Algae 101: Part 50

Algae 101: Part 50

Farm policies drive food production. Farm policies endow government-sponsored research to Land Grant Universities, extension service agents, subsidies, and food support for the hungry. The USDA manages the $20 billion…

Fluid Imaging CEO Awards Student Scholarship

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Biotechnology student Timothy Hall was presented with a scholarship from Kent Peterson, president and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), who flew in from FIT…

ABS Celebrates Young Algae Researchers and ASP Veterans

Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit…

Aurora Algae Secures $2 Million LEED Grant

Aurora Algae has announced the successful completion of requirements for a two million dollar (AUD) Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) grant, which has been used to advance the Company’s…

Sustainability Potential Highlights ABS Day Two

Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the world’s largest algae industry gathering, was highlighted by discussions about algae’s unique ability…

Algae.Tec Planning to Raise $600 Million by 2015

Bloomberg News is reporting that Algae.Tec Ltd., Australian-based producer of algae cultivation systems, is planning to raise as much as $600 million to build up to six algal fuel production factories by 2015…

ABS Day One Kicks Off with Enthusiasm and Scale-up Reports

The 2012 version of the Algae Biomass Symposium (ABS), the algae industry’s premier trade show and progress marker, kicked off Monday, September 24, with a gathering that showcased the evolution of…

Evodos Partners with SKion and eCAPITAL

Centrifugal algae harvesting machine manufacturer, Evodos B.V., has struck a partnership with German-based SKion and eCAPITAL, giving Evodos a launching platform to market its products on a global scale…

Air Force Funds UOP $17.3mil for Biofuel Refinery

Joe Cogliano reports in the Dayton Business Journal that the U.S. Defense Department has announced that Honeywell-owned UOP, based in Des Plaines, IL, was awarded a $17.3 million…

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

NSF Gives $2mil to OSU for Diatom Study

The National Science Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Engineers at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, OR, to study if diatoms can make biofuel production from algae…

Algaetech Signs MOU With P.S.C. Starch Products

Algaetech’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi, and the Assistant Managing Director of P.S.C Starch Products PCL, Sirin Sereethoranakul, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

Colorado Governor to Keynote ABS

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver the opening keynote address in Denver on Monday, September 24th, for the 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS), the official conference of the Algae…

The Road to ABS

The Road to ABS

Next week representatives from the entire spectrum of the algae industry will be convening in Colorado to plan the next steps for expanding production of fuels, chemicals and many other co-products from algae, share the latest advances in research…

Algae.Tec and Lufthansa to Build Biofuel Facility

Algae.Tec Limited has announced that they and Lufthansa have signed a Collaboration Agreement for the construction of a large-scale algae to aviation biofuels production facility. The site will be in Europe…

UCSD Chemists Develop Protein Reverse Tagging Method

UCSD Chemists Develop Protein Reverse Tagging Method

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle…

SAT Wins Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year Award

In followup to an earlier story, SEE Algae Technology GmbH, a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, received the Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year 2012…

EVERIS and BTME Build 2nd Largest Euro Algae Facility

EVERIS and BTME Build 2nd Largest Euro Algae Facility

The joint venture between EXELERIA (Group EVERIS) and BTME, has finished construction and is beginning the operation of the second largest microalgae production facility in Europe. ..

Cyanotech Negotiates Loan for Growth Program

Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation, a leader in high-value nutrition and health products made from microalgae, has completed a long-term $5,500,000 loan agreement with Pacific Rim Bank…

CO2 Sample Draw Meter

CO2 Sample Draw Meter

CO2Meter.com has developed a suite of products for the algae industry to measure and control carbon dioxide and oxygen. Included in the line is their Portable Sample Draw CO2 Meter, designed to measure carbon dioxide in real time…

Texas A&M Scientists Funded to Speed up B. brauni

Texas A&M Scientists Funded to Speed up B. brauni

A team of researchers at Texas A&M has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to help speed up the process getting fuel-grade oil out of algae from the oil-rich alga, Botryococcus braunii…

Fluid Imaging Contracts with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Water quality instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, of Yarmouth, Maine has contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the sale of the company’s automated FlowCAM®…

ASU to Lead National Algae Testbed

ASU to Lead National Algae Testbed

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Arizona State University led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) for a $15M award for its Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production opportunity…

Colorado Student Awarded $50,000 for Algae Biofuels Study

Seventeen-year-old Sara Volz, of Colorado Springs, CO, has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship for her science project, “Enhancing Algae Biofuels: Investigation of the Environmental and Enzymatic…

SAT a Nominee for Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation Award

SEE Algae Technology (SAT), a Vienna, Austria-based developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, has been named to the shortlist of nominees for the Brazilian Bioenergy…

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