Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it has reached an agreement with Algal Scientific Corporation, of Plymouth, MI, to commercialize the company’s PureAlgal™ branded ingredients – whole dried microalgae (Euglena gracilis) and purified beta-1,3-glucan… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA. Production was launched… [Read the full story]

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a development agreement with Banco Espanol de Algas (BEA), a center associated with the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The center is among Europe’s leading in terms of cultivation and development of microalgae and… [Read the full story]

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology, has issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries as well as academia and… [Read the full story]

ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

Placerville, CA-based Anything Technologies Media, Inc., (ATM), which formed a joint venture partnership with International Sustainability Group, Inc. (ISGP) on October 14, 2015, has restructured ISGP, making ISGP a subsidiary of ATM. Because of their mutually complementary business… [Read the full story]

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The plan lays out BETO’s mission to accomplish its vision in a dynamic setting that realizes changes in the energy landscape… [Read the full story]

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

The volleys continue back and forth between South San Francisco-based TerraVia and energy food maker Soylent, after Bloomberg published a claim in November that an algal flour ingredient provided by TerraVia for use in Rosa Foods, Inc.’s flagship meal replacement drink, Soylent, “caused consumers… [Read the full story]

ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is seeking a venue to host the 12th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, to take place over 3-4 days in September or October, 2018. The event attracts more than 120 speakers, nearly 600 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors from 20+ countries… [Read the full story]

ZIVO and NutriQuest partner on algal animal nutrition

ZIVO and NutriQuest partner on algal animal nutrition

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. develops and commercializes nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains. The company has recently announced signing a Letter of Intent with NutriQuest LLC, a leader in animal health and nutrition… [Read the full story]

FlowCam announces student equipment and travel grant

FlowCam announces student equipment and travel grant

Scarborough, ME-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer, Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), has announced that it is accepting applications for the FlowCam® Student Equipment & Travel Grant for Algae Technology Research. The grant is open to graduate students and senior… [Read the full story]

TerraVia suspends supply to soylent

TerraVia suspends supply to soylent

After being blamed by meal-replacement maker, Soylent, for contamination of their snack bars leading to reports of “violent” gastrointestinal issues, TerraVia, maker of the accused whole algal flour, has made the decision to suspend supply to Soylent of all its ingredients, effective immediately… [Read the full story]

ConsumerLab.com quality certification for Solix astaxanthin

ConsumerLab.com quality certification for Solix astaxanthin

Solix Algredients, Inc. has announced that Solasta Astaxanthin has received the “Approved Quality” seal certification from ConsumerLab.com. Solasta is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from Haematococcus pluvialis (microalgae). It is non-GMO, vegetarian, extracted in the USA… [Read the full story]

Algae Natural Food and Cargill team for microalgae project

Algae Natural Food and Cargill team for microalgae project

Two-year-old microalgae producers Algae Natural Food, based in Northeastern France, and Cargill, one of the world’s leading malt producers, have launched the first stage of their project to grow microalgae in Strasbourg, France’s port area. For this circular economy project, Algae Natural Food… [Read the full story]

AlgalBBB announces 7th conference in Miami

AlgalBBB announces 7th conference in Miami

The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts will take place June 18–21, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida, USA. AlgalBBB covers emerging technologies in microalgae, macroalgae, and cyanobacteria research: biology, biomass production, cultivation… [Read the full story]

BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

BGG and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences have announced that their flagship product, AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin, has won Novel Food approval from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The new approval will allow BGG to market its AstaZine line throughout Europe. This achievement builds… [Read the full story]

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies Ltd (Algatech), of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, has become part of the FoodConnects consortium, as winner of a pan-European competition for the Food4Future project. This Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) sponsored project has broad coverage in EU… [Read the full story]

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken has joined Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, based near Ann Arbor, Michigan. As president of animal health and nutrition, he will lead the animal health business unit as well as provide leadership throughout the organization… [Read the full story]

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan-based AstaReal Group, a division of Fuji Chemical Industries, has established its first Asian branch outside of Japan: AstaReal Pte Ltd Singapore. With over 20 years of research and development into astaxanthin, Fuji Chemical Industries — via the AstaReal Group — is taking astaxanthin direct… [Read the full story]

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

A newly published study from Global Market Insights suggests that the global astaxanthin market size was more than 250 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2023. The global natural astaxanthin market size was over 25 tons in 2014 and is likely to see… [Read the full story]

ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has partnered with Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) to promote research and commercialization of algae technologies worldwide. Besides their interest in algae, both organizations hail from similarly named cities: NIOF is based in Alexandria… [Read the full story]

The “promisability” of algae

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona is host city for the 10th annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS,) taking place October 23 – 26 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa. ABS, the largest event on the algae calendar, brings together professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec recently launched it’s Alganics range of products at the Supply Side West 2016 show, in Las Vegas, NV, which some regard as the world’s leading nutraceutical ingredient tradeshow. This introduction was in conjunction with Algae-Tec’s major customer’s presence, Gencor Pacific… [Read the full story]

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