B. braunii back in the spotlight for biofuels

B. braunii back in the spotlight for biofuels

A recent research study examining algae as a renewable energy source took an in-depth look at the genetic structure of the unicellular green alga, Botryococcus braunii, for possible genetic…

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz

Sara, we’ve got to hand it to you. A lot of students make it all the way through college without much of an idea about what they plan to do afterwards. You, on the other hand, seem to have had a pretty clear idea from an early age….

EADS launches algae to kerosene project in Germany

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) has announced plans to build an algae technical center, to produce biokerosene from algae. One of three projects sharing a €11m…

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

José Olivares is a busy man. Not only the founder and kingpin of the NAABB 3-year DOE-backed consortium to ring out the potential of algal biofuel production, he also recently served as conference chair for…

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

OriginOil, Inc.’s Electro Water Separation™ system (EWS) has just been successfully demonstrated to treat liquid sewage directly in commercial buildings. A prototype EWS Waste unit (the Waste Appliance™)…

Cellectis engineering genome of diatoms for biofuel

Cellectis engineering genome of diatoms for biofuel

At the recent “Molecular Life of Diatoms” meeting in Paris, France, genome engineering specialists, Cellectis, announced that they have successfully used engineered nucleases to genetically…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae have many compounds that are already used widely in the human and animal food supply as well as medicines. Alginic acid and phlorotannins will be examined here…

Cultivating ocean seaweed using advanced textiles

Cultivating ocean seaweed using advanced textiles

Europe’s first trials of seaweed cultivation in the open ocean using advanced textiles were completed this month. The cutting edge textiles have been developed specifically for large-scale cultivation of…

Report: Macroalgae patents dominated by 3 countries

Analia Murias reports in fis.com that Japan, China and South Korea account for 84 per cent of applications and products patents derived from macroalgae. This comes from a study led by…