Startup plans algae greenhouse on brewer’s roof

Startup plans algae greenhouse on brewer’s roof

Doug Storum writes in the Boulder County (Colorado) Business Report that Superior Ecotech LLC launched a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund the construction of an algae greenhouse on the rooftop of Upslope….

Teaching algae to junior high students

Teaching algae to junior high students

Richard Degener reports for Press of Atlantic City that 17 Woodbine Elementary School students toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory to learn how a common algae, Haematococcus pluvialis…

Algae’s place in the agriculture mix

Algae’s place in the agriculture mix

Building the case for an advanced governmental policy toward the view of algae as an agricultural crop, Emily M. Trentacoste, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Alice M. Martinez, Sapphire Energy, Inc.; and Tim Zenk, representing the Algae Biomass Organization…

SunCHem process draws power from algae

SunCHem process draws power from algae

Biomass abounds on Earth, as forests, fields, sewage and seaweed. But only a small fraction, mostly human or agricultural waste, can be harvested without posing environmental risks…

ABO releases Industrial Algae Measurements 6.0

ABO releases Industrial Algae Measurements 6.0

The Technical Standards Committee of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has released version 6.0 of their Industrial Algae Measurements guidance document, which recommends minimum…

Algae mopping up radiation at Fukushima

Algae mopping up radiation at Fukushima

A Japanese research group led by Yoshihiro Shiraiwa of the University of Tsukuba, working to decrease radiation pollution at Japan’s Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant, has identified 17 microalgae…

Spain’s AIMPLAS partners to produce plastics from algae

Spain’s AIMPLAS partners to produce plastics from algae

AIMPLAS, a Center for Innovation and Technology in Valencia, Spain, and Biofuel Systems, a wholly Spanish-owned firm that has developed a method of breeding plankton and turning…

From waste to algal biofuel at Cal Poly

From waste to algal biofuel at Cal Poly

Sourceable.net writes about the work Tryg Lundquist is doing at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), employing algae to treat human waste and then converting the biomass into energy…

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

The Fish Site reports that often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella…

HEPI collaborating with AzCATI and ATP3

HEPI collaborating with AzCATI and ATP3

Bloomfield Hills, MI-based Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (HEPI), which investigates and licenses algae-derived, high-value bioactive molecules to benefit human and animal health…

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

Increasing algae’s productivity via light regulation

A “proof of concept” experiment described in the upcoming Dec. 2 issue of the journal Current Biology has shown that growing algae in constant light can dramatically boost the amount of valuable…

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine is a tenured professor of Natural and Applied Science at the University of Southern Maine. No stranger to algae, he brings 25+ years of applied algal farming, cultivar enhancement…

TANS testing cyanobacteria biofertilizer for developing countries

TANS testing cyanobacteria biofertilizer for developing countries

Eliza Villarino writes in devex.com about Jessica Gwyn Davis, a professor of soil and crop sciences at the Colorado State University, who co-founded Thin Air Nitrogen Solutions (TANS)…

AlgaeTown project goes for crowdfunding

AlgaeTown project goes for crowdfunding

Three glowing green tanks, on the second floor of the Goshen (Indiana) College Science Hall, are alive with 185 gallons of green algae-filled water for a project known as AlgaeTown…

Preserving diatoms during harvest with the Evodos system

Preserving diatoms during harvest with the Evodos system

Tomalgae is a Belgian company with a production and testing facility in the Netherlands where they produce high quality diatoms. For them it is extremely important that the diatoms are harvested undamaged…

Urban farming fresh spirulina

Urban farming fresh spirulina

In Bangkok, Thailand, Patsakorn Thaveeuchukorn harvests spirulina from dozens of barrels on a rooftop, in an urban farming effort to provide a sustainable source of protein as an alternative to meat. “The algae is growing so fast…

Qualitas on track for commercial omega-3 by year-end

Qualitas on track for commercial omega-3 by year-end

Following its first industrial-scale algae harvest at its new West Texas algae facility and subsequent omega-3 oil production, officials at Qualitas Health report that crop yields and product quality are…

Spanish town turning sewage into clean energy

Spanish town turning sewage into clean energy

Is a Spanish resort town with sprawling golf courses and tree-lined beaches the world’s first plant to convert sewage into clean energy? A facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, on the southwest tip of Spain, is using…

OriginOil’s AlgaeAppliance cleaning water for fish farms

OriginOil’s AlgaeAppliance cleaning water for fish farms

Technology originally developed by OriginOil to concentrate algae from solution has not only been recently adapted to the petroleum fracking world for cleaning produced water, but is now also being…

Algae meets art in Arizona

Algae meets art in Arizona

Arizona State University student Phillip Carrier is using algae as inspiration for an art installation project as a Master of Fine Arts student from the Herberger Institute School of Art. Carrier will blend art and science together throughout two summer semesters…

Algae – times and needs have changed

Algae – times and needs have changed

The Department of Energy has spent $2.5 billion on algae research, but to date nothing has been commercialized. Why? Because their mission is to develop technologies. It’s not their problem…

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk, Virginia, have applied for a patent on recent discoveries they’ve made related to the use…

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