Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Kibbutz Ketura, Israel-based Algatechnologies, (Algatech) has announced the appointments of Sammy Boussiba PhD., as Chief Scientist, and Ronnie Meninger as CEO. Mr. Hagai Stadler, of Grovepoint (Algatech’s major shareholder) who served in the last two years as an interim CEO will become… [Read the full story]

FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), of Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2014 Algae Technology Research Grant to Coral J. Fung Shek, M.S.E. Candidate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University… [Read the full story]

Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Analia Murias writes in fis.com that Chile’s average FOB price of seaweed products exported in the first 11 months of 2014 was $3,503 (USD) per ton, 12.9 percent more than in the same period of 2013. Chilean exports of products made from seaweed generated a total of $268 million… [Read the full story]

NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that their next Algae Production Networking Workshop will focus on Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA. The workshop, to be held April 23-24 in Richmond, California, will highlight best practices in inoculation, commercial cultivation… [Read the full story]

Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that it has closed on a $25 million dollar investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and clean energy projects. This new investment follows a previous investment of $40 million from BioFields in 2014… [Read the full story]

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, proposing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been released and includes $246 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). This budget would be a $21 million increase from BETO’s enacted budget for FY 2015… [Read the full story]

ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

International Sustainability Group, Inc. a green technology company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, ISG Health, to develop and commercialize a complete line of algae-based nutraceutical products. “Our new subsidiary brings ISG… [Read the full story]

NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will be offering their annual Algal Culturing Techniques Course May 31-June 5, 2015. For the first time, the course will be held at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education… [Read the full story]

OriginOil and INL team to fight contamination

OriginOil and INL team to fight contamination

OriginOil Inc. has announced collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), of the U.S. Department of Energy, on the development and implementation of novel approaches to improve efficiency in algal biofuel production from open cultivation environments. Together, INL and OriginOil… [Read the full story]

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Dr. Xun Wang, president of San Diego, California-based Triton Algae Innovations has announced that Dr. Miller Tran, a senior scientist at Triton has been awarded a $150,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation. In making the announcement Dr. Wang said, “The NFS’s award… [Read the full story]

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions for the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place September 30-October 2 in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. The deadline… [Read the full story]

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Sapphire Energy has announced that Dr. Jim Astwood has joined the company as senior vice president of product management. In this role, he will lead several of Sapphire’s expanded business development efforts, with a near-term focus on applying its renewable algae-based… [Read the full story]

Algenol Demonstration Plant for India

Algenol Demonstration Plant for India

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol, and India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., have deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, the world’s largest. “The project is designed to demonstrate how robust the Algenol system is in India… [Read the full story]

Tim Zenk joins Algenol’s commercialization team

Tim Zenk joins Algenol’s commercialization team

Florida-based Algenol has announced that Timothy S. Zenk has joined the company as executive vice president of business development. Mr. Zenk, former senior vice president of corporate development for Sapphire Energy, Inc., will headline the company’s commercialization expansion efforts… [Read the full story]

Report suggests algae will lead second-generation biofuels

Report suggests algae will lead second-generation biofuels

According to a new report titled, “Global Second-Generation Biofuels – Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global second-generation biofuels (advanced biofuels) market would reach $23.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 49.4% during 2014-2020… [Read the full story]

EPA green lights Algenol fuels

EPA green lights Algenol fuels

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)… [Read the full story]

ISGP enters algae market with two acquisitions

ISGP enters algae market with two acquisitions

West Chester, Pennsylvania-based International Sustainability Group, Inc., an innovative green technology and sustainable manufacturing company, has entered the algae market with the acquisition of two existing nutraceutical manufacturing companies in Lima, Peru: Alimentos Naturales… [Read the full story]

NAA algae workshop sets final agenda

NAA algae workshop sets final agenda

The National Algae Association (NAA) will be presenting an Algae Production Workshop, January 22-23. The “Lafayette” Workshop will consist of one day in a conference room at the Drury Inn, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The second day will be spent touring the algae incubator facility located on… [Read the full story]

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

2014 was a year of change, a year of innovation, a year of growth. Here are some of the most encouraging developments. Most anticipated research results: The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) final report – it’s big and covers a lot of territory. Most interesting related technology… [Read the full story]

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 2

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 2

Much of the development of the algae industry in 2014 was driven by domestic and international alliances, partnerships, and mergers that brought complementary skills and technologies together. These collaborations were forged in record numbers in 2014. Some of the more high profile collaborations… [Read the full story]

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 1

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 1

So what happened in the world of algae over the past year? While to many this question might conjure up images of algae-bloomed beaches, Toledo’s toxic water curse of the summer, or maybe just a thought that the concept of algal biofuel has gone bye bye in the wake of cheap oil… [Read the full story]

OriginOil invites feedback on research harvester

OriginOil invites feedback on research harvester

Algae industry insiders are telling OriginOil how to configure the company’s new lab-scale harvester, with a chance to win an iPad Mini. Respondents get to see a summary of the survey, and will qualify for beta testing opportunities. Click here to access the short survey…. [Read the full story]

Garden State bioEnterprises to auction algae equipment

Garden State bioEnterprises to auction algae equipment

Comly Auctioneers will be hosting an online auction sale of the algae growth & production equipment of Garden State bioEnterprises, a Woodbine, New Jersey-based commercial algae grower specializing in natural astaxanthin production for biotech markets… [Read the full story]

Chile’s fisheries green light algae project

Chile’s fisheries green light algae project

Undercurrent News reports that Chile’s Fisheries Committee of the Chamber of Deputies recently passed legislation to develop a project to cultivate algae via a bill, Bulletin 9151-21. Chile’s undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Súnico, said the project should have a budget… [Read the full story]

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