Astaxanthin Wars

Astaxanthin Wars

A conflict is brewing between the manufacturers of natural algae-sourced astaxanthin, and petrochemical-based synthetic astaxanthin. In this video/audio excerpt Bob Capelli…

Solazyme’s Encapso

Solazyme’s Encapso

Solazyme, Inc. has announced its entry into the oil and gas drilling fluids additive market. Building upon its proprietary platform of high performance, sustainable Tailored™ algal-based oils, the company has introduced Encapso…

The Navy and Algae

The Navy and Algae

At a recent hearing of the U.S. Armed Services Committee, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz grills Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus, Jr. on the reasons the Navy continues to support…

Microbial Bioplastics

Microbial Bioplastics

European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae to turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without using any petroleum…

Algae in Iowa

Algae in Iowa

This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for recycling CO2 from corn ethanol production into algae production….

Algae in Hong Kong

Algae in Hong Kong

Hong Kong scientists are testing microalgae to clean wastewater and produce fuel. The technology is still too expensive to be broadly developed, but researchers are asking for the…

Cleaning Olive Water

Cleaning Olive Water

As part of a European Union research project, scientists in Spain have set up a pilot plant at an agricultural cooperative in the Córdoba province to use microalgae to clean the water used for processing olives into olive oil. According to project…

Algae in Space

Algae in Space

A research project at University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park campus, is about to soar into outer space with algae on board. The experiment, being conducted by USM Associate Professor Dr. Scott Milroy…

Spirulina in Myanmar

Spirulina in Myanmar

Visit one of the world’s largest producers of spirulina algae from both artificial production ponds and natural lakes. Spirulina production in Myanmar was started 25 years ago by Dr. Min Thein…

UC Extension Program

UC Extension Program

Thanks to an innovative program led by Dr. Stephen Mayfield, in partnership with UC San Diego Extension, many students have received their certification to work as general science technicians…

Algae at UK, Pt. 2

Algae at UK, Pt. 2

In the spring of 2013, University of Kentucky design students were given the opportunity to imagine the future by responding to the question: If the Center for Applied Energy Research…

Algae Omega-3

Algae Omega-3

You can get omega-3 fatty acids through a number of different supplement sources. Here Dr. Isaac Berzin explains why algae might provide a better option. He explains the differences in bioavailability…

DSM’s DHA Omega-3

DSM’s DHA Omega-3

This is the story of how Martin Marietta scientists working with NASA on an algae-based life support system for astronauts formed Martek in 1985 to further develop the biotechnology’s nutritional benefits…

OriginOil’s AquaShowcase

OriginOil’s AquaShowcase

OriginOil recently launched an aquaculture showcase in California’s Coachella Valley, employing the water separation and cleanup technologies developed from their algae R&D, which now also serves the oil and gas industries…

ASU’s Dr. Sommerfeld

ASU’s Dr. Sommerfeld

Arizona State University’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld has accomplished groundbreaking work in algae biofuels at ASU’s polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona. Here he discusses his work as an algae…

Inside Heliae

Inside Heliae

A video that shows the development and commercialization advancements at Arizona-based Heliae, with more of the story on the Volaris algae cultivation system…

Instant Bio-Crude

Instant Bio-Crude

Engineers at PNNL combined several chemical steps into one continuous process that starts with an algae slurry that contains as much as 80 to 90 percent water and, in a matter of…

Algae Cancer Drugs

Algae Cancer Drugs

Among the big stories in algae this year, biologists at UC San Diego succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

New Earth Algae

New Earth Algae

Algae is the foundation of the food chain, responsible for 70 percent of our earth’s oxygen. Algae are an absolute treasure trove of nutrients—rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, and the broadest spectrum of…

Sapphire Energy Update

Sapphire Energy Update

The Advanced Biofuels Association’s ongoing video series tells the stories of the clean fuel transition via their member companies – producing renewable fuel and breaking ground on new facilities…

Algal Biofuels at UTS

Algal Biofuels at UTS

The international algal biofuels research team from University of Technology Sydney explains their laboratory capabilities and how they are developing processes to help industry improve algal farm efficiencies and yields…

Algae Microfarms

Algae Microfarms

Small-scale algae farming expert Robert Henrikson previews his latest book on how algae microfarms can help transform our food culture by growing abundant healthy food…

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