AIM Interview: Bioprocess Algae CEO Tim Burns

Many eyes are closely watching the development arc at Bioprocess Algae, in Shenandoah, Iowa, for signs that this might be the model for future farming. An algae cultivator with “extreme” co-location advantages…

Algae 101: Part 39

Starship nutrition comes from the nutrients in algae and the microorganism community directly, or indirectly in fish, fowl, meat animals, or plants that absorb their nutrients from algae. Everything aboard the starship supplies nutrients…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 7

Understanding the role of microscopic algae, the foundation of life, can help us develop restorative models of personal and planetary health. Algae are an essential part of Earth’s self-regulating life support system. Innovative schemes and dreams…

A.I.M. Interview: NASA Ames’ Dr. Leslie Prufert-Bebout

Algae in space. Imagine the possibilities—growing algae on long term space flights to recycle the CO2 in the capsule air back into oxygen…turning waste generated on the mission back into fuel, food…

A.I.M. Interview: Solix BioSystems’ CEO Joel Butler

To those who have been following Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Biofuels, one of the major players in the short history of the algal biofuels industry, rumblings of change have been evident…

The Other Big Issue in Scaling Up: Land Use Permission

Picture this: the CEO of a large algal biomass corporation wants to pursue a new development. The economic difficulties haven’t slowed his company so he decides to build a new biorefinery near a small…

Algae 101 Part 18—Abundant Agriculture

Food and energy security play havoc with environmental policies, economics and society. Too many countries, including the U.S., enact comprehensive anti-pollution policies and…