Cereplast intros new algae-based bioplastic resin grade

El Segundo, CA-based Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable bioplastics, has announced a new bioplastic resin grade, Biopropylene® A150D…

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer…

Algae becoming influential in the cosmetics world

Algae becoming influential in the cosmetics world

While algae derivatives have been a growing component in cosmetics and skin treatments for years, they have mainly been a low key contributor, unheralded until Solazyme began promoting…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

The four most prevalent deficiency diseases globally in 2013 are: malnutrition, nutritional anemia (iron and B12 deficiency), xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency), and endemic goiter (iodine deficiency). These algae therapeutic solutions…

Dinoflagellate microalgae show biofuel potential in Spanish study

Dinoflagellate microalgae show biofuel potential in Spanish study

Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), in Spain, have analyzed the potential of different species…

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer…

Hydrogen production efficiency discovery in green algae

Hydrogen production efficiency discovery in green algae

That green algae can produce hydrogen under certain conditions has been known and studied for about 15 years, but low efficiency has been a problem, i.e. the amount of energy…

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Genes from the family of bacteria that produce vinegar and Kombucha tea are being engineered by University of Texas at Austin scientists into blue-green algae to produce the “wonder material” nanocellulose…

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

Dr. Halil Berberoglu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is leading a research effort to produce renewable biofuel using solar energy…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

The Algae Industry Magazine exclusive “Algae Medical Solutions” series examines algae compounds that provide therapeutic solutions for malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards…

OMEGA developers publish system details

OMEGA developers publish system details

In the current Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, OMEGA system inventor Dr. Jonathan Trent and his team detail the mechanics of their innovative wastewater to algae system in the article…