Neste Oil ups algae research for biodiesel

Neste Oil ups algae research for biodiesel

Neste Oil, ranked the world’s fourth most sustainable company on The Global 100 list at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has been investigating the suitability of algae for its renewable fuels production…

Solazyme raises $125 million, closes offering

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the closing of its offering of 6% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933…

Aurora Algae appoints Bill Roeschlein as CFO

Aurora Algae, a producer of high-performance, premium algae-based products for the pharmaceutical, nutrition, aquaculture and fuels markets, has announced the appointment of Bill Roeschlein to the position…

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Biologists in the University of Arizona’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology have discovered what they consider “cheating” on the part of single-celled algae. “There are cheaters out there that…

Swedish paper mill algae project gets funding

The Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, Vinnova, has decided to invest four million Swedish kronor ($623,000 USD) over three years in a project that uses micro-algae to…

Cal Poly receives $1.3 million for algae biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary San Luis Obispo, CA-based Cal Poly research team, the Algae Technology Group (ATG), for a project…

Touchstone testing new algae technologies in Ohio

Touchstone testing new algae technologies in Ohio

West Virginia-based Touchstone Research Laboratory, is experimenting with three new technologies at their raceway farm testing center built around four 30-by-200-foot ponds in Wooster, Ohio. Funded by close…

Solazyme prices offering of $115 Million 6% notes

Solazyme prices offering of $115 Million 6% notes

South San Francisco, CA-based Solazyme, Inc. has announced the pricing of its offering of $115 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes, due 2018, in a private…

Cornell research stresses that algae LCA is situation specific

Cornell research stresses that algae LCA is situation specific

FIS.com reports that a Cornell University team has used the Monte Carlo approach to quantify the role of uncertainty associated with process parameters in life cycle analysis (LCA) of algae-to-biofuel…

WeFeedUs announces PA-based commercial aquaponics facility

WeFeedUs announces PA-based commercial aquaponics facility

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based WeFeedUs, a sustainable resource management company developing a commercial scale sustainable operation integrating the production of produce, fish…

Solarvest acquires algae production facility

Prince Edward Island, Canada-based Solarvest Bioenergy Inc. has announced that they have made “significant progress” in their plans to use their patented algal technology to develop…

Solazyme Bunge JV to receive $120 Million from Brazilian bank

Solazyme has announced that Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils, its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Limited has received approval for project financing…

Cryopreservation course offered by SAMS

A highly specialized course in cryopreservation is being offered February 21 and 22 by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). This once a year program is designed for lab technicians…

New $10 mil DOE funding for algae biofuels

New $10 mil DOE funding for algae biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department’s has announced up to $10 million to help unlock the potential of biofuels made from algae. The funding will support research projects aimed at boosting the productivity of…

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…

Algae.Tec gets green light for $12.15M

Algae.Tec gets green light for $12.15M

Algae.Tec has announced approval from the Australian Government for an AU$12.15 million cash refund on Australian and overseas development expenditure for the financial years 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2015…

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…

Mideast Algae Companies Gather to Strategize on Future

Leading regional and global experts from research institutes and universities in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and representatives from the EU, Australia and US, will gather in Dubai…

GMND Licenses Bi-Agra Technology to C.Trade-BARD

Green Mountain Development Corp (GMND), of Carlsbad, CA, a company that provides project development services for capital providers and technology operators and distributes licensed products…

FlowCAM Particle Imaging Within Processing Line

FlowCAM Particle Imaging Within Processing Line

The new At-Line FlowCAM® ES imaging particle analysis system from laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies of Yarmouth, Maine, automatically extracts, dilutes…

Sapphire Energy appoints Thomas Willardson new CFO

Sapphire Energy, Inc. has announced Thomas ‘Tom’ Willardson has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Willardson brings more than 30 years of experience in leading financial initiatives…

ABO grows membership
 by 150 in 2012

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that, during the course of 2012, 150 new members joined the organization, including 99 that signed up during the Algae Biomass…

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