Swedish algae entrepreneur named Wired Fellow

Swedish algae entrepreneur named Wired Fellow

Jill Klackenberg writes for KTH in Sweden that algae entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot has been named one of 12 Wired Innovation Fellows for 2015. The founder of Simris, a pioneering agribusiness growing algae in Sweden, Ms. Gullfot will be one of the featured speakers at the WIRED2015… [Read the full story]

Japanese, Malaysian aquaculture research collaboration

Japanese, Malaysian aquaculture research collaboration

Bernama.com reports that Malaysian and Japanese institutions will jointly conduct a RM 11.8 million ($2.8 million US) research in sustainable aquaculture project, which will enable the researchers to extract high value compounds from microalgae. The partnership is under the Japanese Science and… [Read the full story]

Qponics and AlgaeCytes team for omega-3

Qponics and AlgaeCytes team for omega-3

Brisbane, Australia-based Qponics Limited, an organic producer of high quality, vegetarian EPA/DHA omega-3 oils and other algal products, has formed a collaborative relationship with British company AlgaeCytes Limited, which produces high purity omega-3 oils, omega-6 oils, antioxidants… [Read the full story]

Converde begins wet algae grinding, oil extraction

Converde begins wet algae grinding, oil extraction

Converde Energy USA Inc. has announced that it will begin to test simultaneous grinding and oil extraction of algae at their Cambridge, Ontario, Canada facility using their new algae bioreactor technology, and has hired a biochemical engineer to oversee the project. They intend to have a new pilot… [Read the full story]

Sabarsky, Beaudry-Losique new ABO Chair, Vice Chair

Sabarsky, Beaudry-Losique new ABO Chair, Vice Chair

Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, has been appointed Chair of the Algae Biomass Organization’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term; and Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Algenol, has been appointed Vice Chair. Previous Chair, Tim Burns… [Read the full story]

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]

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