Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

Researchers from Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, are investigating how well microalgae can grow using concentrated desalination from inland…

OriginOil Addresses Bacteria Removal in Harvested Algae

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99%, suggesting that this could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from…

UGA Researchers Find Algal Key to Deadly Pathogens

UGA Researchers Find Algal Key to Deadly Pathogens

Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella…

Benemann, Woertz, and Lundquist Assess Algal Biofuel Potential

Can algae-derived oils support large-scale, low-cost biofuels production? This is the question addressed by industry experts Dr. John Benemann, Ian Woertz, and Dr. Tryg Lundquist, in a Review article…

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

Algae and National Security: Part 3

Algae and National Security: Part 3

Climate chaos brings a wide range of threats to food security. Robert Kaplan envisioned in The Coming Anarchy (1994) the core foreign-policy challenge for the 21st century as the “Political and strategic impact of surging populations, spreading disease…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 4

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 4

Over the past 30 years, many people have asked how they can grow algae themselves in their own back yard. The good news is that small scale algae farming has been tested for 30 years…