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Marine Stewardship Council developing sustainability standard for algae

In the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups of wild multicellular algae, commonly referred to as seaweed. With global seaweed fishery production increasing, and demand for MSC certification of seaweed harvesting increasing, the MSC has recognized […]

April 17, 2014 More

Leading San Diego research institutes top national algae programs

In California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego are taking the lead in developing an energy source that has the potential to be both cheaper and cleaner than fossil fuels: algae biofuels. A new report issued by the U.S. DOE ranked algal biofuels research programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the […]

April 15, 2014 More

Neiker optimizes production phases in microalgae

In Spain, Neiker-Tecnalia has coordinated a research project to cultivate microalgae to produce lipids for obtaining biodiesel in a more cost-effective and more environmentally sustainable way. Researchers have optimized all the phases in the production process, from cultivation right up to transformation into biodiesel. The result is a quality biodiesel that is obtained when the […]

April 7, 2014 More

New algae market report shows boost to support mechanisms

In Ireland, Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market 2014-2018″ report to their offering. Governments in various countries including the US, Italy, China, Germany, and India have been funding biofuel projects, and have introduced incentives and subsidies to vendors that produce biofuels. For instance, the US has announced […]

April 3, 2014 More

Algae Biomass Summit accepting abstracts

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Summit is accepting abstracts for presentations for its conference, which will be held from September 29th to October 2nd in San Diego. The conference, the largest algae conference in the world, sets the stage for leading producers of algae products to network with industry suppliers and technology providers. Abstracts for […]

March 31, 2014 More

National Algae Association calls for Manhattan Project for algae

In Texas, the National Algae Association is calling for a Manhattan Project for Algae -  “total and complete collaboration with the commitment to producing advanced biofuels.” “The challenge is to get Washington to re-think its strategy.” according to NAA Executive Director Barry Cohen.   “They’re working with a 45 year old Congressional Mandate, and refuse to […]

March 23, 2014 More

How Algae Find Totally Awesome Homes

Have a wonderful strain of algae, but struggle to find a project location that optimizes climate, inputs and infrastructure? With Zillow not yet providing real estate services for choosy microbes, PNNL and Sapphire Energy come to the rescue. The Digest has often criticized synthetic biologists, in genetically enhancing microbes, for failing to endow them with […]

March 11, 2014 More

PNNL releases publication looking at opportunities for algae in the US

In Washington state, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in partnership with Sapphire Energy has published “Siting Algae Cultivation Facilities for Biofuel Production in the United States: Trade-Offs between Growth Rate, Site Constructability, Water Availability, and Infrastructure,” in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The publication highlights a new process for rigorously identifying and evaluating sites […]

March 10, 2014 More

BioProcess Algae: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Plant or integrated biorefinery”

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for BioProcess Algae, nominated in the “Plant or integrated biorefinery” category for its Shenandoah, IA plant. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

March 10, 2014 More

Calysta Energy: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformation of microbes or algae”

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Calysta Energy, nominated in the “Transformation of microbes or algae” category for its enhanced methanotroph. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

March 9, 2014 More