FIT announces student equipment and travel grant

Scarborough, ME-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer, Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), has announced that it is accepting applications for the first, annual FlowCAM…

New automation sensors from Algae Lab Systems

New automation sensors from Algae Lab Systems

Controlling the water level in photobioreactors is one of the core tasks for a PBR automation system. Algae Lab Systems has added two water level related sensors to its product list supporting…

Valensa contracts with Contract Biotics for astaxanthin

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International and Contract Biotics, of La Jolla, CA, have announced a multi-year contract between the two companies for the supply of commercial quantities of the algae biomass…

TANS testing cyanobacteria biofertilizer for developing countries

TANS testing cyanobacteria biofertilizer for developing countries

Eliza Villarino writes in devex.com about Jessica Gwyn Davis, a professor of soil and crop sciences at the Colorado State University, who co-founded Thin Air Nitrogen Solutions (TANS)…

AEE Adopts OriginOil EWS Harvesting Technology

Algae Enviro-Engineering (AEE), a Singapore-based photobioreactor systems provider and algae food producer, has adopted OriginOil’s Electro Water SeparationTM (EWS) technology…

Solazyme to supply commercial scale oils to Unilever

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that they have executed a commercial supply agreement with Unilever for the first partnered Solazyme Tailored™ Algal Oil. The companies have been collaborating for five years…

Bigelow Laboratory opens new algae research center

Bigelow Laboratory opens new algae research center

The world-renowned Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) – part of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – has expanded into the new, high-tech Norton Center…

NAA to begin online certification course

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the schedule for their new online Algae Production Certification Course – designed to give an overall understanding for students…

AlgaeTown project goes for crowdfunding

AlgaeTown project goes for crowdfunding

Three glowing green tanks, on the second floor of the Goshen (Indiana) College Science Hall, are alive with 185 gallons of green algae-filled water for a project known as AlgaeTown…

World Ocean Council surveying interested public

Members of the ocean business community are being solicited for input on the World Ocean Council’s Marine Spatial Planning Initiative (MSPI). The Council is working to ensure that national ocean policy…

Algae-specific greenhouses from Nexus

Algae-specific greenhouses from Nexus

Nexus Greenhouse Systems has introduced a line of greenhouses designed around the needs of the algae industry, focused on being cost and energy-efficient. Taking aspects of the biotechnology field…

ABO encourages CCR and CCS

ABO encourages CCR and CCS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just encouraged the EPA to include the carbon capture and reuse (CCR) as an approved strategy for compliance under its New Source Performance Standard, a draft version of which…

New study: Algae biofuel cuts CO2 >50% vs. petroleum

Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional…

Euro team mining cyanobacteria for bioethanol

The Fish Site reports that a team of European scientists is on a mission to prove that cyanobacteria can be used to produce bioethanol as a biofuel for less than €0.40 a litre…

Researchers replace nanodevices with diatoms

Researchers replace nanodevices with diatoms

Algae are cheap and easily available, so replacing costly nanodevices with them in interferometry experiments would be beneficial, according to the researchers…

HEPI partners with ASU and ATP3 for high-value molecules

Arizona State University algae researchers at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and the ASU-led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3)…

Cargill invests $15 million for alginate expansion

Cargill invests $15 million for alginate expansion

Cargill, the international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, is making a US $15 million investment to upgrade and expand its French alginates production…

Fluid Imaging Technologies moves to new headquarters

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies recently celebrated the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Scarborough, Maine. The new facility features a state-of-the-art new product…

Algix opens algae-to-plastics facility in Georgia

Josh Bergeron writes in The Selma Times-Journal that Bogart, Georgia-based Algix has just opened its newest facility in Dallas County, developed to turn catfish-pond algae into biodegradable plastic…

Algaeon strikes nutraceutical deal

Indianapolis, IN-based Algaeon Inc. has announced their signing of a multi-year, multi-million dollar supply agreement with Valensa International, of Eustis, FL, which provides high value “condition specific”…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae have served as food for plants and animals for over 2 billion years. The cellular metabolism of plants and animals evolved to take advantage of the many compounds algae provided. Today, wild stands of algae, largely seaweeds, are harvested in…

Olmix opens algae biorefinery in Brittany

Olmix opens algae biorefinery in Brittany

European feed additives manufacturer Olmix opened their first algae biorefinery this month, near the commune of Plouénan, in northern Brittany, France. The plant was constructed by Olmix along with four…

Brown algae’s antioxidant properties investigated

Brown algae’s antioxidant properties investigated

Brown algae contain phlorotannins, aromatic (phenolic) compounds that are unique in the plant kingdom. As natural antioxidants, phlorotannins are of great interest for the treament and prevention of cancer and…

AF&F and TNO building mobile algae bio-refinery

AF&F and TNO building mobile algae bio-refinery

Netherlands-based independent research organization TNO, and algae cultivator Algae Food & Fuel (AF&F), have announced that they will be building a mobile algae bio-refinery for use in a variety of European…

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