Joule names Serge Tchuruk new President and CEO

Joule names Serge Tchuruk new President and CEO

Joule, a pioneer of direct, solar conversion of CO2-to-liquid fuels, has announced that Serge Tchuruk has been named President and CEO to lead the company in its next phase of development aimed at commercialization. As the former Chairman and CEO of Alcatel and Total SA, Tchuruk, who was… [Read the full story]

Twincraft Skincare introduces Algaen line

Twincraft Skincare introduces Algaen line

Twincraft Skincare has announced the availability of its 100% sustainable algae oil Algaen liquid and solid soap bases, ready for 3rd party production. Initial offerings include extruded bar soap, liquid hand soap, foaming hand soap, shower gel and body lotion. As with Twincraft’s extensive… [Read the full story]

ABO expands carbon utilization campaign

ABO expands carbon utilization campaign

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has unveiled a new website – recyclecarbon.org – as part of its ongoing campaign to persuade the EPA to explicitly recognize Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant… [Read the full story]

Solazyme partners with Versalis for Encapso

Solazyme partners with Versalis for Encapso

Solazyme, Inc. and Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, today announced a partnership to expand the commercial use of Encapso – the world’s first commercially-available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids… [Read the full story]

Qualitas partners with Lipa in Australia, New Zealand

Qualitas partners with Lipa in Australia, New Zealand

Imperial, Texas-based Qualitas Health has finalized an exclusive distribution agreement with Lipa Pharmaceuticals for its Almega PL omega-3 ingredient for sale to the dietary supplement industry in Australia & New Zealand. Lipa Pharmaceuticals is Australia’s leading, full service… [Read the full story]

ABO’s first Executive Director Mary Rosenthal passes away

ABO’s first Executive Director Mary Rosenthal passes away

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organizatio’s (ABO’s) first executive director, passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. The ABO released the following statement: Mary took the reins at ABO during a time – 2009 – when she wasn’t sure if there would even be enough funding for long term… [Read the full story]

Phenometrics announces international expansion

Phenometrics announces international expansion

Lansing, Michigan-based Phenometrics, Inc., maker of the PBR101 photobioreactor for optimization of products derived from algae, has completed another phase of global expansion to include distribution offices in Canada, Europe, India, China, and throughout Southeast Asia. With 18 facilities… [Read the full story]

NAA hosting Algae Production Workshop in Louisiana

NAA hosting Algae Production Workshop in Louisiana

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Call for Presentations for the next Algae Production Workshop to be held January 22-23, 2015, near NAA’s 3rd Algae Incubator Company facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. The workshop will be focusing on five areas: Nutraceuticals… [Read the full story]

Tim Burns, Martin Sabarsky to lead ABO Board

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 appointed Vice Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

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, Ph.D., MBA as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his role as CEO Fetzer… [Read the full story]

Triton names Dr. Xun Wang as President

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 a patented synthetic biology platform for the production of high value algae-based… [Read the full story]

Algae Contractors’ Conference teams with 8th IAC

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 Research & Innovation of the European Commission. The event will be presented December 1-3… [Read the full story]

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…

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