Ein neues Jahr ist angebrochen, Zeit eine Rückblick auf die Algen-Event-Saison 2012 zu werfen. Um es kurz zusammen zu fassen – ein Algen-Kongress jagt den nächsten, die meisten dort vorgetragenen Fakten sind bekannt und die Algen-Szene wächst zu einer großen Familie zusammen. Letzteres sicherlich nicht, weil man sich gegenseitig so lieb hätte, sondern eher aus einem Gewöhnungseffekt, da man so viel Zeit miteinander verbringt…
Das irische Unternehmen Algae Health konnte eine Finanzierung über 1 Million Euro abschließen. Die Finanzierungsrunde wurde von AIB Seed Fund und dem Western Investment Fund geleitet und von Údarás Na Gaeltachta unterstützt.
HAYWARD, Calif. – Aurora Algae today announced the appointment of Bill Roeschlein to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
DAVIS — Chemists at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics — the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.
Humans do it, chimpanzees do it, cuckoos do it – cheating to score a free ride is a well-documented behavior by many animals, even plants. But microscopically small, single-celled algae? Yes, they do it too, biologists with the University of Arizona’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology have discovered.
Mideast and North Africa are emerging as a key R&D hub for algae based products with cutting edge research and technology projects at Qatar, Abu Dhabi University, Masdar Institute and University of Mansoura Egypt, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research. Centre for Management Technology’s Algae World MENA Summit in Dubai on February 25-27 will see the largest congregation of global algae experts to analyze and assess the future growth for an algae driven economy.
January 17, 2013 – As part of the Energy Department’s efforts to diversify the nation’s energy portfolio and support America’s energy entrepreneurs and innovators, the Department today announced up to $10 million to help unlock the potential of biofuels made from algae. The funding will support research projects aimed at boosting the productivity of algae cultivation systems and developing and demonstrating effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost algae harvest and processing technologies, such as centrifugation and extraction.
PERTH, Australia, Jan. 14, 2013 /- Algae.Tec today announced approval from the Australian Government for an AU$12.15 million cash refund on Australian and overseas development expenditure for the financial year 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2015.
The NSF Sustainable Energy Pathways Program has awarded a 1.6 million dollar grant to a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Ohio University. The multi-disciplinary group will be studying the viability and optimization of algae-based biofuel systems to meet the energy needs of homes and communities.
SAN DIEGO, January 8, 2013 – Sapphire Energy, Inc., today announced Thomas ‘Tom’ Willardson has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Willardson brings more than 30 years of experience in leading financial initiatives for public and privately held companies, including serving as CFO for Aurora Algae, Inc.; Energy Recovery, Inc.; and Cost Plus, Inc.; among others. At Sapphire Energy, he’ll oversee financial planning, accounting, insurance, legal, and investor relations.