A cheaper, cleaner way to grow biodiesel producing microalgae?

A cheaper, cleaner way to grow biodiesel producing microalgae?

Gerard de Souza reports for the Hindustan Times that researchers at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography Goa (India) have found a cleaner, cheaper method to grow biodiesel producing microalgae — one that uses wastewater…

New Zealand and Japan partner on algal energy

New Zealand and Japan partner on algal energy

Maiki Sherman, traveling with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, reports for 1News Now that new innovation partnerships have been signed between New Zealand and Japanese entities including developing biofuels from microalgae. Hirojiren and Cawthron Institute have signed… [Read the full story]

2019 Algae Biomass Summit kicks off in Orlando

2019 Algae Biomass Summit kicks off in Orlando

The 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, the largest algae conference in the world, kicked off Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, with opening keynote presentations and plenary discussions focused on the latest research, commercial innovation and new products that are being made possible with advanced algae… [Read the full story]

Inalve awarded for aquaculture innovation

Inalve awarded for aquaculture innovation

Jenny Hjul reports in Fish Farmer magazine that the French microalgae firm Inalve was the winner at the Aquaculture Innovation Europe conference, with its patented technology aimed at reducing farmers’ dependence on wild fish for feed. “What the feed industry is now looking for is a rich…

Austin explores algae bloom solutions

Austin explores algae bloom solutions

The City of Austin is evaluating all ideas as it tries to get the blue-green algae blooms on Lady Bird Lake under control. So far this summer five dogs have died after swimming in the lake. In addition, the City of Austin just found out another dog got sick, but didn’t die, after playing in the water…

Researching conditions leading to HABs

Researching conditions leading to HABs

When there is a combination of population increase, wastewater discharge, agricultural fertilization, and climate change, the cocktail is detrimental to humans and animals. This harmful cocktail produces harmful algal blooms, and many of these are toxic to humans and wildlife. Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Professor Emeritus…