SANDAG study shows algae’s economic contribution

Sapphire Energy reports that a study conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and released last week by its service bureau found that the direct, indirect, and induced economic impact…

USU tests algae simulation around the world

USU tests algae simulation around the world

Biplab Das writes in NatureAsia that researchers from Utah State University (USU) have developed a model that simulates algae growth and their lipid productivity at various global locations using…

Agenda announced for 8th ABS in San Diego

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, showcasing the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance…

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

Jamie Radford writes in the Illawarra Mercury that Pia Winberg, from the University of Wollongong, believes that the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia (NSW) is in an ideal position to become a world leader in aquatic…

Proterro issued patent for sugar-making photobioreactor

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 8,728,783 to Proterro, Inc., protecting the company’s proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s patented sugar-making…

Japan’s Isuzu, Euglena to develop algal biodiesel

Chisaki Watanabe reports for Bloomberg News that Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Euglena Co. will work together to develop a new kind of biodiesel using algae, with a goal of establishing the technology by 2018…

Cellana joins with Galil Algae for production

Currently, Cellana produces industrial-scale quantities of ReNew™ Algae – high-value algae biomass rich in omega-3 nutritional oils, proteins, fuel-grade oils, cosmetic-grade oils, acids, and polysaccharides…

Neste Oil to buy RAE’s crude algae oil

Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), a developer of sustainable products from microalgae, for nutraceutical, animal feed, and renewable fuels markets, has announced a contingent off-take agreement with Neste Oil…

Solarvest producing organic-certified omega-3 algal oil

Solarvest producing organic-certified omega-3 algal oil

The Guardian reports that Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Canada-based Solarvest has created an inventive system utilizing a specific algal strain to grow and produce EPA DHA omega-3 oil under controlled…

Algae’s excellent opportunity for bakers

Algae’s excellent opportunity for bakers

Food analyst Pinar Hosafci writes in euromonitor.com that while seaweed is an important food source, especially in Asia, its use in baked goods is unheard of. With the recent discovery of brown algae…

Avoca to supply SGI with natural astaxanthin

Avoca, Inc., a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has formed a supply agreement with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) – a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic driven solutions…

Spirulina tests effective against pancreatic cancer

A recently published Spirulina study is showing optimism for the alga’s potentially strong anti-cancer effects. The study, titled “Anti-cancer effects of blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, a natural source of bilirubin-like…

Algae can switch quantum coherence on and off

Algae can switch quantum coherence on and off

A University of New South Wales (UNSW)-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during…

Matthew Carr chosen as new ABO executive director


The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced Matthew Carr, Ph.D. as its new executive director. Dr. Carr has more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience, most recently serving as…

Algaeon planning $25M algae operation

Biotech firm Algaeon Inc. plans to move its algae-growing operation from Indianapolis, Indiana to Westfield, investing $25 million and adding 25 jobs over the next five years.
The company, which makes dietary…

Algae treating ammonium in agri-food waste

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has confirmed the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophila microalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in the effluent…

Alltech expands algae operations in Brazil

Alltech expands algae operations in Brazil

Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition leader, has begun construction on an algae production plant on the same premises as Alltech Sao Pedro, the largest yeast plant for animal nutrition in the world…

Roquette launches algae ingredients facility

A former partner with Solazyme in the flour and fats replacement ingredients space, Roquette has introduced a production unit dedicated to microalgae at its industrial site in Lestrem (Pas de Calais, France)…

Japanese scientists contemplating algal biofuels

Kazuaki Nagata reports from Japan that while the Fukushima nuclear disaster has prompted vigorous discussion about alternative energy in Japan, there is a lack of a parallel debate on replacing crude oil…

OMEGA system tests for marine animal durability

OMEGA system tests for marine animal durability

Much has been written about the innovative Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) developed by NASA scientists for deployment on water. OMEGA, an integrated aquatic system to produce…

Algae cultivation making headway at Wageningen

Algae cultivation making headway at Wageningen

Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae at Wageningen University in the Netherlands appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more…

June 11 – Live Webcast: Results of Algal Biofuels Consortium

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results” on Wednesday, June 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

UDRI develops outdoor algae growing system

UDRI develops outdoor algae growing system

A new, outdoor system at the University of Dayton Research Institute has been producing a high volume of algae since its installation in the summer of 2013, even through this especially harsh Ohio winter…

Phenometrics sponsors NCMA algae course

Participants from the USA, Norway, Canada, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, and South Africa are converging on the coast of Maine from June 8-14 to participate in a hands-on intensive algal culturing course…

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