Exploring algae in Mexico as aquaculture feedstock

Exploring algae in Mexico as aquaculture feedstock

Gulf Seafood News Editor Ed Lallo writes that world aquaculture is at a crossroads regarding one of its largest issues, fish in for fish out ratios. Approximately one third of the world’s fish catch is used…

Arizona looks to lead algae biofuel research

Arizona looks to lead algae biofuel research

Arizona is taking advantage of its open land and ample sunshine to assume a leadership position in the algae biofuel field. The state is home to two national algae testbed programs for research and development…

Biofuels waiting for a decision on the RFS

Biofuels waiting for a decision on the RFS

U.S. farmers and biofuels makers are watching for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final decision on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard rules, which will set the amount of biofuels, such as ethanol…

Algae Systems eyes biofuels commercialization

Algae Systems eyes biofuels commercialization

Algae Systems, a five-year-old start-up, announced last month that it has completed a pilot plant in Daphne, Alabama, and demonstrated the ability to produce algae biofuel at a price lower than the current cost of fuel…

Vertical algae farm on display

Vertical algae farm on display

Emily Frost writes that amid a mob of strollers, toddlers, nannies and parents crowding the lobby of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in New York City, a wall of 88 plastic bottles gurgles away, with the containers getting greener each day as algae grows…

Algenol vs. the Environmental Protection Agency

Algenol vs. the Environmental Protection Agency

Chase Ezell writes in Earth911.com about the irony of Algenol’s biggest friction source on the way to marketing their carbon reducing algal-based ethanol being — the EPA itself…

Finding work in the algae industry: the case of Elizabeth Hayes

Finding work in the algae industry: the case of Elizabeth Hayes

Many of those in the algae industry trained via the programs offered through graduate schools, as well as state colleges and universities, and community colleges. Emily Hill writes in AL.com about Daphne, Alabama…

Algae Energy Farm developing cattle feed

Algae Energy Farm developing cattle feed

The University of Queensland has established an Algae Energy Farm to cultivate and harvest microalgae for a range of uses, including as a feed supplement for beef cattle. Established by UQ’s School…

ABS tours feature lab-to-commercial developments

ABS tours feature lab-to-commercial developments

Bookending the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit, Sept. 29-Oct.2 in San Diego, will be industry tours to give attendees a first-hand look at the latest progress in technical and commercial developments…

Israel’s Grow Spirulina selling home kits

Israel’s Grow Spirulina selling home kits

Israel’s Tom Vered started the Grow Spirulina project to offer top-of-the line indoor Spirulina-growing kits at affordable prices for both beginners and experienced growers. Besides being a one-stop shop for kits…

Georgia Tech researchers start Algae Feed Project

Georgia Tech researchers start Algae Feed Project

A group of researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute want to use innovative agriculture to help some of the world’s poorest communities with food security. They are currently raising funds to work with Zanmi…

Controlling contamination in open algae ponds

Controlling contamination in open algae ponds

Biofuels derived from the oils produced by algae may offer a low-cost sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. To achieve this goal, optimization of cost effective strategies for large-scale algae cultivation…

Spirulina farmers face challenges in Myanmar

Spirulina farmers face challenges in Myanmar

Kyae Mone Win reports in the Myanmar Times that spirulina has been harvested from Twin Daung lake in Sagaing’s Bu Ta Lin township for over a decade, but climate change and diverted rivers are being blamed…

Algae cultivation making headway at Wageningen

Algae cultivation making headway at Wageningen

Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae at Wageningen University in the Netherlands appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more…

EPA: Think CCU for CO2

EPA: Think CCU for CO2

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement calling on the EPA to include Carbon Capture and Utilization strategies in rules proposed June 2, 2014, that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants…

US Navy says, “algae biofuel represents great potential”

US Navy says, “algae biofuel represents great potential”

The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, but in the…

Chilean scientists using seaweed to protect fruit exports

Chilean scientists using seaweed to protect fruit exports

A group of Chilean scientists, the Interdisciplinary Group of Marine Biotechnology (GIBMAR,) is developing bioactive paper by using a mixture of seaweed biomass and recycled waste paper to protect fruit exports…

New microalgae clean radioactive waste cheaply

New microalgae clean radioactive waste cheaply

Environment News Service reports that Coccomyxa actinabiotis, a single-celled green alga that can tolerate extreme conditions, may soon be widely used to clean up radioactive effluents and wastewater from nuclear…

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…

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