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Solazyme Enters Textile Lubricants Market with Industry Leader Goulston Technologies

South San Francisco, CA and Monroe, NC – October 8, 2013 –Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, today announced its entry into the textile lubricants market through a commercial supply agreement withGoulston Technologies Inc., a leading global producer of high-performance fiber lubricants. Goulston expects to commercialize a new class of sustainable products using Solazyme’s renewable high-performance, Tailored™ algal oils for textile lubricants. Solazyme expects to supply Goulston’s high oleic oil needs under the agreement. Continue Reading →

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Oval tubes for photobioreactors: SCHOTT takes new approach to industrial cultivation of algae

Tube Photobioreactor, SCHOTT

Orlando, FL, September 27, 2013 – The international technology group SCHOTT is conducting intensive research on the further development of photobioreactors and has now introduced a new approach to industrial growing of algae. For this purpose the manufacturer has developed an oval glass tube that is designed to help microorganisms grow more quickly. Continue Reading →

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Solazyme and Unilever Sign Commercial Supply Agreement for Tailored Algal Oil

San Francisco, Calif.- Solazyme, Inc. a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and Unilever, one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, announced today that they have executed a commercial supply agreement for the first partnered Solazyme Tailored™ Algal Oil. The companies have been collaborating for five years on multiple projects with increasing levels of success culminating in this initial supply agreement. Continue Reading →

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Algen vom Hof – Photobioreaktoren und Mikroalgen in der Landwirtschaft

Algen vom Hof

IGV Biotech, Nuthetal, 25. September 2013 – Photobioreaktoren und die Produktion von Mikroalgen bieten verschiedenste Potenziale für Nachhaltigkeit, Umweltschutz und neue natürliche Produkte. Die deutsche Landwirtschaft hat im Fall von Energiewende und Bio-Anbau ihren innovativen weltweiten Vorreitercharakter unter Beweis gestellt. Mit dem gesteigerten landwirtschaftlichen Interesse an Mikroalgen wird möglicherweise ein weiteres Kapitel dieser erfolgreichen Geschichte aufgeschlagen. Continue Reading →

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Fermentalg raises €12 million in financing

Managed by Bpifrance on behalf of the French state, the Ecotechnologies Fund is part of the Programme d’Investissements d Avenir or Program of Investments for the Future entrusted to Environment and Energy Management Agency, the ADEME. Today, the fund has made its fifth investment, contributing €4.6 million to Fermentalg’s €12 million capital increase alongside IRDI and Viveris Management as well as historic investors Emertec gestion, Demeter Partners, ACE Management (Atalaya), Picoty Algo Carburant and Sofiproteol. Continue Reading →

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Algae Biofuel Can Cut CO2 Emissions by More Than 50% Compared to Petroleum Fuels

Minneapolis (September 19, 2013) – Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional petroleum according to a new peer-reviewed paper published in Bioresource Technology. The study, which is the first to analyze real-world data from an existing algae-to-energy demonstration scale farm, shows that the environmental and energy benefits of algae biofuel are at least on par, and likely better, than first generation biofuels. Continue Reading →

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