The Future of Algae, Pt. 1

The Future of Algae, Pt. 1

Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic membranes and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and bioproducts for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines and producing…

Canadian Scientists Explore Algae for CO2 Capture

Margaret Munro reports for Postmedia News that a federal lab on the windy shores of Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, is exploring algae from creeks and ponds as far away as Alberta’s oil patch and…

AIM interview: Fluid Imaging Technologies’ CEO Kent Peterson

AIM interview: Fluid Imaging Technologies’ CEO Kent Peterson

Kent Peterson, founder and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., has, for the past ten years, watched the algae industry develop through a microscope. His Yarmouth, Maine-based firm builds and markets…

WMU Team Extracting Bioalcohols from Algae

Ursula Zerilli reports in the Kalamazoo Gazette that Western Michigan University’s Bronco Biodiesel, a team created by WMU chemistry faculty members John Miller and Steve Bertman, is extracting bioalcohols…

MSU Researchers Develop E-photobioreactor

MSU Researchers Develop E-photobioreactor

Plant scientists at Michigan State have become assembly line workers for the production of what they call ePBR’s—laboratory-based algae photobioreactors that mimic the outdoor environment…

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, are exploring the effects of controlling the expression of two algal genes that regulate the uptake of CO2 for photosynthesis. In the experiments performed…

HEP Investigating Algae Extract for Cholesterol Benefits

From Marketwire, the board of directors of Health Enhancement Products, Inc., a Scottsdale, AZ-based food ingredients and nutraceutical enterprise, has authorized an expanded study of its algae extracts…

Algae Business—EU Aviation Standards: Algae Oil’s Threshold Market

Algae Business—EU Aviation Standards: Algae Oil’s Threshold Market

This New Year, the rubber of the Kyoto Protocol hits the hard tarmac of the European Union’s airport runways. More than half the cost of the multi-billion dollar…

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon—Page 2

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon—Page 2

How did your ethanol perspective play into the new strategy? When I left my previous company I had learned enough about the biofuel industry to base any decision for starting the next company on five…

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

Nestled in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Gilbert—a quickly growing community aspiring to be a magnet for algae businesses—Heliae is beginning to emerge from the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded them…

Solazyme Fuels First U.S. Commercial Passenger Flight

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that United Airlines flew the world’s first commercial aviation flight on a microbially-derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme’s algae-derived renewable jet fuel…

Algae Biosciences Demos Algae Nutrient System for Increasing Produce Yield

Algae Biosciences Inc., an Arizona biotechnology company, has launched the Algae BioMax™ system, which efficiently delivers algae-based nutrients to crops through standard irrigation systems in order to increase…