Algae to Dye for

In this video filmed at Dutch Design Week, Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber of Berlin studio Blond and Bieber explain how algae from a variety of common species can be used to create completely non-toxic textile dyes. “The wide color palette of algae is quite surprising,” Glomb explains. “Algae…

New theories on plants’ evolution from algae

Norm Wickett, Ph.D.,
a conservation scientist working in genomics and bioinformatics
 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, writes for National Geographic that we have known for quite some time that all land plants share a common ancestor with green algae. But, there has been some debate as to what form of algae is the closest…

Qualitas partners with Lipa in Australia, New Zealand

Imperial, Texas-based Qualitas Health has finalized an exclusive distribution agreement with Lipa Pharmaceuticals for its Almega PL omega-3 ingredient for sale to the dietary supplement industry in Australia & New Zealand. Lipa Pharmaceuticals is Australia’s leading, full service… [Read the full story]

Returning frozen algae to life at NREL

At the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and at dozens of other labs nationwide, cryogenically stored algae emerge from their frigid and foggy environment to live again…

Algal biofuels for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Keikuke Katori writes in the Asahi Shimbun that airlines, universities and other organizations have started an initiative to produce and supply biofuels in Japan, with a target of having commercial flights using such…

Algae 101: Part 81

The recent Algae101 posts established how algae solutions can provide means for reducing pesticide exposure through application on field crops and for therapeutics that moderate and, in some cases, treat symptomology for autism spectrum…

Algae 101: Part 80

Previous Algae 101 posts proposed algae solutions to pesticide exposure to reverse the terrible expanding autism epidemic among our children. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism currently…

Does Biostimulation Accelerate Algae Growth?

Algae and bacteria are the fastest growing organisms on our planet. A single algae cell can produce over one million daughter cells in one day. Is this fast enough? All algae producers are limited by sustainable…

Futurist: algae is 2013’s 2nd most interesting prediction

Patrick Tucker, and the Futurist magazine, have assembled a list of the 30 most interesting predictions made in 2013, originating from researchers, A-list actors, and industry titans…

Ben-Gurion U. Research

Dr. Inna Khozin-Goldberg of Ben-Gurion University’s Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory says the algae research being conducted at BGU in Israel’s Negev region will help develop algal oils to be used for…

OriginOil Addresses Bacteria Removal in Harvested Algae

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99%, suggesting that this could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from…

NAA to Launch Algae Production Online Certification

The National Algae Association has announced the launch of their Production Certification Program in an online version, to be rolled out in 2013. The course, four weeks in duration, will teach students…

A Breakthrough Year for Algae

This past week, news published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from the prolific lab of Dr. Stephen Mayfield at the University of California at San Diego, showed that…

Solazyme Scales Up Oil Fermentation to 500,000 Liters in Iowa

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the successful completion of multiple initial fermentations at ADM’s Clinton, Iowa facility. In these runs, Solazyme achieved commercial scale production metrics…

KU Launches Multidisciplinary Effort for Algal Biofuels

A major effort to develop algal biofuels is under way at the University of Kansas as part of its multidisciplinary Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative, overseen and supported by KU’s Transportation Research Institute…

U.S. Steel Canada Testing Pond Biofuels Technology

Max Paris reports for CBC News that U.S. Steel Canada is partnering with Union Gas and Pond Biofuels to test an innovative system that pulls carbon dioxide directly out of its power station’s…

Algae, Post Election

With the 2012 elections over, President Obama’s reelection and few changes in the balance of the House and Senate, many in our industry are wondering about what this means for support for biofuels overall and algae in particular…

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels

China’s ENN and Europe’s EADS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop microalgae-based aviation fuels. The agreement was made public at the China International Air Show in…

Algae Biofuel Now Available to Consumers in Bay Area

Propel Fuels, which builds and operates a network of green-built filling stations providing access to American, low carbon fuels, has teamed with Solazyme to provide algae-derived biodiesel to…

Co-author of NRC’s Algal Biofuel Sustainability Report Clarifies

Joel Cuello, a professor in the University of Arizona department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and co-author of the recently released National Research Council report on algal sustainability…

Food/Feed Veteran to Lead Aurora’s Global Sales

Aurora Algae has announced the appointment of Lee Covert as senior vice president of sales, responsible for building out the Company’s global sales operations from the Hayward, Calif. headquarters…

EnAlgae Project

EnAlgae (short for “Energetic Algae”) is a research project which aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in NW Europe by developing algal biofuel technologies.
 Swansea University leads the EnAlgae…

U. of M. Develops One-Minute Oil Change

University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated that they can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform 65 percent of the biomass into biocrude…

IEP and AlgEvolve Launch Advanced Water Treatment Facility

Spokane, WA-based Inland Empire Paper Company (IEP) and AlgEvolve, Inc. have commissioned an Advanced Water Treatment System at the IEP facility in Millwood, Washington…

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