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…

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]

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Micro photosynthetic power cells from blue-green algae

Micro photosynthetic power cells from blue-green algae

A team of researchers from the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, have invented and developed micro-photosynthetic cell technology that can harness electrical power from the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae. The research into an effective method for…