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Catch up on the latest algal bioenergy news, events and funding

We have just published the latested edition of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB SIG) newsletter, which this month features even more news updates, forthcoming events, and...

Find out more about funding to help maximise value from existing feedstocks

Maximising Value from Existing Feedstocks: Funding Workshop, 17 March 2015, Birmingham The Plants to Products (   P2P ) BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy...

Plant Based Summit 8-10 April, 2015, Lille

Date:  08.04.2015 to 10.04.2015 Registration and information Document:    PBS 2015 Programme.pdf    See the Conference Program here The...

Malaria vaccine candidate produced from algae

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an...

Horizon 2020 open calls

The ABSIG has gone through the H2020 calls currently open and relevant to algae and made them available in one document. Calls relate to biofuels, water management and CO2 mitigation - so check...

New algae species helps corals survive in the hottest reefs on the planet

A new species of algae has been discovered in reef corals of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf where it helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius - temperatures that...

European Algae Biomass Conference

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015 - Thursday 23 April 2015 Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Register here     ACI’s 5th annual European Algae Biomass...

Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC )  has recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led...

COURSE: Towards the rational exploitation and conservation of algal genetic resources, 11-12 May, Oban

Thanks to generous sponsorship by NERC , SAMS are offering this cutting edge course to just twenty participants at the heavily discounted price of £75 (VAT exempt) per participant. Places will...

EVENT: European Seaweed Production and Marketability, 13-14 May, Oban

On 13th and 14th of May, the Scottish Association for Marine Science will be proudly hosting the major actors of EU Seaweed Aquaculture in a world first inter-institute event ...

Latest Funding calls for industrial biotech or biobased R&D

Download the list of latest funding calls for IB & bio-based R&D, includes National schemes: Innovate UK, BBSRC, Scottish Enterprise and the IBioIC to name a few; and European. Follow...

NEW SBRI call: Phosphorus & Priority Chemicals

Key features: Competition to develop new and innovative solutions to recover phosphorus and/or priority substances from the water environment. Highlands and Islands...

Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland highlights macroalgae as a longer term feedstock

In the next step towards growing Scotland’s bioeconomy, the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group, supported by Scottish Enterprise, has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for...

Algae SMEs triumph in the IBLF Awards

Yesterday, 9 biotech start-ups and SMEs were awarded the first ever IBLF Award – a £10k voucher to redeem against a service. A selection of 15 companies pitched in a Dragons’ Den style...

Latest news from the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group

    February 2015 Newsletter       Dear Member There are exciting opportunities for our community in the numerous funding...

Dutch algae opportunity map highlights the potential for using algae as an animal feed

Researchers at Wageningen UR, in collaboration with Nevedi and Natuur & Milieu, have recently produced an “algae opportunity map” (unfortunately only available in Dutch) and a report to...

Lipid factories: Modifying algae for enhanced productivity

The Algal Bioenergy Special interest Group has published a case study on the development of genetic tools to create strains of Chlorella with optimal and commercially desired lipid...

Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland to be Launched at IB Showcase

On Day 2 of the IB Showcase (12th February 2015), the Scottish IB Development Group, supported by Chemical Sciences Scotland, will be launching the Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland.  The...

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the Microalgae Mission to the US

Congratulations to the 10 successful applicants to Microalgae Mission to the USA, which will take place on 8-13 March 2015. We received 27 applications in total, demonstrating strong interest...

Work on microalgae in the UK? Apply for funding NOW

PHYCONET is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), a UK-based network enabling biologists, engineers and...
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Reduction and Utilization of Food Loss and Waste, 26 May, Norway

SINTEF's CYCLE administration team and the Norwegian Industrial Biotechnology Network are...

Total Food 2014, 11th-13th November, Norwich

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the...

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Find out more about funding to help maximise value from existing feedstocks

Maximising Value from Existing Feedstocks: Funding Workshop, 17 March 2015, Birmingham The Plants to Products (   P2P ) BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy...

15 PhD positions available in algal research and biotechnology

Do you hold a MSc degree or are you expecting to complete one before July 15th, 2015? If you want to undertake further doctoral research and training as part of an international and highly...

Solazyme wins Green Synthetic Pathways Award for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation

Solazyme, Inc ., has won a 2014   Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award  for Greener Synthetic Pathways for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation. ...

Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy SPARK call closes tomorrow

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy SPARK call closes tomorrow

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

Ecover trials synthetically modified algal oils as alternative to palm oils

Ecover has announced its intention trial algal oils derived from synthetically modified organisms in its products.   In a statement on their website they say “The term synthetic biology...

Unilever's Lux Becomes First Soap Brand to Utilize Solazyme's Sustainable Algal Oils

Solazyme's Algal Oils are derived from oil-producing microalgae that are cultivated sustainably and responsibly. The oils are produced in a matter of days using a fermentation process designed...

New call for up to 6 Algal Biotech SPARK Awards

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

New call for up to 6 Algal Bioenergy SPARK Awards

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

InCrops innovation vouchers - simple funding to help businesses innovate

Are you developing new products or services? Could you benefit from the expertise or equipment of a market-leading organisation in your sector, but need some help forming contacts and...