News

Kuehnle AgroSystems Inc. named finalist for PBN Hawaii's Titans of Technology award.
Pacific Business News launched a new recognition program for, and about, Hawaii's high-tech community, Titans of Technology, in which Kuehnle AgroSystems Inc. was named a finalist for the award.
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Introducing Molokini™, Hawaiian Portulaca Stem Cell Concentrate
The Hawaiian Islands are recognized the world over for valued botanicals with healing, nutrition, and beautification properties. This now includes Molokini™ with Hawaiian Portulaca Stem Cell Concentrate (INCI: Portulaca Molokiniensis Callus Extract), a unique ingredient for skin care.
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AstaFusion™ Ingredient Featured at 30th IFSCC 2018 Congress in Munich
The research group of Professor Hitoshi Masaki (Tokyo University of Technology) delivered a coveted oral presentation on the efficacy of AstaFusion™ at the 30th IFCSS Congress, themed “Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle”.
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Molokini™ Trademark Allowed by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
KAS received notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that its trademark application for Molokini™ has been allowed. Molokini™ refers to KAS’s proprietary botanical extract rich in polyphenolics and betalains for use in making cosmetics.
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Notice of Publication: USPTO 20180066288 Producing and Altering Microbial Fermentation Products using Non-Commonly Used Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates
KAS received notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that its patent application entitled “Producing and Altering Microbial Fermentation Products using Non-Commonly Used Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates”, with inventors Norie Anne B. Nolasco, Amit Vasavada, Adelheid R. Kuehnle, Robert J. Schurr, has been published.
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Introducing AstaFusion™, nature's blend of microalgal pigments
Our proprietary microalgal skin care ingredient, AstaFusion™, has been registered with the American Chemical Society and received its CAS Registry Number 1174756-78-5. AstaFusion™ is a natural, non-GMO oil-soluble pigment from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis macrozooid cell (pre-haematocyst).
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Notice of Publication: USPTO 20180002711 Heterotrophic Production Methods for Microbial Biomass and Bioproducts
KAS received notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that its patent application entitled “Heterotrophic Production Methods for Microbial Biomass and Bioproducts”, with inventors Robert J. Schurr and Adelheid R. Kuehnle has been published.
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Notice of Allowance: Nuclear Based Expression of Genes in Algae
KAS is pleased to announce a notice of allowance for U.S. Patent Application no. 12/415904.
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Nikko Chemicals and KAS Product Launch
Nikko Chemicals and KAS have announced joint development and manufacturing of cosmetic raw ingredients derived from microalgae.
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Publications

Brewing Change: Dark Fermentation of Photosynthetic Microalgae
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Kuehnle A., and R. Schurr
Industrial Biotechnology. February 2019 15(1):3-8
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Industrial Biotechnology Interview: A Conversation with Adelheid Kuehnle
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Kuehnle A.
Industrial Biotechnology. February 2017, 13(1): 11-13.
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Some Microalgae from the Hawaiian Islands with a Focus on Industrial Applications
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Kuehnle A., Schurr R., Perez M.
Current Biotechnology 2015; 4(4): 499-513.
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Algae-mediated valorization of industrial waste streams
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Perez M., N.A. Nolasco, A. Vasavada, M. Johnson, and A. Kuehnle.
Ind Biotechnol 11(4):229-234.
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Microalgae Crop Improvement: Tools for Quality Control and Molecular Breeding
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Schurr R. and A. Kuehnle.
Ind Biotechnol 10(3):237-243.
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Strategic Alliances Create Path to Commercialization for a Microalgae-Focused Start-Up
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Kuehnle A. and M. Ritchie.
Ind Biotechnol 9(5):286-288.
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