Jim Lane: RIP, Aurora Algae, Algae and the Never-Never

[USA] 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 Continue reading Jim Lane: RIP, Aurora Algae, Algae and the Never-Never

As markets change, clean tech industry reduces ambitions

In its heyday less than a decade ago, advanced battery maker A123 Systems attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in government support and hundreds of millions more from investors on the promise of technology that would usher in a new era of electric cars. Continue reading As markets change, clean tech industry reduces ambitions

Boom in Astaxanthin Supplements Boosting Global Carotenoid Market, According to BCC Research

[Global] The market for carotenoids has changed dramatically for some product segments in the past four years. Prices have dropped for a number of products while market value has risen for others. In particular, the global market for astaxanthin should see big growth Continue reading Boom in Astaxanthin Supplements Boosting Global Carotenoid Market, According to BCC Research

10 Not-So-Obvious Ways Seaweed is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

[Global] Remember way back, when you couldn’t leave the dinner table before you ate all of your leafy veggies? Remember how for 8 year old you, that was pretty much the worst thing that could have ever happened? Continue reading 10 Not-So-Obvious Ways Seaweed is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Why Lake Tahoe is so blue (and how to measure it)

[USA] Lake Tahoe does not get its iconic blue tint because the water is so clear. Instead, the lake’s blueness comes from the amount of algae in the water, a fact researchers were surprised to discover when they first set out to quantify just how blue Lake Tahoe is. Continue reading Why Lake Tahoe is so blue (and how to measure it)

European Space Agency: Food from Spirulina project concludes

[EU] Arthrospira platensis was literally on the tip of everyone’s tongue last week when approximately 600 students from Sweden, Belgium and Greece participated in a multi-site in-flight call with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Continue reading European Space Agency: Food from Spirulina project concludes