Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a professor in the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, and graduate research assistant Elton Goncalves, have been researching how nitrogen starvation…

AlgEternal selects OriginOil EWS technology

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that, after successful implementation and testing at its Weimar, Texas site, algae technology company AlgEternal will integrate OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation…

India promoting seaweed cultivation by fisherwomen

The Times of India is reporting that the government plans to promote seaweed cultivation in coastal areas by involving fisherwomen. “The demand for seaweeds has increased over the years…

Solar panel advancements increasing algal growth efficiency

Solar panel advancements increasing algal growth efficiency

Jason Boudville reports in Science West Australia that Murdoch University researchers have dramatically increased the conversion efficiency of solar energy by the novel pairing of algae biomass and selective…

ABS adds Young Innovators Lounge

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the addition of a Young Innovators Lounge to this year’s Summit, taking place September 30 – October 3, in Orlando, Florida. Specifically aimed…

Better smelling algae-based plastics at Pack Expo

Dordan Manufacturing, a premiere plastic thermoform packaging design and manufacturing company, will be displaying thermoformed samples of ALGIX’s colored algae-plastic at International Pack Expo…

Urban farming fresh spirulina

Urban farming fresh spirulina

In Bangkok, Thailand, Patsakorn Thaveeuchukorn harvests spirulina from dozens of barrels on a rooftop, in an urban farming effort to provide a sustainable source of protein as an alternative to meat. “The algae is growing so fast…

Algae cultivation system developed at NAA Test Center

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that a new commercial algae production cultivation system has been developed at the NAA Test Center in The Woodlands, Texas…

Rough Brothers Poly Arch greenhouses

Rough Brothers Poly Arch greenhouses

Rough Brothers recently introduced a new wide span addition to its line of Poly Arch gutter-connected greenhouses. Developed to meet the needs of cost conscience growers…

USU students run dragster with algal fuel

USU students run dragster with algal fuel

After a successful 2012 race season powered with yeast biodiesel, the Aggie A-Salt Streamliner, as the dragster is officially known, topped 73 miles per hour this week during its algae-fueled debut…

Realizing the potential at ABS

Realizing the potential at ABS

The Algae Biomass Summit is fast approaching. You’ve probably heard about the exciting speakers, announcements and networking opportunities that will be taking place. But I’d like to focus on a couple items at the Summit that are just as much fun as they are work…

UWO research fueling start-up algae venture

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh microbiologist Toivo Kallas, along with research assistant Mathew Nelson, presented their latest findings at the sixth annual Wisconsin Science…

AIG contracts with Gulf Hydrocarbon for algae oils

Algae International Group Inc. (AIG) and Gulf Hydrocarbon, Inc. signed an agreement for Gulf exclusively to represent AIG in sales and distribution of its proprietary and non-proprietary algal oils…

Chr. Hansen launches spirulina-based food colors

Christian (Chr.) Hansen, a global bioscience company that produces natural ingredients for the food, health, pharmaceutical and agriculture industries, has launched a natural blue colorant made from…

Abu Dhabi scientists developing high salinity algal strain

Abu Dhabi scientists developing high salinity algal strain

Matt Kwong reports for The National that researchers from Abu Dhabi have been roaming the open desert with geospatial mapping software, looking for blooms of AAH001, a particularly hardy strain…

Solarvest relocates to new facilities

Solarvest’s operating division Solarvest (P.E.I.) Inc. has relocated to its newly renovated facilities in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Solarvest obtained the 30,000 sq. ft. facility on a lease…

OriginOil launches Model A60 mid-sized algae harvester

OriginOil launches Model A60 mid-sized algae harvester

OriginOil, Inc. has launched its mid-sized algae harvester, designated the EWS Algae A60, for distributed algae production architectures. The new harvester, designed with producer input…

NAA announces speakers for workshop

The National Algae Association’s (NAA) Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop, set for September 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, New Jersey…

Lammers to head up $5 million algae consortium

Lammers to head up $5 million algae consortium

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $5 million grant to improve algae-based fuel that is compatible with existing refineries to a multi-institutional team led by New Mexico State University…

Scientists win $200,000 grant to study lipid secretion

Santa Barbara, CA-based VG Energy, an agricultural biotech company and wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded VG Life Sciences Inc. has announced a $200,000 competitive grant from the Texas A&M…

Aurora Algae evaluating Mid West Australia for cultivation

In collaboration with Durack Institute of Technology, Aurora Algae has completed construction of a new algae cultivation test site in Geraldton, Western Australia, to evaluate the potential of the Mid West…

Keystone Pipeline debate presents algae opportunity

Jeremy van Loon reports in Bloomberg Businessweek that Canada’s response to President Barack Obama’s challenge to reduce emissions of global-warming gases from the oil sands starts…

CH4, CO2 and O2 meter for algae biogas, biomass production

CH4, CO2 and O2 meter for algae biogas, biomass production

Ormond Beach, Florida-based CO2Meter.com has developed a 3-gas meter for the algae-based biogas and biomass industries. It can display or transmit up to 100% methane…

Report: China Biofuels Market to Grow at 16.88%/yr.

A new market survey released by Research and Markets, titled “Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016,” suggests that the biofuels market in China will grow at a compound annual rate of 16.88%…

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