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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

Spirulina extract’s effects on seniors’ health

Spirulina extract’s effects on seniors’ health

Can spirulina, the blue-green algae rich in linoleic acids, B vitamins and a variety of minerals – and used for centuries across ancient cultures to promote better health – improve immune systems…

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine is a tenured professor of Natural and Applied Science at the University of Southern Maine. No stranger to algae, he brings 25+ years of applied algal farming, cultivar enhancement…

Study Analyzes Omega-3 EPA Uptake

Study Analyzes Omega-3 EPA Uptake

According to a recently published study in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, Almega PL™ – a polar-lipid algal omega-3 oil from the micro-algae Nannochlropsis oculata – offers better eicosapentaenoic…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 9

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 9

Both macro and microalgae contain many therapeutic compounds that provide medical benefit for hypertension, cancer and blood clotting. The medical literature is filled with laboratory tests for new algae species collected in common places or …

Studying the health enhancing properties of spirulina

Studying the health enhancing properties of spirulina

Emma Eley writes in Chemistry World that scientists investigating the health enhancing properties of spirulina have identified that its atheroprotective activity may be due to it having a protein…