Algae’s potential in Pakistan

Algae’s potential in Pakistan

Pakistan is a developing country in South Asia at the northern boundary of the Arabian Sea. It lies between 23-37º N and 31-81º E., and is comprised of four provinces: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K.P.K), the Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh, and includes some portion of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir…

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Dr. Xun Wang, president of San Diego, California-based Triton Algae Innovations has announced that Dr. Miller Tran, a senior scientist at Triton has been awarded a $150,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation. In making the announcement Dr. Wang said, “The NFS’s award… [Read the full story]

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Researchers Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the microalgae Isochrysis to synthesize both biodiesel and jet fuel, in parallel. The new study was…

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions for the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place September 30-October 2 in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. The deadline… [Read the full story]

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Sapphire Energy has announced that Dr. Jim Astwood has joined the company as senior vice president of product management. In this role, he will lead several of Sapphire’s expanded business development efforts, with a near-term focus on applying its renewable algae-based… [Read the full story]

New separator lines for processing algae


New separator lines for processing algae


GEA Westfalia has launched a new separator generation for the concentration of algae, designated algaeprime and algaepro. The prime series, with its capacity range from 100 to 23,000 l/h, is intended for research and development, as well as start-up companies. It offers high flexibility for processing all types of algae…

Observing photosynthesis in 3D

Observing photosynthesis in 3D

Photosynthesis sustains most of the life on our planet. It harvests energy from sunlight, while generating oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The process takes place in the chloroplasts of plants and algae. Researchers in the team of Wolfgang Baumeister at the Max Planck Institute…

Green algae may treat macular degeneration

Green algae may treat macular degeneration

Liz Freeman reports for the Naples News on a connection between green algae and the potential to restore vision in people with macular degeneration. RetroSense Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intends to launch a human clinical trial later this year that involves a gene found in green algae…

New method for drying microalgae

New method for drying microalgae

A team of researchers from the University of Almeria (UAL) has patented a method for dehydrating microalgae and producing cheaper biofuel. By applying a technique for drying the algae, scientists from the biotechnology group managed to reduce by more than one third the breeding ground of these organisms…

Algenol Demonstration Plant for India

Algenol Demonstration Plant for India

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol, and India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., have deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, the world’s largest. “The project is designed to demonstrate how robust the Algenol… [Read the full story]

“Spirulina Fountain” reflects 16th century Italian gardens

“Spirulina Fountain” reflects 16th century Italian gardens

Designboom.com is showcasing the “Spirulina Fountain” designed by bureau A. The installation constitutes a hybrid, fusing the production basins of the intense blue-green algae with contemplative Italian gardens of the 16th century. More specifically, the form and dimensions of the project imitate…

FDA signs off on Solazyme’s algae protein

FDA signs off on Solazyme’s algae protein

Solazyme has received a “no questions” letter from the Food and Drug Administration on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of its AlgaVia whole algal protein ingredient, the San Francisco-based company said January 15. The vegan-friendly, gluten-free ingredient may be used in such applications…

OriginOil looks to design-by-community for new harvester

OriginOil looks to design-by-community for new harvester

In an age where customer input is as easy as a click, OriginOil has tapped directly into its intended market to R&D their next generation algae harvester — with a design and specs that reflect what the customer base is looking for. The new lab-sized algae harvester that is being developed by the company…

Tim Zenk joins Algenol’s commercialization team

Tim Zenk joins Algenol’s commercialization team

Florida-based Algenol has announced that Timothy S. Zenk has joined the company as executive vice president of business development. Mr. Zenk, former senior vice president of corporate development for Sapphire Energy, Inc., will headline the company’s commercialization expansion efforts… [Read the full story]

Report suggests algae will lead second-generation biofuels

Report suggests algae will lead second-generation biofuels

According to a new report titled, “Global Second-Generation Biofuels – Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global second-generation biofuels (advanced biofuels) market would reach $23.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 49.4% during 2014-2020… [Read the full story]

EPA green lights Algenol fuels

EPA green lights Algenol fuels

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)… [Read the full story]

ISGP enters algae market with two acquisitions

ISGP enters algae market with two acquisitions

West Chester, Pennsylvania-based International Sustainability Group, Inc., an innovative green technology and sustainable manufacturing company, has entered the algae market with the acquisition of two existing nutraceutical manufacturing companies in Lima, Peru: Alimentos Naturales… [Read the full story]

NAA algae workshop sets final agenda

NAA algae workshop sets final agenda

The National Algae Association (NAA) will be presenting an Algae Production Workshop, January 22-23. The “Lafayette” Workshop will consist of one day in a conference room at the Drury Inn, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The second day will be spent touring the algae incubator facility located on… [Read the full story]

Green Star to build algae facility in Las Vegas

Green Star to build algae facility in Las Vegas

Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI) has signed a contract to build a demonstration facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to produce commercial quality algae. The Hybrid Algae Production System (HAPS) facility will be a premium showcase, 70,000 liters capacity algae pond system, located near South Las Vegas Boulevard…

Algae.Tec expanding into Greater China region

Algae.Tec expanding into Greater China region

Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has announced it has executed an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd. (CFS) under which Algae.Tec will issue an initial US$0.5m convertible bond and, subject to the achievement of certain milestones, will issue US$5m conditional options…

Algae react to stress hormone

Algae react to stress hormone

Land-based plants — including the fruits and vegetables in your kitchen — produce and respond to hormones in order to survive. Scientists once believed that hormone-signaling machinery only existed in these relatively complex plants. But new research from the University of Maryland shows that some…

Growing spirulina at home microfarms

Growing spirulina at home microfarms

Cheap-Health-Revolution.com interviewed Robert Henrikson recently about growing spirulina at home, its health benefits, his work in promoting microfarms, as well as his vision for what spirulina can do in the future. Among the highlights of this fascinating interview… I’ve been eating about 5 grams…

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

2014 was a year of change, a year of innovation, a year of growth. Here are some of the most encouraging developments. Most anticipated research results: The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) final report – it’s big and covers a lot of territory. Most interesting related technology… [Read the full story]

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 2

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 2

Much of the development of the algae industry in 2014 was driven by domestic and international alliances, partnerships, and mergers that brought complementary skills and technologies together. These collaborations were forged in record numbers in 2014. Some of the more high profile collaborations… [Read the full story]

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