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….

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…

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…

Algae 101: Part 41

Algae 101: Part 41

Starship foods and functional foods derived from algae incorporate the essential nutrients necessary to support sustained health and vitality. A set of smart microfarms can produce extremely pure medical products that remediate most the medical issues…

Algae Perspectives: Algae in the News

Algae Perspectives: Algae in the News

It’s been quite a few weeks for the algae industry. It began with President Obama’s vocal support for algae-based fuels and $14 million in new R&D funding…

AIM Interview: Bioprocess Algae CEO Tim Burns

AIM Interview: Bioprocess Algae CEO Tim Burns

Many eyes are closely watching the development arc at Bioprocess Algae, in Shenandoah, Iowa, for signs that this might be the model for future farming. An algae cultivator with “extreme” co-location advantages…

Researchers Find Better Analysis Methods for Algal Oil

University of Texas algae-to-biofuel researchers have disclosed a new analytical method of extracting oils from algal cells, as well as have described a liquid chromatography method that generates a simple and highly…

Sapphire Announces $144 Million Series C Funding

Sapphire Announces $144 Million Series C Funding

Sapphire Energy has announced it has secured the final tranche of a $144 million Series C investment funding. The Series C backers include Arrowpoint Partners, Monsanto, and other undisclosed investors…