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]

Preliminary agenda announced for NAA workshop

Preliminary agenda announced for NAA workshop

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced its preliminary agenda for the next Algae Production Networking Workshop, taking place in Lafayette, Louisiana, January 22-23, 2015. Scheduled presentations so far include: Dr. Mark Zappi: “New developments targeting the realization of a true… [Read the full story]

Algenol wins Global Energy Award

Algenol wins Global Energy Award

Algenol Biofuels has been named the recipient of the 2014 Global Energy Award for Industry Leadership in Biofuels, presented by PLATTS Global Energy Awards. PLATTS, a global provider of information for the energy industry, received more than 200 applicants from more than 25 different countries… [Read the full story]

Paul Angelico returns to Aurora Algae as President/CEO

Paul Angelico returns to Aurora Algae as President/CEO

Hayward, CA-based Aurora Algae Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Angelico as President and CEO, effective December 1, 2014. “I am pleased to announce the return of Paul Angelico to Aurora Algae after previously serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2011 through 2013… [Read the full story]

Report published on algae product opportunities

Report published on algae product opportunities

Companies involved in the algae-to-fuels domain have started to realize that it could take much longer than originally expected to derive fuels from algae. Hence, as a starting point, many of these companies are exploring venturing into high value, non-fuel products from algae… [Read the full story]

ABO and EABA form partnership for member benefits

ABO and EABA form partnership for member benefits

The US-based Algae Biomass Organization and the European Algae Biomass Association have agreed to a partnership that extends the member benefits of each organization. The two organizations have also agreed to collaborate to further the development of algae biomass technologies… [Read the full story]

House extends advanced biofuels tax credit

House extends advanced biofuels tax credit

The US House of Representatives, on December 3, 2014, passed legislation that would extend expired tax credits for advanced biofuels through the end of 2014, but called on Congress and the White House to negotiate a long-term tax policy that would accelerate the development and commercialization… [Read the full story]

EnAlgae releases decision support tool, annual report

EnAlgae releases decision support tool, annual report

An appraisal of the developments achieved in 2014 by partners on the EnAlgae project has been published online, following another year of examination, information capture and demonstration of their collaborative work. Led by Swansea University and funded by the European Union under… [Read the full story]

Green chemicals market research released

Green chemicals market research released

TechNavio has published a 137-page report on the Global Green Chemicals Market 2014-2018, covering Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. Green chemicals, or bio-based chemicals, are renewable chemicals produced from bio-based feedstock. They are less harmful… [Read the full story]

Joule names Serge Tchuruk new President and CEO

Joule names Serge Tchuruk new President and CEO

Joule, a pioneer of direct, solar conversion of CO2-to-liquid fuels, has announced that Serge Tchuruk has been named President and CEO to lead the company in its next phase of development aimed at commercialization. As the former Chairman and CEO of Alcatel and Total SA, Tchuruk, who was… [Read the full story]

Twincraft Skincare introduces Algaen line

Twincraft Skincare introduces Algaen line

Twincraft Skincare has announced the availability of its 100% sustainable algae oil Algaen liquid and solid soap bases, ready for 3rd party production. Initial offerings include extruded bar soap, liquid hand soap, foaming hand soap, shower gel and body lotion. As with Twincraft’s extensive… [Read the full story]

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