Designer shows “algae powered” light bulb

Lori Zimmer writes in inhabitat that designer Gyula Bodonyi has harnessed the power of green algae in a light bulb. With the Algaebulb, algae powers a single LED activated by a tiny air pump and hydrophobic…

Algae researchers develop treatment for child blindness

Algae researchers develop treatment for child blindness

Dan Even reports for Haaretz that researchers at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, in Tel Hashomer, Israel, have found that a powder produced from orange algae can help treat Retinitis pigmentosa…

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech, the Louisville, Kentucky-based animal feed giant, attracted more than 2,300 people from 72 countries to their mid-May Symposium to get a glimpse of the farmers and ranchers’ world of the future…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

The incidence of obesity in the U.S. has escalated from 13% to 34% over the last 30 years. Childhood obesity for children 6–11 increased from 7% in 1980 to 20% in 2008. By 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese…

Japanese sewage plant extracting algal oil for fuel

The Japan News reports that in Miyagino Ward, Sendai, a project has started at a sewage treatment facility to extract a biofuel ingredient from wastewater using algae. This first of its kind project in Japan…

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk, Virginia, have applied for a patent on recent discoveries they’ve made related to the use…