MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

Michigan State University researchers have successfully employed an algal gene involved in oil production to engineer a plant that stores lipids in its leaves, a development they feel could enhance…

Cereplast forms Algaeplast™ subsidiary

El Segundo, CA-based Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable bioplastics, has announced the incorporation of a new wholly owned subsidiary…

Henrikson and Edwards to host small-scale algae microfarming seminar at SFCC

Robert Henrikson and Dr. Mark Edwards, two of the algae industry’s leading experts on algae cultivation, will host an algae microfarming workshop on April 6, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM at Santa Fe…

NAA to host Commercial Algae Farming Workshop

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Commercial Algae Farming Workshop to be held April 11-12, 2013 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 29813 I-45 North, in The Woodlands, Texas…

Australia to build $10m seawater pipeline for algae industry

Australia’s State Development Minister Colin Barnett has announced a $10million government sponsored project for construction of a seawater pipeline to support the expansion of an algae industry…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives? Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens…

Share your success stories!

Share your success stories!

In his State of the Union address President Obama made clear his strong support for energy production here in the United States, both from fossil fuels and renewable sources. He also made it clear that he believes it is time the U.S. did something to address…

Analysis of algae parasite impact published

As part of an ongoing effort to improve commercial scale algae biofuel production, a group of scientists, led by crude oil producer Sapphire Energy, Inc., has announced the completion of a collaborative study…

Solazyme reports Q4 and 2012 results

Solazyme reports Q4 and 2012 results

Solazyme, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. “2012 was a great year for Solazyme with strong progress executing against our technology, production…

Algae and National Security: Part 6

Algae and National Security: Part 6

In America, the richest nation on the planet, one in five children live in food insecure households. Over 17 million households, nearly one in seven, are food insecure. Food insecure household are up 30% since 2007, the highest number ever…

UAE’s desert algae being researched at Masdar Institute

UAE’s desert algae being researched at Masdar Institute

Dr. Hector Hernandez of the Masdar Institute writes in The National that as resources dwindle and the population grows, the attraction of reaping the desert’s bounty becomes more and more obvious…

AIM Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin

AIM Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin

It was in 2001 when Dr. Isaac Berzin, a PhD Chemical Engineer at MIT’s Center for Space Research, started to question the work of the Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program, the first major scientific collaboration looking at creating biofuel from algae…

ABO Announces 7th Annual 
ABS in Orlando, FL

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30th through October 3rd at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. ABO chose…

Climate change clues from ancient marine algae

Climate change clues from ancient marine algae

A new study, involving researchers from the University of Southampton, has found that microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now…

Alex Leshnick to head OriginOil’s licensing group for frack cleanup

Alex Leshnick has been picked by OriginOil, Inc. to head up a separate licensing group to address the commercial applications for its Solids out of Solution™ (SOS) technology outside the oil and gas….

DoE, Treasury: $150 Million in tax credits for clean energy

The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing…

Gaining community support for biomass projects

Gaining community support for biomass projects

Questions are increasingly raised concerning the various environmental, economic, and social issues that surround biomass production and use. But with continuous research and dedication to the…

Qualitas and Valicor partner to commercialize algal Omega-3

Qualitas Health and Valicor Renewables (formerly SRS Energy LLC) have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the launch of high-EPA Omega-3 oil from algae. The companies have joined forces…

Scotland’s AccliPhot project explores marine algae for biofuel

Scotland’s AccliPhot project explores marine algae for biofuel

An international research team led by the University of Aberdeen is researching microalgae from the world’s oceans and seas to make biofuels. Project coordinator Dr. Oliver Ebenhoeh, from the University of Aberdeen…

Cyanotech Reports Q3 revenue growth of 8%

Algae derived nutrition and health products manufacturer Cyanotech Corporation, based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, has announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2013…

Solazyme and Mitsui to develop tailored algal oils

Solazyme, Inc. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a $20 million multi-year agreement to jointly develop a suite of triglyceride oils for use primarily in the oleochemical industry…

OriginOil partners with aquaculture producer WeFeedUs

OriginOil, with operations in Los Angeles, CA and Carlisle, PA has announced a partnership based on its Solids Out of Solution™ (SOS) technology with the intention of helping the aquaculture industry…

Michael Chaparian joins Phenometrics as CEO

Mimi C. Hall, Director of Phenometrics, Inc., has announced that Michael Chaparian, PhD has been named the new CEO of Phenometrics. Dr. Chaparian comes to Phenometrics with over 20 years of biotechnology…

Sapphire’s ‘CJ’ Warner lauds Dr. Leroy Hood for National Medal of Science

“On behalf of Sapphire Energy, I want to congratulate Dr. Leroy Hood on being honored with the National Medal of Science from President Obama today (Feb.1, 2013). As the co-founder and president…

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