EPA endorses CCU in Clean Power Plan

EPA endorses CCU in Clean Power Plan

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) release of the final version of its Clean Power Plan, which notes that “state plans may allow affected EGU (Electric Generating Units) to use qualifying CCU technologies to reduce CO2… [Read the full story]

DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 for animal nutrition

DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 for animal nutrition

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., of Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, and Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH of Essen, Germany, have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for… [Read the full story]

BASF, Solazyme launch algal-derived betaine surfactant

BASF, Solazyme launch algal-derived betaine surfactant

BASF and Solazyme have announced the launch of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Commercialized by BASF under the trade name Dehyton® AO 45, algal betaine is a betaine… [Read the full story]

Algenol wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Algenol wins Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Algenol has received the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for its environmental benefits concerning climate change. The award was presented at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. This is a new category, and Algenol is the inaugural recipient… [Read the full story]

Mike McCabe joins Algal Scientific senior leadership

Mike McCabe joins Algal Scientific senior leadership

Mike McCabe, D.V.M. has joined Plymouth, MI-based Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, as vice president of animal health and nutrition. He brings 24 years of domestic and international experience in animal health, pharmaceuticals… [Read the full story]

Iran’s Algiran teams with Indian scientist

Iran’s Algiran teams with Indian scientist

Algiran, an Iranian algal biotech company, has recently established a pilot scale algal cultivation demonstration facility at the Chabahar Free Zone, in the Baluchistan Province of Iran. The facility was developed in a technical collaboration with Dr. V Sivasubramanian, the Director… [Read the full story]

China harvesting algae blooms for U.S. plastics

China harvesting algae blooms for U.S. plastics

Nina Ying Sun writes for Plastics News that due to rampant industrialization, Lake Taihu, the once beautiful third largest freshwater body in China, has in the past couple of decades turned a freakish green with rampant algae blooms, a worsening condition that has plagued local residents… [Read the full story]

Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

Scott Steinford named president of NAXA

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has chosen Scott Steinford as the new president of the organization. Mr. Steinford has over 15 years’ experience in the dietary supplement industry and replaces Ed Wyszumiala. “Scott’s experience working with associations… [Read the full story]

Algae experiment lost in failed rocket launch

Algae experiment lost in failed rocket launch

Susan Olp reports for the Billings Gazette that a Rocky Mountain College algae experiment, destined for the International Space Station, will live to see another day. The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the experiment, along with other supplies, headed to the International… [Read the full story]

Joule patents direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons

Joule patents direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons

Joule has announced the issuance of a patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels — extending its ability to target the highest-value molecules of the petroleum distillation process and generate them on demand from sunlight and CO2. U.S. Patent #9,034,629, issued on May 19, 2015… [Read the full story]

Solazyme algal oil for Natura skincare products

Solazyme algal oil for Natura skincare products

Natura Cosméticos S.A. one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and personal care products company, and Solazyme, Inc. have announced that after successfully completing testing and product validation phases over the past year using Solazyme’s tailored algal oils, Natura is… [Read the full story]

JCU algae researchers win top award

JCU algae researchers win top award

The Centre for Macroalgal Resources & Biotechnology (MACRO) at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, Australia, has won this year’s United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) World Environment Day Award for its groundbreaking research into using algae… [Read the full story]

Algatech, Fujifilm sign astaxanthin agreement

Algatech, Fujifilm sign astaxanthin agreement

Algatechnologies‬‬ Ltd., (Algatech) has signed a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm Corp. (Fujifilm) in Japan, for its AstaPure® natural astaxanthin ingredients. Fujifilm recently took over as Algatech’s major distributor in Japan and will be promoting astaxanthin… [Read the full story]

CAM to distribute Industrial Plankton algae bioreactors

CAM to distribute Industrial Plankton algae bioreactors

Industrial Plankton Inc. has announced that algae solutions provider Commercial Algae Management (CAM) will distribute its turnkey bioreactors for research, aquaculture and biotech. “We’re excited about Commercial Algae Management carrying our bioreactors,” said Robert Roulston… [Read the full story]

ABO announces preliminary agenda for ABS

ABO announces preliminary agenda for ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit — including the plenary and breakout sessions — focusing on advances in algae commercialization, research and finance. The agenda for the Summit, which kicks off with tours… [Read the full story]

USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program webinar

USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program webinar

Those interested in exploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program, which offers loan guarantees for advanced biofuel and renewable chemical production facilities, are invited to attend a webinar taking place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern Time… [Read the full story]

Solazyme’s Wolfson to receive BIO’s Carver Award

Solazyme’s Wolfson to receive BIO’s Carver Award

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has named Solazyme CEO and co-founder Jonathan S. Wolfson as the recipient of its 2015 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. George Washington Carver was one of the founding fathers… [Read the full story]

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]

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