Sapphire Energy announces James Levine as new CEO

Sapphire Energy has announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down…

Assistant Secretary of the Navy McGinn to keynote ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has announced that Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) Dennis McGinn will be a keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Algae…

BETO to host Biomass 2014 July 29-30

On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with…

DOE awards $3.5 million to Cellana for algal biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports…

Algenol being barraged by hackers

Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post that Algenol Biofuels estimates hackers have attempted to break into its computers 39 million times in four months this year, triple the level of a year earlier…

Sapphire picked for U.S.-China EcoPartnership program

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Strategic & Economic Dialogue counterpart State Councilor Yang Jiechi welcomed Sapphire Energy and Sinopec, along with five other new U.S.-China partners into…

Natural Algae Production brakes ground on 10-acre farm

The National Algae Association has announced that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural Algae Production, LLC, of Louisiana, has broken ground on a new 10-acre algae farm…

Joule gets EPA Clearance for Modified Cyanobacteria

Bedford, MA-based Joule has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has favorably reviewed the company’s Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) for their first commercial…

EnAlgae publishes “State of the Industry” guides for NW Europe

EnAlgae, a research partnership drawing on expertise across seven EU Member States, has announced the publication of sixreports on their website looking at the state of the algae industry across countries…

Rosen named to Algaeon board of directors

Entaire Global Companies, Inc. (Entaire) has announced the appointment of Entaire CEO Jonathan D. Rosen to the board of directors of Indianapolis, Indiana-based Algaeon, Inc., a developer of algae derived human…

Cellectis develops algae strains with improved oil content

Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, announced the publication in Nature Communications the development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content…

Heliae to produce astaxanthin in Japan

Gilbert, AZ-based Heliae has announced a partnership with Sincere Corporation, a Japanese waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production…

SANDAG study shows algae’s economic contribution

Sapphire Energy reports that a study conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and released last week by its service bureau found that the direct, indirect, and induced economic impact…

Agenda announced for 8th ABS in San Diego

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, showcasing the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance…

Proterro issued patent for sugar-making photobioreactor

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 8,728,783 to Proterro, Inc., protecting the company’s proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s patented sugar-making…

Japan’s Isuzu, Euglena to develop algal biodiesel

Chisaki Watanabe reports for Bloomberg News that Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Euglena Co. will work together to develop a new kind of biodiesel using algae, with a goal of establishing the technology by 2018…

Cellana joins with Galil Algae for production

Currently, Cellana produces industrial-scale quantities of ReNew™ Algae – high-value algae biomass rich in omega-3 nutritional oils, proteins, fuel-grade oils, cosmetic-grade oils, acids, and polysaccharides…

Neste Oil to buy RAE’s crude algae oil

Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), a developer of sustainable products from microalgae, for nutraceutical, animal feed, and renewable fuels markets, has announced a contingent off-take agreement with Neste Oil…

Avoca to supply SGI with natural astaxanthin

Avoca, Inc., a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has formed a supply agreement with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) – a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic driven solutions…

Spirulina tests effective against pancreatic cancer

A recently published Spirulina study is showing optimism for the alga’s potentially strong anti-cancer effects. The study, titled “Anti-cancer effects of blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, a natural source of bilirubin-like…

Matthew Carr chosen as new ABO executive director


The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced Matthew Carr, Ph.D. as its new executive director. Dr. Carr has more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience, most recently serving as…

Algaeon planning $25M algae operation

Biotech firm Algaeon Inc. plans to move its algae-growing operation from Indianapolis, Indiana to Westfield, investing $25 million and adding 25 jobs over the next five years.
The company, which makes dietary…

Algae treating ammonium in agri-food waste

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has confirmed the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophila microalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in the effluent…

Roquette launches algae ingredients facility

A former partner with Solazyme in the flour and fats replacement ingredients space, Roquette has introduced a production unit dedicated to microalgae at its industrial site in Lestrem (Pas de Calais, France)…

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