NAA hosting Algae Production Workshop in Louisiana

NAA hosting Algae Production Workshop in Louisiana

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Call for Presentations for the next Algae Production Workshop to be held January 22-23, 2015, near NAA’s 3rd Algae Incubator Company facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. The workshop will be focusing on five areas: Nutraceuticals… [Read the full story]

Muradel launches green crude demo plant

Muradel launches green crude demo plant

Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude, as a first step towards a commercial plant with the potential…

Tim Burns, Martin Sabarsky to lead ABO Board

Tim Burns, Martin Sabarsky to lead ABO Board

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that Tim Burns, Co-founder and Board Member of BioProcess Algae LLC, has been appointed Chair; and Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, Inc., has been appointed Vice Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

La Jolla, California-based Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies to revolutionize several industries, has announced the appointment of Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., MBA as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his role as CEO Fetzer… [Read the full story]

Triton names Dr. Xun Wang as President

Triton names Dr. Xun Wang as President

San Diego, CA-based Triton Algae Innovations, a pioneer in synthetic biology, has announced Dr. Xun Wang has joined the firm as President and Director of all Research & Development. Triton has developed a patented synthetic biology platform for the production of high value algae-based… [Read the full story]

MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Raceway package

MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Raceway package

MicroBio Engineering, Inc., of San Luis Obispo, California, has introduced a full suite of open pond microalgae growth systems designed for quick deployment of research- and pilot-scale…

Algae Contractors’ Conference teams with 8th IAC

Algae Contractors’ Conference teams with 8th IAC

The 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference is being organized by DLG BENELUX in cooperation with the European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy and Research & Innovation of the European Commission. The event will be presented December 1-3… [Read the full story]

Inhabitat’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs”

Inhabitat’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs”

Algae has so many identities, powers and mysteries no wonder it has sparked imaginations in so many directions. In an inspired quest, Taz Loomans at inhabitat.com has gathered what she claims to be…

Olmix launches seaweed-based animal feed: MFeed+

Olmix launches seaweed-based animal feed: MFeed+

Greentech agricultural specialist Olmix has launched a new product called MFeed+ to boost the value of animal feed by optimizing digestion. Based on a unique combination of seaweed extracts and clay…

Exploring algae in Mexico as aquaculture feedstock

Exploring algae in Mexico as aquaculture feedstock

Gulf Seafood News Editor Ed Lallo writes that world aquaculture is at a crossroads regarding one of its largest issues, fish in for fish out ratios. Approximately one third of the world’s fish catch is used…

Solaplast algae-to-plastics facility to open 11/14

Solaplast algae-to-plastics facility to open 11/14

Algix, parent company of Solaplast, will be inaugurating their algae-to-plastic facility in Meridian, Mississippi, on November 14, 2014. Solaplast’s facility will be focused on resin formulation, using state-of-the-art…

Algal discovery aids cancer research

Algal discovery aids cancer research

A team of Michigan State University algae researchers have discovered a cellular “snooze button” that has the potential to improve biofuel production and offer insight into the early stages of cancer. The discovery that the protein CHT7 is a likely repressor…

Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Solazyme, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from microalgae for commercial use in a wide range…

AlgaeBiotech puts astaxanthin into personal care

AlgaeBiotech puts astaxanthin into personal care

With their new CO₂ processing-platform called AstaCos, AlgaeBiotech can produce waxy particles of only 50-100 µm in size with a loading of 25% astaxanthin oleoresin. The micronized powder is made from 100% natural…

NAA suggests labeling US algae-based products

The National Algae Association is encouraging all U.S.-based algae producers to label their domestically produced algae products: “Made in the USA.” Those that qualify should also use “USDA Organic”…

Arizona looks to lead algae biofuel research

Arizona looks to lead algae biofuel research

Arizona is taking advantage of its open land and ample sunshine to assume a leadership position in the algae biofuel field. The state is home to two national algae testbed programs for research and development…

Tracing light from algae to plants

Tracing light from algae to plants

Researchers have determined the origin of a group of protein-based light sensors in land plants and a series of related phytoplankton by sequencing and comparing RNA in these genomes. Marine phytoplankton are considered responsible for roughly half…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

James “Jamie” Levine took over the reigns at Sapphire Energy in July of this year as former President and CEO Cynthia “CJ” Warner stepped down, retaining her role as chairman of the company’s board of directors…

FIT offering Algae Technology Research Grant

Scarborough, Maine-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, has announce the Algae Technology Research Grant. Graduate students and senior undergraduates…

Desert Lake Technologies becomes Cerule

Desert Lake Technologies, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, has announced a name change to Cerule™, which they feel more closely unifies its scientifically researched, microalgae-based ingredients with…

Valensa introduces 1,3 Beta Glucan for immune health

Valensa introduces 1,3 Beta Glucan for immune health

Orlando, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it will formulate and market to the human health market a proprietary, new form of beta glucan for immune support. Called IMMUNUM™…

Seafarm — a model for Sweden’s farm of the future

Seafarm — a model for Sweden’s farm of the future

In Sweden’s farm of the future, common seaweed is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material. “The fact is that algae can absorb nitrogen from the water…

Red algae fermentation for ethanol

Red algae fermentation for ethanol

Business Korea reports that a Korean research team headed by Choi In-gul, a professor at the Department of Biotechnology at Korea University, has successfully defined the fermentation process of red algae and found a clue to making ethanol…

Algal biofuels for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Algal biofuels for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Keikuke Katori writes in the Asahi Shimbun that airlines, universities and other organizations have started an initiative to produce and supply biofuels in Japan, with a target of having commercial flights using such…

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