent bio-based chemicals industry, which received…

Algae Nutrition Tabs to be Marketed as “Naughtybits”

Boston, MA-based The Naughty Nutritionist® Inc. has announced the national launch of their algae tabs: ENERGYbits™, RECOVERYbits™ and VITALITYbits™, collectively known as Naughtybits®…

New Scientific Journal, Algal Research, to Launch in 2012

Algal Research, an international scientific journal that will cover emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, bioproducts, and econometrics will be launched…

NAA Announces Agenda for Certification Program

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the training organizations and topics for its algae production certification program on Saturday, October 22 at the Biotech Institute of Lone Star College…

Accelergy Partners with Yankuang for Algae Farm at Coal-to-Liquids Plant in China

Houston, TX-based Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in the production of clean, high-grade, synthetic liquid fuels, has announced a partnership with the Yankuang Group for a large-scale, low carbon…

Algae.Tec’s Australian Demonstration Plant Granted Approval

Algae.Tec Limited has announced that its demonstration facility Shoalhaven One has been granted development approval under the Shoalhaven City Council Environment Planning and Assessment Act…

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