Algae 101: Part 73

Algae 101: Part 73

Once in a blue moon, a book appears that has the potential to transform an industry. Algae Microfarms for Home, School, Community and Urban Gardens by Robert Henrikson may be just such a transformative book. Imagine you would…

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked 28 Algae Technology Area projects. Dr. Mark Hildebrand and his team at Scripps Institution…

Algae 101: Part 72

Algae 101: Part 72

Technical standards define critical terms and metrics to add wisdom for the algae industry. Agreement among science and business leaders represents possibly the most difficult challenge to the algae industry. Failing standards, those doing research…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Growing local food in community gardens and urban farms is a popular and growing trend. Because urban space is limited and valuable, some entrepreneurs are transforming old warehouses and even underground spaces into indoor farms…

Algae 101: Part 71

Algae 101: Part 71

The 2013 Algae Industry Magazine “Best Writing” series includes considerable ink intended to make millions think. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards has chosen deserving sources that advance our algae industry. The year 2013 produced…

Algae 101: Part 70

Algae 101: Part 70

A series of recent studies confirm and begin to quantify the previously reported correlation between adverse climate change and conflict. Hot temperatures increase aggression by directly increasing feelings of hostility and magnify aggressive thoughts. Heat activates…

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as well as an experienced executive in product and…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The label “gluten free” essentially means mostly free of wheat, rye, barley and their derivatives. Most consumers are concerned…

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

AIM Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

Every year about this time we like to check in with Heliae’s Dan Simon, the highly motivated President and CEO in the driver’s seat of one of the most fascinating and exciting businesses in the algae arena. His disruptive technology organization…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 10

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 10

As more people discover the substantial health benefits of a gluten-free diet, more food companies will replace wheat and other gluten-food grains with gluten-free algae flour and algae oils. Algae food products also give consumers access to healthier foods …

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner

On the day the U.S. government shut down, Sapphire Energy’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tim Zenk, was contemplating what to do, since several of the people on his upcoming ABS panel…

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

AIM Interview: Dr. Ike Levine on launching the Algae Foundation

Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine is a tenured professor of Natural and Applied Science at the University of Southern Maine. No stranger to algae, he brings 25+ years of applied algal farming, cultivar enhancement…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 9

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 9

Both macro and microalgae contain many therapeutic compounds that provide medical benefit for hypertension, cancer and blood clotting. The medical literature is filled with laboratory tests for new algae species collected in common places or …

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae have served as food for plants and animals for over 2 billion years. The cellular metabolism of plants and animals evolved to take advantage of the many compounds algae provided. Today, wild stands of algae, largely seaweeds, are harvested in…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 7

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 7

Peptides are molecules formed by joining two to 50 amino acids. Larger amino acid sequences are called proteins. Peptides and proteins are present in every living cell and possess a variety of biochemical activities…

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz

Sara, we’ve got to hand it to you. A lot of students make it all the way through college without much of an idea about what they plan to do afterwards. You, on the other hand, seem to have had a pretty clear idea from an early age….

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

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

José Olivares is a busy man. Not only the founder and kingpin of the NAABB 3-year DOE-backed consortium to ring out the potential of algal biofuel production, he also recently served as conference chair for…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae have many compounds that are already used widely in the human and animal food supply as well as medicines. Alginic acid and phlorotannins will be examined here…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 5

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 5

The Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) reported that one out of three American children born after the year 2000 will contract diabetes – predominantly due to a poor diet of nutrient-deficient calories. Over 40% of women are likely to contract diabetes….

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 4

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 4

An energy imbalance causes children and adults to be overweight. The body needs a certain amount of energy, which comes from the caloric energy in food to sustain basic life functions. Body weight tends to remain the same when the number of…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

The incidence of obesity in the U.S. has escalated from 13% to 34% over the last 30 years. Childhood obesity for children 6–11 increased from 7% in 1980 to 20% in 2008. By 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

The four most prevalent deficiency diseases globally in 2013 are: malnutrition, nutritional anemia (iron and B12 deficiency), xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency), and endemic goiter (iodine deficiency). These algae therapeutic solutions…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

The Algae Industry Magazine exclusive “Algae Medical Solutions” series examines algae compounds that provide therapeutic solutions for malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards…

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

AIM Interview: Fermentalg’s CEO Pierre Calleja

Founded in 2009 by Pierre Calleja, Fermentalg is a French-based industrial biotechnology company specializing in the bio-production of chemical compounds from microalgae, for use in everyday…

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