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Remembering Dr. Keith Cooksey, Founding Board Member of ABO
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of algae icon Dr. Keith Cooksey, who died in early September. Keith was a founding Board Member of the Algae Biomass Organization and a member of the original steering committee that first met on April 23, 2008 to consider how to form an organization to advance the […]
Algae Biomass Organization Announces 2020 Algae Industry Awards
Outstanding leaders, companies and innovations recognized by ABO Preston, MN (September 23, 2020) — The Algae Biomass Organization’s (ABO) is pleased to recognize the winners of the 2020 Algae Industry Awards. During ABO’s Annual Algae Biomass Summit, incoming Executive Director, Dr. Rebecca White, announced outstanding leaders, companies and innovations that are at the forefront of […]
Call for Nominations: Algae Industry Awards
The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting nominations for our annual Algae Industry Awards, to be presented at the 2020 Algae Biomass Summit. ABO members are at the forefront of efforts to develop new technologies and commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae, and the ABO is dedicated to recognizing exceptional […]
Algae Biomass Organization Appoints Dr. Rebecca White as Executive Director
Industry veteran to lead the world’s largest algae trade association Preston, MN (August 20, 2020) — The Algae Biomass Organization’s (ABO) Board of Directors today announced the selection of Dr. Rebecca White as the ABO’s new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2020. Dr. White is a recognized leader in the algae industry having led algae […]
ABO and EABA share member benefits
US-based Algae Biomass Organization and the European Algae Biomass Association have agreed to renew their partnership that extends the member benefits of each organization. As the leading algae trade associations for the US and Europe, ABO and EABA will be recognized as a Supporting Organization for each other. The two organizations have also agreed to collaborate to further […]
ABO Members Awarded DOE Support for Bioenergy Research and Development
On July 31 the Department of Energy announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. Several algae projects were awarded a total of more than $21 million, funding that was made possible with bi-partisan support in Congress. ABO corporate, academic and […]
The virtual Algae Biomass Summit kicks off next week!
On Wednesday, August 12 ABO will be hosting the first of our Industry Spotlight sessions that will kick off the virtual 2020 Algae Biomass Summit. The new virtual format of the Summit should make this event very attractive for anyone with an interest in algae agriculture. Abstracts for posters and even a few speaking opportunities […]
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 […]
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