Designer shows “algae powered” light bulb

Lori Zimmer writes in inhabitat that designer Gyula Bodonyi has harnessed the power of green algae in a light bulb. With the Algaebulb, algae powers a single LED activated by a tiny air pump and hydrophobic…

More on the Myanmar algae story…

David DuByne writes to us with an update and some clarification on the recent story we published titled “NFIDAsia to expand algae farming in Myanmar.” The published story was composed from two sources…

NFIDAsia to expand algae farming in Myanmar

The Nation First International Development Asia (NFIDAsia) Company has signed a Memo of understanding (MoU) agreement with Hisham Koh & Associates (HKA) to launch algae farming in Yangon…

Chinese-Chilean algae company launched

Analia Murias reports from fis.com on the opening of a new company in the Chilean algae industry, Mingyue Chile, planning to cultivate and develop products from brown, green and red algae…

Algae lakes light up Australian landscape

Australian photographer Steve Back has published a series of Rothko-like aerial photos of Hutt Lagoon, the world’s largest beta carotene farm, near Kalbarri, in Western Australia…

Euro SPLASH group studies algal plastic

Thijs Westerbeek reports that scientists working for the SPLASH research project are now addressing the challenge of making high-quality, affordable plastics from algae. SPLASH, which stands for Sustainable…

Algae researchers develop treatment for child blindness

Algae researchers develop treatment for child blindness

Dan Even reports for Haaretz that researchers at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, in Tel Hashomer, Israel, have found that a powder produced from orange algae can help treat Retinitis pigmentosa…

UAE algae scientist encourages biodiversity protection

Global support has helped countries including Brazil, the United States and Australia implement strict legislation to prevent the export and exploitation…

Spanish researchers extracting Omega-3, 6 and 9

Spanish researchers extracting Omega-3, 6 and 9

Analia Murias on fis.com reports on a collaboration of Spanish researchers extracting omega-3, 6 and 9 oil from two species of microalgae, in their study of the technical and economic viability of a new…

OriginOil picks capital markets advisor

Merriman Capital, Inc. (“Merriman”) has been retained as capital markets advisor to OriginOil, Inc. Merriman will be advising OriginOil management on strategic initiatives to increase shareholder value, including…

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech, the Louisville, Kentucky-based animal feed giant, attracted more than 2,300 people from 72 countries to their mid-May Symposium to get a glimpse of the farmers and ranchers’ world of the future…

Dr. Ernest Moniz sworn in as Secretary of Energy

Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, May 21, 2013, as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy. Moniz was confirmed by the full Senate in a vote of 97-0 on May 16…

Cellana appoints Michael J. Kamdar as President

San Diego, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI-based Cellana, Inc., has announced the appointment of Michael J. Kamdar as president of Cellana. Kamdar will be primarily responsible for commercialization…

PNNL study shows 25 billion gallon algae fuel potential in U.S.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in Richland, WA has just released a new analysis that shows land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion…

Sapphire hires Dr. Matthew Croughan as new CTO

Sapphire Energy, Inc. has announced that Dr. Matthew Croughan will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Croughan is a world renowned engineer and researcher in industrial bioprocessing…

Support Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

Support Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

I’d like to request that you help our industry this month with a call to your Congressional delegation in support of new legislation that could have a game changing effect on how algae projects are financed…

Karratha becoming an algae proving ground

Karratha becoming an algae proving ground

Aurora Algae – which currently operates a pilot plant in Karratha that turns algae into biofuel, omega-3 for the health food industry, and protein for animal feed – plans to build a larger, commercial plant at Maitland…

Euglena soaring on Japanese stock exchange

Euglena soaring on Japanese stock exchange

Satoshi Kawano & Kanoko Matsuyama report for Bloomberg.com that a Japanese biotech venture focused on making jet fuel from algae is soaring in Tokyo trading as cash being pumped…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

The incidence of obesity in the U.S. has escalated from 13% to 34% over the last 30 years. Childhood obesity for children 6–11 increased from 7% in 1980 to 20% in 2008. By 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese…

Algae tourism alive and well in Victoria, B.C.

Algae tourism alive and well in Victoria, B.C.

Nikki Bayley, writing for the Victoria Globe and Mail, alerts us to an algae tourism culture developing in British Columbia. Thanks to the cold, clean waters around Vancouver Island, the Victoria area is…

SGI’s signs new algae research agreement with ExxonMobil

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company dedicated to developing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges, has announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil…

Heliae partners into health and beauty industry

Arizona-based algae technology company Heliae, and The Clarecastle Group, have announced entering into a strategic partnership to bring novel algae-based products to the health and beauty industry…

BAL becomes a contract research organization

Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), a Berkeley, CA-based biotechnology company with a development focus in renewable chemicals and fuels, has announced that they will be leveraging BAL’s deep expertise…

Algenuity launches Algem labscale photobioreactor

Algenuity, a UK-based algal biotech company, is launching the Algem labscale photobioreactor for algae and cyanobacteria research in Europe and the Middle East. The photobioreactor uses advanced lighting…

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