Nigerian, Israeli, Belgian Collaboration On Algal Biofuel

Kunle Akogun reports from Nigeria that the federal government of Nigeria is in consultation with a group of companies from Belgium and Israel regarding the possibility of introducing biofuel technology into Nigeria…

Algae 101: Part 42

Algae 101: Part 42

The classic Pete Seeger folk song Where have all the Flowers Gone? reports their “Long time passing.” We will see the long time passing of flowers, food crops and people unless we find solutions to phosphorus (P) scarcity….

SFCC to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training

Santa Fe Community College will be offering an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two-day course providing basic information regarding hazards, regulations, health and safety training…

Industry Groups Ask Senators to Fund Military Biofuel

The Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Advanced BioFuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, and the National Farm Bureau Federation have written leaders…

PACE Tests OriginOil Recovery Process

OriginOil, Inc.’s announcement last week that its algae harvesting technology has found a new, and potentially major, application in the oil and gas world – recovering hydrocarbons from oil well ‘frac flowback’ water…

Harvesting Entrepreneurs Marco Brocken and Hen Boele

Harvesting Entrepreneurs Marco Brocken and Hen Boele

As you often see in emerging industries, the CEO of algae harvesting technology company Evodos, Marco Brocken, has a background nothing to do with algae. Educationally, he studied econometrics…

Sapphire CEO Clarifies Departure

Amid the speculation of why Jason Pyle left Sapphire Energy, seemingly just before their major launch into pre-commercial operations, Bruce Bigelow’s interview with the former CEO in Xconomy explains why…

Algae to Fish Feed Pilot Project in Iowa

Dave Dreeszen writes in the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal about a local pilot project that focuses on turning manure and other nutrient-rich waste into algae to feed fish and power engines, aiming to diversify…

Aquaflow Signs Deal with CRI Catalyst

Auckland, NZ-based algal biomass-to-fuels company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced that it has struck a technology cooperation agreement with advanced catalysts specialists CRI Catalyst…

ABS: Algae’s Impact in the Mainstream

ABS: Algae’s Impact in the Mainstream

Since its origins in 2007, the Algae Biomass Summit has become the premier algae conference for academic, government and industry participants. Last year the Algal Biomass Organization…

Rosetta Green Produces HGH From Algae

Rosetta Green Produces HGH From Algae

Rehovot, Israel-based Rosetta Green Ltd., which specializes in crop improvement for the agriculture and alternative fuel industries using unique genes called microRNAs, has successfully completed…

Jason Pyle to Leave Sapphire Energy Operations

Sapphire Energy, Inc., has announced that Dr. Jason Pyle will step down as chief executive officer effective immediately. He will remain a member of the Sapphire Energy board of directors. Dr. Pyle, a respected…

OriginOil Technology May Aid Oil and Gas Industry

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that their Algae Appliance, developed for algae harvesting, may also help clean up the water produced in oil well water flooding and hydraulic fracturing. Using a lab prototype of their…

Algenol Back on Track for Florida Expansion

After an uncertain month, as the state of Florida began deciding how to regulate and environmentally oversee their nascent algae agricultural industry, the focus of all the attention – Fort Meyers-based Algenol…

DOE Reaches Out to Bioenergy Students

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy on Monday, April 23, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. During the webinar, experts from DOE’s National…

Senate Leader Visits Alltech Algae

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell visited Alltech Algae in Winchester, Ky. on April 12. The $200 million facility, opened in March 2011, is actively pursuing algae’s applications as a fishmeal…

AIM Interview: NAABB’s Dr. José Olivares

AIM Interview: NAABB’s Dr. José Olivares

As the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, NAABB, comes to the end of the second year in its three-year lifecycle, it’s looking more and more like Aquatic Species Program: The Next…

NASA Invites Media to Tour OMEGA System

Reporters are being invited to attend a one-hour guided tour of NASA’s Offshore Membrane Enclosure for Growing Algae (OMEGA) system from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, April 17, 2012…

New Algal Research Journal to Launch

A new scientific journal for the algal industry, Algal Research, is being launched in May, 2012, by Elsevier, an international provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services…

Solutions4CO2 Strikes JV With BARD

Solutions4CO2Inc. (S4CO2) has announced a joint venture (JV) with BARD Holding, Inc. to co-develop waste gas/water to co-products facilities in Canada. The initial phase of the joint venture will establish…

Algae2BioFuel Venture Developing in California

Regus Advisors Inc., a private global investment banking firm, has completed an agreement to provide its professional advisory services to Algae International Group Inc. (AIGI) for the development of their first…

FIT Launches Scholarship Program

Yarmouth, Maine-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies has launched a scholarship program offering students up to $1,000.00 per year for up to four consecutive years…

Algae-Fueled Motorcycle Sets Speed Record

Algae-Fueled Motorcycle Sets Speed Record

Below the Surface’s “Driving Innovation” Team established the first official algae-fueled motorcycle speed records during The Texas Mile land speed event on March 24th, 2012. Team leader Kristian Gustavson…

OriginOil Appoints Steve Glovsky to Board

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the appointment of technology, finance, and media strategist, Steve Glovsky to its board of directors. With this appointment, the Company increased its board seats from three to…

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