Solazyme and AkzoNobel expand surfactant partnership

Solazyme and AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, have expanded their previously announced joint development agreement…

ABB, RAE collaborate on algae commercialization

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), of Johnson City, Tennessee…

NAABB final report released

In 2010, the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) was formed to further understand the impacts of algae on overall biomass and liquid transportation fuel production…

EFSA examines AstaREAL’s astaxanthin as a food ingredient

EFSA examines AstaREAL’s astaxanthin as a food ingredient

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was recently asked to deliver a scientific opinion on…

Georgia Tech researchers start Algae Feed Project

Georgia Tech researchers start Algae Feed Project

A group of researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute want to use innovative agriculture to help some of the world’s poorest communities with food security. They are currently raising funds to work with Zanmi…

Sapphire Energy announces James Levine as new CEO

Sapphire Energy has announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down…

Workshopping the algae industry forward

Workshopping the algae industry forward

In an effort to propel the algae industry forward, the Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3) offers a series of hands-on specialized workshops suited for participants from all aspects of the industry…

New Zealand scientists developing high-value algae technology

New Zealand scientists developing high-value algae technology

New Zealand’s biotech sector has received a boost with the launch of a highly sophisticated, multi-vessel photobioreactor, designed and built by scientists at Cawthron Institute…

EnAlgae investigates membrane technology in microalgal biorefineries

EnAlgae investigates membrane technology in microalgal biorefineries

Engineers looking at the use of membrane filtration in microalgae biorefineries as part of the EnAlgae project have concluded that the technology has a fundamental part to play in realizing the full potential of microalgae…

Reliance converts Algae.Tec options

Reliance converts Algae.Tec options

Perth, Western Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has announced that the Reliance Group has converted the first tranche of options following the positive progress achieved on the joint algae plant project with Algae.Tec Ltd. 1,833,740 options have been converted…

Assistant Secretary of the Navy McGinn to keynote ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has announced that Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) Dennis McGinn will be a keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Algae…

Beach reading — algae style

Beach reading — algae style

In Charles Bensinger’s new book, Radical Option, humanity, as well as nature itself, is faced with an impending crisis, as average temperatures on the planet climb to the point of mass migration and potential extinction…

BETO to host Biomass 2014 July 29-30

On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with…

Algae 101: Part 77

Algae 101: Part 77

lgae can save our children’s brainpower. The Superfund Priority List of Hazardous Substances ranks arsenic number one because very tiny assimilation builds cumulative body stores that impose devastating health consequences. Arsenic is a stealth…

DOE awards $3.5 million to Cellana for algal biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports…

Algae as chemical raw materials

Algae as chemical raw materials

Chemists and biologists at Germany’s University of Konstanz have succeeded in transforming algae oil into high-quality chemical raw materials via isomerizing alkoxycarbonylation. This provides the foundation for the use…

Controlling contamination in open algae ponds

Controlling contamination in open algae ponds

Biofuels derived from the oils produced by algae may offer a low-cost sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. To achieve this goal, optimization of cost effective strategies for large-scale algae cultivation…

Norway launches algae project from captured CO2

Norway launches algae project from captured CO2

The Norwegian Parliament has granted $1 million (US) of funding to a pilot plant which will use CO2 captured at Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to produce algae for the fish farming industry…

Algae discovery reveals origin of sexes

Algae discovery reveals origin of sexes

A recent discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri,has revealed the origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system in a unicellular relative…

Ion-selective Electrode (ISE) and Optical Infrared Sensors Compared

Ion-selective Electrode (ISE) and Optical Infrared Sensors Compared

Reliable carbon dioxide measurement and control are important in algae and bio-fuel production. When comparing CO2 measurement devices, vendors offer both ion-selective electrode (ISE) probe sensors…

Algenol being barraged by hackers

Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post that Algenol Biofuels estimates hackers have attempted to break into its computers 39 million times in four months this year, triple the level of a year earlier…

Sapphire picked for U.S.-China EcoPartnership program

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Strategic & Economic Dialogue counterpart State Councilor Yang Jiechi welcomed Sapphire Energy and Sinopec, along with five other new U.S.-China partners into…

Natural Algae Production brakes ground on 10-acre farm

The National Algae Association has announced that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural Algae Production, LLC, of Louisiana, has broken ground on a new 10-acre algae farm…

Cyanotech improving Astaxanthin production

Cyanotech improving Astaxanthin production

Algae manufacturer Cyanotech Corporation has announced implementing three major initiatives to improve Astaxanthin production at their Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based cultivation facility. The first is a strain…

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