AIM interview: Fluid Imaging Technologies’ CEO Kent Peterson

AIM interview: Fluid Imaging Technologies’ CEO Kent Peterson

Kent Peterson, founder and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., has, for the past ten years, watched the algae industry develop through a microscope. His Yarmouth, Maine-based firm builds and markets…

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon—Page 2

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon—Page 2

How did your ethanol perspective play into the new strategy? When I left my previous company I had learned enough about the biofuel industry to base any decision for starting the next company on five…

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

Nestled in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Gilbert—a quickly growing community aspiring to be a magnet for algae businesses—Heliae is beginning to emerge from the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded them…

AIM Interview: C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk—Page 2

AIM Interview: C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk—Page 2

What from your background in gas and oil applies directly to what’s going on right now at Sapphire? C.J.: Oh boy! I draw from it everyday—from project management and engineering construction…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

If it seems like there hasn’t been a lot of news lately coming from the algae industry’s largest algae-to-fuel gamble, Sapphire Energy, well, we’re happy to report that it’s not about trouble in paradise…

AIM Interview: Algaetech CEO, Syed Isa Syed Alwi

AIM Interview: Algaetech CEO, Syed Isa Syed Alwi

When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he really has his finger on what’s going on globally. He gets around, and is a bit of a kingpin in the Asian algae world, orchestrating…

AIM Interview: UC San Diego’s Dr. Stephen Mayfield

AIM Interview: UC San Diego’s Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Professor Stephen Mayfield is someone you should probably know about if you want to keep up with the key players in San Diego’s burgeoning renewable energies sector. Algae geneticist extraordinaire…

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

What is your reality check on the industry—especially any areas you think are misunderstood, or misrepresented? I’ll give two examples. The first deals with the current technical readiness level of algae biofuels, which I think has been …

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

The most direct support for biofuels development can be expected to come from a combination of DOD, DOE, and USDA, of which the recently announced joint initiative on advanced drop-in biofuels is a prime example. I don’t know…

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth Systems Analysis – Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis division…

AIM Interview: LANL’s Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons

AIM Interview: LANL’s Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons

Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons are in charge of developing the Ultrasonic Algae Biofuel Harvester, as their part of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)’s part of the 3-year NAABB project. Their work in…

AIM Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Trent

AIM Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Trent

NASA scientist – the inventor, heart, and soul of the OMEGA system (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) – Dr. Jonathan Trent received his PhD in biological oceanography at Scripps Institution…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as the CTO of the high profile algae startup, Phycal, Inc. Recently, he also co-chaired…

A.I.M. Interview: Cellana’s CEO Martin Sabarsky

A.I.M. Interview: Cellana’s CEO Martin Sabarsky

Martin Sabarsky was promoted to President and CEO of Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana in April of 2011. He now has the challenging and, if all goes well, rewarding job of escorting Cellana…

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

Here in New Mexico the forest fires have been burning for nearly a month, scorching over 130,000 acres so far, making this the biggest fire in New Mexico’s recorded history…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly as a biochemist that works with microorganisms, his algal biofuel-driven discoveries from the ’80s and ’90s are still considered…

A.I.M. Interview: OriginOil’s Paul Reep

A.I.M. Interview: OriginOil’s Paul Reep

A recent announcement from OriginOil that Paul Reep had been given the job of Senior Vice President of Technology seemed to have more going on behind it than the release suggested. While his impressive…

A.I.M. Interview: NASA Ames’ Dr. Leslie Prufert-Bebout

A.I.M. Interview: NASA Ames’ Dr. Leslie Prufert-Bebout

Algae in space. Imagine the possibilities—growing algae on long term space flights to recycle the CO2 in the capsule air back into oxygen…turning waste generated on the mission back into fuel, food…

A.I.M. Interview: Cal Poly’s Dr. Tryg Lundquist

A.I.M. Interview: Cal Poly’s Dr. Tryg Lundquist

As an environmental engineering professor at California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, CA, Dr. Tryg Lundquist researches how wastewater can make algae biofuel and how algae biofuel…

A.I.M. Interview: Solix BioSystems’ CEO Joel Butler

A.I.M. Interview: Solix BioSystems’ CEO Joel Butler

To those who have been following Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solix Biofuels, one of the major players in the short history of the algal biofuels industry, rumblings of change have been evident…

A.I.M. Interview: CEHMM’s Doug Lynn

A.I.M. Interview: CEHMM’s Doug Lynn

Southeastern New Mexico’s Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management, better known as CEHMM, was established in May of 2004 as a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing the impact…

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

As the world’s appetite for the lean protein of fish grows, so does the demand for alternatives to traditional fishmeal, the blends of small fish species—including herring, capeli and menhaden…

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

When a guy like Mark Edwards says, “He is the smartest guy I know,” I have to pay attention. “Who is the smartest guy you know?” I ask him. “Yes,” he says. “Hu is the smartest guy I know”…

A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

“The conclusions from the Aquatic Species Program are not correct,” says Algenol CEO Paul Woods, taking issue with the 1980’s assessment that photobioreactors cannot be a cost effective means…

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