Solazyme begins commercial production at Iowa facilities

Solazyme begins commercial production at Iowa facilities

Solazyme has announced that commercial operations have begun at both Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)’s Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural…

Durable algal strain from Qatar being tested in U.S.

Durable algal strain from Qatar being tested in U.S.

Bonnie James writes in the Gulf Times that an algae strain with very high natural tolerances to heat and salinity, discovered in the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) pilot facility in Qatar, is now being analyzed at Duke…

Algatechnologies extends shelf-life of astaxanthin

Israeli-based Algatechnologies (Algatech) has announced the successful completion of stability studies for its AstaPure line of natural astaxanthin products, indicating a shelf-life for 10% astaxanthin…

OriginOil and AquaGreen refine zero-discharge aquaculture

OriginOil and AquaGreen refine zero-discharge aquaculture

OriginOil Inc. has announced a collaboration with Israel’s AquaGreen Fish Farms, Ltd. to further streamline their zero-discharge aquaculture systems for the production of chemical free seafood…

Algenol wins Florida innovators award

Florida’s Fort Myers News Press reports that Algenol Biofuels won the 2013 Governor’s Innovators in Business award. CEO Paul Woods accepted the prize at the governor’s mansion from Florida…

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…

DOE to hold Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy will be presenting an Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop in recognition of the progress made across the industry in the five years since the Department convened the…

FIT announces Algae Technology Research Scholarship Recipient

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, of Scarborough, Maine, has awarded its 2013 Algae Technology Research Scholarship to Louis R. Brown, Texas A&M…

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…

Executive Promotions at Heliae

Gilbert, AZ-based Heliae has announced the promotion of Adrian Galvez to Chief Operating Officer, Fred Tennant to Vice President of Business Development, and the addition of Len Smith as General Counsel…

Ennesys Closes Funding Round at $6 Million Valuation

Ennesys Closes Funding Round at $6 Million Valuation

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. OOIL and Ennesys SAS, of Nanterre, France, the developer of environmental energy systems for sustainable buildings, have announced that Ennesys recently closed…

Management changes at Solazyme

Solazyme has announced management changes to its operational leadership under CEO Jonathan Wolfson and recently-appointed President David Cole. Jean-Marc Rotsaert and the Company have mutually agreed…

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…

Solix BioSystems appoints new President/CEO

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix BioSystems, Inc. has announced the appointment of Austin Maguire as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Maguire brings over 25 years of experience in operations…

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…

Mike Lomas appointed Director of Bigelow Laboratory’s NCMA

Phytoplankton physiological ecologist Dr. Mike Lomas has been selected as the new director of Bigelow Laboratory’s Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA)…

IHI cuts cost of producing oil from algae

IHI cuts cost of producing oil from algae

Japanese biofuel research firm IHI NeoG Algae LLC, a division of heavy machinery maker IHI Corp., reports that they have significantly cut the cost of producing oil from algae from about ¥1,000 ($9.60)…

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…

Spirulina – now with a new minty taste!

Nutrex Hawaii, a Cyanotech brand, has announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market. The 1,000 mg formula…

Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association formed

Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association formed

Natural Algae Astaxanthin manufacturers Fuji Chemical Industry Co Ltd., Algatechnologies Ltd. and Cyanotech Corporation have announced that they will form the “Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association” (NAXA)…

French flyer to cross Atlantic on algae power

French flyer to cross Atlantic on algae power

Peter Berlin reports for France24.com that French adventurer Raphaël Dinelli plans to fly across the Atlantic in 2015 in a plane powered only by algae and sunshine. Dinelli, 44, a well-known French…

ABO moving to DC, seeking new ED

Mary McCormick, recently elected Chair of the Algae Biomass Organization’s Board of Directors, has announced major changes in the works for the five-year old trade association…

Indian pilot plant mitigating CO2 with algae

Pursuing a launch target of January 2014, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Faridabad Thermal Power (NTPC) jointly announced that their pilot plant for bio-fixation of CO2 from flue gas via…

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