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The European Algae Biomass Association EABA was successfully created yesterday by 55 founding members June 2009

The EABA was founded in order to foster synergies among science and industry, while cooperating with decision makers for the promotion of development in research and technology in the field of algae. It aims at representing the EU algae biomass sector at European level. 55 members[...]

Craig Venter Has Algae Biofuel in Synthetic Genomics’ Pipeline June 2009

When renowned genome scientist J. Craig Venter spoke at San Diego’s Connect’s Innovation Summit two months ago, he focused mostly on creating genetically engineered microbes that consume coal to produce natural gas. But a review of Venter’s recent presentations and other information suggests that Synthetic[...]

Notice of Upcomming Funding Opportunity Announcement for "Recovery Act Funding of Development of Algal Biofuels and Advanced Fungible Biofuels through Consortiums" May 2009

The US Department  of Energy, Office of the Biomass Programs (OBP) intends to issue two Recovery Act Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to address research and development efforts related to intermediate ethanol blends and advanced biofuels, specifically including $50 million for a consortium to accelerate the[...]

Genifuel cevelops process to turn algae into natural gas, not biofuel May 2009

A number of companies - Sapphire Energy, Solazyme, and Bionavitas to name a few - are working on methods to convert algae into biofuel. But Genifuel wants to turn the pond scum into something different: natural gas. The company, which has obtained a license from[...]

Saline waste water found perfect for algae April 2009

Every day, the oil and gas industries produce millions of barrels of process water during the refining process. This stream, which usually ends up being injected back underneath the ground, is considered waste. The Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management (CEHMM) in Carlsbad, N.M.,[...]

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Process to Extract Oil from Algae April 2009

OriginOil announced today an innovative single-step process to extract oil from algae. In addition to integrating this process into its own production system, OriginOil plans to rapidly commercialize the patent-pending process for use by others in the fast-growing algae industry.Click here for full article

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