New Research Clarifies Algae’s Early Predatory Development

Scientists at Dalhousie University in Canada and the University of Melbourne have published a study in the journal Nature saying that hundreds of millions of years ago microscopic animals captured algae…

USU Study Shows Algae Beats Soybean for Biodiesel

Green Car Congress reports that biodiesel derived from microalgae, yeast, and bacteria can effectively outperform both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils…

Ennesys Launches “Green Building” Demo in France
 


French biotech startup Ennesys will today launch its first demonstrator system for “truly green” buildings – in the Nanterre district of La Defense near Paris. It’s a simple idea: to turn buildings into energy production…

Swedish Algae Company Simris Alg Wins Environmental Award

Swedish algae company Simris Alg AB has received the annual Environmental Award granted by the Regional Chamber of Growth in Scania, Southern Sweden. The prize was awarded to the…

UCSD Proves Marine Algae OK for Biofuels – ABO Applauds Study

UCSD Proves Marine Algae OK for Biofuels – ABO Applauds Study

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing biofuels. The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five…

Taiwan Pursuing Microalgae Bioenergy

Edwin Hsiao reports in Taiwan Today that the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Pingtung County, in southern Taiwan, has just released the results of a joint microalgae bioenergy development program…

First GHG Emission Allowance Auction in US Reports Results

The San Francisco Examiner reports that the California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) released summary results this week of the nation’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances auction…

Algae Business: Drillers Begin Reusing “Frack Water”

Algae Business: Drillers Begin Reusing “Frack Water”

That was the headline in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, November 19. The article explained how “Companies are racing to find ways to recycle the water used in hydraulic fracturing…

Green Light for OMEGA-type System in Alabama

Following up an earlier story by Marc D. Anderson, in AL.com, the City Council of Daphne, AL has given Daphne Utilities in the Mobile, Alabama area the green light to sign a lease agreement with Algae…

Algae, Post Election

Algae, Post Election

With the 2012 elections over, President Obama’s reelection and few changes in the balance of the House and Senate, many in our industry are wondering about what this means for support for biofuels overall and algae in particular…

Algae Systems Developing OMEGA Technology in Alabama

Algae Systems Developing OMEGA Technology in Alabama

Carson City, NV-based Algae Systems LLC is in development of a first commercial application of the OMEGA system technology – or at least a version of it – for treating wastewater and creating biofuel…

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels

China’s ENN and Europe’s EADS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop microalgae-based aviation fuels. The agreement was made public at the China International Air Show in…

Algae Technology Platform Europe Announces Schedule

Algae Technology Platform Europe presenters have released the schedule for their three-day event taking place at the NH Hotel Gent Belfort, in Ghent, Belgium December 5-7, 2012. “Investors Meet Developers”…

Sapphire Implements PI System Enterprise Technology

Sapphire Energy’s New Mexico-based facilities, including the Green Crude Farm in Columbus and the Research and Development facility in Las Cruces, have announced implementing the PI System…

Solazyme Reports 3rd Quarter Results and Bunge, ADM Partnerships

Solazyme Reports 3rd Quarter Results and Bunge, ADM Partnerships

Solazyme, Inc. has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 and recent key corporate highlights. The Company also announced separately two important…

Popular Science Honors OriginOil With “Best Of” Green Category

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its high-speed algae harvester, the Algae Appliance™, has been awarded Popular Science magazine’s 2012 Best of What’s New Award in the Green category…

Alabama Inventors Patent Algae Extraction Method

Streamline Automation, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (8,303,818) developed by four co-inventors for a “method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel…

6th International Algae Congress Coming to Rotterdam

The sixth International Algae Congress, organized by Netherlands-based DLG BENELUX will be taking place at the floating pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 4 and 5, 2012…

Algae Biofuel Now Available to Consumers in Bay Area

Propel Fuels, which builds and operates a network of green-built filling stations providing access to American, low carbon fuels, has teamed with Solazyme to provide algae-derived biodiesel to…

Sapphire Hires Jeff Webster as COO

Sapphire Energy, Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Webster as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role he will oversee current and future business operations, business and project development…

AIM Interview: Incitor’s Jacob Berman and Troy Lapsys

AIM Interview: Incitor’s Jacob Berman and Troy Lapsys

There is a new process that algae producers can use in the conversion stage to help increase their capacity and add to the bottom line, says Incitor’s VP of Business Development Jacob Berman…

Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, including BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica, has announced financial results…

Scripps Grad Burns Algae on Baja Road Race

Scripps Grad Burns Algae on Baja Road Race

Kristian Gustavson, a master’s degree graduate of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is taking his algae-based biofuel message on the road. Starting Nov. 15, Gustavson will ride a motorcycle…

Co-author of NRC’s Algal Biofuel Sustainability Report Clarifies

Joel Cuello, a professor in the University of Arizona department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and co-author of the recently released National Research Council report on algal sustainability…

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