Nestlé, Corbion to partner on microalgae-based ingredients

Nestlé, Corbion to partner on microalgae-based ingredients

Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients, enabling the companies to deliver sustainable, tasty and nutritious plant-based products. The agreement will combine Corbion’s microalgae and fermentation capabilities… [Read the full story]

New Zealand and Japan partner on algal energy

New Zealand and Japan partner on algal energy

Maiki Sherman, traveling with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, reports for 1News Now that new innovation partnerships have been signed between New Zealand and Japanese entities including developing biofuels from microalgae. Hirojiren and Cawthron Institute have signed… [Read the full story]

2019 Algae Biomass Summit kicks off in Orlando

2019 Algae Biomass Summit kicks off in Orlando

The 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, the largest algae conference in the world, kicked off Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, with opening keynote presentations and plenary discussions focused on the latest research, commercial innovation and new products that are being made possible with advanced algae… [Read the full story]

Biotech firm Solabia acquires Israel’s Algatech

Biotech firm Solabia acquires Israel’s Algatech

Paris-based Solabia Group (“Solabia”) has acquired Algatech Ltd., a global leader in the development, cultivation and commercialization of ingredients delivered from microalgae and used by leading food, supplements, and cosmetic brands worldwide. Solabia, a family-owned company working closely… [Read the full story]

Sigma Agriscience and Heliae partner on biofertilizer

Sigma Agriscience and Heliae partner on biofertilizer

Heliae Agriculture, a Gilbert, Arizona, company developing microalgae products and solutions to enhance soil, plant, animal, and human health, has announced a partnership with Houston-based Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants… [Read the full story]

Matt Carr to exit ABO

Matt Carr to exit ABO

Dr. Matt Carr, Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization since 2014, has announced that he will be leaving the organization at the end of March to return to academia. The ABO Board of Directors will soon begin the process of recruiting a new Executive Director. In the meantime, ABO… [Read the full story]

ABO accepting abstracts for Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando

ABO accepting abstracts for Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit will take place in Orlando, Florida, September 16-19, 2019, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of algae scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, government… [Read the full story]

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food JV for Aquafeed

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food JV for Aquafeed

Omaha, Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. and Optimal Fish Food LLC, of Brookings, South Dakota, have announced the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary… [Read the full story]

Lumen Bioscience patents spirulina genetic engineering

Lumen Bioscience patents spirulina genetic engineering

Lumen Bioscience, a Seattle biotechnology company focused on orally delivered antibody therapeutics and other biologics, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company Patent No. 10,131,870, entitled “Targeted Mutagenesis in Spirulina”… [Read the full story]

Triton Algae Innovations wins Sustainable Seafood award

Triton Algae Innovations wins Sustainable Seafood award

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based early-stage company that is introducing a healthy, nutritious green algae into the food market, was recently honored with the 2018 Sustainable Seafood award, as part of the 10th annual BlueTech summit conference hosted by The Maritime Alliance… [Read the full story]

Algae takes center stage in Florida political debates

Algae takes center stage in Florida political debates

E.A. Crunden writes in thinkprogress.org that Florida’s first gubernatorial debate was dominated by environmental and climate issues, with an emphasis on the state’s algae crisis, which has persisted throughout the midterm election cycle. Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis sparred… [Read the full story]

ABS to feature the “New Carbon Economy”

ABS to feature the “New Carbon Economy”

The upcoming Algae Biomass Summit, October 14-17, in the Woodlands, Texas, has designated a major portion of the event as “Algae in the New Carbon Economy,” headlined by industry icon, Dr. Algae, aka John Benemann. A pioneering 40+ year algae scientist and consultant, Dr. Algae… [Read the full story]

Cyanotech buying Cellana’s Hawaiian demonstration facility

Cyanotech buying Cellana’s Hawaiian demonstration facility

San Diego, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI-based Cellana, Inc. has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cyanotech Corporation for the sale of Cellana’s six-acre production and research facility, known as the Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF). KDF is located adjacent to Cyanotech’s existing 90-acre… [Read the full story]

Jeff Wesley joins Phenometrics’ Board of Directors

Jeff Wesley joins Phenometrics’ Board of Directors

Phenometrics Inc. has announced the name of another appointment to their board, in addition to adding Mark Edwards last week. The new addition, Jeff Wesley, is executive director of the Michigan State University Foundation’s wholly owned venture investment subsidiary… [Read the full story]

Phenometrics welcomes Mark Edwards to Board of Directors

Phenometrics welcomes Mark Edwards to Board of Directors

Phenometrics Inc., a leader in benchtop photobioreactors, has announce a new distinguished member, Mark R. Edwards PhD, MBA, to its board of directors. Dr. Edwards, is Professor Emeritus after 39 years at Arizona State University. He advises global companies on strategy for food, energy… [Read the full story]

Dr. Craig Behnke joins Lumen Bioscience as SVP

Dr. Craig Behnke joins Lumen Bioscience as SVP

Lumen Bioscience, a Seattle company developing novel biologics on its proprietary spirulina expression platform, has announced that Dr. Craig Behnke has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President, Production and Development. Dr. Behnke will assume leadership of Lumen’s existing… [Read the full story]

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix Algredients, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company supplying functional ingredients sourced from nature to the nutrition, food/beverage, personal care and feed markets. The new company’s portfolio of natural extract ingredients originates from three sectors: algae, fruits… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Sydney, Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has entered into a research agreement with natural compound extraction company Radient Technologies Inc., of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Under the Agreement, Algae.Tec will utilize RTI’s extraction technology as the… [Read the full story]

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity, a leader in algal biology and industrial biotechnology, has added Dr. Alex Pudney to the team as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Pudney previously worked in both research and start-ups, tackling issues of sustainability and renewable alternatives to petrochemicals. His skills… [Read the full story]

Algatech invests in Supreme Health

Algatech invests in Supreme Health

Israeli-based Algatechnologies, Ltd. (Algatech) has become the major shareholder in Supreme Health New Zealand, Ltd. (Supreme) to supply the rapidly growing markets in China and Asia-Pacific with astaxanthin and other algae-based products. Algatech, located in the Arava… [Read the full story]

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) reports the introduction of the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373), a bill that would give algae cultivators and harvesters many of the same advantages as other traditional crops in United States agricultural policy. The bill was introduced… [Read the full story]

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. The new phase of research includes an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae… [Read the full story]

Corbion may acquire Bunge’s stake in SB Renewable Oils JV

Corbion may acquire Bunge’s stake in SB Renewable Oils JV

Corbion, the Netherlands-based global food ingredients company that took over the algal food portfolio of TerraVia last year, has announced that it is in discussions with Bunge Limited regarding the potential acquisition by Corbion of Bunge’s stake in the SB Renewable Oils joint venture. SB Oils, the former joint… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec to license pharmaceutical delivery platform using algal oils

Algae.Tec to license pharmaceutical delivery platform using algal oils

Plant-based health and wellbeing company Algae.Tec Limited (AEB) has announced that it has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement (HOA) to acquire a significant interest in private Australian-based pharmaceutical delivery… [Read the full story]

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