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…

All-gas aims to be leader of wastewater-to-algal biofuel

All-gas aims to be leader of wastewater-to-algal biofuel

The EU-backed All-gas project, billed as the world’s largest project to convert algae into low-cost biofuel using wastewater, has successfully grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana…

Solazyme and Roquette display separately at food industry tech show

Solazyme and Roquette display separately at food industry tech show

At the Institute of Food Technologists 2013 (IFT-13) Annual Meeting and Expo, held July 14 to 16 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Solazyme and Roquette separately showcased their microalgae-based…

Indiana startup developing all-weather algal strain

Indiana startup developing all-weather algal strain

A West Lafayette, Indiana company that developed a strain of algae that grows yearlong in the Midwest has increased production to a level of 20 liters in six days. Mustapha Benmoussa, founder and CEO…

Karratha becoming an algae proving ground

Karratha becoming an algae proving ground

Aurora Algae – which currently operates a pilot plant in Karratha that turns algae into biofuel, omega-3 for the health food industry, and protein for animal feed – plans to build a larger, commercial plant at Maitland…

Canada turns up the heat on algae

Canada turns up the heat on algae

The Canadian government has taken perhaps its most aggressive action in the advancement of algal biofuels by bringing together the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) with industry partners to jointly invest $19 million in a project…

MTAF farming Haematococcus for astaxanthin in Maui

MTAF farming Haematococcus for astaxanthin in Maui

Hawaii-based Maui Tropical Algae Farm (MTAF) is growing Haematococcus pluvialis algae to produce the nutritional supplement astaxanthin at a 21-acre cultivation facility, located in the Kihei Tech Park…

Algal biofuels pilot plant opens in Queensland

Algal biofuels pilot plant opens in Queensland

Premier of Queensland, Australia, Campbell Newman, has cut the ribbon on an advanced solar biofuels pilot plant designed to develop microalgae-based systems as a source of clean fuel…

BioProcess Algae scaling-up to Phase Four

BioProcess Algae scaling-up to Phase Four

Phase Four in the commercial development of BioProcess Algae has begun. Bidletting for this expansion is underway for the Shenandoah, Iowa-based algae cultivators, CEO Tim Burns…

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

Founded in 2009 by Pierre Calleja, Fermentalg is a French-based industrial biotechnology company specializing in the bio-production of chemical compounds from microalgae, for use in everyday…

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