AIM’s 2013 Yearend Wrapup: Q-2

In April…Mark Edwards and Robert Henrikson won Best Science Book award for their collaboration on Peace Microfarms… Life Technologies Corporation, of Carlsbad, California, was acquired by Waltham…

AIM’s 2013 Yearend Wrapup: Q-1

In January…the DOE announced up to $10 million to support research projects aimed at boosting effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost algae harvest and processing technologies…the Australian…

Researchers explain flagellar synchronization of swimming algae

Researchers explain flagellar synchronization of swimming algae

The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages…

Algenol produces “algae sex tape”

David Plazas reports in news-press.com that – just in time for the holidays – Fort Myers, Florida-based Algenol Biofuels has released its “Algae Sex Tape,” a sensual, pro-alternative energy…

Futurist: algae is 2013’s 2nd most interesting prediction

Patrick Tucker, and the Futurist magazine, have assembled a list of the 30 most interesting predictions made in 2013, originating from researchers, A-list actors, and industry titans…

Algae supports cholesterol balance in HEPI-sponsored tests

Bloomfield Hills, MI-based Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (HEPI), in conjunction with Wayne State University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences…

Alltech expands DHA algae division

Alltech expands DHA algae division

Alltech, the animal feed giant headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, is continuing to expand its 15,000 ton/yr. algal DHA plant in Winchester, KY, one of only two plants in the world commercially producing a high-DHA heterotrophic microalgae…

NCMA launches interactive algae website and database

East Boothbay, Maine-based Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has announced the launch of its new website and relational database…

Professor wins award for book on diatoms

Peter Siver, the Becker Professor of Botany at Connecticut College, has won the 2013 Gerald Prescott Award from the Phycological Society of America (PSA) for his book “Diatoms of North…

SES acquires wild seaweed operation in Norway

Trondheim, Norway-based Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) has announced it has reached an agreement to buy all of Norway’s Biotrål AS in a deal that transforms SES’ position to one…

NineSigma seeking greenhouse gas management experts

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting proposals for the topic of Biological Greenhouse Gas Management. This topic is defined as the use of biological…

Algae.Tec entering nutraceutical market

Algae.Tec entering nutraceutical market

Algae.Tec has entered into an exclusive Collaborative Agreement with Nutrition Care Laboratories, based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. “A decision has been made to focus, in the short term…

NAA to host algae production workshop in San Francisco

The National Algae Association’s (NAA) next workshop will be held February 28, 2014, at Kessil Lighting in Richmond, CA, in the Bay Area. The event’s focus will be on progress in commercial…

Spain’s AIMPLAS partners to produce plastics from algae

Spain’s AIMPLAS partners to produce plastics from algae

AIMPLAS, a Center for Innovation and Technology in Valencia, Spain, and Biofuel Systems, a wholly Spanish-owned firm that has developed a method of breeding plankton and turning…

Rep. Peters introduces legislation to extend biofuels tax credits

Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) has introduced legislation to extend the existing tax credit for producers of advanced biofuels, such as those derived from algae. The bill, HR 3758, would also extend…

Using algae to produce specialty oils

Using algae to produce specialty oils

A new University College of London (UCL) project is researching the idea that microalgae could provide more sustainable production of a wide range of useful oils – from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to lubricants to next-generation biofuels…

Solazyme announces David C. Cole as new president

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the appointment of David C. Cole as President, effective January 1, 2014. He has also been elected to Solazyme’s Board of Directors. Mr. Cole most recently held the position of CEO…

Evodos wins Algae Innovation Award 2013

Evodos has won the Algae Innovation Award 2013 at the recent International Algae Congress, in Hamburg, Germany. The Committee of Experts praised the innovation power of Evodos, which makes a major…

Agriculture, Navy Secretaries promote U.S. military Farm-to-Fleet biofuels

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus have announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy’s joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture will now make biofuel…

Ohio U student building algae harvesting robotics

Ohio U student building algae harvesting robotics

Under the guidance of Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, David Bayless, and Professor Bob Williams, in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology – who are developing technology…

OriginOil launching fish farm technology showcase

OriginOil Inc. will inaugurate its Permanent Technology Showcase at model sustainable fish farm Aqua Farming Tech in Thermal, Calif. on Dec. 18. For the first time, OriginOil will publicly demonstrate…

GeneArt Cryopreservation Kit for Algae

GeneArt Cryopreservation Kit for Algae

The GeneArt® Cryopreservation Kit for Algae can be used to preserve algal strains and clones for storage at -80°C for years, eliminating liquid nitrogen storage and continuous cultures as a way to maintain your clones…

Sapphire and Phillips partner to commercialize algae crude

Sapphire Energy, Inc. and Phillips 66 have announced a strategic joint development agreement aimed at taking production of algae crude oil a significant step toward commercialization. The companies will work…

Algae 101: Part 70

Algae 101: Part 70

A series of recent studies confirm and begin to quantify the previously reported correlation between adverse climate change and conflict. Hot temperatures increase aggression by directly increasing feelings of hostility and magnify aggressive thoughts. Heat activates…

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