Astwood joins Sapphire Energy as SVP

Sapphire Energy has announced that Dr. Jim Astwood has joined the company as senior vice president of product management. In this role, he will lead several of Sapphire’s expanded business development efforts, with a near-term focus on applying its renewable algae-based… [Read the full story]

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

2014 was a year of change, a year of innovation, a year of growth. Here are some of the most encouraging developments. Most anticipated research results: The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) final report – it’s big and covers a lot of territory. Most interesting related technology… [Read the full story]

Paul Angelico returns to Aurora Algae as President/CEO

Hayward, CA-based Aurora Algae Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Angelico as President and CEO, effective December 1, 2014. “I am pleased to announce the return of Paul Angelico to Aurora Algae after previously serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2011 through 2013… [Read the full story]

Aurora Algae expands operations in South Texas

Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre…

Aurora Algae evaluating Mid West Australia for cultivation

In collaboration with Durack Institute of Technology, Aurora Algae has completed construction of a new algae cultivation test site in Geraldton, Western Australia, to evaluate the potential of the Mid West…

Aurora Algae expands patent portfolio

Hayward, CA and Western Australia-based Aurora Algae has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/480,635 entitled…

Karratha becoming an algae proving ground

Aurora Algae – which currently operates a pilot plant in Karratha that turns algae into biofuel, omega-3 for the health food industry, and protein for animal feed – plans to build a larger, commercial plant at Maitland…

Australia to build $10m seawater pipeline for algae industry

Australia’s State Development Minister Colin Barnett has announced a $10million government sponsored project for construction of a seawater pipeline to support the expansion of an algae industry…

Aurora Algae appoints Bill Roeschlein as CFO

Aurora Algae, a producer of high-performance, premium algae-based products for the pharmaceutical, nutrition, aquaculture and fuels markets, has announced the appointment of Bill Roeschlein to the position…

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…

Aurora Algae’s Matt Caspari On Growing Algae in Australia

Recently Aurora Algae announced the successful completion of requirements for a two million dollar (AUD) Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) grant, which has been used to advance…

Aurora Algae Secures $2 Million LEED Grant

Aurora Algae has announced the successful completion of requirements for a two million dollar (AUD) Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) grant, which has been used to advance the Company’s…

ConAgra Foods Exec Joins Aurora Algae Board

Aurora Algae has announced that Paul Maass, president of Commercial Foods for ConAgra Foods, has joined the Aurora Algae Board of Directors. “We are honored and proud to have Paul Maass…

Algae Business: Mixed-Cycle Production, the Growth Breakthrough

A recent OriginOil study concluded that algae producers can make gasoline and diesel at their place of production for as little as $2.28/gallon, using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks. ($5.44/gallon using…

Aurora Algae Appoints Paul Angelico as COO

Aurora Algae has announced the appointment of Paul Angelico as Chief Operating Officer. Angelico will oversee operations at the company’s Hayward, Calif. headquarters, as well as its demonstration facility…

Aurora Algae to IPO by Year End?

Ross Kelly reports in the Wall Street Journal Australia that Aurora Algae, of Hayward, California, and Karratha, Western Australia, are planning to raise US$100 million by mid-year to build a commercial facility…

Aurora Develops New Techniques for Genetic Optimization of Algae

Aurora Algae is using a novel technique for genetic optimization to create advanced-trait algae strains for product development in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, renewable energy and animal feed markets…

Aurora Appoints New CFO and SVP of Sales

Aurora Algae has announced the appointment of two new executives to help drive commercialization of its algae-based platform for sustainable nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture and…

Aurora Algae Named a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

Aurora Algae, based in Hayward, CA, and with production facilities in Karratha, Western Australia, has announced that they have been chosen by AlwaysOn, a leading Silicon Valley business media brand…

Aurora Algae Raises $22 Million in Funding Round

Aurora Algae, with dual operations in Hayward, CA and Karratha, Australia, has received a round of $22 million from Oak Investment Partners, other existing investors, and a large foreign strategic investor…

Aurora Algae Advances Commercial Facility Construction

Aurora Algae, of Hayward, CA, and Karratha, Western Australia, has announced that it has awarded MWH and John Holland (JH) the initial engineering contract for design and construction of the company’s…

Algae Business: Algae—Food or Chemical Grade?

There’s a big question planners should be asking themselves when they put together an algae production plan: are we trying to meet food-grade requirements for our algae…

Aurora Algae Expands Australia Ops

Aurora Algae opened its 20-acre demonstration facility with six one-acre production ponds in Karratha, Western Australia this week, with festivities including the Company’s biofuel product, A2 Fuel™…

Aurora Algae Advances to Commercial Scale

Aurora Algae is making the transition from an R&D-based algal startup to a commercial operation with a diversified line of products now available for sale. Exploiting the nature of…

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