Algae shown to increase digestive health in pig feed

A study recently published on WATTAgNet.com, an information resource for poultry, pig and feed industries, determined that piglets fed with microalgae demonstrated increased immunity…

Algae-powered building to open in Germany

An algae-covered/powered building, designed by Splitterwerk Architects, will go on display this Month in Hamburg, Germany. Called BIQ, the building features a bio-adaptive façade of microalgae and…

Ben-Gurion U. Research

Dr. Inna Khozin-Goldberg of Ben-Gurion University’s Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory says the algae research being conducted at BGU in Israel’s Negev region will help develop algal oils to be used for…

Fermentalg tests algae biodiesel on production vehicle

Fermentalg, a Libourne, France-based industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of chemical compounds from microalgae, has unveiled a production model vehicle with no specific…

Taiwan Pursuing Microalgae Bioenergy

Edwin Hsiao reports in Taiwan Today that the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Pingtung County, in southern Taiwan, has just released the results of a joint microalgae bioenergy development program…

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels

China’s ENN and Europe’s EADS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop microalgae-based aviation fuels. The agreement was made public at the China International Air Show in…

EnAlgae Project

EnAlgae (short for “Energetic Algae”) is a research project which aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in NW Europe by developing algal biofuel technologies.
 Swansea University leads the EnAlgae…

Algae to Fuel at U-M

Scientists in the chemical engineering department at the University of Michigan are working to create an effective method for converting microalgae to liquid fuels. Phil Savage is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of…

Lootah and AlgaOil to Collaborate on Algal Biofuel

Lootah Biofuels, of Dubai, and Singapore-based AlgaOil Ltd. Have announced their entry into a new joint project in which the two companies will merge their expertise to develop algal biofuels…

Algae Master Plan for the Philippines

Work is underway to create a five-year plan to be used as a roadmap for developing commercial uses for Philippine strains of microalgae. Known as the Algae Research and Commercialization Master Plan…

GF PBR Collaboration

Georg Fischer Piping Systems tells the story of their international collaboration to optimize cultivation of microalgae in photobioreactors, and the build out for one of the largest PBR-based pilot plants in the U.S…

NSE Announces New PBR Product Line

Santa Fe, NM-based New Solutions Energy Inc., manufacturer/assembler of versatile all-weather, closed-loop algae growing systems and technical support providers for sustainable fuel and food production…

UCSD Chemists Develop Protein Reverse Tagging Method

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle…

SAT Wins Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year Award

In followup to an earlier story, SEE Algae Technology GmbH, a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, received the Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year 2012…

EVERIS and BTME Build 2nd Largest Euro Algae Facility

The joint venture between EXELERIA (Group EVERIS) and BTME, has finished construction and is beginning the operation of the second largest microalgae production facility in Europe. ..

Australia Defines Best Algae Cultivation Locations

Scientists have identified a number of Western Australia (WA) sites capable of producing large quantities of commercial biofuel from microalgae. They say the best sites for big-scale algal biofuel plants include…

New Algal Research Journal to Launch

A new scientific journal for the algal industry, Algal Research, is being launched in May, 2012, by Elsevier, an international provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services…

Scientists Study Algal Protein Renewal for Improving Climate Tolerance

From the Scotsman, news about a team of scientists at Edinburgh University testing algae and discovering that renewal of old or damaged cell proteins might help plant adaptation to rapidly changing climates…

Algae 101 Part 13: Why is algae the most efficient way to capture solar energy for food and energy production?

Our modern societies face substantial sustainability challenges to food and energy supplies. Our future…

Algae 101 Part Six: Algal Classification

Algae are living plants that break the rules for plant classification because they evolved in many different forms—cells, multicellular plants, bacteria and in nearly infinite combinations. While the various species…

Solix Biofuels and Los Alamos National Laboratory Extract Algal Oil with Sound

Solix Biofuels, Inc., of Fort Collins, CO, an alternative energy technology company for the large-scale commercialization of microalgae-based fuels and…