Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced that, in joint research into advanced biofuels, they have modified an algal strain to more than double its oil content without significantly inhibiting its growth. Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

Algatech opens new US subsidiary

Algatech opens new US subsidiary

Algatech has announced the opening of Algatech Inc., a New York City-based subsidiary created to serve the North American market. The company has appointed Ken Seguine to lead the new operation. Algatech’s expansion into the U.S. is intended to accelerate development of the growing market in… [Read the full story]

ABO shows pre-agenda for Salt Lake City Summit

ABO shows pre-agenda for Salt Lake City Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 29-November 1, 2017. The sessions feature a wide range of discussions about the impact that the latest advances in algae commercialization… [Read the full story]

Evonik and DSM to build $200M omega-3 operation in Nebraska

Evonik and DSM to build $200M omega-3 operation in Nebraska

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, and Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, have chosen Blair, Nebraska as the location for the commercial-scale… [Read the full story]

PHYCO2 redirects algae production to agriculture, nutrition markets

PHYCO2 redirects algae production to agriculture, nutrition markets

PHYCO2 LLC, an algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company based in Santa Maria, CA, has announced that the company is shifting its focus to meet the growing market demand for algae production…. [Read the full story]

Algaia and AIDP partner for North American market

Algaia and AIDP partner for North American market

France-based Algaia, S.A., and AIDP, Inc. have announced their entry into a distribution partnership to market Algaia’s alginates and other specialty marine-based solutions to customers in Canada, USA and Mexico. The distribution arrangement was finalized at Vitafoods, in Geneva… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec announces expanded product range

Algae.Tec announces expanded product range

Algae.Tec Limited has announced its planned expansion into a range of high-value product lines. Their controlled growth proprietary technology combined with their algae species research and development has enabled the Company to develop a series of high quality liquid and… [Read the full story]

EID Parry gets US FDA OK for microalgae facility

EID Parry gets US FDA OK for microalgae facility

India-based Murugappa Group’s nutrition firm EID Parry has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for its facility in Tamil Nadu for organic microalgae cultivation and processing. The microalgae facility is part of the Parry Nutraceuticals division and is located in Oonaiyur… [Read the full story]

And now it’s time

And now it’s time

You have voted. And now it’s time to reveal the results of the 2017 A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll of who and what people, issues, and developments are leading the evolution of the algae industry. If you’ve been one of those people tracking all things algae for a while, you’ve seen how… [Read the full story]

TerraVia looking to sell?

TerraVia looking to sell?

Jeff Gelski writes in BakingBusiness.com that South San Francisco-based TerraVia is engaged with strategic and financial parties that could result in a sale of all, substantially all or a portion of the company. TerraVia on May 3 filed a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying… [Read the full story]

Thrive Algae Oil receives a Best New Product award

Thrive Algae Oil receives a Best New Product award

Algal-based foods manufacturer TerraVia, of South San Francisco, CA, has announced that Thrive® Algae Oil has received the 2017 Best New Product Award, the leading consumer-voted Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) award, from market research firm BrandSpark International… [Read the full story]

BETO Hosting Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture Workshop

BETO Hosting Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting an Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23-24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The event will feature facilitated discussions focused on gathering stakeholder input on innovative… [Read the full story]

7th European Algae Industry Summit

7th European Algae Industry Summit

The 7th Annual European Algae Industry Summit (formerly known as “European Algae Biomass Conference”) will take place on April 26th & 27th in Nice, France. Leaders from industry and academia will discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs… [Read the full story]

TerraVia’s algae butter receives FDA GRAS

TerraVia’s algae butter receives FDA GRAS

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a plant-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in South San Francisco, has announced that it has received a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) no questions letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Algae Butter… [Read the full story]

Algae Dynamics Corp. goes to pot

Algae Dynamics Corp. goes to pot

Algae Dynamics Corp., a development stage company previously focused solely on commercialization of its proprietary BiloSilo™ system for the cultivation of highly pure algae biomass, has announced a formal re-alignment of its business focus and strategy. The Company had previously announced, in… [Read the full story]

Kemin acquires Algal Scientific’s beta-glucan technology

Kemin acquires Algal Scientific’s beta-glucan technology

Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company, has acquired unique beta-glucan manufacturing technology from Algal Scientific. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Algal Scientific focuses on solutions for animal and human nutrition using a unique algae production system. This technology… [Read the full story]

A.I.M. International Readers Poll — Voting Now Open!

A.I.M. International Readers Poll — Voting Now Open!

Once again it’s time to vote for the pioneers, innovators and thought leaders of the algae community. The shifting sands of the algae industry have provided unexpected and intense challenges in recent years. Environmental policies and political philosophies have confused and complicated things… [Read the full story]

AlgaPrime increases aquaculture distribution <br>— Wolfson steps down

AlgaPrime increases aquaculture distribution
— Wolfson steps down

TerraVia, Bunge Limited and BioMar Group have announced the expansion of their distribution agreement for AlgaPrime™ DHA — a native, whole algae specialty feed ingredient high in omega-3 DHA ­— making the product… [Read the full story]

Snopes takes on Pruitt’s CO2 denial

Snopes takes on Pruitt’s CO2 denial

Alex Kasprak, of conspiracy and misinformation debunking site Snopes, does a fact check on newly appointed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that carbon dioxide is not “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” and that scientists are still debating the issue. During a March 9, 2017… [Read the full story]

DSM and Evonik JV for omega-3 from marine algae

DSM and Evonik JV for omega-3 from marine algae

Essen, Germany-based Evonik, and Royal DSM, headquartered in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, have announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This innovation will, according to the partners, enable the production… [Read the full story]

Qualitas introduces alGeepa, new execs

Qualitas introduces alGeepa, new execs

Texas-based algae nutrition company Qualitas Health has announced a partnership with Texas retailer H-E-B to exclusively sell Qualitas’ premium omega-3 supplement line, alGeepa, in stores throughout Texas. AlGeepa’s core ingredient, Almega PL® is a 100% vegan, algae-based ingredient… [Read the full story]

AstaReal astaxanthin approved for pet supplementation

AstaReal astaxanthin approved for pet supplementation

AstaReal USA has earned the distinction of being the National Animal Supplement Council’s (NASC) first qualified brand of natural astaxanthin for use in pet supplementation. The National Animal Supplement Council is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing… [Read the full story]

BlueOcean restarts algae gas infusion subsidiary

BlueOcean restarts algae gas infusion subsidiary

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, has announced that it will restart its dormant algae gas infusion subsidiary, BlueOcean Algae Inc., targeting commercial omega-3 and astaxanthin-based algae companies. The Company’s shrimp oil, derived from Newfoundland based cold… [Read the full story]

Univar to distribute TerraVia in Europe

Univar to distribute TerraVia in Europe

Algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company TerraVia, and Univar, a distributor of food ingredients and provider of value-added services across Europe Middle East and Africa, have announced a distribution agreement across Europe for the AlgaVia® brand of Whole Algae Ingredients… [Read the full story]

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