Danish conference considers macroalgae economy

More than 80 experts, industry representatives and entrepreneurs gathered in Grenaa, Denmark, recently to share knowledge and inspiration at the third Danish Macroalgae Conference…

Algae researcher Sara Volz to give TED Talk

The initial lineup of speakers for the upcoming November 16th TEDxMileHigh: Women will include award winning MIT student and algae researcher Sara Volz. This year’s theme for the…

DOE to host Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshops

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office is inviting the algae industry to participate in Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshops, to be held on November 19-20 at Arizona State University…

Algenol picks Gibbs & Soell for business communications agency

Algenol Biofuels Inc. has appointed business communications firm Gibbs & Soell, Inc. to create and implement an integrated communications strategy to increase public awareness of the advantages…

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has tripled the capacity of its entry-level algae harvester from four to twelve liters per minute at no additional cost, with improved energy efficiency…

Algae.Tec to supply waste-to-energy plants

Renewable oil company Algae.Tec has signed an agreement with Phoenix Energy Australia to provide its proprietary algae to biofuels technology for proposed waste to energy (W2E) facilities for Australia…

Is algae DHA as healthy as fish oil DHA?

Is algae DHA as healthy as fish oil DHA?

Mark Anthony writes in FoodProcessing.com that fish oil contains omega-3s that are distinct from the flax-type omega-3s. The fatty acid molecules are longer and more bent. They are predominantly eicosepentenoic…

Ecoduna putting wraps on Phobior algae project

Ecoduna putting wraps on Phobior algae project

The Austrian company ecoduna has been working with €1.1 million in EU funding on a project designated Phobior to develop an innovative photobioreactor for the production of microalgae…

Simris produces first algae oil from Sweden

Sweden’s Simris Alg AB has produced its first batch of oil from algae, grown and harvested in the company’s plant, located in the village of Hammenhög, in southern Sweden…

Algaetech to break ground on new plant

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Algaetech International Sdn Bhd (Algaetech) has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, October 28, for the launch of their Haematococcus…

NAA’s Camp Algae update

The National Algae Association (NAA) has released an update on their recently announced incubator program in North Texas. “Camp Algae” is a 17-acre algae farm located 30 miles south of Dallas…

USDA announces funding for advanced biofuels

USDA announces funding for advanced biofuels

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop…

Reps. Peters, Salmon establish Congressional Algae Caucus

Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) launched the Congressional Algae Caucus on October 23, 2013, an effort to provide a forum for Members…

Can Astaxanthin improve cognition, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?

Can Astaxanthin improve cognition, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?

Case Adams writes in Naturopath that several recent studies are suggesting that a nutrient derived from commercially farmed Astaxanthin may well be part of the solution for cognitive…

OriginOil Sells Algae Patents to Ennesys Joint Venture

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has agreed to transfer three of its early patent applications to its French joint venture, Ennesys. The agreement followed a state visit by French President François Hollande…

James Tuan Joins Solix as EVP Business Development

Fort Collins, Colorado-based algal technology company Solix BioSystems, Inc. (Solix) has announced the appointment of James Tuan as its new Executive Vice President of Business Development…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 10

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 10

As more people discover the substantial health benefits of a gluten-free diet, more food companies will replace wheat and other gluten-food grains with gluten-free algae flour and algae oils. Algae food products also give consumers access to healthier foods …

FIT earns Economic Development Award

Scarborough, Maine-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies has earned the Robert R. Masterton Award for Economic Development. Presented by the Portland…

Enhancing algal chlorophyll with nanoparticles

Enhancing algal chlorophyll with nanoparticles

Jessica Brand writes in Chemistry World that a new technique to enhance the formation and accumulation of chlorophyll in algae has been developed by Colin Raston, from Flinders University…

New NAA algae production incubator in North Texas

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located 30 miles south of Ft. Worth/ Dallas, on 17 acres with 5 available commercial…

Algae.Tec raises $1M to advance projects, pay loans

Algae.Tec raises $1M to advance projects, pay loans

Algae.Tec, the biofuels company focused on commercializing algae to fuel, with with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Perth, Western Australia, has raised AU$750,000, with an additional $250,000…

WERF awards UMass professor for algae research

WERF awards UMass professor for algae research

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has announced that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

On the day the U.S. government shut down, Sapphire Energy’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tim Zenk, was contemplating what to do, since several of the people on his upcoming ABS panel…

Algae synthetic biology to be featured at BIO Pac Rim

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature presentations on recent innovations in using synthetic biology…

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