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  • Algae based polymers get a boost in latest DOE funding for small business R&D

      The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced last month that it will fund 49 new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects across 23 states, totaling nearly $53.4 million in funding. Among the projects is Algenesis Materials, a California […]

  • Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy: Algae

    A new report is required reading for those serious about developing new algae technologies, products, and ultimately deploying algae agriculture to create a more productive and sustainable economy. The Algae Interagency Working Group (AWG) is a collection of federal agencies coordinating a range of activities on algae R&D supported by the United States government. They […]

  • Building An Algae Center of Excellence

    ABO is putting its weight behind establishing an Algae Center of Excellence to create connections between industry partners, academic institutions, and government agencies to accelerate commercialization of algae products and services.  As a follow up to the significant win for the algae industry in the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill), where algae is included […]

  • ABO’s Policy Priorities Continue Forward Momentum

    ABO’s work to build a supportive regulatory environment that can advance algae technology development saw some encouraging developments this past month, especially on our carbon utilization priorities: New tax credit guidance for carbon utilization was announced by the Treasury On the regulatory side, the Internal Revenue Service released a new set of regulations for the […]

  • Working With Algal Oils? The AOCS Annual Meeting Kicks Off Virtually on June 29

    Algae can be a excellent source of sustainable oils for countless markets: fuel, feed, food, cosmetics and more. On June 29 those studying how oils from algae are making an impact in our lives can discover some of the latest innovations at The American Oil Chemists’ Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo. The event is free […]

  • European Commission Adopts Food Sustainability Strategy, Highlights Algae

    In May, the European Commission adopted two new strategies as part of the European Green Deal that proposes ambitious actions and commitments to reduce biodiversity loss and transform the food system to improve human health, planetary sustainability, and the food supply chain. The food system strategy is called Farm to Fork (F2F), and specifically calls […]

  • A New Board Chair and a New Chapter for ABO

    By Mark P. Allen, P.E. This month ABO’s Board of Directors welcomes Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development, Algae Ingredients at Corbion as our new Chair. Jill brings exactly the kind of experience in science, product commercialization and public policy that can take this industry into the next chapter of development. For the […]

  • Algae Farmers and the 2020 Census of Agriculture

    The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is gearing up for the 2022 Census of Agriculture by tuning up their lists of farms and adding new farmers. This official count of U.S. farms and ranches, and the people that operate them, is a vital tool for federal agencies to determine […]

  • The 2020 Algae Biomass Summit is Going Virtual: Registration is Now Open

    The new online program for the world’s largest algae conference will focus on sharing commercial and scientific progress, enhanced networking, and increased collaboration from around the world The 2020 Algae Biomass Summit is going virtual! In light of the continued uncertainty around the global COVID-19 outbreak the Algae Biomass Organization feels that transitioning this important […]

  • The First European Standard for Algae and Algae Products

    The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the first European standard for algae and algae products, an important milestone for establishing common baselines for an industry that is beginning to impact more markets than ever. Known as EN 17399:2020 ‘Algae and algae products – Terms and definitions’, the standards not only clarify terms and […]

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