“Light Switch” in Cyanobacteria Discovered

Deanna Conners reports in earthsky.org that a collaboration of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, the Imperial College London and the University College London have discovered a biological…

Algae for Military Use

Algae for Military Use

More federal funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) came through in June. The FOAs are part of an initiative coordinated between the Navy and Agriculture and Energy departments to support the development and…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

Algae 101: Part 46

Algae 101: Part 46

The cost of diabetes in the US approaches $200 billion annually. A new study released at the “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington DC in April 2012 predicts 42% of Americans will be obese by 2030. Either we solve diabetes…

Alltech and Nofima Optimising Salmon Nutrition

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech, and the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) have entered a three-year strategic research alliance that will focus…

Algae Can Increase Good Cholesterol

Algae Can Increase Good Cholesterol

A researcher at Detroit, Michigan’s Wayne State University has found that an extract from algae could become a key to regulating cardiovascular disease. In a study funded by Health Enhancement Products of Bloomfield Hills…

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix, LLC is a bioplastics company developing novel thermoplastic formulations and resins using feedstocks from renewable sources. The Algix Bio-resins derive up to 70% of their feedstock from aquatic biomass obtained from nitrogen and…

Algae 101: Part 45

Algae 101: Part 45

Recent breakthroughs in algae foods herald an exciting future for this apparently new but actually very old food category. Market demand keeps growing, functional foods continue expanding, and new algae food products are hitting the shelves..