The Big Algae Pivot and Hustle

Expert says algae’s promise still huge despite disappointments in ingredient development

By Hank Schultz, 23-Aug-2016

Algae companies have a habit of over promising and under delivering. According to one longtime expert in the field, that’s almost by default, resulting from the organisms’ almost unlimited potential and the limited ability of current technology to realize that promise.

And the 2016 ISPR Innovation Award goes to…

…our very own Co-Founder and Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, David Kramer. We are excited to share the news. David accepted the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) Innovation Award at the ISPR’s 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Congratulations, David!

Read more here: https://prl.natsci.msu.edu/news-and-events/news/david-kramer-wins-innovation-prize-from-ispr/

 

Algae: Scaling for commercial use

Scaling up
What works well in the small confines of the lab doesn’t automatically work on an industrial scale. Researchers trying to figure out how to take algae production from the petri dish or the pond to the refinery know that is something much easier said than done…

Read more at https://energyfactor.exxonmobil.com/science-technology/algae-beneficial-can-biofuel-future/