How red tide knocks out its competition

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables — but doesn’t kill — other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem. Marine algae fight other species of algae for nutrients and light, and, ultimately, survival… Continue reading How red tide knocks out its competition

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Christopher Gobler and his team at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences have provided much of the essential research underpinning our current efforts to diagnose Long Island’s environmental ills so that we can develop solutions to them… Continue reading Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Algae Based Oil Factory Opens in Brazil

Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company that harnesses the oil-producing ability of microalgae, hit a milestone last week. “We are thrilled to announce the successful production of our first commercially saleable products at our newly-built plant facility in Moema, Brazil,” Solazyme’s CEO Jonathan Wolfson told IndustryWeek… Continue reading Algae Based Oil Factory Opens in Brazil

Could These Algae Batteries Save Electric Vehicles?

Scientists are currently working on all sort of technologies to create electricity more efficiently and more portably if possible. So far we have fuel cells, solar cell roads, carbon-carbon batteries, solar panels with crystal balls and aluminum-air batteries among other types. But let’s not forget about even “greener” ways of putting electrons on the move… Continue reading Could These Algae Batteries Save Electric Vehicles?

Algae Biomass Organization Announces 2014-2016 Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jun 4, 2014) –  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the election of eight members to its Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term. The group includes both new and existing (re-elected) members who will join seven current members of the Board of Directors… Continue reading Algae Biomass Organization Announces 2014-2016 Board of Directors