In recent years, major companies from all over the globe, including Exxon Mobile and Itochu Corporation, have merged with research facilities to research algae as a renewable energy source; however, it has been determined that far more research is needed before movement to the commercial production phase of algae biofuel can truly take place. A recent research study published in Phycologia took up this challenge and examined a promising freshwater algal strain for possible genetic engineering applications that could make it a viable biofuel.
Fuji Chemical Industry, AstaReal Technologies Inc., Grant County, and the City of Moses Lake jointly announced that AstaReal Technologies Inc. will build a microalgae base biotechnological manufacturing plant for the production of natural astaxanthin in Moses Lake, Washington. During the initial construction phase, $30 million will be invested and 45 permanent local jobs will be created. Fuji established its manufacturing subsidiary, AstaReal Technologies, Inc., in order to expand its astaxanthin business in the United States.
Dallas, TX, July 22, 2013 – Algae International Group, Inc. announced that the Company has signed a $5,000,000 Reserve Equity Financing facility with AGS Capital Group, LLC, a US based specialist investor group, in order to enable growth with financing for its Algae cultivation and development project in the State of California.
On June 21, 2013, Solazyme, Inc. (the „Company“) and Roquette Frères, S.A. („Roquette“) agreed to dissolve their joint venture, Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, LLC („SRN“), in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Joint Venture and Operating Agreement of SRN entered into as of November 3, 2010, by and between the Company and Roquette („JVOA“). On July 18, 2013, SRN was formally dissolved.
Fort Collins – An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University researchers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria.
The partnership has been encouraged by the decade-long experience and unique expertise of both companies: Since the 1980s, National Prawn Company has developed knowledge and expertise in designing, building and operating a large system of man-made-lakes especially for the production of high-quality prawns for the market. Furthermore NPC is developing research programs on new algae species and sponsorships aquaculture projects around the world.
Seit mehr als 20 Jahren stehen kälteangepasste Süßwasseralgen, die sogenannten kryophilen Schneealgen, im Mittelpunkt des Interesses einer Forschergruppe des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Biomedizinische Technik IBMT unter der Leitung von Dr. Thomas Leya. Am 31. Juli 2013 bricht ein Team aus fünf Experten, darunter Biophysiker, Geologen und Pflanzenphysiologen zu einer vierwöchigen Expedition nach Spitzbergen auf. In diesem Jahr kommt modernste Technik zum Einsatz. Seit Jahren untersuchte und neue Regionen mit Schneealgenbesiedlung werden auf dem Eis mit einem der modernsten Flugsysteme, einem achtmotorigen Helikopter der Firma Ascending Technologies GmbH, kartiert.
San Diego and Munich, July 16, 2013 – Sapphire Energy, Inc.,a company producing algae-based Green Crude oil, and the technology company The Linde Group today announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial scale conversion technology needed to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil. Together, the companies will refine the hydrothermal treatment process developed and operated today by Sapphire Energy at pilot-scale. In addition, they will jointly license and market the technology into an expanded list of industries, including algae, municipal solid waste, and farm waste, in order to upgrade other biomass sources into energy. The agreement… weiterlesen →
Gilbert, AZ- July 201 – Heliae, a platform technology company that produces high-value products from algae, today announced it has raised $28.4 million in funding from existing and new investors. Existing investors include select members of the Mars family and the ASEAN-based global conglomerate Salim Group, through one of its subsidiaries, Agri Investments Pte Ltd.
Es ist wieder soweit – am 21/22.11 findet in Berlin die Innovationsakademie Biotechnologie statt, die guten Ideen eine Startförderung von 50.000 Euro verspricht. Wer sich also die Chance auf ein paar Euro, Spaß und jede Menge gute Kontakte nicht nehmen lassen will, sollte sich bis Ende September beim Projektträger Jülich bewerben.