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…

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…

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