Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a professor in the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, and graduate research assistant Elton Goncalves, have been researching how nitrogen starvation…

Solar panel advancements increasing algal growth efficiency

Solar panel advancements increasing algal growth efficiency

Jason Boudville reports in Science West Australia that Murdoch University researchers have dramatically increased the conversion efficiency of solar energy by the novel pairing of algae biomass and selective…

Urban farming fresh spirulina

Urban farming fresh spirulina

In Bangkok, Thailand, Patsakorn Thaveeuchukorn harvests spirulina from dozens of barrels on a rooftop, in an urban farming effort to provide a sustainable source of protein as an alternative to meat. “The algae is growing so fast…

Cultivating Algae in Space

Cultivating Algae in Space

Fabian Schmidt writes in DW about Jens Bretschneider, at the Institute for Space Systems, in Stuttgart, Germany. The scientist is exploring new solutions to the challenge of surviving without the luxury of regular, fresh supplies, as people start traveling farther …

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 7

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 7

Peptides are molecules formed by joining two to 50 amino acids. Larger amino acid sequences are called proteins. Peptides and proteins are present in every living cell and possess a variety of biochemical activities…