Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean

Bremerhaven, 24 February 2015. In a recent study, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), demonstrate for the first time that ocean acidification could have negative impacts on diatoms in the Southern Ocean. In laboratory tests they were able to observe that under changing light conditions, diatoms grow more slowly in Continue reading Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean

Is Algae The Next Sustainable Biofuel?

Algae have all the right ingredients for turning carbon dioxide into biofuel, but the precise recipe still needs to be created.

A blanket of algae covering a pond or lake often spells trouble for any  Continue reading Is Algae The Next Sustainable Biofuel?

Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ

The ocean is becoming more acidic and that’s a growing issue for shellfish and those who make their living harvesting them, according to a new study.

New Jersey is one of 15 states with coastal communities at high risk of economic harm from ocean acidification, Continue reading Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ

Official: Algae bloom appears to be culprit in Danville water issues

Danville Utility Commission got an update on the algae bloom causing an unpleasant odor and taste to the city’s treated drinking water, approved the 2016 budget for Danville Utilities and got an in-depth look recommended rate increases over the next four years at its meeting on Monday.

Barry Dunkley, director of water and Continue reading Official: Algae bloom appears to be culprit in Danville water issues

Solazyme Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for High Oleic Algae Oil

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM), a renewable oil and ingredients company, is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favorable response to Continue reading Solazyme Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for High Oleic Algae Oil

Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist

Kibbutz Ketura, Israel-based Algatechnologies, (Algatech) has announced the appointments of Sammy Boussiba PhD., as Chief Scientist, and Ronnie Meninger as CEO. Mr. Hagai Stadler, of Grovepoint (Algatech’s major shareholder) who served in the last two years as an interim CEO will become a Continue reading Algatech names new CEO and Chief Scientist