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]

6th Algal BBB conference coming to San Diego

6th Algal BBB conference coming to San Diego

The International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts will be coming to Paradise Point, San Diego June 26-29. The conference, now in its 6th year, provides direct interaction for attending delegates with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest… [Read the full story]

BETO ups algae focus for 2016

BETO ups algae focus for 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the 2016 update of the BETO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), reflecting a non-specific increase in the attention toward algal biofuels. BETO’s “Algal Feedstocks Research and Development”… [Read the full story]

Brent Bailey out at Cyanotech, Gerald Cysewski returns

Brent Bailey out at Cyanotech, Gerald Cysewski returns

Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation, a leader in spirulina and astaxanthin products for the nutrition and health markets, has announced that its founder, Gerald R. Cysewski, Ph.D., has returned as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Effective March 31, 2016, Dr. Cysewski replaced… [Read the full story]

Solazyme becomes TerraVia

Solazyme becomes TerraVia

Solazyme announced on Friday (3/11/16) that it is focusing the Company exclusively on algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients. This evolution leverages over a decade of R&D and product development on an innovative suite of algal technologies… [Read the full story]

Solazyme changing name to TerraVia, focusing on food

Solazyme changing name to TerraVia, focusing on food

In a radical pivot, algal fuel pioneer Solazyme Inc. will be changing its name to TerraVia™ to reflect a new focus on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients. A pioneer in algae technology and innovation, the former Solazyme now has commercial scale food grade manufacturing in operation… [Read the full story]

MicroA scaling up astaxanthin production

MicroA scaling up astaxanthin production

Norwegian company MicroA has decided to upgrade their existing patented production system in order to industrialize microalgae production in Norway, while maintaining a high level of production efficiency and product quality from their existing technology… [Read the full story]

Algae exec to Tennessee energy board

Algae exec to Tennessee energy board

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson City, Tennessee-based Renewable Algal Energy, was appointed to the Tennessee Advanced Energy Council (TAEBC) Board, along with a new president and another new member for 2016, during their annual meeting in Nashville… [Read the full story]

MSC and ASC to set global standard for seaweed

MSC and ASC to set global standard for seaweed

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are working together to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The collaboration offers the opportunity to build on the expertise of the two leading seafood certification and labeling programs… [Read the full story]

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for ABS

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the tenth annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 23 – October 26 in Phoenix, AZ at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa. The ABO is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations… [Read the full story]

Obama proposes increased funding for BETO

Obama proposes increased funding for BETO

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request was released earlier this month, proposing increased funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The request proposes $278.9 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is a $53.9 million (24%) increase from the enacted… [Read the full story]

Ira Levine awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Ira Levine awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Only hours after University of Southern Maine awarded Professor Ira Levine a year-long sabbatical, the U.S. Department of State awarded him with the biggest prize of his career. And suddenly, his year away got a whole lot busier. The aquaculture expert’s previously planned work… [Read the full story]

Matrix Genetics & Proterro partner on modified spirulina

Matrix Genetics & Proterro partner on modified spirulina

Seattle, WA-based Matrix Genetics, a biotechnology company focused on producing products derived from cyanobacteria, and Proterro, a biotechnology company with a unique photobioreactor technology to convert waste CO2 into valuable products, have announced a partnership to jointly… [Read the full story]

Algae Foundation collaborates with SFCC on DOE grant

Algae Foundation collaborates with SFCC on DOE grant

The Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to develop a college degree in algal biology, technology and cultivation… [Read the full story]

GlycoMar Ltd. and MicroA AS joint venture

GlycoMar Ltd. and MicroA AS joint venture

Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar and Norwegian technology company MicroA have announced their joint venture business, Prasinotech Ltd. The new company, registered in Scotland, will implement the manufacture of high value polysaccharide products from microalgae… [Read the full story]

Pierre Calleja receives National Academy of Sciences award

Pierre Calleja receives National Academy of Sciences award

The National Academy of Sciences, Literature & Arts of Bordeaux has awarded the 2015 Jean de Feytaud Dean’s Award to Pierre Calleja, Founder and Chairman of Fermentalg, a French industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae… [Read the full story]

Frutarom and Algalo to advance algae-based products

Frutarom and Algalo to advance algae-based products

Herzeliya, Israel-based Frutarom Industries Ltd., one of the world’s 10 largest flavors and specialty natural ingredients companies, has signed an agreement to purchase half of Algalo Industries Ltd., based at Israel’s Kibbutz Ein HaMifratz. For a total of NIS 10 million (approx. US$ 2.6 million) Frutarom will… [Read the full story]

Allmicroalgae announces expansion plans

Allmicroalgae announces expansion plans

Portugal-based Allmicroalgae has announced that it is the new supplier of Allma Chlorella – and has unveiled plans for a significant new phase of investment in its production facilities. Allmicroalgae is now selling Chlorella ingredients under the Allma brand, with production continuing at the existing… [Read the full story]

Solazyme wins arbitration with Roquette

Solazyme wins arbitration with Roquette

Solazyme has announced that on December 21, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware confirmed in its entirety, and without alteration, the Arbitration Panel Award of February 19, 2015 between the company and it’s former JV partner Roquette Frères… [Read the full story]

IRP Sponsor Profile: Commercial Algae Professionals

IRP Sponsor Profile: Commercial Algae Professionals

You can tell that an industry is commercializing when services emerge that provide turnkey solutions to equipping and installing production operations at scale. Just a few years back, pioneering algae research and development organizations had to either build their own equipment from scratch… [Read the full story]

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