ABS to host Future of Algae for Food and Feed Summit

ABS to host Future of Algae for Food and Feed Summit

Algae industry experts are planning to come together October 15-16 at the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit in The Woodlands, Texas, to discuss the Future of Algae for Food and Feed (FAFF) initiative. The initiative’s vision is that algae delivers global, game-changing food… [Read the full story]

Cyanotech joins ABO as Gold Member

Cyanotech joins ABO as Gold Member

Microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products company, Cyanotech Corporation, has joined the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) as its newest Gold-Level member. ABO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial… [Read the full story]

Cyanotech buying Cellana’s Hawaiian demonstration facility

Cyanotech buying Cellana’s Hawaiian demonstration facility

San Diego, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI-based Cellana, Inc. has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cyanotech Corporation for the sale of Cellana’s six-acre production and research facility, known as the Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF). KDF is located adjacent to Cyanotech’s existing 90-acre… [Read the full story]

Jeff Wesley joins Phenometrics’ Board of Directors

Jeff Wesley joins Phenometrics’ Board of Directors

Phenometrics Inc. has announced the name of another appointment to their board, in addition to adding Mark Edwards last week. The new addition, Jeff Wesley, is executive director of the Michigan State University Foundation’s wholly owned venture investment subsidiary… [Read the full story]

Phenometrics welcomes Mark Edwards to Board of Directors

Phenometrics welcomes Mark Edwards to Board of Directors

Phenometrics Inc., a leader in benchtop photobioreactors, has announce a new distinguished member, Mark R. Edwards PhD, MBA, to its board of directors. Dr. Edwards, is Professor Emeritus after 39 years at Arizona State University. He advises global companies on strategy for food, energy… [Read the full story]

Dr. Craig Behnke joins Lumen Bioscience as SVP

Dr. Craig Behnke joins Lumen Bioscience as SVP

Lumen Bioscience, a Seattle company developing novel biologics on its proprietary spirulina expression platform, has announced that Dr. Craig Behnke has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President, Production and Development. Dr. Behnke will assume leadership of Lumen’s existing… [Read the full story]

ABO hosting Algae 101 ABS pre-event

ABO hosting Algae 101 ABS pre-event

he Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced a networking session before the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit, dubbed Algae 101: Commercial Applications for Algae. The pre-session is designed to give attendees an opportunity to meet face-to-face with scientific and… [Read the full story]

NAA to host Algae Production Workshop

NAA to host Algae Production Workshop

The National Algae Association (NAA) is reaching out to commercial algae producers of high-value nutraceutical omega-3 EPA/DHA, cosmetics, food, animal feed, biostimulants, biofertilizer, bioplastics and potential algae biofuels, to attend the NAA’s next Algae Production… [Read the full story]

ABO announces preliminary agenda for October Summit

ABO announces preliminary agenda for October Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in The Woodlands, Texas, October 14-17, 2018. The sessions will feature the latest advances in algae commercialization and research and the growing… [Read the full story]

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix Algredients, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company supplying functional ingredients sourced from nature to the nutrition, food/beverage, personal care and feed markets. The new company’s portfolio of natural extract ingredients originates from three sectors: algae, fruits… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Sydney, Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has entered into a research agreement with natural compound extraction company Radient Technologies Inc., of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Under the Agreement, Algae.Tec will utilize RTI’s extraction technology as the… [Read the full story]

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity, a leader in algal biology and industrial biotechnology, has added Dr. Alex Pudney to the team as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Pudney previously worked in both research and start-ups, tackling issues of sustainability and renewable alternatives to petrochemicals. His skills… [Read the full story]

Algatech invests in Supreme Health

Algatech invests in Supreme Health

Israeli-based Algatechnologies, Ltd. (Algatech) has become the major shareholder in Supreme Health New Zealand, Ltd. (Supreme) to supply the rapidly growing markets in China and Asia-Pacific with astaxanthin and other algae-based products. Algatech, located in the Arava… [Read the full story]

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) reports the introduction of the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373), a bill that would give algae cultivators and harvesters many of the same advantages as other traditional crops in United States agricultural policy. The bill was introduced… [Read the full story]

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. The new phase of research includes an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae… [Read the full story]

Corbion may acquire Bunge’s stake in SB Renewable Oils JV

Corbion may acquire Bunge’s stake in SB Renewable Oils JV

Corbion, the Netherlands-based global food ingredients company that took over the algal food portfolio of TerraVia last year, has announced that it is in discussions with Bunge Limited regarding the potential acquisition by Corbion of Bunge’s stake in the SB Renewable Oils joint venture. SB Oils, the former joint… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec to license pharmaceutical delivery platform using algal oils

Algae.Tec to license pharmaceutical delivery platform using algal oils

Plant-based health and wellbeing company Algae.Tec Limited (AEB) has announced that it has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement (HOA) to acquire a significant interest in private Australian-based pharmaceutical delivery… [Read the full story]

ABO applauds CCU incentives in 2-year budget deal

ABO applauds CCU incentives in 2-year budget deal

The recently signed US two-year budget deal – featuring bipartisan support for a $35 per ton tax incentive for carbon captured and recycled from power plants or industrial facilities using algae or other biologically-based carbon capture and use (CCU) systems — is termed a win-win by the Algae… [Read the full story]

Oman Centre, Swedish Algae Factory partner for diatoms

Oman Centre, Swedish Algae Factory partner for diatoms

Trade Arabia reports that the Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology (OCMB) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Swedish Algae Factory to support the domestic cultivation of algae as a source for commercially valuable nutrients and nanomaterial for the marine… [Read the full story]

ZIVO and Tianjin Norland to produce ZIVO algae in China

ZIVO and Tianjin Norland to produce ZIVO algae in China

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc., a company engaged in the commercialization of nutritional and medicinal products derived from proprietary algal strains, has announced the execution of a letter of intent to produce its proprietary algae strain at Tianjin Norland Biotech (Norland) facilities… [Read the full story]

EID Parry and Synthite announce JV for phycocyanin

EID Parry and Synthite announce JV for phycocyanin

Parry Nutraceuticals (a division of EID Parry and part of the Murugappa Group), located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India, has announced a Joint Venture with Synthite Industries Ltd., of Cochin, on the southwest coast of India, to create a value-added algae company. The 50-50 JV… [Read the full story]

Alltech to close Winchester facility

Alltech to close Winchester facility

Fred Petke reports in the Winchester Sun that Alltech Algae notified Winchester, Kentucky officials this past Friday morning it that would close its Winchester facility “effective immediately.” According to the company, the decision gives the company more flexibility. “Our Alltech Algae facility… [Read the full story]

Mawae Morton new CEO for Cyanotech

Mawae Morton new CEO for Cyanotech

Cyanotech Corporation has announced that its President, Mawae Morton, has been named as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company, effective January 24, 2018. Mr. Morton replaces Founder and interim CEO, Dr. Gerry Cysewski, who will return to his role of Chief Scientific Officer… [Read the full story]

AlgalBBB 2018 to meet in Seattle

AlgalBBB 2018 to meet in Seattle

The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB 2018), being held June 11-13 in Seattle, will provide an atmosphere to discuss the industry’s latest research and technologies, and interact with leaders in the field. Emphasis will be placed… [Read the full story]

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