MSC developing sustainable seaweed standard

The London, England-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups…

When will algal fuels be economically viable?

Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, University of California San Diego, writes in the current issue of the newsletter of the International Society for Applied Phycology…

NCMA launches “Adopt-A-Strain” program to cull collection

The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), in East Boothbay, Maine, has announced they are implementing a “cull process” to free up resources in order to access new and potentially…

Natural vs. synthetic astaxanthin war heating up

Shaun Weston reports in FoodBev.com that natural algae astaxanthin manufacturers have obtained comparative antioxidant testing results from an antioxidant testing laboratory showing that…

Algatechnologies releases high content astaxanthin

Algatechnologies Ltd., of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel (Algatech), a leading manufacturer and supplier of natural algae astaxanthin, has announced the launch of AstaPure® 20% astaxanthin oleoresin…

Solazyme raises $202.8 million in offerings

Solazyme has announced the closing of its sale of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock, and $149.5 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2019…

French-Chilean collaboration to study marine algae

TheFishSite.com reports that, to strengthen collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Pierre and Marie Curie…

Cyprus developing Mediterranean algae as biofuel source

Incyprus.com reports that the Agricultural Research Institute and Cyprus Energy Agency recently held a seminar to present work based on new microalgae research and technology development that aims…

ABO urges Senate committee to extend biofuel tax credits

On March 24, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) received a letter from a group of biofuel trade organizations…

ABO releases 2014 Algae Industry Survey

A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows an industry that is growing, from increased production of biomass and oils…

NAA proposes “Manhattan Project” for algae

On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany…

Solarvest’s first supply agreement for organic omega-3

Vancouver, Canada-based Solarvest Bioenergy has announced that its operating division, Solarvest (P.E.I.) Inc., of Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding…

$500 student travel grants offered to attend ABS

Students wanting to attend the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit from September 29th through October 2nd in San Diego, CA, may be eligible to win a $500 student travel grant…

Arizona Universities collaborating on algae

As part of an Arizona Board of Regents funded project, students and researchers from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are collaborating to grow algae…

ABO announces San Diego, CA will host next ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the eighth annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS) will take place September 29-October 2 in San Diego, California, a global hub of algae research…

DOE to host Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Algae Program will host a free workshop, March 26–27 2014, in Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss research and development…

Study published for siting algae cultivation facilities in U.S.

Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources…

OriginOil Demos Algae Harvester at NAA Center

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that the OriginOil Algae Harvester will be demonstrated on Fridays during the months of March and April for students…

AlgaEnergy may build algae plant in Mexico

Stefan Nicola reports for Bloomberg News that AlgaEnergy SA – part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA and Repsol SA – is in talks with potential partners to set up a 1-million liter microalgae plant…

California companies say climate change is economic opportunity 


As California battles the worst drought in centuries, more than a 140 California-based businesses, including Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy…

Louisiana dealing with the Dead Zone

Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, writes in the New Orleans Times-Picayune that Louisiana plans to use existing and proposed sediment and freshwater diversions as part of a new plan for removing a small share of…

NAABB conference abstract extension

The abstract deadline for oral and poster presentations for the 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, scheduled for June 15-18, in Santa Fe, NM, has been extended until February 28…

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