ABO’s first Executive Director Mary Rosenthal passes away

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organizatio’s (ABO’s) first executive director, passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. The ABO released the following statement: Mary took the reins at ABO during a time – 2009 – when she wasn’t sure if there would even be enough funding for long term… [Read the full story]

ABO launches map of algae research, companies and projects

A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast…

Optimism in the Algae World

A great piece of news this month was a survey that showed overwhelming support for algae-derived biofuels by California drivers that were the first to see such fuels at the pump. It was a timely look at customer attitudes…

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In his State of the Union address President Obama made clear his strong support for energy production here in the United States, both from fossil fuels and renewable sources. He also made it clear that he believes it is time the U.S. did something to address…

ABO Announces 7th Annual 
ABS in Orlando, FL

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30th through October 3rd at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. ABO chose…

The 2013 Playing Field Levels for Algae

What a great start to 2013! On the third day of the New Year ABO achieved one of its long-standing and most important legislative goals when President Obama signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation…

ABS Day One Kicks Off with Enthusiasm and Scale-up Reports

The 2012 version of the Algae Biomass Symposium (ABS), the algae industry’s premier trade show and progress marker, kicked off Monday, September 24, with a gathering that showcased the evolution of…

Colorado Governor to Keynote ABS

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver the opening keynote address in Denver on Monday, September 24th, for the 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit (ABS), the official conference of the Algae…

Algae Perspectives: Legislative Update

May was a busy month in Washington for the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and other biofuels groups. We have been working aggressively with the ABFA, BIO, A4A, the Farm Bureau and other associations…

ABO Updates Info on 6th ABS

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held September 24 – 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado…

ABO Applauds Navy’s Algae Biofuels Purchase

Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Navy’s plans to purchase 450,000 gallons of drop-in biofuels, with 100,000…

ABO Applauds First Commercial Algae-based Fuel Flight

Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) issued the following statement regarding the first U.S. commercial flight to be powered by algae-based biofuel, which landed November 7…

ABS Wraps with Upbeat Message to the Industry—and the World

There was an obvious evolution to the annual Algal Biomass Summit that concluded Thursday, Oct. 27, in Minneapolis, symbolized by an attendance increase of 25% over last year’s event in Phoenix—to 793…

5th Algae Biomass Summit Announces Agenda

The agenda has been released for the 5th Algae Biomass Summit, to be held October 24-27, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. This annual event unites industry professionals from all sectors…

ABO Presents First Algae Leadership Awards

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), presented its first annual Algae Industry Leadership Awards to United States Representative Brian Bilbray (CA), Representative Jay Inslee (WA)…

ABO Urges Changes to USDA’s Biorefinery Program

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has encouraged the USDA to consider a variety of changes to its Biorefinery Assistance Program, which guarantees loans for the development of advanced…

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…

ABO to Host Algae Finance Summit

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), has announced it will be hosting an Algae Finance Summit on May 13th, 2010 at New York City’s Flatotel. The day-long event will provide investors, analysts…

ABO Challenges the University of Virginia’s Algae Study

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is challenging the accuracy and conclusions of a University of Virginia generated report, recently published in Environmental Science and Technology, which claims, “Conventional crops have lower environmental impacts than algae in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions…