Algal Protein Linked to Vitamin B12

Studying algal cultures and seawater samples from the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the J. Craig Venter Institute have discovered a previously unknown protein…

Texas A&M Algae Biofuel Tests Show Promise

Texas AgriLife Research comprises 13 research centers from El Paso to Beaumont and Amarillo to Weslaco, along with associated research stations, all dealing with research into the agricultural issues of: plant diseases…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 5

How will algae production be designed into future landscapes, buildings and communities? What will they look like and how will they work? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, architects, designers, visionaries, builders, students…

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, are exploring the effects of controlling the expression of two algal genes that regulate the uptake of CO2 for photosynthesis. In the experiments performed…

Cultivating Algae in Bermuda

With algae-focused companies and research organizations springing up all over the world, even the small British island of Bermuda has joined the international fray of nations hosting algae research organizations. At the Bermuda Institute…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as the CTO of the high profile algae startup, Phycal, Inc. Recently, he also co-chaired…

PNNL Studies Algae Petroleum Replacement

High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae—or any other biofuel source—can…

Algae Group Discovered in Both Fresh and Sea Water

A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed…

Syracuse U. Researchers Accelerate Algae Growth

Syracuse University researchers, Sureshkumar and Wani, have discovered a method to make algae grow faster by manipulating light particles through the use of nanobiotechnology…

Benchtop Flow Cytometry in Algae Research

Flow cytometry is used to measure and analyze multiple physical and chemical characteristics of cells as they flow in a fluid stream, single file, through a beam of light. The technology is employed extensively in life sciences laboratories for counting and sorting cells…

AIM Interview: NAA’s Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen, Executive Director and Founder of the National Algae Association, has been involved in the lending community since the early 1980s, working with middle-market companies to secure working capital, inventory, equipment and construction loans…