twittertopbarlinks_eventstopbarlinks_requesttopbarlinks_archives
Click here for more information about Liqofluxphenometrics515R1
Visit cricatalyst.com!Evodos Separation Technology Check out more of The Buzz spacer

Synthetic Genomics Expansion Update

May 30, 2012

AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Bruce V. Bigelow, the editor of Xconomy San Diego, digs deeper into the recent announcement of Synthetic Genomics’ purchase of 81-acres near Southern California’s Salton Sea, to indicate that the land comes from a consolidation at San Diego-based Carbon Capture.

While originally formed in 2006 to reduce “global warming and (develop) algae as a source for sustainable fuels and animal feed,” Carbon Capture intended to generate revenue from the sale of algae-produced liquid fuels such as jet fuel, renewable diesel, and biomethane, “as well as algae-based animal feed products and other revenue sources such as technology licensing and consulting services to power plant operators and oil companies.” But recent messages on their website, Bigelow points out, suggest changes.

Carbon Capture says it’s “now focusing on production of fish feed, while continuing to cooperate with federal agencies and private parties” to reduce … greenhouse gas emissions, research next-generation feedstock for fuel production, and produce sustainable feed, according to the piece in Xconomy.

The company first listed its Calipatria property for sale – including 42 open ponds ranging in size from 100 gallons to 240,000 gallons ­– roughly a year ago, said Stephen Mayfield, director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology (SD-CAB).

Synthetic Genomics says it is renovating the desert site, and plans to begin algae production there within the next 60 days. In addition to the algal ponds, Synthetic Genomics says it also plans to design and build some photobioreactors that will be used to test and scale up production of engineered strains of algae.

Read More

More Buzz…

HOME A.I.M. Archives

Copyright ©2010-2017 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com. All rights reserved. Permission required to reprint this article in its entirety. Must include copyright statement and live hyperlinks. Contact editorial@algaeindustrymagazine.com. A.I.M. accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration, and takes no responsibility for the validity of claims made in submitted editorial.

Visit our 2017 International Reader’s Poll Platinum Sponsors

bigelow mbiolp_link sfcc

From The A.I.M. Archives

— Refresh Page for More Choices
The U.S. Department of Energy’s just released 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy summarizes the most recent estimates of pote...
San Francisco biotech startup New Wave Foods aims to address the impact of overfishing, bycatch, water pollution, slave labor, an animal death toll in the trillions, and ...
The water sample taken from the St. Lucie River near the coastline of Ft. Pierce, Florida was loaded with blue-green algae when it arrived in Ben Spaulding’s lab in Scarb...
Jill Fehrenbacher writes in inhabitat.com that when it comes to design, Mother Nature has a lot to teach us. The field of Biodesign has emerged as an exciting new discipl...
Forbes is running an interview with Bren Smith, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of GreenWave, an organization dedicated to restoring oceans, mitigating climate change an...
An unprecedented harmful algal bloom off the coast of New England this fall provided a unique opportunity for Waterville, Maine-based Colby College students studying at B...
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports in Science Daily that two algae species survived 16 months on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) despite extreme temper...
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana, Inc., a leading developer of algae-based products for sustainable nutrition and energy applications, and Living Ink Technologies of Den...
A Quebec-based company that specializes in the manufacturing and commercialization of marine and seaweed-based products for agriculture and horticulture constructed a new...
Matt Stultz writes in MakeZine.com about Algix’ unique 3-D printing filament created with a combination of algae and Polylactic Acid (PLA) – a biodegradable thermoplastic...
Suzanne Michaels, writes for the Las Cruces Sun-News that big implications are resulting from what looks like a small algae research project using the City’s wastewater. ...
The recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and ...