ExxonMobile Commercial

ExxonMobile Commercial

View the latest algae biofuel pitch from ExxonMobile: From petri dish to pond to potential biofuel, watch how we are continuing our algae research in Calipatria, CA with Synthetic Genomics…

Algae the origin for plant’s drought alert system

Algae the origin for plant’s drought alert system

Plants’ water-to-land leap marks one of the most important milestones in the evolution of life on Earth. But how plants managed this transition when faced with unfamiliar challenges such as drought and bright light has been unclear. Now, a new study shows that the built-in alert system that enables land…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 16

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 16

Nature has used biological regeneration sustainably for eons because nature recycles and reuses nutrients over and over again. Bioremediation paired with bioregeneration operates on nature’s basic principle that there is no such thing as waste. “Your waste is my food.” Waste carbon and nutrients become the food…

Matt Carr to exit ABO

Matt Carr to exit ABO

Dr. Matt Carr, Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization since 2014, has announced that he will be leaving the organization at the end of March to return to academia. The ABO Board of Directors will soon begin the process of recruiting a new Executive Director. In the meantime, ABO… [Read the full story]

PNNL’s DISCOVR project invites collaboration

PNNL’s DISCOVR project invites collaboration

Wanted: Algae industry partners and academic researchers to help find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts to reduce the cost of producing bioenergy from algae feedstocks. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its partners in this effort are offering private…

Developing the edible seaweed market in India

Developing the edible seaweed market in India

D. Balasubramanian writes in thehindu.com that about 844 seaweed species are documented from India, a country with a coast line of 7,500 km. Peninsular India from Gujarat all way to Odisha and West Bengal has a coast line of 5,200 km, and Andaman and Nicobar together have a coast…

Green Energy Research

Green Energy Research

In Bozeman Montana, scientists at Montana State University are performing algae biofuel research in cooperation with the University of Toledo, as well as the University of North Carolina, in a 3-year, $3 million project funded by the US Department of Energy…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 15

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 15

Carbon pollution can be found in abundance in all the wrong places. Agriculture discharges carbon plumes, as do power plants that also release black smoke carbon particulates that pollute cities. Industry currently recycles metals, plastics and paper. The next logical step, recycling carbon, makes sense using…

Extremophile algae may take genes from bacteria

Extremophile algae may take genes from bacteria

Algae found in thermal springs and other extreme environments have heated up a long-standing debate: Do eukaryotes — organisms with a cell nucleus — sometimes get an evolutionary boost in the form of genes transferred from bacteria? The genomes of some red algae, single-celled eukaryotes, suggest…

Sealantis Sells for $25 Million

Sealantis Sells for $25 Million

Sealantis, which was established in Israel on the basis of technology developed at the Technion Institute, has been sold for US$25 million and royalties from future sales to Advanced Medical Solutions Group from England. Sealantis develops medical adhesives based on technology from the Technion, which mimics…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 14

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 14

A recent study estimated the cost of mitigating fertilizer pollution in the Mississippi River at $2.7 billion a year. The use of algae bioremediation in algae biosystems, could reduce that annual cost by a factor of at least 10. A wastewater bioremediation system uses algae raceways to allow algae to biosorb…

India’s Cyanofarm

India’s Cyanofarm

Cyanofarm is a socio-scientific interventional research endeavor designed to mitigate problems arising out of malnutrition & simultaneously ascertaining Indian farmer’s sustainability by providing them with an alternative source of income generation. The research project has several objectives: Understanding…