Astaxanthin Extraction

Astaxanthin Extraction

Dr. Rudi E. Moerck , President and CEO of Valensa, describes and demonstrates the process of extracting Astaxanthin…

Carbon War Room Launches Site to Track Renewable Jet Fuels

Sir Richard Branson, adventurer, entrepreneur, and early green energy proponent, took a lead role recently in the global search for biofuels for the airline industry by creating the Carbon War Room, a global…

Students Mix Concrete with Algae for Road Construction

Esther Ng reports from Singapore that architecture students at Singapore Polytechnic are mixing algae, rather than sand, with concrete to create road curbs and drains. This is being seen as a potentially valuable…

Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

As we head into a new year it’s always interesting—and enlightening—to reflect on the events of the past year and what they mean for the algae industry. Let’s take a look back…

UNM Students Testing Algae in Space

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has put a program together to allow student experiments to be incorporated into test flights from the International Spaceport, now called Spaceport America…

U.S. Navy Sets Algal Fuel Speed Record

Using a 50/50 blend of hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend, a U.S. Navy amphibious craft reached a speed of 50 knots, in the Navy’s final test of algal fuel for the year, at Panama City, FL…

Scientists Study Algal Protein Renewal for Improving Climate Tolerance

From the Scotsman, news about a team of scientists at Edinburgh University testing algae and discovering that renewal of old or damaged cell proteins might help plant adaptation to rapidly changing climates…

Spirulina in France

Spirulina in France

A conversation with Jean-Paul Jourdan, author of “Cultivez Votre Spiruline” (Grow Your Own Spirulina) and pioneer of small scale spirulina algae in developing world countries and microfarms in France. At Eco Domaine Farm in Normandy, France. July 4, 2011…

WHE Announces LOI to Develop $100 Million Algae Farm in India

World Health Energy Holdings, Inc., a public holding company developing joint venture partnerships for algae production for biodiesel and commercial fish food, announced today the signing…

Algae Biofuel Pilot Plant Construction Starts in Chile

Analia Murias at fis.com reports that the Biotechnology Consortium (Bal Biofuels) began the construction of the Experimental Centre of Algae (CEA) in Puerto Montt Campus of the University of Los Lagos…

UGA and U. of Puerto Rico Create Algae Biofuels Center

UGA and U. of Puerto Rico Create Algae Biofuels Center

Taking advantage of a marine location and tropical climate that are ideal for growing algae, researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Puerto Rico are creating…


ABO and BIO Support Extending Tax Credits, Including Algae

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) thanked Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden…

ABO Hires K&L Gates to Advocate for Algae Industry

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has engaged the Washington, D.C. office of the global law firm, K&L Gates LLP to assist the ABO in its efforts to educate federal policymakers about the growing…

Maersk and Navy Test Algae Fuel on Container Ship

Maersk and Navy Test Algae Fuel on Container Ship

Maersk Line’s 300-meter long Maersk Kalmar container vessel is sailing its normal route from Bremerhaven, Germany to Pipavav, India, delivering cargo to the usual ports along the way. However, during its…

ASU at the ABS

ASU at the ABS

Arizona State University researchers took a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the recent Algae Biomass Summit, to share information and discover the latest in algae biofuels, coproducts, research and production techniques…

MBD Energy Awarded for Innovation

Australia’s MBD Energy took the award for Innovation in New and Emerging Industries, sponsored by the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. MBD Energy was…

OriginOil Enters JV to Develop Biorefineries for DoD Biofuels Programs

OriginOil, Inc has announced it has co-founded a new joint venture (JV), to develop biorefineries serving U.S. and NATO military requirements for alternative fuels. The JV, Future Energy Solutions Unlimited, Inc…

NAA Announces Next Algae Workshop in California

The National Algae Association has announced its next algae production workshop will be held January 30, 2012 at the University of Southern California (University Park Campus—downtown). The workshop will…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 2

The Future of Algae, Pt. 2

Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, chefs, cooks, food developers, algae eaters, students and teams to create menus, new foods and food products incorporating algae as a featured ingredient. Algae food products are widely available now….

2011—The Year in Algae Page 2

2011—The Year in Algae Page 2

A look back at the stories that marked the progress of the algae industry over the past year…

2011—The Year in Algae

2011—The Year in Algae

A look back at the stories that marked the progress of the algae industry over the past year…

NMSU Advances their Algae Test Bed Research

NMSU Advances their Algae Test Bed Research

Since early October, New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) researchers have been transitioning from algae operations in the IEE water and energy lab…

Aurora Develops New Techniques for Genetic Optimization of Algae

Aurora Develops New Techniques for Genetic Optimization of Algae

Aurora Algae is using a novel technique for genetic optimization to create advanced-trait algae strains for product development in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, renewable energy and animal feed markets…

Algae in San Diego

Algae in San Diego

KPBS takes a look at some of the lab activity and scale-up work being done at UCSD, Sapphire Energy, and other leading algae research centers in San Diego…

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