Antibacterial material made with algae

Antibacterial material made with algae

Consumers concerned about the safety of silver ions in antibacterial and odor-free clothing will soon have a proven safe alternative thanks to ultra-thin thread and a substance found naturally in red algaes…

ABO petition encourages EPA to approve CO2 recycling

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) announced at the Algae Biomass Summit, September 30, 2014 in San Diego, that it has initiated a “We the People”” petition to the White House and called for those who…

EERE to award $13-25M for algal biofuel research

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled…

Brown algae may inhibit HIV infection

Brown algae may inhibit HIV infection

Biplab Das reports in NatureAsia.com that a research team has found aqueous extracts of the marine brown algae Lobophoro variegate that can inhibit the replication of human immunodeficiency virus…

Breizh algae tour attracts 500

The third edition of the Breizh Algae Tour was held in Nantes, France, in mid-September, under the title “Algae and Nutrition: a new approach to health.” During a morning of scientific presentations attended…

Algae 101: Part 81

Algae 101: Part 81

The recent Algae101 posts established how algae solutions can provide means for reducing pesticide exposure through application on field crops and for therapeutics that moderate and, in some cases, treat symptomology for autism spectrum…

Algae Systems eyes biofuels commercialization

Algae Systems eyes biofuels commercialization

Algae Systems, a five-year-old start-up, announced last month that it has completed a pilot plant in Daphne, Alabama, and demonstrated the ability to produce algae biofuel at a price lower than the current cost of fuel…

Engineering plants for more efficient photosynthesis

Engineering plants for more efficient photosynthesis

Krishna Ramanujan reports in Phys.org that a genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from cyanobacteria, holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops…

SCHOTT and Algatech partner for R&D

SCHOTT AG, of Mitterteich, Germany, and Algatechnologies Ltd. (Algatech), based at Israel’s Kibbutz Ketura, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study at…

Kao researching algae for medium chain fatty acids

Kao researching algae for medium chain fatty acids

At the Eco Technology Research Center in their Wakayama, Japan plant, Kao Corporation’s algal researchers have succeeded in finding enzymes that can produce a large number of medium chain…

Vertical algae farm on display

Vertical algae farm on display

Emily Frost writes that amid a mob of strollers, toddlers, nannies and parents crowding the lobby of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in New York City, a wall of 88 plastic bottles gurgles away, with the containers getting greener each day as algae grows…

NCMA offering discount to culturing course

The National Center for Marine Algae and Micobiota (NCMA) has announced that at the 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, CA from September 29-October 3, they will beraffling off a chance for 50%…

New method for producing methane from algae

New method for producing methane from algae

Researchers at the Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) in Wädenswil, Switzerland, have succeeded in producing energy-rich gas from microalgae, and in doing so have demonstrated that this new method is technically…

AERTO group to develop new algae products

The Associated European Research and Technology Organisations (AERTO) has started a two-year research project to stimulate the development of the bio-based economy in Europe, as well as overcome technical…

QMAB pursuing partnerships to produce algal bio-jet

Southern Iran-based Qeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery (QMAB), the Middle-East’s largest microalgae biological technological company, has started negotiations with worldwide airlines to provide them with…

Solarvest signs with EU facilities for algal omega-3

Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest has signed agreements with two German contract production facilities to accelerate its market presence and meet demand for its Organic Omega products…

ABS announces speaker roster

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the full roster of speakers for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2. “With Assistant…

Secil and A4F form AlgaFarm JV

Secil and A4F form AlgaFarm JV

Portuguese cement facility, Secil, and microalgae biotechnology company, A4F, also based in Portugal, have formed AlgaFarm, a joint venture to develop the use of cement factory flue gas in microalgae production…

Algasol and OriginOil partner in Bangladesh

OriginOil Inc. has announced that it will provide algae harvesting technology for the low-cost algae growth system from Algasol Renewables. The integrated system will launch at Algasol’s new facilities…

USU races cars on algae/safflower biofuel blend

USU races cars on algae/safflower biofuel blend

Michael Anderson reports for Deseret News that Utah State University (USU) researchers used the Bonneville Salt Flats Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, to show how well a car fueled with 20 percent biofuel made of algae…

NAA launches 3rd Algae Production Incubator

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that its 3rd Algae Production Incubator facility is nearing completion, and that close to 20,000 gallons of algae will be in production at a private…

Algae 101: Part 80

Algae 101: Part 80

Previous Algae 101 posts proposed algae solutions to pesticide exposure to reverse the terrible expanding autism epidemic among our children. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism currently…

Algenol vs. the Environmental Protection Agency

Algenol vs. the Environmental Protection Agency

Chase Ezell writes in Earth911.com about the irony of Algenol’s biggest friction source on the way to marketing their carbon reducing algal-based ethanol being — the EPA itself…

ASEAN astaxanthin facility launched in Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur, Algaetech International has launched the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN’s) first astaxanthin facility in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), the ceremony officiated…

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