EPA Public Meeting on Algae Guidance for Biotech

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a public meeting to receive input and comments on EPA’s draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of TSCA Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in Tempe, AZ on October 27, 2016. The draft Algae Guidance describes EPA’s… [Read the full story]

Treating Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. This video from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows EPA researchers helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins…

EPA to host public meeting on GE algae 9/30

On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae. The public meeting… [Read the full story]

EPA inviting input concerning GM algae

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a project to support public dialog concerning the development and use of synthetic biology. One emerging technology over which EPA has oversight responsibility is the production and use of intergeneric cyanobacteria…

EPA endorses CCU in Clean Power Plan

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) release of the final version of its Clean Power Plan, which notes that “state plans may allow affected EGU (Electric Generating Units) to use qualifying CCU technologies to reduce CO2… [Read the full story]

EPA green lights Algenol fuels

Fort Myers, FL-based Algenol has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved fuels made from Algenol’s process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)… [Read the full story]

RFS important, even with abundant energy

On December 10, 2014, the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) urged Congress and the EPA to recognize the value and importance of a stable Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for algae biofuel development. A Statement for the Record was presented to the House Oversight and Government Reform…

Biofuels waiting for a decision on the RFS

U.S. farmers and biofuels makers are watching for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final decision on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard rules, which will set the amount of biofuels, such as ethanol…

ABO petition encourages EPA to approve CO2 recycling

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) announced at the Algae Biomass Summit, September 30, 2014 in San Diego, that it has initiated a “We the People”” petition to the White House and called for those who…

Algenol vs. the Environmental Protection Agency

Chase Ezell writes in Earth911.com about the irony of Algenol’s biggest friction source on the way to marketing their carbon reducing algal-based ethanol being — the EPA itself…

EPA: Think CCU for CO2

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement calling on the EPA to include Carbon Capture and Utilization strategies in rules proposed June 2, 2014, that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants…

EPA proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set the annual standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS) for the following year based…

Algae Business: Drillers Begin Reusing “Frack Water”

That was the headline in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, November 19. The article explained how “Companies are racing to find ways to recycle the water used in hydraulic fracturing…

EPA Awards Kuehnle for Innovative Algae Work

Kuehnle AgroSystems, a Honolulu, Hawaii-based company that develops algae for use in biofuels, is receiving a clean technology award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

Algae 101: Part 47

Algae omega-3 fatty acids provide significant health and development benefits during life in the womb. Health and cognitive benefits for omega-3s continue throughout life. Essential fatty acids are fatty acids critical to the good health…

Solazyme Receives Fuel Registration From EPA

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that it has been granted registration for SoladieselRD fuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This registration enables SoladieselRD to be sold commercially…

EPA Announces 2012 Green Power Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that its annual Green Power Leadership Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Washington, DC…

EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program…

New Collaboration on Economy, Energy and Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has joined the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Small Business…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield Part 2

We continue with the conclusion of our interview with Dr. Stephen Mayfield…Do you have a concern about genetic engineering? Is there a dark side that you think has a valid risk…

Consumers Becoming Savvy About Algae Oil

The flood of scientific evidence on omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) has significantly buoyed the credibility of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as vital…