Category: Scale Up

Spirulina greenhouses at France’s Groupe Olivier

Cécile Barbière writes for Euractive.fr (translated by Rob Kirby) that, in large greenhouses formerly home to the tomatoes and cucumbers of the market gardening Groupe Olivier, the family-owned business has over the past three years ventured into growing spirulina. Under the leadership of Stéphane Olivier…

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Cosmos-Satreps project gearing Malaysia up for microalgae

Adrian David reports from Kuala Nerus in New Straits Times that Malaysia wants to tap into the US$1.25 billion (RM5 billion) a year global microalgae consumption industry. Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Cosmos-Satreps project advisor Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din said Malaysia was working closely with Japan to carry…

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Algaennovation signs deal with Iceland geothermal plant

Alexander Richter writes in thinkgeoenergy.com that Israel-based Algaennovation last week signed a 15-year contract with Icelandic energy utility and operator ON Power for the purchase of energy and other inputs for small-scale algae production, which the companies say will be the first of its kind in the world…

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Swedish Algae Factory scales up for solar cells

Swedish Algae Factory, a start-up supported by EIT InnoEnergy, has received close to EUR 1.7 million from the EU LIFE programme. The grant will be used to scale up the material extraction from algae that can increase the efficiency of solar cells. The company’s innovation increases the efficiency of solar panels by using…

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Algaia secures 4m euros to expand French algae facility

Foodbev.com reports that French marine ingredients company Algaia will install a new specialty seaweed extract unit at its facility in Brittany, France, after securing €4 million in funding from its main shareholder, Maabarot Products. Algaia works with local fishermen to harvest brown algae just a few kilometers from the site…

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AlgEternal ups production with OriginClear technology

LA-based water treatment solutions provider OriginClear Inc. and AlgEternal Technologies, a vertically-integrated producer of non-fuel high value products from microalgae, recently announced a formal licensing partnership, capping five years of continuous operation of OriginClear’s first-generation Smart Algae Harvester…

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Tesla-inspired Euglena bets big on algal jet fuel

JapanNews.com reports that Euglena Co., a Tokyo-based maker of nutritional supplements, is spending ¥5.8 billion ($5.3 million USD) on building a test refinery that converts algae into biofuel used to power jets and vehicles. The investment is equal to about half of last year’s total revenue for the company, though it will…

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BDI — BioEnergy breaks ground for algae facility

BDI — BioEnergy International AG, a specialized plant engineering company from Styria, Austria, broke ground on January 26, 2018, in the Hartberg Ecopark (Styria) for an industrial plant based on its innovative photobioreactor system for the production of algae biomass. After years of research, BDI succeeded…

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Triton Algae readies for commercialization

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from algae, has announced that it has achieved Independent Conclusion of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its wild-type algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (c. reinhardtii). After a rigorous evaluation…

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All-Gas project, led by Aqualia, begins demo phase

Watertechonline.com reports that the All-Gas project in the El Torno treatment plant in Chiclana, in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cádiz, has started its demonstration phase. The project, supported by the European Union, has now completed the objectives and stages set from the start of the project…

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Allmicroalgae adds fermentation system

Portuguese microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has recently begun production of Chlorella vulgaris and other microalgae species via fermentation, which complements the company’s existing photobioreactor capacity. At their state-of-the-art Algafarm production facility in Leiria…

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SCHOTT glass for ecoduna’s new commercial facility

Ecoduna AG is a bio-technology R&D company that has invented, built out and patented a highly effective photobioreactor setup for the production of microalgae at an industrial scale. The company produces and harvests a variety of algae, including chlorella and spirulina, for use as food supplements, cosmetics…

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