ABO encourages CCR and CCS

ABO encourages CCR and CCS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just encouraged the EPA to include the carbon capture and reuse (CCR) as an approved strategy for compliance under its New Source Performance Standard, a draft version of which…

Realizing the potential at ABS

Realizing the potential at ABS

The Algae Biomass Summit is fast approaching. You’ve probably heard about the exciting speakers, announcements and networking opportunities that will be taking place. But I’d like to focus on a couple items at the Summit that are just as much fun as they are work…

CO2-consuming algae in the new Era of Regulation

CO2-consuming algae in the new Era of Regulation

Today’s announcement (June 25, 2013) by the Obama Administration on regulations to reduce the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions presents significant partnership opportunities for the U.S. algae…

Support Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

Support Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

I’d like to request that you help our industry this month with a call to your Congressional delegation in support of new legislation that could have a game changing effect on how algae projects are financed…

ABO announces 2013-2015 Board of Directors

ABO announces 2013-2015 Board of Directors

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just announced the election of seven members to its Board of Directors for the 2013-2015 term. The new and re-elected board members join eight others that are…

Optimism in the Algae World

Optimism in the Algae World

A great piece of news this month was a survey that showed overwhelming support for algae-derived biofuels by California drivers that were the first to see such fuels at the pump. It was a timely look at customer attitudes…

Share your success stories!

Share your success stories!

In his State of the Union address President Obama made clear his strong support for energy production here in the United States, both from fossil fuels and renewable sources. He also made it clear that he believes it is time the U.S. did something to address…

The 2013 Playing Field Levels for Algae

The 2013 Playing Field Levels for Algae

What a great start to 2013! On the third day of the New Year ABO achieved one of its long-standing and most important legislative goals when President Obama signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation…

A Breakthrough Year for Algae

A Breakthrough Year for Algae

This past week, news published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from the prolific lab of Dr. Stephen Mayfield at the University of California at San Diego, showed that…

Algae, Post Election

Algae, Post Election

With the 2012 elections over, President Obama’s reelection and few changes in the balance of the House and Senate, many in our industry are wondering about what this means for support for biofuels overall and algae in particular…

A Look Back at ABS

A Look Back at ABS

It’s been just two weeks since the conclusion of the 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit. And what an event it was! More than 800 experts from around the world. More than 200 combined poster and oral presentations…

The Road to ABS

The Road to ABS

Next week representatives from the entire spectrum of the algae industry will be convening in Colorado to plan the next steps for expanding production of fuels, chemicals and many other co-products from algae, share the latest advances in research…

ABO’s Legislative Update for September

ABO’s Legislative Update for September

As the House and Senate were about to leave Washington for August, a flurry of legislation important to the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) made progress. The Senate Finance Committee passed…

Algae for Military Use

Algae for Military Use

More federal funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) came through in June. The FOAs are part of an initiative coordinated between the Navy and Agriculture and Energy departments to support the development and…

Algae Perspectives: Legislative Update

Algae Perspectives: Legislative Update

May was a busy month in Washington for the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and other biofuels groups. We have been working aggressively with the ABFA, BIO, A4A, the Farm Bureau and other associations…

ABS: Algae’s Impact in the Mainstream

ABS: Algae’s Impact in the Mainstream

Since its origins in 2007, the Algae Biomass Summit has become the premier algae conference for academic, government and industry participants. Last year the Algal Biomass Organization…

Algae Perspectives: Algae in the News

Algae Perspectives: Algae in the News

It’s been quite a few weeks for the algae industry. It began with President Obama’s vocal support for algae-based fuels and $14 million in new R&D funding…

Algae Perspectives: ABO Goes to Washington

Algae Perspectives: ABO Goes to Washington

The President’s recent mention of algae biofuels, and his announced new support for algae-related research and development, provided a great entry point for our discussions with legislators at ABO’s Washington…

Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

As we head into a new year it’s always interesting—and enlightening—to reflect on the events of the past year and what they mean for the algae industry. Let’s take a look back…