Muradel launches green crude demo plant

Muradel launches green crude demo plant

Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude, as a first step towards a commercial plant with the potential…

Solaplast algae-to-plastics facility to open 11/14

Solaplast algae-to-plastics facility to open 11/14

Algix, parent company of Solaplast, will be inaugurating their algae-to-plastic facility in Meridian, Mississippi, on November 14, 2014. Solaplast’s facility will be focused on resin formulation, using state-of-the-art…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

James “Jamie” Levine took over the reigns at Sapphire Energy in July of this year as former President and CEO Cynthia “CJ” Warner stepped down, retaining her role as chairman of the company’s board of directors…

Seafarm — a model for Sweden’s farm of the future

Seafarm — a model for Sweden’s farm of the future

In Sweden’s farm of the future, common seaweed is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material. “The fact is that algae can absorb nitrogen from the water…

Secil and A4F form AlgaFarm JV

Secil and A4F form AlgaFarm JV

Portuguese cement facility, Secil, and microalgae biotechnology company, A4F, also based in Portugal, have formed AlgaFarm, a joint venture to develop the use of cement factory flue gas in microalgae production…

Spirulina Viva opens Spirulina micro-farm in Mexico

Spirulina Viva opens Spirulina micro-farm in Mexico

In August, Spirulina Viva opened its new Spirulina micro-farm outside of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The micro-farm has 300 square meters of Spirulina ponds. The new production facility…

Duke Energy and U of K advancing carbon capture technology

Duke Energy and U of K advancing carbon capture technology

Duke Energy has been hosting a project at their East Bend Power Plant in Kentucky to demonstrate an algae-based system for CO2 mitigation from coal-fired power plants. Project participants include the…

AIM Interview: Matthew Carr, ABO Executive Director

AIM Interview: Matthew Carr, ABO Executive Director

Matthew Carr was recently named executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the leading trade association for the algae industry. His presence will soon become familiar to the industry when…

Workshopping the algae industry forward

Workshopping the algae industry forward

In an effort to propel the algae industry forward, the Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3) offers a series of hands-on specialized workshops suited for participants from all aspects of the industry…

Norway launches algae project from captured CO2

Norway launches algae project from captured CO2

The Norwegian Parliament has granted $1 million (US) of funding to a pilot plant which will use CO2 captured at Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to produce algae for the fish farming industry…

Solarvest producing organic-certified omega-3 algal oil

Solarvest producing organic-certified omega-3 algal oil

The Guardian reports that Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Canada-based Solarvest has created an inventive system utilizing a specific algal strain to grow and produce EPA DHA omega-3 oil under controlled…

Alltech expands algae operations in Brazil

Alltech expands algae operations in Brazil

Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition leader, has begun construction on an algae production plant on the same premises as Alltech Sao Pedro, the largest yeast plant for animal nutrition in the world…

UDRI develops outdoor algae growing system

UDRI develops outdoor algae growing system

A new, outdoor system at the University of Dayton Research Institute has been producing a high volume of algae since its installation in the summer of 2013, even through this especially harsh Ohio winter…

Aurora Algae expands operations in South Texas

Aurora Algae expands operations in South Texas

Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre…

Contract Biotics adding six acres to algae operations

Contract Biotics adding six acres to algae operations

Valensa International and Contract Biotics have announced that Contract Biotics has started construction of an additional six acres of algae production units at the company’s San Diego…

Chilean algae plant invests to boost exports

Chilean algae plant invests to boost exports

Alicia Villegas writes in UndercurrentNews,com that the first Chilean algae processing plant meeting sanitary requirements to commercialize seaweed products has improved facilities recently with the aim to…

UniVerve sees HAVP™ system as key to new markets

UniVerve sees HAVP™ system as key to new markets

UniVerve Biofuel, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel – with a small-scale demonstration site located at nearby Bar-Ilan University – has focused its R&D on developing a highly efficient platform to produce oil…

Solazyme begins commercial production at Iowa facilities

Solazyme begins commercial production at Iowa facilities

Solazyme has announced that commercial operations have begun at both Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)’s Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural…

Culture Fuels developing algae bag system

Culture Fuels developing algae bag system

Meg Cichon writes in RenewableEnergyWorld.com that Lakeland, Florida-based Culture Fuels hopes to scale-up its algae cultivation operations using their proprietary soft bag technology so that they can…

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

Every year about this time we like to check in with Heliae’s Dan Simon, the highly motivated President and CEO in the driver’s seat of one of the most fascinating and exciting businesses in the algae arena. His disruptive technology organization…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

On the day the U.S. government shut down, Sapphire Energy’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tim Zenk, was contemplating what to do, since several of the people on his upcoming ABS panel…

Bigelow Laboratory opens new algae research center

Bigelow Laboratory opens new algae research center

The world-renowned Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) – part of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – has expanded into the new, high-tech Norton Center…

Olmix opens algae biorefinery in Brittany

Olmix opens algae biorefinery in Brittany

European feed additives manufacturer Olmix opened their first algae biorefinery this month, near the commune of Plouénan, in northern Brittany, France. The plant was constructed by Olmix along with four…

Spirulina microfarm/testbed launched in Northwest US

Spirulina microfarm/testbed launched in Northwest US

One of the northern most spirulina farms in operation officially opened in July 2013, when the first tour group from Seattle, Bellingham and British Columbia visited the new…

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