Aquaculture roundtable assesses importance of algae

As aqua production increases in Asia, it will become increasingly important to reduce or eliminate wild fish as a feed source. Algae, for example, are an excellent source of DHA omega-3 fatty acid, and thus algae…

Chile encouraging small-scale brown algae farming

A program intended to develop small-scale aquaculture of brown algae, or kelp, using hanging rope cultivation, is being launched in Chile’s Coquimbo region by the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific…

OriginOil partners with aquaculture producer WeFeedUs

OriginOil, with operations in Los Angeles, CA and Carlisle, PA has announced a partnership based on its Solids Out of Solution™ (SOS) technology with the intention of helping the aquaculture industry…

Pilbara, Australia Reports on Algae’s Potential

The State government in Pilbara, Australia, has released a report explaining how the region could be an ideal base for the algae aquaculture industry because of its sunny climate and close proximity to seawater…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

AIM Interview: Susan Kunz, BioVantage CEO

Susan M. Kunz, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioVantage, describes herself in part as a “startup addict,” this being her fourth company built from the ground up…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 6

In over 40 countries, tablets, powder and capsules are widely used supplements. Spirulina is a featured ingredient in pasta, cookies, snack bars and juice drinks, and in personal care products like skin creams and shampoos…

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

As the world’s appetite for the lean protein of fish grows, so does the demand for alternatives to traditional fishmeal, the blends of small fish species—including herring, capeli and menhaden…

Aurora Scales Up, Changes Name

Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, of Alameda, California, claims to have introduced the industry’s first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products…

Algae Project

Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) Center for Aquaculture and Biotechnology (CAB) has implemented a Biofuels from Algae project as a joint effort between the departments of Aquaculture and Biotechnology.