New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables — but doesn’t kill — other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem. Marine algae fight other species of algae for nutrients and light, and, ultimately, survival… Continue reading How red tide knocks out its competition
Christopher Gobler and his team at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences have provided much of the essential research underpinning our current efforts to diagnose Long Island’s environmental ills so that we can develop solutions to them… Continue reading Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler
Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company that harnesses the oil-producing ability of microalgae, hit a milestone last week. “We are thrilled to announce the successful production of our first commercially saleable products at our newly-built plant facility in Moema, Brazil,” Solazyme’s CEO Jonathan Wolfson told IndustryWeek… Continue reading Algae Based Oil Factory Opens in Brazil
The public has been warned not to eat shellfish from Loch Ewe or the Dornoch Firth after high levels of algal toxins were discovered. Steps have also been taken by commercial operators to postpone harvesting until the algae subsides… Continue reading Health fear over Loch Ewe, Dornoch Firth shellfish
Blue-green algae has reared its potentially toxic head again at Lost Creek Lake, triggering a public-health advisory against water contact there just as the summer boating season is kicking in — and four days before a Free Fishing Weekend event there… Continue reading Warning issued over Lost Creek Lake algae bloom
Scientists are currently working on all sort of technologies to create electricity more efficiently and more portably if possible. So far we have fuel cells, solar cell roads, carbon-carbon batteries, solar panels with crystal balls and aluminum-air batteries among other types. But let’s not forget about even “greener” ways of putting electrons on the move… Continue reading Could These Algae Batteries Save Electric Vehicles?
[Australia] Since Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, was elected to office on September 7, 2013, ending six years of governance by the Australian Labor Party, Continue reading Tony Abbott brought an end to support for ethanol and algae fuel programs
WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jun 4, 2014) – The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the election of eight members to its Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term. The group includes both new and existing (re-elected) members who will join seven current members of the Board of Directors… Continue reading Algae Biomass Organization Announces 2014-2016 Board of Directors