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Fossil algae protect grain exports

University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects. The researchers are taking advantage of the unique properties of these single-celled algae, called diatoms. Diatoms have been called Nature’s nanofabrication factories because of their production of tiny (nanoscale) structures made from silica which have a range of properties of potential interest for nanotechnology. Continue Reading →

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SCHOTT, Heliae, and Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Next-Generation Algae Production Technology

SCHOTT Heliae Photobioreactor

MESA, Ariz.—February 4, 2014—SCHOTT North America, Heliae, and Arizona State University (ASU) today announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, SCHOTT, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a HelixTM photobioreactor built by Heliae and installed at ASU’s Department of Energy (DOE)-funded algae testbed facility on its Polytechnic campus. Continue Reading →

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Solazyme Announces U.S. Commercial Production of Renewable™ Algal Oils at Iowa Facilities

South San Francisco, Calif. Solazyme, Inc., a Renewable™oil and bioproducts company, announced today that commercial operations have commenced at both Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)’s Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural Products in Galva, Iowa (ANP). Highlighting the flexibility of Solazyme’s technology platform, Solazyme, ADM and ANP have successfully manufactured three distinct and unique TailoredTM oil products at the facilities, and products are currently being sold and distributed in both the U.S. and Brazil. Continue Reading →

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VIN2FOOD – Vinasse zur Algenzucht

Karlsbad-Ittersbach, 28.01.2014 – Mit Vin2Food (Vinasse für hochwertige Futter- und Nahrungsmittelproduktion durch Zooplankton und Mikroalgen) hat Weber Ultrasonics ein industrielles Verfahren zur nachhaltigen und wirtschaftlich attraktiven Verwertung der Vinasse als Rohstoff entwickelt. Dabei werden sowohl die organischen als auch die anorganischen Bestandteile des Nebenprodukts genutzt. Continue Reading →

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Algae.Tec: deal with Reliance to launch global biofuels division

Algae.Tec Limited said news yesterday of signing agreements with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings (RIIHL) was the backing the Company needed to fund and launch its Global Biofuels Division. RIIHL is part of the Reliance Group, India’s largest private sector enterprise. The agreements encompass a subscription agreement, and technical and equipment supply agreements. These agreements also discuss conditions for future commercial algae plants, following the successful completion of the pilot plant. Continue Reading →

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Solazyme’s Algenist Brand Wins Award

South San Francisco, Calif.—January 21, 2014—Solazyme, Inc, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and maker of the skincare brand, Algenist®, today announced that the line has won the prestigious 2014 Marie Claire Prix d’ Excellence de la Beauté in France. The award, which was presented at the Les Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté Marie Claire 2014 annualevent,honors exceptional advancements in innovation, efficacy, texture, design, and communication of cosmetic brands. Continue Reading →

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Solix BioSystems Appoints Austin Maguire to President and CEO Position

Fort Collins, Colorado – January 16, 2014 – Solix BioSystems, Inc. (“Solix”), a leader in photosynthetic algal technology, today announced the appointment of Austin Maguire as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Maguire brings over 25 years of experience in operations and executive management to Solix at a time when the company is shifting towards commercialization and scaling its operations to satisfy the growing demand for natural high-value, specialty algal products for the nutrition, personal care and aquaculture markets. Continue Reading →

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