Sandia scientist engineers cyanobacteria for fuel

Sandia scientist engineers cyanobacteria for fuel

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids, a precursor to liquid fuels, and has also found that the process…

A.I.M. releases 2012 Year in Review

The year 2012 will go down in history as a turning point for the algae industry. It was the year that algae biofuel became a heated part of the political arena, from President Obama’s touting of algae’s potential…

Algae and National Security: Part 4

Algae and National Security: Part 4

Countries go to war when the vital resources needed to produce food become extinct locally and world market food prices are too high. Extinction occurs when natural resources become unavailable or unaffordable. In the Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble…

The 2013 Playing Field Levels for Algae

The 2013 Playing Field Levels for Algae

What a great start to 2013! On the third day of the New Year ABO achieved one of its long-standing and most important legislative goals when President Obama signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 5

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 5

Algae are being grown in outdoor ponds, greenhouses, photo bioreactors, fermenters and hybrid systems combining bioreactors and ponds. As new technologies and systems arrive, algae microfarming will be less costly…