BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

BGG’s AstaZine receives novel food approval

BGG and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences have announced that their flagship product, AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin, has won Novel Food approval from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The new approval will allow BGG to market its AstaZine line throughout Europe. This achievement builds… [Read the full story]

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies Ltd (Algatech), of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, has become part of the FoodConnects consortium, as winner of a pan-European competition for the Food4Future project. This Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) sponsored project has broad coverage in EU… [Read the full story]

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken has joined Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, based near Ann Arbor, Michigan. As president of animal health and nutrition, he will lead the animal health business unit as well as provide leadership throughout the organization… [Read the full story]

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan-based AstaReal Group, a division of Fuji Chemical Industries, has established its first Asian branch outside of Japan: AstaReal Pte Ltd Singapore. With over 20 years of research and development into astaxanthin, Fuji Chemical Industries — via the AstaReal Group — is taking astaxanthin direct… [Read the full story]

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

A newly published study from Global Market Insights suggests that the global astaxanthin market size was more than 250 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2023. The global natural astaxanthin market size was over 25 tons in 2014 and is likely to see… [Read the full story]

ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

ABO partners with Egypt’s NIOF

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has partnered with Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) to promote research and commercialization of algae technologies worldwide. Besides their interest in algae, both organizations hail from similarly named cities: NIOF is based in Alexandria… [Read the full story]

The “promisability” of algae

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

ABS to celebrate 10th anniversary in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona is host city for the 10th annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS,) taking place October 23 – 26 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa. ABS, the largest event on the algae calendar, brings together professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec launches Alganics range of products

Algae.Tec recently launched it’s Alganics range of products at the Supply Side West 2016 show, in Las Vegas, NV, which some regard as the world’s leading nutraceutical ingredient tradeshow. This introduction was in conjunction with Algae-Tec’s major customer’s presence, Gencor Pacific… [Read the full story]

EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a public meeting to receive input and comments on EPA’s draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in Tempe, AZ on October 27, 2016. The draft Algae Guidance describes EPA’s… [Read the full story]

AlgaEnergy wins Business Award for the Environment

AlgaEnergy wins Business Award for the Environment

AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, by the Biodiversity Foundation under… [Read the full story]

Maabarot’s strategic investment in Algaia

Maabarot’s strategic investment in Algaia

Algaia SA, following its declaration of intent last week to acquire Cargill’s Alginate business, will welcome Maabarot Products Ltd. as its new strategic investor and shareholder. Maabarot, a well-established Tel Aviv Stock Exchange company with a 500-person global footprint based in Israel… [Read the full story]

Phenometrics names Jody Burgess President and CEO


Phenometrics names Jody Burgess President and CEO


Phenometrics, Inc., a Lansing, Michigan-based manufacturer of scientific instruments and software to advance algal research and production, has announced that Jody Burgess has been selected as the new President and CEO. Ms. Burgess assumed the role in July, 2016. “It is a privilege to be… [Read the full story]

BioAstin first to receive NAXA verified seal

BioAstin first to receive NAXA verified seal

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association has announced that the full line of Nutrex Hawaii’s BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin® products are the first retail astaxanthin products to receive the verification seal. The new NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) involves testing products available… [Read the full story]

Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

Board elections for ABO, Beaudry-Losique new chair

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the election of six new and returning members to its 18-member Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term. ABO also welcomed Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for Algenol… [Read the full story]

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, a pioneer in algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a premiere global manufacturer of pet products, have announced a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage… [Read the full story]

Spirulina growing natural food colors market

Spirulina growing natural food colors market

The global natural food colors market was valued at US$1.2 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach US$1.3 Billion in 2016. North America and Western Europe are the two largest markets for natural food coloring according to a new market study, collectively accounting… [Read the full story]

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., the South San Francisco-based next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company formerly known as Solazyme, has announced that Apu Mody, former President of Mars Food America, has been appointed CEO and a member of the Board of… [Read the full story]

FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

FIT students win Biodesign Challenge for algae yarn

The Fashion Institute of Technology, at the State University of New York, has won the first Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a competition in which teams of students from nine leading U.S. colleges and universities created projects that envision future applications of biotechnology. Themes for the… [Read the full story]

Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech acquires US Centrifuge Systems

Filtertech, Inc. located in Manlius NY, has acquired US Centrifuge Systems (USCS) and added their line of automatic and manual basket type centrifuges to the Filtertech line of filtration and related equipment. A business partner for decades, the USCS acquisition will enhance Filtertech’s efforts in the wire and cable, glass grinding, algae dewatering and harvesting and paint… [Read the full story]

ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

ArcticFarma and BGG resolve astaxanthin branding conflict

Natural Icelandic astaxanthin supplier, ArcticFarma, has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of China-based BGG to rename itself in order to avoid market confusion. “BGG’s launch of Algae Life Sciences immediately raised concerns about confusion in the marketplace due to the similarities… [Read the full story]

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

Rodney Harwood writes in columbiabasinherald.com that astaxanthin makers, the AstaReal Group, after two years in their $34 million, 59,000 square-foot factory in Moses Lake, Washington, will invest an additional $30 million and create 50 new jobs within the next two years… [Read the full story]

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel awarded $1 Million from DOE

Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a biotechnology firm that has developed a patent-pending method for producing renewable… [Read the full story]

NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

NAXA releases first astaxanthin verification results

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has completed its first round of testing of retail astaxanthin products, after earlier this year expanding the NAXA Verification Program to include retail products. Twelve products were tested to verify that the source of astaxanthin as described… [Read the full story]

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