MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

Michigan State University researchers have successfully employed an algal gene involved in oil production to engineer a plant that stores lipids in its leaves, a development they feel could enhance…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives? Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens…

Analysis of algae parasite impact published

As part of an ongoing effort to improve commercial scale algae biofuel production, a group of scientists, led by crude oil producer Sapphire Energy, Inc., has announced the completion of a collaborative study…

Algae and National Security: Part 6

Algae and National Security: Part 6

In America, the richest nation on the planet, one in five children live in food insecure households. Over 17 million households, nearly one in seven, are food insecure. Food insecure household are up 30% since 2007, the highest number ever…

AIM Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin

AIM Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin

It was in 2001 when Dr. Isaac Berzin, a PhD Chemical Engineer at MIT’s Center for Space Research, started to question the work of the Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program, the first major scientific collaboration looking at creating biofuel from algae…

Climate change clues from ancient marine algae

Climate change clues from ancient marine algae

A new study, involving researchers from the University of Southampton, has found that microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now…