LANL and Sapphire team for algal research

The recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts, includes a project involving Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Shawn Starkenburg working with Alina Corcoran…

AlgaStar/BioStim and LANL renew research

A research team at AlgaStar Inc., a Florida-based biomass R&D cultivation company, reported to the Algae Biomass Summit in 2014 that electromagnetic field (EMF) biostimulation had yielded a 300% biomass growth increase and 174% increase in lipid oil content in several alga samples over controlled growth…

LANL, UW mining lipids from algae

Some species of algae naturally produce lipids in abundance, making them a desirable feedstock for lipid-based fuels. These strains of algae live in both saltwater and fresh water environments and if they are carefully cultivated, they could be coerced into making enough lipids to fuel automobiles and planes…

AIM Interview: NAABB’s Dr. José Olivares

As the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, NAABB, comes to the end of the second year in its three-year lifecycle, it’s looking more and more like Aquatic Species Program: The Next…

Richard Sayre Joins LANL Algal Biology Program

Dr. Richard Sayre, one of the nation’s top specialists in algae and energy-producing plant research, has joined the Bioscience Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory to help boost cutting-edge research…

LANL Develops First GE “Magnetic” Algae

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae…

AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares

National security is at the root of the nearly seventy-year old Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. While originally organized for a single purpose: to design and build the atomic bomb…