Category: The Buzz

Mimi C. Hall — New CEO of Phenometrics

Mimi Cook Hall, has accepted the position of CEO at Phenometrics Inc. after serving three years as the Director of Sales and Marketing, generating sales revenue, and implementing marketing strategies for the company. Ms. Hall was the original founding CEO from 2010 to 2013 and has maintained…

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ABO building Algae Center of Excellence

Members from ABO’s Future of Algae for Food and Feed and their stakeholders have laid out the next steps in launching an industry wide Algae Center of Excellence (ACE). Their goal is to create connections between industry partners, academic institutions, and government agencies in order to…

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2020 Algae Biomass Summit going virtual

The 2020 Algae Biomass Summit is going virtual. In light of the continued uncertainty around the global COVID-19 outbreak the Algae Biomass Organization’s board of directors has decided to transition the key industry event into a virtual format to best move the industry forward while…

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Mazda backing algal biofuel research

Mazda is currently involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth. As part of its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term technology development program…

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Olmix, INRAE partner on sustainable farming

On February 25, 2020, Philippe Mauguin, President and CEO of INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Hervé Balusson, CEO of Olmix Group, signed a first framework agreement which aims at strengthening their collaboration in the fields of both environment…

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NAXA names Allen Levine president

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has chosen Ford Levine Sales Group, LLC, to lead the organization. Allen Levine, a partner in Ford Levine Sales Group, will serve as NAXA’s president. “We are excited to begin work with NAXA’s board and membership to educate media…

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MiAlgae raises £1 million for commercialization

Edinburgh-based biotech startup MiAlgae has received an investment of £1 million ($1.3USD) to focus on the commercialization of its microalgae products that use co-products from the whisky distillation process to produce microalgae high in omega-3 and other nutrients to sustainably…

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New Zealand and Japan partner on algal energy

Maiki Sherman, traveling with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, reports for 1News Now that new innovation partnerships have been signed between New Zealand and Japanese entities including developing biofuels from microalgae. Hirojiren and Cawthron Institute have signed…

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2019 Algae Biomass Summit kicks off in Orlando

The 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, the largest algae conference in the world, kicked off Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, with opening keynote presentations and plenary discussions focused on the latest research, commercial innovation and new products that are being made possible with advanced algae…

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Cyanotech’s spirulina sales increase 76% in latest quarter

Cyanotech Corporation, a Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based leader in high-value nutrition and health products made from algae, has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended June 30, 2019. The company reported net sales of $8,071,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared…

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Microphyt raises €28.5 million for microalgae-based nutrition

Baillargues, France’s Microphyt, a leading company in microalgae-based natural solutions for nutrition and well-being, has announced a fundraising of €28.5 million (US$32 million). This investment was co-led by Sofinnova Partners and Bpifrance, through the “Sociétés de Projets Industriels” fund…

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Biotech firm Solabia acquires Israel’s Algatech

Paris-based Solabia Group (“Solabia”) has acquired Algatech Ltd., a global leader in the development, cultivation and commercialization of ingredients delivered from microalgae and used by leading food, supplements, and cosmetic brands worldwide. Solabia, a family-owned company working closely…

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