LCC hosts meeting about blue-green algae blooms

 — A young girl swims near an algae bloom, a dangerous organism that lurks in the waters of Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Committee met with the public June 12 at the Essex Town Hall to discuss just this scenario, and brace for another summer of blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain… Continue reading LCC hosts meeting about blue-green algae blooms

Welcome Matt Carr, ABO’s New Executive Director!

Today the Algae Biomass Organization welcomed Matt Carr, Ph.D. as the organization’s new executive director.

As we accelerate the commercialization of fuels, feeds, chemicals and other products that can be sustainably made with algae, ABO is fortunate to have found an executive director who brings a strong foundation of sector knowledge, policy experience and organizational skills to the table… Continue reading Welcome Matt Carr, ABO’s New Executive Director!

Algae Biomass Organization Announces Matthew Carr, Ph.D. as New Executive Director

Former Director at Biotechnology Industry Organization to Lead Efforts to Commercialize Algae-Derived Fuel, Food, Feed and Other Products.

 The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced Matthew Carr, Ph.D. as its executive director. Dr. Carr has more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience, most recently serving as Managing Director of the Industrial and… Continue reading Algae Biomass Organization Announces Matthew Carr, Ph.D. as New Executive Director

Philippines, Indonesia to sign agreement on seaweeds

THE Philippine government is currently negotiating with Indonesia for a comprehensive agreement on seaweeds farming, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

“The Indonesian government is willing to help us improve our capacity for seaweeds production,” Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said during the send-off ceremony for the department’s multipurpose ship carrying fishing paraphernalia, held recently at the Navotas fishing port… Continue reading Philippines, Indonesia to sign agreement on seaweeds

How Tiny Algae Could Be the Big Future of Carbon-Free Fuel

Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars invested in companies aiming to power the world with pond scum, algae seems to perpetually be the fuel of the future. Now a government-funded consortium hopes to jump-start commercialization of the low-carbon… Continue reading How Tiny Algae Could Be the Big Future of Carbon-Free Fuel