Cereplast intros new algae-based bioplastic resin grade

El Segundo, CA-based Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable bioplastics, has announced a new bioplastic resin grade, Biopropylene® A150D…

Heliae and Evodos partner for NA distribution

Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, has announced a distribution partnership with Evodos, headquartered in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands, to offer its proprietary Spiral Plate…

US Fuel and RWE announce algae JV

Atco, New Jersey-based US Fuel Corporation has announced a joint venture with Renewed World Energies, Inc. (RWE), a majority owned subsidiary of Aventura Equities, Inc…

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer…

Algae Technology Platform coming to Phoenix

Smart Short Courses will be presenting their 4th version of Algae Technology Platform on June 26-28, 2013 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, Arizona…

Algae becoming influential in the cosmetics world

Algae becoming influential in the cosmetics world

While algae derivatives have been a growing component in cosmetics and skin treatments for years, they have mainly been a low key contributor, unheralded until Solazyme began promoting…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

The four most prevalent deficiency diseases globally in 2013 are: malnutrition, nutritional anemia (iron and B12 deficiency), xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency), and endemic goiter (iodine deficiency). These algae therapeutic solutions…

Heliae introduces the Volaris™ algae technology platform

Heliae has just announced the launch of its patent pending microalgae production platform, Volaris™ – the result of five years of targeted innovation, investment and commitment to…

National algae testbed kicks off at ASU

National algae testbed kicks off at ASU

Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings…

BioProcess Algae gets $6.4 million from DOE for biorefinery

BioProcess Algae gets $6.4 million from DOE for biorefinery

BioProcess Algae, of Shenandoah, Iowa, will be receiving up to $6.4 million from the U.S. Energy Department to evaluate an innovative algal growth platform that will produce hydrocarbon…

Dinoflagellate microalgae show biofuel potential in Spanish study

Dinoflagellate microalgae show biofuel potential in Spanish study

Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), in Spain, have analyzed the potential of different species…

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer…

Johns Hopkins algae students test wastewater capabilities

A Johns Hopkins University student team is working with a starter grant of $15,000 from the EPA to see if algae can consume nutrients from wastewater and produce clean bio-fuels…

Hydrogen production efficiency discovery in green algae

Hydrogen production efficiency discovery in green algae

That green algae can produce hydrogen under certain conditions has been known and studied for about 15 years, but low efficiency has been a problem, i.e. the amount of energy…

ABO launches map of algae research, companies and projects

A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast…

USDA and FAA extend aviation biofuel agreement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the USDA is extending for five years its agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other partners to help develop…

NAA presents new initiatives at workshop

The National Algae Association’s (NAA) Algae Farming Workshop, held in the Houston, Texas, area on April 11-12, focused on NAA’s battle cry of getting algae production out of research…

Life Technologies being acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Life Technologies being acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Life Technologies Corporation, a leading life sciences company located in Carlsbad, California, has signed a definitive agreement with Waltham, Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific…

Peace Microfarms, by Edwards and Henrikson, wins Best Science Book award

Peace Microfarms, by Edwards and Henrikson, wins Best Science Book award

Mark Edwards and Robert Henrikson, have been awarded the 2013 Pinnacle Award for Best Science Book, for their co-authored Peace Microfarms…

Muradel launching $8M algal biofuel demonstration plant

Muradel launching $8M algal biofuel demonstration plant

Natalia Real writes in fis.com that the research company Muradel, in South Australia, is unfolding an AUD $8 million (US $8.3 million) algal biofuel project in Whyalla, South Australia…

Sandia targets algae pond monitoring, diagnostics

Sandia targets algae pond monitoring, diagnostics

Because of the way algae is grown and produced in most algal ponds, they are prone to attack by fungi, rotifers, viruses or other predators. Consequently, algal pond collapse…

Algal biofuels pilot plant opens in Queensland

Algal biofuels pilot plant opens in Queensland

Premier of Queensland, Australia, Campbell Newman, has cut the ribbon on an advanced solar biofuels pilot plant designed to develop microalgae-based systems as a source of clean fuel…

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Genes from the family of bacteria that produce vinegar and Kombucha tea are being engineered by University of Texas at Austin scientists into blue-green algae to produce the “wonder material” nanocellulose…

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

Dr. Halil Berberoglu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is leading a research effort to produce renewable biofuel using solar energy…

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