ABO releases Industrial Algae Measurements 6.0

ABO releases Industrial Algae Measurements 6.0

The Technical Standards Committee of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has released version 6.0 of their Industrial Algae Measurements guidance document, which recommends minimum…

Kelp Watch 2014 to assess radioactive contamination

Kelp Watch 2014 to assess radioactive contamination

Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent…

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is about to host the first public showcase of their Coalgae™ technology, an outgrowth of the Microalgae-to-Energy Project begun in 2009 to promote late generation biofuels in support…

Algae mopping up radiation at Fukushima

Algae mopping up radiation at Fukushima

A Japanese research group led by Yoshihiro Shiraiwa of the University of Tsukuba, working to decrease radiation pollution at Japan’s Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant, has identified 17 microalgae…

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Jason Boudville writes in Science Network Western Australia that Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Algae R&D Centre researcher Dr. Navid Moheimani and his team…

Researchers treating horse virus with algae

Researchers treating horse virus with algae

As the equine herpes virus-1 spreads, fever, depression, watery nose, loss of appetite and swollen legs and abdomen are the first symptoms to appear. Some horses experience incontinence and…

Reducing cancers with algae — one man’s quest

Reducing cancers with algae — one man’s quest

In the 1970s, following the regrouping of small farms into large production centers, the Soviet Union was experiencing serious problems with epidemics of cancer and low productivity in their livestock populations…

MSU researching high alkaline algae

MSU researching high alkaline algae

Montana State University professor Robin Gerlach coordinates research into the production of oil-producing algae, as well as studies the feasibility of commercial-scale biofuel production based on microbes discovered in Yellowstone National…

AIM’s 2013 Yearend Wrapup: Q-4

In October…Rough Brothers Inc. integrated an above ground lagoon into their Algae Greenhouse design as an alternative to forming and pouring permanent concrete pond walls or excavating into questionable…

AIM’s 2013 Yearend Wrapup: Q-3

In August…VG Energy announced a $200,000 competitive grant from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research BioEnergy Initiatives Program for testing algal oil secretion technology…the U.S. Department of Energy…