ABS to showcase algae biology research

The 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida, September 30-October 3 will showcase its Algal Biology and Research track with nearly 30 presentations by leading research scientists…

OriginOil granted patent in Japan for algae harvesting

OriginOil, Inc. has received its second international patent for its algae harvesting technology from the Japan Patent Office. The invention, titled “Systems, apparatus and methods of obtaining intracellular products…

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…

Sapphire Energy pays back USDA loan guarantee

Sapphire Energy, Inc. has paid off the entire loan guarantee awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Dec. 2009, the company was awarded a $54.5 million loan guarantee…

Captured carbon to algae with Agcore’s COPAS system

Captured carbon to algae with Agcore’s COPAS system

Cranston, Rhode Island-based Agcore Technologies LLC, a biotechnology company whose name is an acronym for what the company is all about: agriculture, CO2, remediation, has unveiled their COPAS…

UT, Organic Fuels assigned oil recovery patent

The University of Texas, Austin, and Houston-based Organic Fuels Algae Technologies have been assigned a patent developed by Peter B. Kipp, Frank Seibert, and Rhykka Connelly, for a “non-dispersive…

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….

Australia could become algae oil exporter

Australia could potentially produce five times more oil than they currently consume and become an oil exporter by devoting just one percent of their land to algae farms, according to news out of Australia’s…

Qualitas on track for commercial omega-3 by year-end

Qualitas on track for commercial omega-3 by year-end

Following its first industrial-scale algae harvest at its new West Texas algae facility and subsequent omega-3 oil production, officials at Qualitas Health report that crop yields and product quality are…

Lone Star students get algae pond on campus

YourHoustonNews.com reports that Lone Star College-Montgomery, in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands has received a donation of $27,000 to build an open pond on campus to allow students…

Canada’s Solarvest funded for two algae projects

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest Bioenergy Inc. (Solarvest) has received approval for two Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) projects…

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…

ALGA signs $5 million financing deal

Algae International Group, Inc. (ALGA), a development stage renewable energy company located in Addison, Texas, has signed a $5,000,000 Reserve Equity Financing agreement with AGS Capital…

Sealantis’ alga-mimetic sealant in clinical study

Sealantis’ alga-mimetic sealant in clinical study

Haifa, Israel-based Sealantis Ltd., a private start-up emerging from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, reports that eight patients have now been treated with Seal-V, its alga-mimetic vascular sealant…

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…

Connecticut Innovations awards $150,000 to AgriFuels

Connecticut Innovations awards $150,000 to AgriFuels

Rocky Hill, CT-based Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public authority responsible for growing Connecticut businesses through innovative financing and strategic assistance, has awarded a Connecticut…

LanzaTech joins Indian algae partnership

In New Delhi, India, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Indian Oil (IOC), which jointly set up a Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research, has now signed an agreement with LanzaTech, USA…

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…

Fuji building $30million astaxanthin facility in Washington State

Fuji Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., AstaReal Technologies Inc., Grant County, and the City of Moses Lake, Washington have announced that AstaReal Technologies Inc. will build a microalgae-based…

Solazyme and Roquette display separately at food industry tech show

Solazyme and Roquette display separately at food industry tech show

At the Institute of Food Technologists 2013 (IFT-13) Annual Meeting and Expo, held July 14 to 16 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Solazyme and Roquette separately showcased their microalgae-based…

Sapphire and Linde partner to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil

San Diego, CA-based Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and the Munich, Germany-based technology company, The Linde Group, will expand…

Cyanotech sales up 12% in Fiscal Year 2013

Cyanotech sales up 12% in Fiscal Year 2013

Microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products manufacturer, Cyanotech Corporation, has announced financial results for fiscal year 2013, ended March 31, 2013…

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…

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