Maabarot’s strategic investment in Algaia

Maabarot’s strategic investment in Algaia

Algaia SA, following its declaration of intent last week to acquire Cargill’s Alginate business, will welcome Maabarot Products Ltd. as its new strategic investor and shareholder. Maabarot, a well-established Tel Aviv Stock Exchange company with a 500-person global footprint based in Israel… [Read the full story]

Phenometrics names Jody Burgess President and CEO


Phenometrics names Jody Burgess President and CEO


Phenometrics, Inc., a Lansing, Michigan-based manufacturer of scientific instruments and software to advance algal research and production, has announced that Jody Burgess has been selected as the new President and CEO. Ms. Burgess assumed the role in July, 2016. “It is a privilege to be… [Read the full story]

BioAstin first to receive NAXA verified seal

BioAstin first to receive NAXA verified seal

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association has announced that the full line of Nutrex Hawaii’s BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin® products are the first retail astaxanthin products to receive the verification seal. The new NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) involves testing products available… [Read the full story]

Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the election of six new and returning members to its 18-member Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term. ABO also welcomed Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Algenol… [Read the full story]

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, a pioneer in algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a premiere global manufacturer of pet products, have announced a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage… [Read the full story]

Spirulina growing natural food colors market

Spirulina growing natural food colors market

The global natural food colors market was valued at US$1.2 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach US$1.3 Billion in 2016. North America and Western Europe are the two largest markets for natural food coloring according to a new market study, collectively accounting… [Read the full story]

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., the South San Francisco-based next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company formerly known as Solazyme, has announced that Apu Mody, former President of Mars Food America, has been appointed CEO and a member of the Board of… [Read the full story]

FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

The Fashion Institute of Technology, at the State University of New York, has won the first Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a competition in which teams of students from nine leading U.S. colleges and universities created projects that envision future applications of biotechnology. Themes for the… [Read the full story]

Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech, Inc. located in Manlius NY, has acquired US Centrifuge Systems (USCS) and added their line of automatic and manual basket type centrifuges to the Filtertech line of filtration and related equipment. A business partner for decades, the USCS acquisition will enhance Filtertech’s efforts in the wire and cable, glass grinding, algae dewatering and harvesting and paint… [Read the full story]

ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

Natural Icelandic astaxanthin supplier, ArcticFarma, has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of China-based BGG to rename itself in order to avoid market confusion. “BGG’s launch of Algae Life Sciences immediately raised concerns about confusion in the marketplace due to the similarities… [Read the full story]

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

Rodney Harwood writes in columbiabasinherald.com that astaxanthin makers, the AstaReal Group, after two years in their $34 million, 59,000 square-foot factory in Moses Lake, Washington, will invest an additional $30 million and create 50 new jobs within the next two years… [Read the full story]

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a biotechnology firm that has developed a patent-pending method for producing renewable… [Read the full story]

NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has completed its first round of testing of retail astaxanthin products, after earlier this year expanding the NAXA Verification Program to include retail products. Twelve products were tested to verify that the source of astaxanthin as described… [Read the full story]

ABO announces agenda for next ABS

ABO announces agenda for next ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS), being held in Phoenix, Arizona, October 23-26, 2016. The plenary and breakout sessions will discuss the latest advances in algae commercialization, research… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec and Porelogix implement harvesting system

Algae.Tec and Porelogix implement harvesting system

Porelogix Ultrafiltration Systems, LLC and Algae.Tec, Ltd. have announced the successful implementation of an advanced ultrafiltration algae extraction system. The yearlong collaborative effort between Algae.Tec’s research and development team and Porelogix engineers resulted in a scalable… [Read the full story]

ABBB Conference coming to San Diego

ABBB Conference coming to San Diego

One of the premier events in the algae calendar is coming to San Diego June 26-29. The 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, meeting at Paradise Point, will feature direct interaction for attendees with scientific and technical leaders in this field… [Read the full story]

ADM joins aquaculture revolution with DHA Natur

ADM joins aquaculture revolution with DHA Natur

Animal feed giant ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has introduced a new highly-concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acid for the aquaculture industry called DHA Natur™. DHA Natur is a dried algae biomass rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). “ADM Animal Nutrition… [Read the full story]

Alltech acquires Coppens aquatic feed company

Alltech acquires Coppens aquatic feed company

Alltech has acquired Coppens International, a leading aquatic feed solutions company based in the Netherlands. Coppens is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 14 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011. For nearly 24 years, Coppens has earned… [Read the full story]

BioMar to produce fish feed from microalgae

BioMar to produce fish feed from microalgae

Denmark-based feed company BioMar will start producing fish feed with omega-3 fatty acids obtained from microalgae, in what it says will reduce the stress on marine resources to provide sustainable feed. The product was developed in a joint venture with TerraVia Holdings and Bunge… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec Signs Nutraceutical Supply Agreement

Algae.Tec Signs Nutraceutical Supply Agreement

Algae.Tec, international manufacturer of modular algae cultivation systems, has announced the signing of an exclusive supply agreement with Gencor, a leading worldwide supplier of health supplements, branded ingredients and standardized single-herb extracts to support specific needs… [Read the full story]

Algaetech launches astaxanthin-based skin care line

Algaetech launches astaxanthin-based skin care line

Malaysia-based Algaetech has announced the commercial launch of its astaxanthin-based skin care range, Astatude. The anti-aging and brightening skin care products, derived from Haematococcus pluvialis, will be made available through online and departmental channels… [Read the full story]

UCSD algae biofuels program tops BETO ranking

UCSD algae biofuels program tops BETO ranking

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one such program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. The latest ranking is contained in a recently released report from the agency’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)… [Read the full story]

Astaxanthin association confronts quality testing

Astaxanthin association confronts quality testing

Jennifer Grebow writes in Nutritional Outlook that astaxanthin supplier AstaReal, of Burlington, NJ, one of the founding members of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), announced it is leaving the association, citing concerns over the association’s ability to affirm the quality… [Read the full story]

Charlie Ross picked to head TerraVia’s global food sales

Charlie Ross picked to head TerraVia’s global food sales

TerraVia™ (formerly Solazyme, Inc.) a pioneer in algae innovation focused on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, has announced that Charlie Ross, former Vice President of DuPont’s Proteins Business Unit, has joined TerraVia as Vice President of Global Sales… [Read the full story]

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