Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

The question of why an individual would actively kill itself has been an evolutionary mystery. Death could hardly provide a fitness advantage to the dying individual. However, a new study has found…

AlgaEnergy may build algae plant in Mexico

Stefan Nicola reports for Bloomberg News that AlgaEnergy SA – part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA and Repsol SA – is in talks with potential partners to set up a 1-million liter microalgae plant…

Solazyme reports Q4 and 2013 results

Solazyme reports Q4 and 2013 results

Solazyme, Inc. has announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. “2013 was a year of great progress for Solazyme as we readied our first major capacity projects…

Chilean algae plant invests to boost exports

Chilean algae plant invests to boost exports

Alicia Villegas writes in UndercurrentNews,com that the first Chilean algae processing plant meeting sanitary requirements to commercialize seaweed products has improved facilities recently with the aim to…

California companies say climate change is economic opportunity 


As California battles the worst drought in centuries, more than a 140 California-based businesses, including Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy…

Algae.Tec scores $2.4 million order from Reliance affiliate

Algae.Tec scores $2.4 million order from Reliance affiliate

Algae.Tec Ltd has received its first purchase order from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), in connection with the arrangements announced on January 21, 2014, to build a pilot…

Omega-3: A Global Market Overview

Omega-3: A Global Market Overview

In a global scenario where increasing attention is being directed towards issues of sustainability and limited food supplies, algal sources offer immense scope for the rapidly expanding omega-3 market to continue in the same vein. The focus on obtaining…

Algae 101: Part 71

Algae 101: Part 71

The 2013 Algae Industry Magazine “Best Writing” series includes considerable ink intended to make millions think. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards has chosen deserving sources that advance our algae industry. The year 2013 produced…

Louisiana dealing with the Dead Zone

Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, writes in the New Orleans Times-Picayune that Louisiana plans to use existing and proposed sediment and freshwater diversions as part of a new plan for removing a small share of…

Bringing algae into the data center

Bringing algae into the data center

Data centers are the backbone of our modern information society. Without secure data center infrastructures, not only would every economic circuit collapse, but public order would as well. However, data centers continue to be energy consumers…

USPTO Issues Notice of Allowance to Proterro for photobioreactor protector

USPTO Issues Notice of Allowance to Proterro for photobioreactor protector

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance to Proterro, Inc., for a device patent that protects the company’s…

NAABB conference abstract extension

The abstract deadline for oral and poster presentations for the 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, scheduled for June 15-18, in Santa Fe, NM, has been extended until February 28…

SunCHem process draws power from algae

SunCHem process draws power from algae

Biomass abounds on Earth, as forests, fields, sewage and seaweed. But only a small fraction, mostly human or agricultural waste, can be harvested without posing environmental risks…

UniVerve sees HAVP™ system as key to new markets

UniVerve sees HAVP™ system as key to new markets

UniVerve Biofuel, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel – with a small-scale demonstration site located at nearby Bar-Ilan University – has focused its R&D on developing a highly efficient platform to produce oil…

Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

A Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), in Bangalore, India, has devised a technique to grow algae in rice paddies, helping farmers earn additional income with minimal additional cost…

ABO invites abstracts for 2014 ABS in San Diego

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit, to be held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina…

D-Factory project aims to set biorefinery world benchmark

D-Factory project aims to set biorefinery world benchmark

The University of Greenwich is leading a €10m international project, called the ‘D-Factory,’ to build a biorefinery to develop the microalga Dunaliella as a sustainable raw material and turn every part…

“Red Tide” algae treating sewage in Hong Kong

“Red Tide” algae treating sewage in Hong Kong

Cheung Chi-fai writes in the South China Morning Post that a top research team from the Open University in Hong Kong has been encouraged by the government to test an emerging technology…

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae…

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of diatoms to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects…

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Matthew Richardson of the Orlando Business Journal writes that deep within the Space Life Science Lab near Florida’s Kennedy Space Center is a Mars simulation chamber, high-tech plant incubators…

Piveg astaxanthin clears testing standards

Piveg astaxanthin clears testing standards

Natural carotenoid specialists Piveg Inc., with production facilities based in Celaya, Central Mexico, has announced immediate availability of natural astaxanthin materials which meet…

NAA announces speakers for Feb 28 workshop

National Algae Association’s (NAA) has announced speakers for their next workshop to be held, February 28 at Kessil Lighting in Richmond, CA. The gathering will focus on progress…

AAT developing 500-acre spirulina farm

According to theland.com.au, Advanced Algal Technologies (AAT) has purchased animal nutrition company Ridley’s former salt fields in north Queensland, Australia, potentially making AAT…

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