Zobi Harvestor from Global Algae Innovations

Zobi Harvestor from Global Algae Innovations

Global Algae Innovations, with headquarters in San Diego, California, and cultivation/production facilities in Lihue, Hawaii, have introduced a new algae harvesting system using advanced membranes to achieve what they claim is 100% harvest efficiency, eliminating the need for secondary dewatering…

Upslope repurposing beer’s CO2 for algae

Upslope repurposing beer’s CO2 for algae

Haley Gray reports for 5280.com that Upslope Brewing Company, in Boulder, Colorado, is one step closer to its goal of becoming a zero-waste brewery. The craft beer maker has partnered with Boom Algae, a Boulder startup that repurposes the CO2 – a byproduct released in the brewing process – as food for algae…

Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture

Seafood accounts for the largest single source of protein worldwide. With ocean harvesting nearing its limits, sustainable aquaculture is starting to bridge the increasing gap caused by insatiable demand. A family-owned Australian company, Pacific Reef Fisheries, operates a 98 pond grow-out facility that supplies…

Astaxanthin facility opens in Borneo

Astaxanthin facility opens in Borneo

James Kon reports for borneobulletin.com that MC Biotech Sdn Bhd, the first commercial biotechnology facility in Borneo, was launched this week to produce natural astaxanthin. The move will contribute to the diversification of economy and create employment for locals. With an investment of BND20 million…

Algae wastewater cleaning technology scores in Wisconsin

Algae wastewater cleaning technology scores in Wisconsin

Tom Lindfors writes in the New Richmond News about how the Roberts, Wisconsin, wastewater treatment plant – considered a minor utility designed to treat an average flow of up to 465,000 gallons per-day – is working with a new algae technology from Clearas Water Recovery as one of the first communities…

Alltech sees building plants globally for fish oil alternative

Alltech sees building plants globally for fish oil alternative

Jason Smith reports for undercurrentnews that Kentucky-based Alltech is willing to invest in overseas algae production plants closer to its feed customers if demand for its products as a fish oil supplement grows, according to Keith Filer. The company’s research coordinator for aquaculture told a crowd…

The “promisability” of algae

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Diversified Technology Inc.’s PowerMod, employing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, is a low cost, low energy process that applies high voltage electric pulses to an algal slurry. These very short, high intensity pulses rupture the algal cells, increasing the availability of intracellular materials such as lipids…

Agcore triples facility size for aquafeed demand

Agcore triples facility size for aquafeed demand

Agcore Technologies LLC, producer of Agcore Spirulina, has announced that their 2016 expansion project to support their growing aquafeed demand is in the completion process. The new facility, which includes a greenhouse, cultivation and harvesting system, triples Agcore’s existing output….

Research at AzCATI

Research at AzCATI

Dr. Milt Sommerfield, the founding father of Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), explains their research, based on looking for an algae species and growth regimen that will “make a difference” in terms of making algae-to-biofuels a successful commercial entity…

New algal diesel process > 60% lower emissions

New algal diesel process > 60% lower emissions

A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63% – 68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel. The peer-reviewed…

Green hydrogen, courtesy of algal proteins

Green hydrogen, courtesy of algal proteins

Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be from algae bioreactors, partly thanks to an international team of researchers who have for the first time…

Altered intracellular signaling increases algal oil yields

Altered intracellular signaling increases algal oil yields

James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were published September 6, in a paper titled, “Synergism between inositol polyphosphates and TOR kinase signaling…

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University….

KSU students tackle algae blooms

KSU students tackle algae blooms

Kenia Mills reports for WIBW-TV that a team of mechanical engineering seniors at Kansas State University is proposing a solution for a real world problem – the blue-green algae bloom in the northeast corner of Milford Lake. The students recently designed a prototype for their client, Clay County…

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Jennifer Grebow reports for Nutritional Outlook magazine from the SupplySide West ingredient trade show in Las Vegas that, according to natural astaxanthin suppliers, the industry’s struggles to meet rising demand with supply are a thing of the past. Suppliers are now looking forward with a focus on new research…

Nitrogen Fixation

Nitrogen Fixation

A team of scientists from the University of Hamburg, onboard the research vessel Discovery, are studying phytoplankton, and cyanobacteria in particular, in the Genus project. They are examining the specific conditions that support the growth of the blue-green algae. In contrast to the more ordinary algae, and all plants…

BioMar, TerraVia ramping up aquaculture feed

BioMar, TerraVia ramping up aquaculture feed

Danish feed firm BioMar Group and algal food and feed specialists TerraVia are preparing to ramp up sales of their microalgae-based feed ingredient, according to Neil Ramsden, of Undercurrent News. Their challenge now is to persuade the industry of the value of adopting an omega-3 ingredient that might…

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona is host city for the 10th annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS,) taking place October 23 – 26 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa. ABS, the largest event on the algae calendar, brings together professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec recently launched it’s Alganics range of products at the Supply Side West 2016 show, in Las Vegas, NV, which some regard as the world’s leading nutraceutical ingredient tradeshow. This introduction was in conjunction with Algae-Tec’s major customer’s presence, Gencor Pacific… [Read the full story]

EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a public meeting to receive input and comments on EPA’s draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in Tempe, AZ on October 27, 2016. The draft Algae Guidance describes EPA’s… [Read the full story]

AlgaEnergy wins Business Award for the Environment

AlgaEnergy wins Business Award for the Environment

AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, by the Biodiversity Foundation under… [Read the full story]

Canadian Astaxanthin Reshuffles

Canadian Astaxanthin Reshuffles

Regenurex Health Corporation (formerly AlgaeCan Biotech) has announced the launch of Regenurex (formerly AstaVantage), the only Astaxanthin antioxidant produced in Canada, according to the company. Regenurex is made from Haematococcus pluvialis, fresh water microalgae from British Columbia…

The E4Water Project

The E4Water Project

Per Moller, of Cluster Biofuels, in Denmark, talks about how the E4Water Project in Kalundborg is developing an efficient water treatment program using microalgae to clean industrial residual streams and convert into high value byproducts…

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