Sandia, SINTEF to collaborate on algae biofuel research

A decades-long partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning) will now tackle energy challenges including…

Solazyme Bunge Brazil plant begins commercial production

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC (“Bunge”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG), has successfully produced its first commercially…

Collectis developing higher oil algal strains

Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, have announced the publication in Nature Communications of their development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content…

US Navy says, “algae biofuel represents great potential”

US Navy says, “algae biofuel represents great potential”

The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, but in the…

Sweden’s Perstorp exploring algal biodiesel

Perstorp, a Swedish-based leader in various sectors of the international specialty chemicals market, is one of the partners in the project “Bäckhammars Algbruk” that was inaugurated May 27. The aim for Perstorp…

Microalgae in animal feed

Microalgae in animal feed

Although the use of whole microalgae in animal diets has long been studied, the 
de-fatted biomass of microalgal species, derived from biofuel production research, has only recently shown feasibility in replacing corn and soybean meal in animal…

OriginOil’s algae technology finds new markets in Middle East

OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), developed originally to harvest algae from solution, has found a new life recently outside of algae applications. As a valuable tool for cleaning produced water…

Fermentalg expanding in France

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has filed for a building permit for its new…

Deanna Ferguson wins FIT student grant

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), of Scarborough, Maine, has awarded its 2014 Student Travel & Equipment Grant to Deanna Ferguson, a Master’s student…

Ames Lab creates nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel

Ames Lab creates nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a nanoparticle that is able to perform two processing functions at once for the production of green diesel, an alternative fuel created…

DOE webinar on GM algae – May 22

Thursday, May 22 at 2:00 pm EDT the Department of Energy is hosting a webinar titled: Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk Benefit Analysis…

NAA announces July workshop in Texas

The National Algae Association (NAA) has put out a Call for Presentations for the next Algae Production Workshop to be held in Texas in July 2014. The workshop will be focusing on five areas…

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population, new research has taken a step toward employing genes from blue-green algae to improve staple crop photosynthesis — a potential…

AstaReal triples astaxanthin production capacity

AstaReal Technologies, Inc. grand opening ceremony for its new production facility in Moses Lake, Washington, was held May 14 and attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee…

Synthetic Genomics and ADM partner for omega-3 DHA

Synthetic Genomics and ADM partner for omega-3 DHA

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic driven advancements in a variety of industries, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)…

The global algae oil omega-3 market in 2014

The global algae oil omega-3 market in 2014

Algal oil represents one of the significant segments within the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ingredients market. Specifically, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most important fatty acid…

ABO asking support for Master Limited Partnerships act

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has asked their members and others in the industry to contact their Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act, which would allow…

Lab-on-a-chip accelerates algal biofuel development

Lab-on-a-chip accelerates algal biofuel development

Significant improvements are still required to make algal biofuel commercially viable, such as developing better microalgal strains showing faster growth and higher oil production.
 To that end, a team led by Arum Han…

SFCC receives $50K grant for algae PBR monitoring

Santa Fe Community College has been awarded a $50,000, SEED Infrastructure Grant from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), for commercial algae photo-bioreactor monitoring…

Algaeon expands with $2.75M funding

Algaeon expands with $2.75M funding

Dan Human reports in the Indianapolis Business Journal that Indianapolis-based Algaeon Inc. plans to use $2.75 million in new funding to begin commercial production of its algae-based nutritional.
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Unilever’s Lux soap to feature Solazyme’s algal oils

Unilever’s Lux soap to feature Solazyme’s algal oils

Unilever and Solazyme, Inc. have announced the initial introduction of sustainable algal oils for one of Unilever’s biggest soap brands, Lux. The decision to use algal oils is aligned with Unilever’s ambition…

Capturing Carbon in Calgary

Capturing Carbon in Calgary

A team of six University of Calgary researchers has been awarded funding for their project, Cost Effective Biotechnology for Carbon Capture and Re-Use, based on the concept of using algal biotechnology to capture and reuse…

India’s EID Parry acquires Chile’s Alimtec

RTT News reports that EID Parry India Ltd., as part of their growth strategy for the Nutraceuticals Business, has acquired a 100 percent stake in Alimtec S.A., Chile, part of the Bayer Group, through purchase…

OriginOil to pursue growth through acquisitions

OriginOil Inc. has announced that it intends to pursue growth through acquisition of one or more service companies “with proven ability to treat frac flowback and produced water in the oil and gas industry…

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