Bunge, Solazyme expand JV for healthier foods

Bunge, Solazyme expand JV for healthier foods

Solazyme and Bunge Limited have agreed to expand their joint venture (JV) to include a focus on food. The expansion includes a range of new oils for food and products for animal nutrition. The expanded joint venture will build on Solazyme’s microalgae innovation platform, and on Bunge’s global… [Read the full story]

Neiker-Tecnalia identifies microalgae with omega-3 oil

Neiker-Tecnalia identifies microalgae with omega-3 oil

Scientists at the Neiker-Tecnalia R&D Centre have identified and isolated a set of microalgae species belonging to the Thraustochytridos family that have high levels of lipids and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The research is being funded by the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the…

Shine a Light: Support the A.I.M. International Readers Poll

Shine a Light: Support the A.I.M. International Readers Poll

Algae Industry Magazine shines light on algae activities across our industry. Now we have an opportunity to add more light by nominating deserving candidates for recognition of their discoveries, scientific contributions, education and support for social welfare. Please take a few minutes and nominate a person…

NAXA launching astaxanthin verification program

NAXA launching astaxanthin verification program

Astaxanthin suppliers, specifically suppliers of Haematococcus pluvialis-derived astaxanthin, may soon be able to take advantage of a new certification program being created by the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA). The industry group founded itself last year in an effort by its members to draw…

Reliance exercises $500,000 in options for Algae.Tec

Reliance exercises $500,000 in options for Algae.Tec

Algae.Tec Limited, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Perth, Western Australia, has announced the exercise of $500,000 ($362,000 USD) of options by India’s Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited at an exercise price of $0.07cents a share. These options were issued under a second subscription…

Woods leaves Algenol, staff cut back

Woods leaves Algenol, staff cut back

Paul Woods, founder and now former CEO of algae-to-fuel industry leader Algenol, resigned on Friday, and 20 percent of the company’s workforce has been let go, as reported by Casey Logan in News-press.com. Mr. Woods said he takes pride in what he has accomplished with Algenol… [Read the full story]

International Readers’ Poll Nominations Extended

International Readers’ Poll Nominations Extended

The A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll nominations round has been extended until Nov. 9. For those of you who haven’t already submitted your nominations for the best work being done in the algae industry, now is your time to make your preferences known and see the deserving be recognized… [Read the full story]

NCMA develops cull policy for algal strains

NCMA develops cull policy for algal strains

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has developed a cull policy to help reduce strain redundancy in their current collection, develop better cost efficiency, and allow room for more diverse and scientifically interesting strains to be accessed. The broad actions of the cull…

Solix adds Powers and Kelly to board

Solix adds Powers and Kelly to board

Solix Algredients, Inc. of Fort Collins, CO, formerly Solix BioSystems, has appointed Al Powers and Robert D. Kelly to its board of directors. Mr. Powers is the former CEO of NOW Health Group, Inc. For more than 40 years, he has been a pioneer in the natural products industry, actively involved in… [Read the full story]

Six win Young Algae Researcher Awards at ABS

Six win Young Algae Researcher Awards at ABS

Six student scientists were presented with the fourth annual Young Algae Researcher Awards earlier this month for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO). The awards are… [Read the full story]

Israeli startup harnesses algae to treat wastewater

Israeli startup harnesses algae to treat wastewater

Only 10% of people on Earth have access to safe water, according to the Water Organization, a nonprofit headquartered in Chennai, India. That means 90% may have to drink foul water, at a vast cost to their health. Obstacles to resolving this problem are that two key technologies, wastewater treatment and desalination…

AlgaeTec cultivation center opens in Munich

AlgaeTec cultivation center opens in Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built a one-of-a-kind technical facility for algae cultivation at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn, to the south of Munich, Germany, in cooperation with Airbus Group. Efficient processes for producing biokerosene and chemical products from algae will be developed there…

Capital Fund invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel

Capital Fund invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel

The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund, located in College Park, Maryland, has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that is intended to be competitive with traditional petroleum, University of Maryland officials recently announced…

Chlamydomonas study shows nature’s coping mechanism

Chlamydomonas study shows nature’s coping mechanism

A small freshwater algal strain that has evolved to live in harsh seawater is giving scientists insight into how living things adapt to changes in their environment. The findings could help scientists better understand how species have been able to adapt to major shifts of circumstances in the past, such as transferring from…

Recycling harmful algae blooms into battery electrodes

Recycling harmful algae blooms into battery electrodes

Lisa Zyga writes for techxplore.com that a few researchers – during last year’s disastrous algae bloom that shut down Toledo’s water system — collected some of the toxic Harmful Algae Bloom (HABs), and have now shown that, by heating them at temperatures of 700-1000 °C in argon gas, the HABs can be converted into…

Beefing up beef with algal omega-3

Beefing up beef with algal omega-3

Roxana Hegeman writes for the Associated Press that researchers at Kansas State University, inspired by the notion that eating more omega-3 fatty acids could decrease their risk of heart disease, are exploring whether the steaks and hamburgers from cattle fattened on algae can pass on those healthy fats…

Recognizing the Algae Gold Standard

Recognizing the Algae Gold Standard

Algae Industry Magazine’s International Readers’ Poll provides an assessment of where the algae industry is today, who is making a difference and emerging 2015 trends. The Poll recognizes those who are driving the industry’s progress, as well as those who are making the valuable contributions… [Read the full story]

A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll

A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll

Algae Industry Magazine’s International Readers’ Poll 2015 listens to your voice in recognizing superb contributors to our algae industry. The Poll offers an opportunity to recognize Best Practice across several important categories. The A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll provides a recognition platform to convey scientific…

Algal ancestors of land plants were predestined

Algal ancestors of land plants were predestined

When the algal ancestor of modern land plants made the transition from aquatic environments to an inhospitable shore 450 million years ago, it changed the world by dramatically altering climate and setting the stage for the vast array of terrestrial life. The genetic and developmental innovations plants used to make…

UniVerve production system eyes $50/barrel algal oil

UniVerve production system eyes $50/barrel algal oil

Tel Aviv, Israel-based UniVerve Ltd. has begun scaling-up its technological process for algae cultivation. The oil, which can be extracted with off-the-shelf wet extraction technologies and used as feedstock for all types of biofuels, will be produced for below US$50 per barrel, researchers say. “The heart of our innovative process…

Algal biofuel production center launched in India

Algal biofuel production center launched in India

TheHindu.com reports that the Department of Microbiology of Bharathidasan University (BU), in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, has set up a permanent Microalgal Mass Cultivation Centre for production of cyanobacterial and microalgal biomass that could be converted into biofuel. The Centre was set up at a cost…

Creating edible algae for space travel

Creating edible algae for space travel

Robert Evatt writes in TulsaWorld.com about a vast array of extremely complex technical hurdles in flying astronauts all the way to Mars, not the least of which being “what will the astronauts eat?” Parameswar Harikumar, an associate professor at the University of Tulsa’s (TU) Department of Physics and Engineering…

Olmix sees algae replacing antibiotics in animal diets

Olmix sees algae replacing antibiotics in animal diets

Stuart Lumb and Chakrit Ridmotri write in allaboutfeed.net that animal nutrition company Olmix is working to find natural solutions for food production without using antibiotics. Producers face many problems trying to establish a healthy food chain, and reducing antibiotics for food producing animals is a key topic…

Solix repositions as B2B supplier Solix Algredients

Solix repositions as B2B supplier Solix Algredients

Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix has repositioned as Solix Algredients, Inc., a business-to-business supplier of high quality natural ingredients derived from algae for the nutrition and personal care markets. Founded in 2006, and most recently operating as Solix BioSystems, the company’s origins… [Read the full story]

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