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ABO and Japanese Algae Industry Incubation Consortium Announce International Cooperation

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Tokyo (September 4, 2013) –The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, and the Algae Industry Incubation Consortium, Japan (AIIC), a group working to commercialize algae biofuels in Japan, announced today a cooperative effort to share algae industry best practices and expertise that is commencing at the International Symposium on Algal Biomass being held September 5-6 at the Nomura Conference Plaza Nihonbashi in Tokyo, Japan. Continue Reading →

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Triton Algae erhält Erstfinanzierung

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Das Unternehmen Triton Algae aus der BayArea erhält $5 Mio. Startkapital. Bis dato hielt sich die Firma im Hintergrund, oder wie man so schön sagt “fuhr im Stealth Mode”. Das Kapital wurde von der Heliae Technology Holding aufgebracht. Involviert sind unter anderem Jason Pyle (ehemals Sapphire Energy) und Stephen Mayfield (Direktor des Instituts für Algenbiotechnologie, San Diego Univ. und Mitgründer von Sapphire Energy). Continue Reading →

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Algae fossils shed light on adaptation to global warming

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When thinking about global warming, one thing usually comes to mind: man-made CO2 emissions. Industrialisation single-handedly caused the rise of Earth’s surface temperature, leading to the likes of shrinking glaciers, damaged ecosystems, desertification and increased scarcity of freshwater. While this prominent role cannot be questioned, some questions do remain regarding the exact consequences of global warming. Continue Reading →

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Veranstaltungsankündigung: Innovationsforum AlgaeStream, Jena

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Innovationsforum AlgaeStream

Am 12. September 2013 wird in Jena die Veranstaltung “Innovationsforum AlgaeStream” im Bioinstrumentezentrum stattfinden. Thematisch fokussiert das Innovationsforums auf das große, aber bisher größtenteils ungenutzte Potenzial der Mikroalgenbiotechnologie im chemischen und (bio)pharmazeutischen Bereich. Auch der Handlungsbedarf zur Regelung und Steuerung des Downstream Processing wird diskutiert werden. Continue Reading →

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Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought, could aid biofuel research

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Gainsville, Fla. — Many scientists see great promise in algae as a new source of oil — a sustainable, environmentally sound way to break the world’s fossil fuel dependence. Algal lipids from microalgae are one of the best sources for biofuels — algae grow quickly, tolerate extreme weather conditions, and do not pose the same issues as biofuel crops that are grown both for fuel and food. Continue Reading →

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Joule Announces Leadership Changes

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Bedford, MA – August, 2013 – Joule, the leader in direct CO2-to-fuels solar conversion technology, today announced changes in executive leadership. After four years of leading Joule’s early development as CEO, William J. Sims will step out of his management role but will remain a member of the company’s board. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and Chairman, is assuming the role of interim-CEO while Paul Snaith, who joined the company in 2012, will be promoted to President and COO of Joule. Continue Reading →

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Algae Int’l Group and Gulf Hydrocarbon sign distribution contract

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Algae International Group Inc. and Gulf Hydrocarbon Inc. have signed an agreement for Gulf Hydrocarbon to exclusively represent Algae International Group in sales and distribution of its proprietary and nonproprietary algal oils and products created with the algal oils. The exclusive representation agreement takes effect immediately and is a precursor to Algae International Group’s commercial production of algal oils from its pilot facility located in Tulare, Calif. Continue Reading →

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