SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae…

Cyanotech Names Lundeen VP/GM for Nutrex Hawaii

Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has named Jim Lundeen Vice President and General Manager–Mainland with…

Touchstone Steps up Algae Fuel Project in Ohio

Touchstone Steps up Algae Fuel Project in Ohio

Touchstone Research Laboratory, of Triadelphia, WV is scaling up its Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to produce fuels and other high-value, bio-based products from algae. The laboratory…

California CleanTech Showcases Progress for Navy Week

Leaders from California-based clean tech companies, state government and the U. S. Navy came together over the past week in Sacramento to highlight innovative clean tech partnerships at Navy installations…

Idaho National Labs Orders Two OriginOil Systems

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has received purchase orders for two test scale units from the United States Department of Energy’s Idaho National Labs (INL) under its research agreement. One unit…

ABS to Feature Breakthroughs in Algae Research

The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase more than 30 presentations in its Biology track from researchers and scientists at leading companies…

Olivares Named Leader of LANL Bioscience Division

National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) Executive Director José Olivares has been selected to serve as Division Leader for the Bioscience Division, a central hub for biotechnology…

DOE Announces Renewable Energy Webinars

The Department of Energy (DOE) office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is offering webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy…

“Light Switch” in Cyanobacteria Discovered

Deanna Conners reports in earthsky.org that a collaboration of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, the Imperial College London and the University College London have discovered a biological…

OriginOil Launches Oil and Gas Division

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit to aggressively market its continuous-flow, high efficiency and chemical-free technology for frack water cleanup and petroleum…

UT Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels

UT Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels

A recent study at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates that it is theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels. However, limited by…

Algae for Military Use

Algae for Military Use

More federal funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) came through in June. The FOAs are part of an initiative coordinated between the Navy and Agriculture and Energy departments to support the development and…

Navy’s Green Fleet on Display Amidst Troubled Waters

Navy’s Green Fleet on Display Amidst Troubled Waters

The Navy’s USS Nimitz took on more than 200,000 gallons of a 50-50 mixture of traditional petroleum-based fuel and biofuel, made up of a blend of algae oil and waste cooking oil, in preparation…

Al Darzins joins GTI

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges, has announced that bioenergy pioneer Al Darzins has joined the company…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

OriginOil Ships First Harvester to Ennesys

OriginOil, Inc. has shipped the first production model of its Algae Appliance™ harvester to Paris-based Ennesys, its urban algae joint venture located in the iconic La Défense complex near Paris…

NAA Announces Next Algae Production Certification Program

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced Friday, October 19, 2012 as the date for their 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program, to be held at the Hilton Homewood Suites in…

Algae 101: Part 46

Algae 101: Part 46

The cost of diabetes in the US approaches $200 billion annually. A new study released at the “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington DC in April 2012 predicts 42% of Americans will be obese by 2030. Either we solve diabetes…

15 African Countries to Meet on Biofuels and Bioproducts

Experts and specialists from the fifteen Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will attend the Regional Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Biofuels and Added-value…

Alltech and Nofima Optimising Salmon Nutrition

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech, and the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) have entered a three-year strategic research alliance that will focus…

Algae Can Increase Good Cholesterol

Algae Can Increase Good Cholesterol

A researcher at Detroit, Michigan’s Wayne State University has found that an extract from algae could become a key to regulating cardiovascular disease. In a study funded by Health Enhancement Products of Bloomfield Hills…

Future of Algae Book Released

Imagine Our Algae Future, Visionary Algae Architecture and Landscape Designs, by Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards, invites us to imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with…

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix, LLC is a bioplastics company developing novel thermoplastic formulations and resins using feedstocks from renewable sources. The Algix Bio-resins derive up to 70% of their feedstock from aquatic biomass obtained from nitrogen and…

43.1% Annual Growth Forecast for Algae Industry

The total global market for algae biofuels technologies shows double-digit growth potential over the short term future, for a projected annual “average growth of 43.1%, that will lead the market…

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