Tim Burns, Martin Sabarsky to lead ABO Board

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that Tim Burns, Co-founder and Board Member of BioProcess Algae LLC, has been appointed Chair; and Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, Inc., has been…

Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

La Jolla, California-based Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies to revolutionize several industries, has announced the appointment of Oliver Fetzer…

Triton names Dr. Xun Wang as President

San Diego, CA-based Triton Algae Innovations, a pioneer in synthetic biology, has announced Dr. Xun Wang has joined the firm as President and Director of all Research & Development. Triton has developed…

Algae Contractors’ Conference teams with 8th IAC

The 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference is being organized by DLG BENELUX in cooperation with the European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy and…

Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Solazyme, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from microalgae for commercial use in a wide range…

NAA suggests labeling US algae-based products

The National Algae Association is encouraging all U.S.-based algae producers to label their domestically produced algae products: “Made in the USA.” Those that qualify should also use “USDA Organic”…

FIT offering Algae Technology Research Grant

Scarborough, Maine-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, has announce the Algae Technology Research Grant. Graduate students and senior undergraduates…

Desert Lake Technologies becomes Cerule

Desert Lake Technologies, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, has announced a name change to Cerule™, which they feel more closely unifies its scientifically researched, microalgae-based ingredients with…

ABO awards six student researchers

Six student scientists were presented with the third annual Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego…

Did Solazyme just patent an algal treatment for diabetes?

Inform Smartbrief reports that Solazyme has been issued US Patent #8,747,834 describing the use of algal biomass as a treatment for impaired glucose metabolism. Solazyme’s natural strain of algae…

Proterro and Bunge to conduct pilot study in Brazil

Biofeedstock company Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (Bunge), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s…

Truman Project ED Breen promotes renewable energy at ABS

Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen addressed the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit October 1, highlighting the role that advanced biofuels, like algae, can play…

ABO petition encourages EPA to approve CO2 recycling

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) announced at the Algae Biomass Summit, September 30, 2014 in San Diego, that it has initiated a “We the People”” petition to the White House and called for those who…

EERE to award $13-25M for algal biofuel research

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled…

Breizh algae tour attracts 500

The third edition of the Breizh Algae Tour was held in Nantes, France, in mid-September, under the title “Algae and Nutrition: a new approach to health.” During a morning of scientific presentations attended…

SCHOTT and Algatech partner for R&D

SCHOTT AG, of Mitterteich, Germany, and Algatechnologies Ltd. (Algatech), based at Israel’s Kibbutz Ketura, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study at…

NCMA offering discount to culturing course

The National Center for Marine Algae and Micobiota (NCMA) has announced that at the 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, CA from September 29-October 3, they will beraffling off a chance for 50%…

AERTO group to develop new algae products

The Associated European Research and Technology Organisations (AERTO) has started a two-year research project to stimulate the development of the bio-based economy in Europe, as well as overcome technical…

QMAB pursuing partnerships to produce algal bio-jet

Southern Iran-based Qeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery (QMAB), the Middle-East’s largest microalgae biological technological company, has started negotiations with worldwide airlines to provide them with…

Solarvest signs with EU facilities for algal omega-3

Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest has signed agreements with two German contract production facilities to accelerate its market presence and meet demand for its Organic Omega products…

ABS announces speaker roster

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the full roster of speakers for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2. “With Assistant…

Algasol and OriginOil partner in Bangladesh

OriginOil Inc. has announced that it will provide algae harvesting technology for the low-cost algae growth system from Algasol Renewables. The integrated system will launch at Algasol’s new facilities…

NAA launches 3rd Algae Production Incubator

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that its 3rd Algae Production Incubator facility is nearing completion, and that close to 20,000 gallons of algae will be in production at a private…

ASEAN astaxanthin facility launched in Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur, Algaetech International has launched the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN’s) first astaxanthin facility in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), the ceremony officiated…

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