Algae Foundation collaborates with SFCC on DOE grant

Algae Foundation collaborates with SFCC on DOE grant

The Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to develop a college degree in algal biology, technology and cultivation… [Read the full story]

GlycoMar Ltd. and MicroA AS joint venture

GlycoMar Ltd. and MicroA AS joint venture

Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar and Norwegian technology company MicroA have announced their joint venture business, Prasinotech Ltd. The new company, registered in Scotland, will implement the manufacture of high value polysaccharide products from microalgae… [Read the full story]

Pierre Calleja receives National Academy of Sciences award

Pierre Calleja receives National Academy of Sciences award

The National Academy of Sciences, Literature & Arts of Bordeaux has awarded the 2015 Jean de Feytaud Dean’s Award to Pierre Calleja, Founder and Chairman of Fermentalg, a French industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae… [Read the full story]

Frutarom and Algalo to advance algae-based products

Frutarom and Algalo to advance algae-based products

Herzeliya, Israel-based Frutarom Industries Ltd., one of the world’s 10 largest flavors and specialty natural ingredients companies, has signed an agreement to purchase half of Algalo Industries Ltd., based at Israel’s Kibbutz Ein HaMifratz. For a total of NIS 10 million (approx. US$ 2.6 million) Frutarom will… [Read the full story]

Allmicroalgae announces expansion plans

Allmicroalgae announces expansion plans

Portugal-based Allmicroalgae has announced that it is the new supplier of Allma Chlorella – and has unveiled plans for a significant new phase of investment in its production facilities. Allmicroalgae is now selling Chlorella ingredients under the Allma brand, with production continuing at the existing… [Read the full story]

Solazyme wins arbitration with Roquette

Solazyme wins arbitration with Roquette

Solazyme has announced that on December 21, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware confirmed in its entirety, and without alteration, the Arbitration Panel Award of February 19, 2015 between the company and it’s former JV partner Roquette Frères… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: Commercial Algae Professionals

IRP Sponsor Profile: Commercial Algae Professionals

You can tell that an industry is commercializing when services emerge that provide turnkey solutions to equipping and installing production operations at scale. Just a few years back, pioneering algae research and development organizations had to either build their own equipment from scratch… [Read the full story]

ISGP partners with Condor for environmental cleanup

ISGP partners with Condor for environmental cleanup

Malverne, Pennsylvania-based International Sustainability Group, Inc. (ISGP), a green technology company focused on providing environmentally friendly solutions and products that help to preserve the environment through sustainable living, has announced that they are partnering with… [Read the full story]

International Readers’ Poll results coming soon

International Readers’ Poll results coming soon

The Algae Industry Magazine’s International Readers’ Poll will publish the winners in each category beginning Monday, January 11, 2016. We will share the profiles of Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Winners’ information will provide rich content for journalists, scientific and educational institutions… [Read the full story]

Culturing agent agar hit by seaweed shortage

Culturing agent agar hit by seaweed shortage

Ewen Callaway writes in the jounal Nature that restrictions on harvests and exports of Gelidium seaweed in Morocco have affected the global supply of the lab reagent agar. Microbiology’s most important reagent is in short supply, with potential consequences for research, public health and clinical… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: SFCC Center of Excellence for Biofuels

IRP Sponsor Profile: SFCC Center of Excellence for Biofuels

The vision of developing a community college degree program to train a high technology algae workforce was launched in 2009 at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in New Mexico. Charles Bensinger assembled the program, with state funding, to start this trained labor pipeline… [Read the full story]

ANA to use Euglena algae jet fuel

ANA to use Euglena algae jet fuel

Bloomberg reports that ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, plans to use a Euglena Co. biofuel made from algae. ANA will use a mix of about 10 percent of the algae-based fuel, Kiyoshi Tonomoto, an executive vice president at the airline, told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: Colorado Lining

IRP Sponsor Profile: Colorado Lining

A pioneer in the algae cultivation industry, Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) offers factory geomembrane fabrication, spray coating materials, and certified installation of unique design-build projects. As a full service geosynthetics contractor, CLI has always maintained a full grasp of the economic… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: NCMA

IRP Sponsor Profile: NCMA

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) is a global leader in providing algae, protozoa and bacteria, together with related products for academic research, corporations, and commercial ventures. The organization serves as a central bioresource center… [Read the full story]

Joule to merge with Red Rock Biofuels

Joule to merge with Red Rock Biofuels

Joule, a pioneer of liquid fuels from cyanobacteria and recycled CO2, and Red Rock Biofuels, a leading developer of renewable jet and diesel fuel bio-refineries, have announced their intent to merge. According to a Joule press release, “Red Rock adds a proven technology pathway to Joule’s… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: MicroBio Engineering

IRP Sponsor Profile: MicroBio Engineering

Formed by some of the brightest minds in the algae industry, MicroBio Engineering Inc. (MBE) provides consulting and engineering services for the design and construction of algae production facilities for wastewater reclamation, biofuel production, microalgae feeds and specialty products… [Read the full story]

Spain’s BTM auctions microalgae plant

Spain’s BTM auctions microalgae plant

Biotecnología de Microalgas Europe S. L. U. (BTM,) formerly engaged in production and distribution of microalgae and the research and development of new uses for microalgae, has filed for bankruptcy and is auctioning off their assets. BTM’s headquarters are in Madrid, Spain and their production… [Read the full story]

Qualitas appoints Dr. Rebecca White as Site Manager

Qualitas appoints Dr. Rebecca White as Site Manager

Qualitas Health, developers of high-value vegetarian food supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients based on microalgae, has announced that Dr. Rebecca White has been appointed its Texas Site Manager. “As we continue to build our production capabilities, we are pleased to welcome Dr. White… [Read the full story]

Simris Alg wins “Best New Natural Brand”

Simris Alg wins “Best New Natural Brand”

Pioneering agribusiness Simris Alg won the first prize in the “Best New Natural Brand” category at the Natural & Organic Awards Scandinavia 2015. The award was given for the product Boosting Astaxanthin, veg-friendly astaxanthin from the Simris Select product line. The award is the most prestigious… [Read the full story]

Astavita appoints Dan Henry general manager

Astavita appoints Dan Henry general manager

Astavita, Inc., a global brand of AstaReal Group, specializing in the development, production and retail of high-quality dietary supplements and medical foods containing natural astaxanthin, has announced that Dan Henry has joined the company as General Manager. Mr. Henry will… [Read the full story]

Algae supplier Nutress partners with food ingredients distributor

Algae supplier Nutress partners with food ingredients distributor

Ochten, Netherlands-based Nutress BV has partnered with specialty ingredients distributor Azelis, for markets across the Benelux region. Azelis will distribute the complete range of Nutress’ new product portfolio including… [Read the full story]

Bunge, Solazyme expand JV for healthier foods

Bunge, Solazyme expand JV for healthier foods

Solazyme and Bunge Limited have agreed to expand their joint venture (JV) to include a focus on food. The expansion includes a range of new oils for food and products for animal nutrition. The expanded joint venture will build on Solazyme’s microalgae innovation platform, and on Bunge’s global… [Read the full story]

Woods leaves Algenol, staff cut back

Woods leaves Algenol, staff cut back

Paul Woods, founder and now former CEO of algae-to-fuel industry leader Algenol, resigned on Friday, and 20 percent of the company’s workforce has been let go, as reported by Casey Logan in News-press.com. Mr. Woods said he takes pride in what he has accomplished with Algenol… [Read the full story]

International Readers’ Poll Nominations Extended

International Readers’ Poll Nominations Extended

The A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll nominations round has been extended until Nov. 9. For those of you who haven’t already submitted your nominations for the best work being done in the algae industry, now is your time to make your preferences known and see the deserving be recognized… [Read the full story]

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