Triton Algae readies for commercialization

Triton Algae readies for commercialization

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from algae, has announced that it has achieved Independent Conclusion of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its wild-type algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (c. reinhardtii). After a rigorous evaluation…

All-Gas project, led by Aqualia, begins demo phase

All-Gas project, led by Aqualia, begins demo phase

Watertechonline.com reports that the All-Gas project in the El Torno treatment plant in Chiclana, in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cádiz, has started its demonstration phase. The project, supported by the European Union, has now completed the objectives and stages set from the start of the project…

Stelco and Pond Technologies to build commercial CO2 abatement plant

Stelco and Pond Technologies to build commercial CO2 abatement plant

Stelco Algae Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stelco Inc., one of Canada’s leading integrated steel companies, and algal cultivation specialists Pond Technologies Inc., of Markham, Ontario, Canada…

Allmicroalgae adds fermentation system

Allmicroalgae adds fermentation system

Portuguese microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has recently begun production of Chlorella vulgaris and other microalgae species via fermentation, which complements the company’s existing photobioreactor capacity. At their state-of-the-art Algafarm production facility in Leiria…

SCHOTT glass for ecoduna’s new commercial facility

SCHOTT glass for ecoduna’s new commercial facility

Ecoduna AG is a bio-technology R&D company that has invented, built out and patented a highly effective photobioreactor setup for the production of microalgae at an industrial scale. The company produces and harvests a variety of algae, including chlorella and spirulina, for use as food supplements, cosmetics…

Queensland algae farm for livestock production

Queensland algae farm for livestock production

Queenslandcountrylife.com, in Australia, reports that Goondiwindi’s Woods Grain has secured a $579,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.to build an algae farm for livestock production. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who last week attended the international BIO 2017 conference in San Diego, said Woods Grain…

Qualitas Health triples algae production

Qualitas Health triples algae production

Qualitas Health, an algae-based health and nutrition company headquartered in Texas, has announced a long term, strategic partnership with commercial crop producer Green Stream Farms to triple its algae production. With this partnership, according to the Company, Qualitas achieves enough critical mass…

MBD Energy’s astaxanthin plant nears completion

MBD Energy’s astaxanthin plant nears completion

Tony Raggatt writes in Australia’s townsvillebulletin.com that a “prized” red algae is set to be the next big but unlikely cash crop of the Burdekin shire. Melbourne-based waste recycling company MBD Energy is nearing completion of what will be Australia’s first astaxanthin plant near Alva Beach, growing algae as part…

Japan’s Euglena looks to China, Southeast Asia for growth

Japan’s Euglena looks to China, Southeast Asia for growth

Akiyo Yasuda writes in asia.nikkei.com that Tokyo-based Euglena, a biotech venture formed by the University of Tokyo, is expanding overseas operations. The producer of algae-based products started selling supplements in Singapore and cosmetics in Macau last month. At an earnings briefing in Tokyo recently, Euglena’s…

Lerøy / BioMar team for microalgae salmon feed

Lerøy / BioMar team for microalgae salmon feed

Andrew Hoyle writes in fishfarmingexpert.com that the Lerøy Seafood Group has linked up with BioMar to use feed partly derived from the microalgae ingredient AlgaPrime DHA. Beginning next month, Lerøy’s salmon above 1 kg will be farmed with feed formulated with a sustainable, omega-3-rich whole algae…

Algae industry growing in Southern Queensland

Algae industry growing in Southern Queensland

ABC News Brisbane (Australia) reports that University of Queensland researchers are growing their highest density algae at a pilot farm in Brisbane. “We’ll see how this goes in large scale, but in the moment everything looks very positive and we’re looking forward to the next few months,” said U. of Queensland Professor…

Andalusia promotes marine microalgae biorefinery development

Andalusia promotes marine microalgae biorefinery development

Fis.com reports that, in Spain, the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IFAPA) and the University of Almeria have signed an agreement to develop a marine microalgae biorefinery, with the objective of producing sustainable products with high added value as fertilizers and feed additives…

Alltech sees big growth in algae for aquaculture

Alltech sees big growth in algae for aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016, to 39.9 million metric tons. “‘The Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture’ report produced…

AlgoSource adds new production unit for phycocyanin

AlgoSource adds new production unit for phycocyanin

Saint-Nazaire, France-based AlgoSource has announced the recent launch of their new production unit that will allow the company to quadruple their spirulina extract production in 2017 to an annual capacity of 100,000 liters. The expansion, according to the company, will ensure the sales development in new segments…

Scottish scientists scaling up C-phycocyanin

Scottish scientists scaling up C-phycocyanin

Nutraceutical Business Review reports that Scottish research scientists are scaling the ability to produce large quantities of a blue pigment-protein called C-phycocyanin (C-PC) to be able mass produce a high-value natural blue dye for use in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries. Global demand for natural blue…

DIC expands capacity for Linablue food coloring

DIC expands capacity for Linablue food coloring

DIC Corporation has announced that it will expand the production capacity of its California-based subsidiary Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, for Linablue, a natural blue food coloring derived from spirulina. Investment in this project, estimated at approximately US$13 million, follows the investment of around…

Deep Green Biotech Hub incubator launched in NSW

Deep Green Biotech Hub incubator launched in NSW

In Australia, the New South Wales Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH) has been launched as an enabling incubator environment to foster the development of algae as a cost effective and sustainable resource. The incubator will facilitate a diverse range of products including nutritional supplements, cosmetics, industrial…

New Zealand culture collection moves to new home

New Zealand culture collection moves to new home

In New Zealand is an internationally significant collection of microalgae cultures known as the Cawthron Institute Culture Collection of Microalgae (CICCM). The CICCM was recently moved into a new home in Cawthron Institute’s recently built Envirotech building in central Nelson. The laboratory includes cabinets…

GNT builds spirulina plant for food colorant

GNT builds spirulina plant for food colorant

The GNT Group, a market leader in using algae as natural ingredients for color, has begun construction of an additional spirulina plant at its headquarters in Mierlo, the Netherlands. The new facility will more than double GNT’s capacity for blue and green food colorants. Currently, the family-based company produces enough…

Scotland commercializing the biorefinery concept

Scotland commercializing the biorefinery concept

Scotland is planning the move from an oil-based economy to a bio-based future. A key principle of the government’s desire to embrace a more circular economy in the process is the broad application of Industrial Biotechnology (IB). IB applications drive Scotland’s “Biorefinery Roadmap,” specifically…

University of Kentucky building 5-acre algae facility in China

University of Kentucky building 5-acre algae facility in China

The Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is partnering with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a five-acre algae production facility in Zhengzhou, China. The new facility will feature CAER’s novel photobioreactor technology for growing algae…

Japan’s algae pioneers explore productive strains

Japan’s algae pioneers explore productive strains

With large-scale production at low cost a future possibility, many corporations in Japan are beginning to jump on the algae fuel bandwagon. Heavy industry giant IHI Corp. erected a 1,500-square-meter facility in Kagoshima earlier this year. Commissioned by the central government’s New Energy and Industrial…

Earthrise to produce natural blue food coloring

Earthrise to produce natural blue food coloring

Earthrise Nutritionals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan’s DIC Corporation, is on schedule to complete construction in August, 2015, of a new extraction plant for Linablue® Spirulina-derived natural blue food coloring. Construction began in May 2014. After commissioning, commercial production is expected…

Japan’s IHI Optimizing Botryococcus braunii for Biofuels

Japan’s IHI Optimizing Botryococcus braunii for Biofuels

Japan’s IHI Corporation has announced that they have succeeded in stably cultivating a modified high-output algal strain in a 1,500 square meter open pond in Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan. New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization is supporting the project. This marks an important milestone…

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