Category Archives: Algae industry

This page shows all the algae industry news and information around the globe.

Mexican astaxanthin producer to become vertically integrated

Another natural astaxanthin player is increasing its manufacturing capabilities with the announcement that Piveg, Inc. a carotenoids manufacturer with business offices in San Diego, CA and production facilities in the central Mexican city… Continue reading Mexican astaxanthin producer to become vertically integrated

Astaxanthin Suppliers Unite to Promote Natural over Synthetic Forms

Three suppliers of microalgae-based astaxanthin ingredients have come together to form the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA). The association’s goal is to educate the public about the differences and benefits of natural astaxanthin, especially compared to synthetic astaxanthin… Continue reading Astaxanthin Suppliers Unite to Promote Natural over Synthetic Forms

Algae will save the world… But could ruin it all the same

[USA] Humans have been surrounded by algae biofuel since the beginning, but we had not gained a real scientific knowledge of them until very recently. The Nannochloropsis genus, an algae species mentioned several times in this post, was classified for the first time in 1981. Continue reading Algae will save the world… But could ruin it all the same

Large-Scale Algae Biofuels Currently Unsustainable, New Report Concludes

A report out today from the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academies says that large-scale production of biofuels from algae is untenable with existing technology, as it would require the use of too much water, energy, and fertilizer. To improve Continue reading Large-Scale Algae Biofuels Currently Unsustainable, New Report Concludes

Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter

[USA] The geneticist and entrepreneur hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals. Continue reading Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter