Algae and Fungi together at last.

Michigan State University scientists have found a solution to enhance oil production and harvest using what many consider sea sludge.

The new proof of concept, published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, is a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted.

Read the full article here:  https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/harnessing-algae-and-fungi-to-create-new-biofuel-system/

Phenometrics Welcomes New Member! Jeff Wesley

Phenometrics Welcomes a New Member to the Board of Directors, Jeff Wesley

Lansing, Michigan August 6, 2018 Phenometrics Inc., the leader in benchtop photobioreactors, is proud to announce a new distinguished member, Jeff Wesley to its board of directors.

Jeff Wesley is executive director of the Michigan State University Foundation’s wholly owned venture investment subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures.   As executive director, Wesley provides strategic planning advice and executive coaching to both newly formed companies and growth companies already existing within Red Cedar’s investment portfolio.

Wesley is an alumnus of Central Michigan University, Wesley served as an executive with Two Men and a Truck, from 2008 to 2017, holding the positions of CFO and then CEO. During that time, the company became one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the United States and earned its place among Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Cool Places to Work.” In 2017, Wesley was nationally recognized as a top franchise executive and was an Inc. 5000 award winner.

“Jeff Wesley is an exceptional executive who has a great track record helping companies receive the support necessary to ignite their growth and fuel their success. Jeff’s track-record proves he can provide Phenometrics with business resources to navigate the company’s international expansion challenges. We are very honored to have such an accomplished business advisor.” Says Jody Burgess, CEO of Phenometrics.

“I am excited to do my part in helping Phenometrics succeed.” said Wesley. “I’m joining an impressive team and, together, we will continue to build a successful biotech company, providing quality algae scientific instrument products to the international marketplace.”

Media contact:  mimi.hall@phenometricsinc.com

Phenometrics Welcomes a New Member! Mark Edwards, PhD, MBA

Phenometrics Welcomes a New Member to the Board of Directors

 Mark Edwards, PhD, MBA

Lansing, Michigan August 6, 2018 Phenometrics Inc., the leader in benchtop photobioreactors, is proud to announce a new distinguished member, Mark R. Edwards PhD, MBA, to its board of directors.

Mark R. Edwards, is Professor Emeritus after 39 years at Arizona State University. He advises global companies on strategy for food, energy, and technology, by providing structure, metrics and advanced technologies. He leads an international team which is designing and building the largest and most sustainable agriculture-energy-waste-water and eco city in the world.

Mark Edwards graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and studied mechanical engineering, oceanography and meteorology. He earned an MBA and PhD in marketing and consumer behavior at the W.P. Carey School at ASU.

He is cofounder of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance at ASU and has published over 160 articles and 26 books that focus on business and science disciplines. He also authored a business and a science best seller. He won international “best science” book awards for 6 of his 15 books in the Green Algae Strategy Series, that focus on sustainable and affordable food and energy. Several of Mark Edward’s Green Algae Strategy books are used as textbooks by universities in over 20 countries for courses on food, energy, water, natural resources, medicine and sustainability. Dr. Edwards latest book, Ana Feeds our World by 2040 lays out a sustainable path to global food security while addressing resource issues such as climate chaos, soil fertility, water, energy, fertilizer and agricultural chemicals.

“We are excited that Mark Edwards has joined our Board of Directors at Phenometrics.  Mark’s vast experience and expertise in the algae industry will play an important role in our company’s future global expansion and product development. We are lucky to have him on our team.” says Jody Burgess, CEO of Phenometrics Inc.

“For years I have relied on Mark’s friendship and valuable advice as well as industry contact introductions, so I am pleased to have him join our board.” remarks Mimi Cook-Hall, Co-founder, Director of Sales and Marketing, and board member.

Edwards comments, “I am excited to join the Phenometrics board, since I have been an advocate their technology since 2011, when the company first introduced the ePBR to the biofuel research community. Today they are poised to expand in the global market with new accessories and products. I look forward to supporting the management team.”.

Press contact:  mimi.hall@PhenometricsInc.com

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

Come visit our booth at one of these great events!

AlgaBBB Conference – June 11 – 13, 2018
Held at the Motif Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington USA
https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/international-conference-on-algal-biomass-biofuels-and-bioproducts/programme

ABO Summit – Oct 15 – 17, 2018
Held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, Texas USA
https://www.algaebiomasssummit.org/default.aspx

7th Annual Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference – Oct 29 – 31, 2018
Held in Weihai (venue TBA), China
http://www.bitcongress.com/wcaf2018/

AlgaEurope Conference – Dec 4 – 7, 2018
Held at the Park Plaza Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
https://algaeurope.org/