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]

Time to nominate the industry’s best!

Time to nominate the industry’s best!

AIM’s International Readers’ Poll is an assessment of where the algae industry is today, and what dominated for the past year — as decided by you. The I.R.P. singles out those people, companies and developments that are driving the industry’s progress, as well as those who are making the… [Read the full story]

ZIVO contracts SGI for compliance testing

ZIVO contracts SGI for compliance testing

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (ZIVO,) a company developing and commercializing nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains, has entered into a tolling agreement and technical services contract with Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

TerraVia, an algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and Bon Appétit Management Company, a pioneer in environmentally and socially responsible practices, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive… [Read the full story]

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Wageningen University & Research is to partner with the Council of International Education and Exchange to build a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire where the university will study how algae production can best be realized. With an €800,000 subsidy from the Netherlands Organization for… [Read the full story]

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it has reached an agreement with Algal Scientific Corporation, of Plymouth, MI, to commercialize the company’s PureAlgal™ branded ingredients – whole dried microalgae (Euglena gracilis) and purified beta-1,3-glucan… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA. Production was launched… [Read the full story]

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a development agreement with Banco Espanol de Algas (BEA), a center associated with the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The center is among Europe’s leading in terms of cultivation and development of microalgae and… [Read the full story]

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

BIO calls for papers for 2017 Congress

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology, has issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries as well as academia and… [Read the full story]

ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

ATM acquires, restructures ISGP for protein bars

Placerville, CA-based Anything Technologies Media, Inc., (ATM), which formed a joint venture partnership with International Sustainability Group, Inc. (ISGP) on October 14, 2015, has restructured ISGP, making ISGP a subsidiary of ATM. Because of their mutually complementary business… [Read the full story]

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The plan lays out BETO’s mission to accomplish its vision in a dynamic setting that realizes changes in the energy landscape… [Read the full story]

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

The volleys continue back and forth between South San Francisco-based TerraVia and energy food maker Soylent, after Bloomberg published a claim in November that an algal flour ingredient provided by TerraVia for use in Rosa Foods, Inc.’s flagship meal replacement drink, Soylent, “caused consumers… [Read the full story]

ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

ABO on search for ’18 ABS venue

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is seeking a venue to host the 12th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, to take place over 3-4 days in September or October, 2018. The event attracts more than 120 speakers, nearly 600 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors from 20+ countries… [Read the full story]

ZIVO and NutriQuest partner on algal animal nutrition

ZIVO and NutriQuest partner on algal animal nutrition

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. develops and commercializes nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains. The company has recently announced signing a Letter of Intent with NutriQuest LLC, a leader in animal health and nutrition… [Read the full story]

FlowCam announces student equipment and travel grant

FlowCam announces student equipment and travel grant

Scarborough, ME-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer, Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), has announced that it is accepting applications for the FlowCam® Student Equipment & Travel Grant for Algae Technology Research. The grant is open to graduate students and senior… [Read the full story]

TerraVia suspends supply to soylent

TerraVia suspends supply to soylent

After being blamed by meal-replacement maker, Soylent, for contamination of their snack bars leading to reports of “violent” gastrointestinal issues, TerraVia, maker of the accused whole algal flour, has made the decision to suspend supply to Soylent of all its ingredients, effective immediately… [Read the full story]

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