Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

In professor Stephen Mayfield’s lab on the UC San Diego campus, scientist Frank Fields and other researchers grow algae samples, including one specific species, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. “We’ve usually explored it as a host for the production of pharmaceuticals or biofuels, but now that we are…

A Plastic Alternative?

A Plastic Alternative?

A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used as an alternative material to plastic. It showed off the technology last week at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland…

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…

Meet Rebeca

Meet Rebeca

REBECA is an Interreg-Mac (2014-2020) cooperation action financed by the EU to coordinate activities in the field of microalgal biotechnology with the objective of promoting bio-industrial development in the Macaronesian Region (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and northwest African countries)…

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

MSU-Plant Research Laboratory scientists have developed a biofuels production proof of concept that uses cooperating species of algae and soil fungi. It addresses some issues that hold back biofuels from being more widely adopted: 1) It is sustainable and environmentally friendly…

ExxonMobile Commercial

ExxonMobile Commercial

View the latest algae biofuel pitch from ExxonMobile: From petri dish to pond to potential biofuel, watch how we are continuing our algae research in Calipatria, CA with Synthetic Genomics…

Green Energy Research

Green Energy Research

In Bozeman Montana, scientists at Montana State University are performing algae biofuel research in cooperation with the University of Toledo, as well as the University of North Carolina, in a 3-year, $3 million project funded by the US Department of Energy…

India’s Cyanofarm

India’s Cyanofarm

Cyanofarm is a socio-scientific interventional research endeavor designed to mitigate problems arising out of malnutrition & simultaneously ascertaining Indian farmer’s sustainability by providing them with an alternative source of income generation. The research project has several objectives: Understanding…

Meet the BioUrban

Meet the BioUrban

Using only algae, the sunlight, and a simple pump to push the air through it, the BioUrban purifier is said to contribute the same amount of oxygen to the atmosphere as 400 trees…

Algae for 6-year-olds

Algae for 6-year-olds

Exxon-Mobil is planning ahead for when algae biofuel’s time finally comes. And they are planting seeds for future employees and customers by educating young people, as in this video, where algae research technician Megan Ruhmel shows Farrah what all the fuss is about…

Dr. Mark Edwards, on food for future generations

Dr. Mark Edwards, on food for future generations

A frequent contributor to Algae Industry Magazine, Dr. Mark Edwards is widely considered the #1 author in the world on issues related to algae food, feed and bioproducts. His 14 books in the Green Algae Series, dozens of articles and over 130+ blog posts in Algae Industry Magazine…

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University….

A.I.M. Interview: SFCC’s Luke Spangenburg

A.I.M. Interview: SFCC’s Luke Spangenburg

The vision of developing a community college degree program to train a high technology algae workforce was launched at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in 2009. Charles Bensinger assembled the program, with state funding, to start this trained labor pipeline to the Sapphires, Solazymes and…

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s Bryn Davis

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s Bryn Davis

In January of this year, after six months of plummeting oil prices, Sapphire Energy CEO James E. Levine announced that the company – with eight years and $300+ million of investment into drop-in algal biofuels – “is moving forward with its vision of commercializing its technology through several end markets.” The new…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

James “Jamie” Levine took over the reigns at Sapphire Energy in July of this year as former President and CEO Cynthia “CJ” Warner stepped down, retaining her role as chairman of the company’s board of directors…

Algae 101: Part 81

Algae 101: Part 81

The recent Algae101 posts established how algae solutions can provide means for reducing pesticide exposure through application on field crops and for therapeutics that moderate and, in some cases, treat symptomology for autism spectrum…

Algae 101: Part 80

Algae 101: Part 80

Previous Algae 101 posts proposed algae solutions to pesticide exposure to reverse the terrible expanding autism epidemic among our children. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism currently…

Algae 101: Part 79

Algae 101: Part 79

The EPA has released the Annual Use of Pesticides in the U.S. Report. We now know that American farmers apply roughly a billion pounds of toxic chemicals intentionally introduced into the environment and our food supply each year. Farmers apply over…

Algae 101: Part 78

Algae 101: Part 78

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and Autism prevalence figures are growing. The CDC estimates that one out of every 68 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, (ASD). Autism costs…

AIM Interview: Matthew Carr, ABO Executive Director

AIM Interview: Matthew Carr, ABO Executive Director

Matthew Carr was recently named executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the leading trade association for the algae industry. His presence will soon become familiar to the industry when…

Algae 101: Part 77

Algae 101: Part 77

lgae can save our children’s brainpower. The Superfund Priority List of Hazardous Substances ranks arsenic number one because very tiny assimilation builds cumulative body stores that impose devastating health consequences. Arsenic is a stealth…

Algae 101: Part 76

Algae 101: Part 76

Algae Industry Magazine is pleased to announce a new Algae 101 series by our popular blogger, Mark Edwards, Professor, Arizona State University. The Algae Solutions to Natural Poisons and Pesticides offers fascinating insights…

Algae 101: Part 75

Algae 101: Part 75

A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his team have worked for seven years to create complex protein-based drugs….

Algae 101: Part 74

Algae 101: Part 74

Food security and global hunger challenges dominate human societies. The world faces a severe protein shortage. Food, the most critical energy on the planet remains unaffordable and unavailable to nearly 1 billion very hungry people. Another 2 billion people…

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