SAN DIEGO, February 20, 2013 – As part of an ongoing effort to improve commercial scale algae biofuel production, a group of scientists, led by crude oil producer Sapphire Energy, Inc., today announced the completion of a collaborative study which identified the morphology, ultrastructure, and life history of A. protococcarum, one of the most difficult to manage algae parasites. Weiterlesen →
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 – Cereplast, Inc., a manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable bioplastics, today announced the incorporation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, Algaeplast™, Inc. Algaeplast’ s focus will be the development and manufacture of algae-based bioplastics. Cereplast has been a pioneer in algae-based plastics, helping to bring the first products made from Cereplast Algae Bioplastics™ grades to market in 2011, and with the recent commercialization of Biopropylene® 109D in December of 2012. Weiterlesen →
MINNEAPOLIS—(February 15, 2013)—The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, announced today that the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30th through October 3rd at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. ABO chose Orlando for the world’s largest annual gathering of algae industry and research experts due to the presence of leading algae companies in the state, and for the potential of the southeast United States to become a center of commercial algae production. Weiterlesen →
Jerusalem, Dexter, Michigan, February 2013 – Qualitas Health and Valicor Renewables announced a strategic partnership that will accelerate the launch of high-EPA Omega-3 oil from algae. The companies have joined forces to combine their expertise and experience in biology, advanced chemistry and technology commercialization to make a significant impact on the global Omega-3 market with next-generation algae based products. Weiterlesen →
Kurzmeldung: Grovepoint, eine britische Investmentgesellschaft, hat eine Mehrheitsbeteiligung an dem isralischen Algenzüchter Algatech erworben. Weitere finanzielle Details wurden nicht bekannt gegeben.
Algatech, gegründet 1998, gewinnt Astaxanthin aus Mikroalgen. Die Photobioreaktoren befinden sich in der Arava Wüste. Mit der Akquisition sollen auch weitere finanzielle Mittel in die Forschung und den Vertrieb fließen.
Wie Grünalgen im Dunkeln Wasserstoff herstellen, berichten Biologen der Ruhr-Universität im „Journal of Biological Chemistry“. Damit haben sie einen bislang kaum untersuchten Mechanismus zur Produktion des Gases aufgedeckt; denn üblicherweise interessieren sich Forscher für die lichtgetriebene Wasserstoffsynthese. Weiterlesen →
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Solazyme, Inc. have entered into approximately US$20 million multi-year agreement to jointly develop high-value tailored algal oils on February 6, 2013. Under this Joint Development Agreement, Mitsui expects to establish new technology to produce a new suite of high-value tailored oils from microalgae. Weiterlesen →
Los Angeles, CA and Carlisle, PA – February 5, 2013 – OriginOil, Inc., announced today that its Solids Out of Solution (SOS) technology could help the aquaculture industry reduce toxin levels and adopt algae as fish feed on a wide scale. Building on its initial successful lab results, OriginOil has agreed to develop a cooperative partnership with WeFeedUs, a Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based aquaculture company, to test and validate OriginOil’s proprietary water decontamination and algae harvesting technologies for aquaculture systems in the field. Weiterlesen →