Aurora Appoints New CFO and SVP of Sales

Aurora Algae has announced the appointment of two new executives to help drive commercialization of its algae-based platform for sustainable nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture and…

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels

Sloud, Inc. has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona-based, development stage, company focused on the research and development of algae based biofuels and related biomass products…

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…

Future of Algae Begins Wednesday

About a year ago, algae industry icons Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards launched the International Algae Competition. Their global challenge was intended to create an open source collaboratory that expands…

55 Free Grants for Biofuels Training at UCSD

Applications are now available for continuing education grants at the University of California San Diego to retrain workers as general science technicians for the biofuels industry in the San Diego and…

Analysis of Algae Omega-3 Market Released

Reportlinker.com has announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog, titled: Global Analysis of the Marine and Algae Omega-3 Ingredients Market. This study covers the state of the global…

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…

NZ Algae Firm Developing Omega-3 Production

Owen Hembry, in the New Zealand Herald writes that Auckland, New Zealand-based biotechnology company Photonz has made a major step toward commercialization of its marine microalgae-derived omega-3…

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…

Witt Targets Algae Nutrient Gas Market

Witt-gas, the German-based company specializing in gas control systems has announced their increased focus on adapting their suite of products and services to the algae cultivation market…

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…

Largest Navy Ship So Far Tests Algal Biofuel

Julie Watson at The Associated Press reports on the U.S. Navy’s Nov. 16 launch of its largest alternative fuel test to date—a destroyer named the Paul H. Foster burning 20,000 gallons of algae-based fuel over…

4th Algae World Asia Attracts Algae’s Elite

More than 80 participants attended the two-day Algae World Asia seminar, produced by Center for Management Technology (CMT) and held November 15-16 in Beijing, China…

Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2012, ended September 30, 2011…

UK-India Collaboration on Algal Bioenergy

In New Delhi, India, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced plans for a £10M joint call for sustainable bioenergy research between the UK and India. The call will…

OriginOil Announces Commercial Algae Harvesting System

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the Algae Appliance, a commercial entry-level algae harvesting system to help producers process algae at low cost and without chemicals…

Craig Venter Interviewed in Scientific American

In David Biello’s interview with Synthetic Genomics founder Craig Ventor, in the current Scientific American, the renowned geneticist makes his case for genetically adjusted algae as the logical future of biofuels…

NAA to Open Testing Facility in Texas

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a new collaborative testing center in The Woodlands, Texas, beginning in January of 2012. The center will be used to measure the performance of…

Japanese Researchers See Algae Oil in Joint Venture

From the Mainichi Daily News…researchers at IHI NeoG Algae LLC, a joint venture formed this past summer between heavy machinery and shipbuilding giant IHI Corp. and two Japanese biotech companies…

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…

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