Algae.Tec to commercialize in Dominican Republic

Algae.Tec to commercialize in Dominican Republic

Algae.Tec has announced a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of its algae production technology with Larimar Energy SRL, of the Dominican Republic. The energy sector for the Dominican Republic currently relies on fossil fuels for more than 90% of its primary energy and the government… [Read the full story]

Early algae patents granted to OriginClear

Early algae patents granted to OriginClear

OriginClear, formerly OriginOil, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted two patents for algae production. The inventors included OriginClear co-founders, Nicholas and Riggs Eckelberry. “We contributed these early patents to our French joint venture… [Read the full story]

Mary Rosenthal student travel grants to ABS

Mary Rosenthal student travel grants to ABS

The Algae Foundation, ABO’s sister organization, is offering $500 travel grants to attend the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC, September 29 through October 2, 2015. The purpose of these grants is to provide support for graduate students who would like to attend ABS… [Read the full story]

OriginOil Renames Company ‘OriginClear’

OriginOil Renames Company ‘OriginClear’

OriginOil™ Inc. has announced a name change to OriginClear™ Inc., effective immediately. The company ticker symbol, OOIL, will remain unchanged. “As our company has grown, we’ve learned that our technology can serve a vast number of markets in need of innovative water cleanup… [Read the full story]

Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

Flotek and Solazyme team on drilling fluid technologies

Flotek Industries, Inc. and Solazyme have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso™, an advanced drilling fluid additive. Flotek will also market Solazyme’s Encapso™ lubricant – the first commercially available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids… [Read the full story]

Algenol joins U.S. mission to China

Algenol joins U.S. mission to China

Fort Myers, Florida-based Algenol has joined the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, on a business development mission to China. Other influential companies including GE, Southern Company, Honeywell, Praxair… [Read the full story]

University of Toledo gets grant for biofuel project

University of Toledo gets grant for biofuel project

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) has announced that the National Science Foundation is awarding a nearly $200,000 grant to the University of Toledo to advance research and develop possible commercial applications of a low-cost product called a “hydrogel” that would make… [Read the full story]

Algal Scientific Secures $7 Million

Algal Scientific Secures $7 Million

Michigan-based Algal Scientific Corporation, a biotech developer and manufacturer of algae-based chemicals and a supplier of related technologies for the food and beverage industries, has closed a $7 million Series B funding round. The investment is being led by Formation 8, with additional… [Read the full story]

Cellana appoints David Anton COO

Cellana appoints David Anton COO

Cellana, Inc., with operations in San Diego and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has announced that David Anton, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and elected to the board of directors of the company. In the COO position, Dr. Anton will lead the transition of Cellana’s ALDUO™ algae cultivation… [Read the full story]

ABO 2015 algae industry survey shows optimism

ABO 2015 algae industry survey shows optimism

A survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows high expectations for continued growth in the sector as well as increased production of a wide range of algae-derived products. The survey was conducted in February 2015 and includes more than… [Read the full story]

OriginOil launches algae division

OriginOil launches algae division

OriginOil Inc. has announced the launch of its Algae Division, naming Mael Disa-Vingataramin as its President. OriginOil’s Algae Division joins the Petro Division as OriginOil’s latest business unit. Because the company’s Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) has value in multiple… [Read the full story]

bbi-biotech takes on IGV’s PBR business

bbi-biotech takes on IGV’s PBR business

As of March 1, 2015, bbi-biotech GmbH, of Berlin, Germany, has begun integrating IGV Biotech GmbH’s photobioreactors into its own life science product portfolio. A former market leader for glass tube photobioreactors, IGV closed its business last year due to “internal structural reasons…” [Read the full story]

Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Kibbutz Ketura, Israel-based Algatechnologies, (Algatech) has announced the appointments of Sammy Boussiba PhD., as Chief Scientist, and Ronnie Meninger as CEO. Mr. Hagai Stadler, of Grovepoint (Algatech’s major shareholder) who served in the last two years as an interim CEO will become… [Read the full story]

FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

FIT awards Algae Technology Research Grant

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), of Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2014 Algae Technology Research Grant to Coral J. Fung Shek, M.S.E. Candidate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University… [Read the full story]

Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Chilean seaweed prices rise as purchases slow

Analia Murias writes in fis.com that Chile’s average FOB price of seaweed products exported in the first 11 months of 2014 was $3,503 (USD) per ton, 12.9 percent more than in the same period of 2013. Chilean exports of products made from seaweed generated a total of $268 million… [Read the full story]

NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

NAA to host Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA Workshop in CA

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that their next Algae Production Networking Workshop will focus on Nutraceutical Omega-3 EPA/DHA. The workshop, to be held April 23-24 in Richmond, California, will highlight best practices in inoculation, commercial cultivation… [Read the full story]

Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Algenol secures $25M new funding from BioFields

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that it has closed on a $25 million dollar investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and clean energy projects. This new investment follows a previous investment of $40 million from BioFields in 2014… [Read the full story]

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, proposing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been released and includes $246 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). This budget would be a $21 million increase from BETO’s enacted budget for FY 2015… [Read the full story]

ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

ISG Health to market algal nutraceuticals

International Sustainability Group, Inc. a green technology company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, ISG Health, to develop and commercialize a complete line of algae-based nutraceutical products. “Our new subsidiary brings ISG… [Read the full story]

NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

NCMA to present algal culturing techniques course

The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will be offering their annual Algal Culturing Techniques Course May 31-June 5, 2015. For the first time, the course will be held at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education… [Read the full story]

OriginOil and INL team to fight contamination

OriginOil and INL team to fight contamination

OriginOil Inc. has announced collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), of the U.S. Department of Energy, on the development and implementation of novel approaches to improve efficiency in algal biofuel production from open cultivation environments. Together, INL and OriginOil… [Read the full story]

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Triton Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Dr. Xun Wang, president of San Diego, California-based Triton Algae Innovations has announced that Dr. Miller Tran, a senior scientist at Triton has been awarded a $150,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation. In making the announcement Dr. Wang said, “The NFS’s award… [Read the full story]

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

ABO accepting abstracts and proposals for 2015 Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions for the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place September 30-October 2 in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. The deadline… [Read the full story]

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Sapphire Energy has announced that Dr. Jim Astwood has joined the company as senior vice president of product management. In this role, he will lead several of Sapphire’s expanded business development efforts, with a near-term focus on applying its renewable algae-based… [Read the full story]

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