Evonik invests in biotechnology company Algal Scientific

Evonik invests in biotechnology company Algal Scientific

Evonik Industries is investing in the technology startup Algal Scientific Corporation of Northville, Michigan, USA. Evonik is part of an investors’ consortium that is investing more than $3 million in the Series A…

Yara Int’l kicks off algae water treatment project

Yara International’s largest industrial complex, the plant manufactures thousands of tons of fertilizer, dry ice, ammonia and other products to be shipped across the world…

InteSusAl project building one-hectare demo unit

The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with…

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones for scalability

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones for scalability

“Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin reported at the recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, in Washington, D.C. “In four months of…

Valicor and U-M collaborate on research and employment

Valicor and U-M collaborate on research and employment

The collaboration in the last several years between Valicor Inc. and the University of Michigan College of Engineering illustrates how innovative programs can keep recent graduates working harmoniously…

Algal omega-3 provider nominated for innovation award

Algal omega-3 provider nominated for innovation award

Qualitas Health, a provider of premium omega-3 algae oil, has been nominated for a NEXTY award. Sponsored by New Hope Natural Media, the NEXTY recognizes the most innovative players in the natural products…

Arizona students showcase algae research for the public

Arizona students showcase algae research for the public

Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex…

Algenol ends standoff in Lee County, FL

David Albers reports in the Naples (FL) Daily News that Algenol Biofuels and Lee County, Florida, have come to a “semantic agreement” they say will keep an expansion project in the county that could create…

New microalgae clean radioactive waste cheaply

New microalgae clean radioactive waste cheaply

Environment News Service reports that Coccomyxa actinabiotis, a single-celled green alga that can tolerate extreme conditions, may soon be widely used to clean up radioactive effluents and wastewater from nuclear…

Algae Lab Systems’ Central Oversight for large-scale algae farms

Algae Lab Systems’ Central Oversight for large-scale algae farms

As the number of photobioreactors in an algae growing operation increases, there is a need for both autonomous control and monitoring of individual PBRs, as well as centralized oversight and control from…

MSC developing sustainable seaweed standard

The London, England-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups…

Fermentalg IPO raises $55.9 million for commercial development

Fermentalg IPO raises $55.9 million for commercial development

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has completed a successful IPO on the Euronext…

When will algal fuels be economically viable?

Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, University of California San Diego, writes in the current issue of the newsletter of the International Society for Applied Phycology…

OriginOil partners to test algae feed for shellfish

OriginOil partners to test algae feed for shellfish

OriginOil Inc. has recently agreed to a collaborative exchange of equipment and information with the Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in U.S. Federal waters…

Macroalgae as stockfeed source, methane reducer

Macroalgae as stockfeed source, methane reducer

Jon Condon writes in BeefCentral.com that Australian researchers working on the potential production and use of algae as both a feed source and a means of reducing livestock methane emissions have filed a patent…

Algae 101: Part 74

Algae 101: Part 74

Food security and global hunger challenges dominate human societies. The world faces a severe protein shortage. Food, the most critical energy on the planet remains unaffordable and unavailable to nearly 1 billion very hungry people. Another 2 billion people…

NCMA launches “Adopt-A-Strain” program to cull collection

The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), in East Boothbay, Maine, has announced they are implementing a “cull process” to free up resources in order to access new and potentially…

Natural vs. synthetic astaxanthin war heating up

Shaun Weston reports in FoodBev.com that natural algae astaxanthin manufacturers have obtained comparative antioxidant testing results from an antioxidant testing laboratory showing that…

Teaching meets research at Lone Star’s algae lab

Teaching meets research at Lone Star’s algae lab

Founded in 1973, the Lone Star College (LSC) System comprises six colleges and two university centers with 78,000 credit students and a total enrollment of more than 90,000. The college focuses on…

Algatechnologies releases high content astaxanthin

Algatechnologies Ltd., of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel (Algatech), a leading manufacturer and supplier of natural algae astaxanthin, has announced the launch of AstaPure® 20% astaxanthin oleoresin…

Algae to take center stage at EXPO Milano 2015

Algae to take center stage at EXPO Milano 2015

Algae is being discussed at the heart of EXPO Milano 2015, the international event that has existed since 1851, spawning world shaping themes and icons, such as the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 version…

Solazyme raises $202.8 million in offerings

Solazyme has announced the closing of its sale of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock, and $149.5 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2019…

Startup plans algae greenhouse on brewer’s roof

Startup plans algae greenhouse on brewer’s roof

Doug Storum writes in the Boulder County (Colorado) Business Report that Superior Ecotech LLC launched a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund the construction of an algae greenhouse on the rooftop of Upslope….

Swedish algae licorice — black is the new green

Swedish algae licorice — black is the new green

During the annual Licorice Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, artisan licorice manufacturer Kolsvart (“pitch black”) presented their novel flavor to the festival’s 10,000 visitors: “Lakrits Alg.” Lakrits Alg is made…

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