Earlier this week, Biofuels Digest did a great piece on ABO member Cellana’s newly announced partnership with Living Ink Technologies. The two companies have signed a letter of intent for the development and commercialization of algae-based inks.
Living Ink was founded to meet the growing demand for sustainable inks—inks that aren’t petroleum-based. Currently, the most popular alternative ink is soy-based, but such inks tend to dry more slowly, making speedy printing a challenge.
Algae has great promise to provide an effective alternative. As Jim Lane points out in his article, Cellana will not be using algae-derived oil, but rather renewable algae biomass as the basis for the ink production. Cellana’s ReNew Algae is, in short, algae biomass that is rich in nutritional oils, proteins, pigments, and other valuable micronutrients and is produced at the company’s Kona Demonstration Facility in Hawaii.
For more details on the partnership and for the original article, please visit Biofuels Digest.