Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant animals died in one place… Continue reading Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

MSU advances algae’s viability as a biofuel

Laboratory success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State Univ. scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality.

Algal Research showcases the team’s invention—the environmental photobioreactor. The ePBR system is the world’s first standard algae growing platform, one that simulates dynamic natural environments… Continue reading MSU advances algae’s viability as a biofuel

Algae Biomass Advocates Push Past Exuberance, Aim for Sustainability

Ice shut down Houston for the second time in five days recently, a weather event that, in its sheer strangeness, seemed a fitting backdrop for a gathering of alternative fuel advocates in Big Oil’s backyard…

I drove on an unusually empty Interstate… Continue reading Algae Biomass Advocates Push Past Exuberance, Aim for Sustainability

Using natural lakes and artificial ponds to grow Spirulina in Myanmar

[Myanmar] Algae grower Robert Henrikson from the USA visited one of the largest producers of Spirulina from both artificial production ponds and natural lakes. Spirulina production was started 25 years ago by Dr. Min Thein. Continue reading Using natural lakes and artificial ponds to grow Spirulina in Myanmar

Algae Biomass Organization publishes updated standards for measuring algae industry operations

Washington DC (February 6, 2013) The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, announced the publication of “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 6.0” (IAM 6.0), a significant update… Continue reading Algae Biomass Organization publishes updated standards for measuring algae industry operations

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