BioProcess Algae scaling-up to Phase Four

BioProcess Algae scaling-up to Phase Four

Phase Four in the commercial development of BioProcess Algae has begun. Bidletting for this expansion is underway for the Shenandoah, Iowa-based algae cultivators, CEO Tim Burns…

New U.S. clean energy manufacturing initiative

The U.S. Energy Department has launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) to strengthen and promote U.S. competitiveness in clean energy technologies across all sectors, by increasing…

Red algae-based nasal spray approved for Canada

An innovative nasal spray that has shown clinical effectiveness against respiratory viruses has been authorized for the Canadian market. The product, developed by the Viennese biotech company…

Producing hydrogen in the dark from Chlamydomonas

Producing hydrogen in the dark from Chlamydomonas

Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have identified a pathway whereby the green algae Chlamydomonas can produce hydrogen in the dark. Their findings were published recently…

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

Founded in 2009 by Pierre Calleja, Fermentalg is a French-based industrial biotechnology company specializing in the bio-production of chemical compounds from microalgae, for use in everyday…

Optimism in the Algae World

Optimism in the Algae World

A great piece of news this month was a survey that showed overwhelming support for algae-derived biofuels by California drivers that were the first to see such fuels at the pump. It was a timely look at customer attitudes…

Cereplast files patent on algae bio-content polymers

El Segundo, CA-based Cereplast, Inc. has announced that the company filed a patent application on March 15, 2013 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for algae bio-content polymers…

Grow Energy developing algae-based construction components

Grow Energy developing algae-based construction components

Developing a new generation of energy-producing construction components, Grow Energy, of San Diego, California, plans for algae to create clean electricity for residential and commercial structures…

Algae centerstage at Alltech’s 2013 Symposium

Leading animal nutrition specialists Alltech, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, is presenting algae as the future of agriculture at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium…

Algae.Tec signs deal for global project development

Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec, developer of a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WorleyParsons, establishing the framework…

Sayre Lab: reducing chlorophyll b increases photosynthetic efficiency

Sayre Lab: reducing chlorophyll b increases photosynthetic efficiency

Single celled microalgae are among the most productive autotrophic organisms in nature due to their high photosynthetic efficiencies and the lack of heterotrophic tissues. Yet, photosynthetic efficiencies…

NAA Commercial Algae Farming Workshop open for registration

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that their Commercial Algae Farming Workshop, which includes a tour of the NAA Test Center, is now open for registration…

Sapphire strikes agreement with Tesoro for Green Crude

Sapphire Energy has entered into a commercial agreement with Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Tesoro Corporation, to purchase crude oil from Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Farm…

Finnish algae company looking to Brazil and Middle East

Finnish algae company looking to Brazil and Middle East

Ductor, a Finnish biotechnology company specializing in innovative algae technologies, is currently participating in an export promotions trip to Brazil. The business delegation is led by Jan Vapaavuori…

Algae and National Security: Part 7

Algae and National Security: Part 7

Robert Kennedy assessed Americans without economic security that lived in poverty in 1967. He was astounded at the widespread political and private denial and silence. He said: There are millions of Americans…

Algae Cultivation comes to Azerbaijan

Algae Cultivation comes to Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west…

Algaetech signs with EADS and AMIC for wastewater to jet fuel

EADS, the parent company of Airbus; Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC); and Malaysia-based Algaetech International Sdn Bhd have announced the signing of a Research…

NSF project brings algal specimens to Alabama

NSF project brings algal specimens to Alabama

Algal samples from around the world are arriving at the request of Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, an associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Alabama…

Teenager wins science talent search for algae biofuel

Sara Volz, a 17-year old high school senior from Colorado Springs, CO, won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for her research of algae biofuels. Honoring high school seniors with…

To starve nitrogen or not? Maybe not.

Rather than starving algal cultures of nitrogen, it may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity, says research from the University of Sheffield…

ABO offering algae biofuel tax credit guidance

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is offering guidance for the algae biofuel tax credit that was signed into law on January 2, 2013, by President Obama. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012…

Algenol planning first commercial facility

Ft. Myers, FL-based Algenol is planning to acquire, plan and permit land for their first commercial algae-to-ethanol production facility, preferably in Florida, according to Algenol CEO Paul Woods…

Algae Energy to invest 75M€ in Serbian algae farm

Greek biomass-from-algae producer Algae Energy is ready to invest 75 million euro ($98.4 million) over the next two and a half years in an algae farm in the southern Serbian town of Leskovac, Belgrade-based…

MSU, PHYCO2 collaborate on algae demonstration project

Santa Maria, CA-based PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, and Michigan State University (MSU), have announced a partnership designed to generate sustainable…

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