IEP and AlgEvolve Launch Advanced Water Treatment Facility

Spokane, WA-based Inland Empire Paper Company (IEP) and AlgEvolve, Inc. have commissioned an Advanced Water Treatment System at the IEP facility in Millwood, Washington…

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…

Phycom Launches Algae Bread in the Netherlands

Phycom, a Netherlands-based cleantech company founded in 2009, has introduced Meerbrood through 125 bakeries nationally. The manufacturer and marketer of essential nutrients for food, feed and pharma…

Merial, DSM Collaborate on Alga-Based Vaccine

DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of Royal DSM, the global life sciences and materials sciences company, has announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Merial Limited under…

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…

Lootah and AlgaOil to Collaborate on Algal Biofuel

Lootah Biofuels, of Dubai, and Singapore-based AlgaOil Ltd. Have announced their entry into a new joint project in which the two companies will merge their expertise to develop algal biofuels…

Algae Master Plan for the Philippines

Work is underway to create a five-year plan to be used as a roadmap for developing commercial uses for Philippine strains of microalgae. Known as the Algae Research and Commercialization Master Plan…

Solazyme Appoints Jean-Marc Rotsaert as COO

Solazyme has announced that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mr. Rotsaert will be responsible for leading Solazyme’s operations…

ABO Applauds NRC Algal Biofuels Report

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) applauded the findings of a new National Research Council (NRC) report on the sustainability of algal fuels that definitively concluded that sustainability concerns are…

NRC Algal Biofuel Study Notes Concerns, Innovations Needed

According to a National Research Council (NRC) study released today—supported by the National Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the Department of Energy—scaling up the production of biofuels…

European Commission Boosts Algae Biofuel Status

Algae based biofuels will count quadruple towards EU biofuels and GHG emission reduction targets under the new proposal for revising the EU biofuels policy and Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) that…

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…

OriginOil to License CLEAN-FRAC Process to Pearl H2O

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has signed its first agreement to license OriginOil’s proprietary CLEAN-FRAC™ process to oil and gas water treatment firm Pearl H2O…

The XperCount, from XpertSea Solutions

The XperCount, from XpertSea Solutions

The XperCount, from XpertSea Solutions is a compact system for counting small aquatic organisms. The procedure is as simple as it gets. Just add organisms to the bucket, press count, and get results in seconds…

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…

A Look Back at ABS

A Look Back at ABS

It’s been just two weeks since the conclusion of the 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit. And what an event it was! More than 800 experts from around the world. More than 200 combined poster and oral presentations…

New Alga Species from Guam Described

New Alga Species from Guam Described

University of Guam Marine Lab scientist, Tom Shils, and coauthor Heroen Verbruggen of the University of Melbourne have published an article describing a new species of algae found in the waters of Guam…

Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project

Salman Zafar writes in Ecomena.org that King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology is funding an innovative project called the Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae (SABA) Project, to screen species…

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…

European Commission to Set Stricter Biofuels Rules

The European Commission will propose stricter rules for biofuels sustainability, when they meet on October 17, in order to ensure that biofuels used in the EU provide substantial greenhouse gas savings…

Aurora Algae’s Matt Caspari On Growing Algae in Australia

Aurora Algae’s Matt Caspari On Growing Algae in Australia

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

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…

Berjaya Group Berhad Acquires 60% of Algaetech

The Board of Directors of Berjaya Corporation Berhad has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Berjaya Group Berhad, acquired a major share of Algaetech International Sdn Bhd…

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…

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