Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 3

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 3

Since the 1980s, French charitable and non-governmental organizations have been building and operating small spirulina algae systems in Africa and Asia using appropriate technology and developing simple and effective growing and processing systems…

AIM Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld

AIM Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld

Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by the Department of Energy to Arizona State University to establish a national algae science and technology testbed, dubbed the Algae Testbed…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner and Tim Zenk

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner and Tim Zenk

Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Farm, in Columbus, New Mexico, is the biggest gamble on the table for commercial-scale algae to fuel. With over $300 million in investments and loan guarantees…

Algae and National Security: Part 1

Algae and National Security: Part 1

This series is the first time algae food production systems, peace microfarms, have been positioned as a strategic tool for U.S. national security. Numerous civilian and military experts have made the case for the strategic…

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally at his favorite stage. “We are completing our charge through the Valley of Death,” he says. Indeed. In 2012, Heliae grew their team to over…

Algae as an Art Feedstock

The Huffington Post’s Madeline Schwartzman reports on the growing trend of algae becoming an artist feedstock, in addition to it’s many wondrous practical applications. The organism is now making its way…

AIM Interview: Waterwheel Factory’s Bob Vitale

AIM Interview: Waterwheel Factory’s Bob Vitale

About 14 years ago, after a consulting background working with manufacturers on fabrication and processes, Bob Vitale met a man named Robert Hubbs who began mentoring him in the science of making…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 2

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 2

Spirulina has been adopted by village farms in the developing world. As a supplement, spirulina offers remarkable benefits for undernourished people, especially children, with a long historical record…

University Research Heats up as Algae Applications Grow

As the algae industry begins to commercialize a wide variety of product types, universities worldwide are joining in the search for improved strains, higher performance processes and breakthroughs…