Producing high productivity microalgae with flexible composition

I joined Dr. Viamajala’s lab in 2013 working on improving economic and environmental sustainability of algal biodiesel production. My research (funded by DOE and NSF) has focused on addressing the current challenges…

ABS examines the algae industry, 2015

At a time when algae professionals are closely monitoring U.S. energy policy and international energy trends, as well as the multitude of algal offshoot products, the Algal Biomass Summit (ABS) beginning Sept. 29 will examine the realities and opportunities. Keynoting the Summit, being held… [Read the full story]

ABS adds Young Innovators Lounge

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the addition of a Young Innovators Lounge to this year’s Summit, taking place September 30 – October 3, in Orlando, Florida. Specifically aimed…

Sustainability Potential Highlights ABS Day Two

Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the world’s largest algae industry gathering, was highlighted by discussions about algae’s unique ability…

Algae for Military Use

More federal funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) came through in June. The FOAs are part of an initiative coordinated between the Navy and Agriculture and Energy departments to support the development and…

Groups Ask Senate to Reconsider Blocking Bio-energy

The Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Growth Energy, and the Pew Charitable…

Groups Ask Support for Advanced Aviation Biofuels

The Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and the National Farm Bureau Federation on May 7 wrote to leaders of the House…

ABO Elects New Board Members

Elections for eight seats on Algal Biomass Organization’s 15 member board of directors were certified on April 26th, and the ABO welcomes the following members as they begin their new terms, which will run…

ABO Updates Info on 6th ABS

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held September 24 – 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado…

ABO Calls for ABS 2012 Summit Abstracts

The Algal Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit to be held in Denver…

ABO Survey Shows Increased Production, Price-Competitiveness

A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae companies are increasing production in 2012, they expect to be price-competitive with petroleum fuels…

ABO Issues Call for ABS Presentations

The Algal Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit. Abstracts are due by April 6th…

Algae Companies to Meet with D.C. Legislators

The Annual Legislative Fly-in, where members of the Algal Biomass Organization meet with members of Congress to advocate for the algae industry, is being held on February 29th and March 1st in Washington…

Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

As we head into a new year it’s always interesting—and enlightening—to reflect on the events of the past year and what they mean for the algae industry. Let’s take a look back…


ABO and BIO Support Extending Tax Credits, Including Algae

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) thanked Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden…

ABO Hires K&L Gates to Advocate for Algae Industry

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has engaged the Washington, D.C. office of the global law firm, K&L Gates LLP to assist the ABO in its efforts to educate federal policymakers about the growing…

ABO Applauds Navy’s Algae Biofuels Purchase

Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Navy’s plans to purchase 450,000 gallons of drop-in biofuels, with 100,000…

ABO Applauds First Commercial Algae-based Fuel Flight

Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) issued the following statement regarding the first U.S. commercial flight to be powered by algae-based biofuel, which landed November 7…

ABS Kicks Off with Senator Al Franken

The 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), officially opened in Minneapolis with remarks by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and other leaders on the role…

Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar Added to ABS Keynotes

The 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the algae industry’s premier event, has announced that U.S. Senators Al Franken…

ABO and U. of Minn to Showcase Algae Industry North

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is partnering with the University of Minnesota to offer a unique workshop and tour for attendees of the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit, to be held
 October 24–27…

Program Finalized for 5th Algae Biomass Summit

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the agenda for its 5th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, the algae industry’s premier event. More than 800 attendees are expected to see and hear the more than…

Honeywell’s UOP Breaks Ground on Green Fuels Facility

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, has announced that it has begun construction in Hawaii of a biofuels demonstration unit that will convert forest residuals…

Finance Symposium and Pitch Session to be Held at ABS

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced their first Finance Symposium, to be held October 24, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Hyatt Minneapolis, as part of the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit…

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