ABS featuring breakthroughs in algae biology

The 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2 will showcase almost 30 presentations by leading research scientists and experts from universities, companies…

More details on Heliae management change

More details are surfacing regarding the regime change at Heliae. A source close to the company has clarified that a new CEO will be hired in the new year, one who will be focused on extracting value out…

Shake-up at the top for Heliae

Gilbert, Arizona-based Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, has announced senior leadership team changes as the company moves into the next phase of technical…

Rising CO2 levels intensifying algal blooms

Phys.Org reports that scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands have concluded that rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful…

Microalgae techniques developing for biofuels

Andrew Mourant writes in RenewableEnergyFocus.com about three advancing microalgae research projects that hold promise for commercial applications. A five-year project based in Spain to create…

Algae: friend or foe?

Brian Palmer writes in onearth.org about the conundrum in the minds of many regarding algae’s place in our lives. “Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide…

Europe’s EnAlgae project to showcase results

Scientists, companies active in algae industries, entrepreneurs, policy makers, the press and students are being invited to attend a day long symposium focusing on the findings so far that…

Solazyme and AkzoNobel expand surfactant partnership

Solazyme and AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, have expanded their previously announced joint development agreement…

ABB, RAE collaborate on algae commercialization

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), of Johnson City, Tennessee…

NAABB final report released

In 2010, the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) was formed to further understand the impacts of algae on overall biomass and liquid transportation fuel production…

Sapphire Energy announces James Levine as new CEO

Sapphire Energy has announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down…

Assistant Secretary of the Navy McGinn to keynote ABS

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has announced that Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) Dennis McGinn will be a keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Algae…

BETO to host Biomass 2014 July 29-30

On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with…

DOE awards $3.5 million to Cellana for algal biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports…

Algenol being barraged by hackers

Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post that Algenol Biofuels estimates hackers have attempted to break into its computers 39 million times in four months this year, triple the level of a year earlier…

Sapphire picked for U.S.-China EcoPartnership program

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Strategic & Economic Dialogue counterpart State Councilor Yang Jiechi welcomed Sapphire Energy and Sinopec, along with five other new U.S.-China partners into…

Natural Algae Production brakes ground on 10-acre farm

The National Algae Association has announced that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural Algae Production, LLC, of Louisiana, has broken ground on a new 10-acre algae farm…

Joule gets EPA Clearance for Modified Cyanobacteria

Bedford, MA-based Joule has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has favorably reviewed the company’s Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) for their first commercial…

EnAlgae publishes “State of the Industry” guides for NW Europe

EnAlgae, a research partnership drawing on expertise across seven EU Member States, has announced the publication of sixreports on their website looking at the state of the algae industry across countries…

Rosen named to Algaeon board of directors

Entaire Global Companies, Inc. (Entaire) has announced the appointment of Entaire CEO Jonathan D. Rosen to the board of directors of Indianapolis, Indiana-based Algaeon, Inc., a developer of algae derived human…

Cellectis develops algae strains with improved oil content

Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, announced the publication in Nature Communications the development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content…

Heliae to produce astaxanthin in Japan

Gilbert, AZ-based Heliae has announced a partnership with Sincere Corporation, a Japanese waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production…

SANDAG study shows algae’s economic contribution

Sapphire Energy reports that a study conducted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and released last week by its service bureau found that the direct, indirect, and induced economic impact…

Agenda announced for 8th ABS in San Diego

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, showcasing the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance…

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