Can algae help fight acne?

Can algae help fight acne?

Researchers from the University of Stirling, in Scotland, have been studying algae containing certain fatty acids with various cleansing qualities – some of which, their research now shows, can prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes…

Solutions4CO2 Inc. announces private placement

Solutions4CO2 Inc. announces private placement

Solutions4CO2 Inc. (S4CO2), a Toronto, Ontario-based company using proprietary and licensed technology to process organic waste streams into high-value algae derived co-products…

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

The Fish Site reports that often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella…

OriginOil’s Algae Screen verified by St. Cloud U.

OriginOil’s Algae Screen verified by St. Cloud U.

OriginOil Inc. has announced that academic testing at St. Cloud State University has verified its new Algae Screen™ growth optimizer effectively controls bacteria and microscopic predators in commercial…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 12

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 12

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The FDA, USDA and EPA have talked about environmental and sustainability issues associated with foods, but have published no label guidelines…

DoE reps discuss algae-based fuels

U.S. Department of Energy representatives gathered at Arizona State University Nov. 19-20 to discuss affordable, scalable and sustainable algae-based fuels with stakeholders in the field…

Scripps’ development increases lipids without slowing growth

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers have developed a method to genetically engineer a growth component in marine algae used to produce biofuel. The researchers targeted fat-reducing enzymes…

Can algae clean water, then feed livestock?

Can algae clean water, then feed livestock?

Can scientists grow algae in polluted water on dairy farms and then safely feed it to livestock? That’s what Shelton Murinda, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, Marcia Ewers…

Culture Fuels developing algae bag system

Culture Fuels developing algae bag system

Meg Cichon writes in RenewableEnergyWorld.com that Lakeland, Florida-based Culture Fuels hopes to scale-up its algae cultivation operations using their proprietary soft bag technology so that they can…

UK and India collaborating on algal bioenergy research

UK and India collaborating on algal bioenergy research

Over £4M of UK funding, with matching resources from India, has been awarded to three research projects that bring together expertise in sustainable algal bioenergy and biofuels from both countries…

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

According to www.materia.nl, tests recently completed by Algaecom and Icopal, in Groningen (Netherlands), have demonstrated that algae can be grown in the waste-stream of a bitumen factory, and that these algae can then be used in the…

EPA’s reduction of 2014 RFS triggers outcry

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed biofuels requirements for the year 2014 call for significantly less renewable fuel than the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) originally intended and also less…

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as well as an experienced executive in product and…

Wageningen UR and Arke partner for algal jet fuel

Arke airlines and Netherlands-based Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have joined forces to work on developing sustainable jet fuel derived from algae…

NAA Calls for Department of Alternative Energy

The National Algae Association (NAA) has responded to a recent DOE-issued “Request for Information for Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Biofuel, Bioproducts, and Biopower Technologies…

Saudi Arabia to be among world’s largest algae producers

Rana Hakeem reports in the Arab News that Saudi Arabia will be one of the few algae producing countries around the world with production capacity expected to reach 30,000 tons by 2014…

HEPI collaborating with AzCATI and ATP3

HEPI collaborating with AzCATI and ATP3

Bloomfield Hills, MI-based Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (HEPI), which investigates and licenses algae-derived, high-value bioactive molecules to benefit human and animal health…

Cyanotech reports growth of 47% for consumer algal products in 2Q

Cyanotech reports growth of 47% for consumer algal products in 2Q

Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation, a leader in high-value nutrition and health products from microalgae, has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The label “gluten free” essentially means mostly free of wheat, rye, barley and their derivatives. Most consumers are concerned…

Solazyme reports 24% revenue growth in 3Q 2013

Solazyme, Inc. has announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Total revenue for the quarter was $10.6 million, compared with $8.6 million in the third quarter of 2012…

Utah algae testbed facility opens

Utah State University and the Logan City (Utah) Environmental Department have collaborated to develop a testbed facility where research and testing is being conducted utilizing algae-based engineering…

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

A “proof of concept” experiment described in the upcoming Dec. 2 issue of the journal Current Biology has shown that growing algae in constant light can dramatically boost the amount of valuable…

DSM debuts omega-3 oil from algae

DSM, the Netherlands-based international health science company that purchased Martek Biosciences in late 2010, has announced the launch of life’sOMEGA™ 60, which they claim is the first high-potency…

Algae study suggests origins of multicellular life

Algae study suggests origins of multicellular life

Scientists have wondered for centuries how and why multicellular organisms evolved the almost universal trait of using single cells, such as eggs and sperm, to reproduce. Now researchers…

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