Tag: Aurora Algae

RIP, Aurora Algae: Algae and the Never-Never

RIP, Aurora Algae: Algae and the Never-Never

July 22, 2015 |

Where did the once VC-heralded algae venture go off the tracks?’ They’re selling off the Aurora Algae lab equipment in California’s East Bay — specifically hgpauction.com is, and a good source reports that the company sold off the Texas-based land upon which  their first commercial project was aiming to build. Here is a link to sale […]

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Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

March 4, 2015 |

Yep, it’s time to “lay off the sugar” and get more proteins and veggies in your diet. But how do you handle a surging population, and rising demand for fish. Turns out our one-celled friends, the algae, may come to the rescue. Here’s the why and how. If you’ve been following the newsflow on sugar […]

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Algae’s Secret Investor trims the sails: Reliance re-ups Algenol, Algae.Tec, drops Aurora Algae

Algae’s Secret Investor trims the sails: Reliance re-ups Algenol, Algae.Tec, drops Aurora Algae

August 3, 2014 |

Re-ups investment in Algenol and Algae.Tec, while dropping Aurora Algae, say sources — resulting in shake-ups at Aurora. When it comes to algae, Reliance Industries has been anything but loud in touting its interest in and investments in algae energy R&D. Back in early 2010, a lot of data began to accumulate suggesting that Reliance […]

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Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

August 6, 2013 |

Carbon capture: much talked-about, less seen. Could biocatalysts and biofuels provide the kicker needed to make this class of technologies feasible? New news and data from Akermin suggests that bio may be just the ticket. In Missouri this week, Akermin, a biocatalyst company developing technology to improve the removal of carbon dioxide from industrial gas […]

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Aurora Algae receives Notice of Allowance from USPTO

Aurora Algae receives Notice of Allowance from USPTO

June 21, 2013 |

In California, Aurora Algae has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/480,635 entitled “VCP-Based Vectors for Algal Cell Transformation.” This allowed application adds to Aurora Algae’s existing patent portfolio, with 12 patent applications now either issued or allowed with the USPTO, and […]

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5-Minute Guides to Aurora Algae, Phycal: new from Biofuels Digest

5-Minute Guides to Aurora Algae, Phycal: new from Biofuels Digest

November 26, 2012 |

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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Aurora Algae: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Aurora Algae: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

November 26, 2012 |

Address: 3225 Investment Blvd. Hayward, CA. 94545 Company description: Aurora Algae (formerly known as Aurora Biofuels) is a producer of high-performance, premium algae-based products for the pharmaceutical, nutrition, aquaculture and fuels markets. Business: 
Aurora burst onto the scene in June 2008 with the announcement that it had raised $20 million in series A financing from Oak […]

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Algae’s Secret Investor

Algae’s Secret Investor

October 25, 2012 |

Who’s poured $116M into Algenol and Aurora Algae? Now we know, it’s Reliance. Back in early 2010, a lot of data began to accumulate suggesting that Reliance Industries Limited, the petroleum, chemicals, telecom and manufacturing conglomerate, was going to make a bet on algae in the fuels and chemicals space. Reliance — for those less […]

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The Big A: Little algae go Big, Industrial and Global, and just as eco-friendly as ever

The Big A: Little algae go Big, Industrial and Global, and just as eco-friendly as ever

September 21, 2012 |

Big Auto, Bio Oil, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Food – touching them all, now and increasingly, is Big A, as algae technologies gain in scale, scope and world-wide reach. This Monday in Denver, the algae industry stages its biggest annual get-together when the Algae Biomass Organization’s four-day Algae Biomass Summit kicks off. The annual […]

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Aquadudes: 15 saltwater-based energy technologies here to save the day

Aquadudes: 15 saltwater-based energy technologies here to save the day

September 11, 2012 |

Is “all of the above” going to be “enough of the above”? Is the world heading for a politically untenable period of energy scarcity? As we observe 9/11, let’s look at seawater-based technologies and platforms that could provide alternatives to a looming Big Shortfall. Back in early 2010, SynGest CEO Jack Oswald pointed out that […]

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