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…

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…

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…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly as a biochemist that works with microorganisms, his algal biofuel-driven discoveries from the ’80s and ’90s are still considered…

ABO Publishes Descriptive Language Guidelines for Algae Industry

In an effort intended to remove confusion and increase cohesion among experts evaluating algae technology, the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has released its “Algal Industry Minimum Descriptive…

AIM Interview: ABO’s Mary Rosenthal

Executive Director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) for most of the past year, Mary Rosenthal, comes from a background in high-level sales, marketing and communications with several Fortune 500 companies in the food industry…