Euro team mining cyanobacteria for bioethanol

The Fish Site reports that a team of European scientists is on a mission to prove that cyanobacteria can be used to produce bioethanol as a biofuel for less than €0.40 a litre…

Researchers replace nanodevices with diatoms

Researchers replace nanodevices with diatoms

Algae are cheap and easily available, so replacing costly nanodevices with them in interferometry experiments would be beneficial, according to the researchers…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 8

Algae have served as food for plants and animals for over 2 billion years. The cellular metabolism of plants and animals evolved to take advantage of the many compounds algae provided. Today, wild stands of algae, largely seaweeds, are harvested in…

Brown algae’s antioxidant properties investigated

Brown algae’s antioxidant properties investigated

Brown algae contain phlorotannins, aromatic (phenolic) compounds that are unique in the plant kingdom. As natural antioxidants, phlorotannins are of great interest for the treament and prevention of cancer and…

Marin Sawa using algae to 3-D print health food

Marin Sawa using algae to 3-D print health food

Leah Gonzalez writes in psfk.com about Marin Sawa’s Algaerium Bioprinter, a device that explores the personal, digital printing of nourishment using algae as the base media. Sawa’s project…

Synechocystis 6803 just might be the do-all algal strain

Synechocystis 6803 just might be the do-all algal strain

Synechocystis 6803 – a versatile, specialized cyanobacterium – can produce ethanol, hydrogen, butanol, isobutanol and potentially biodiesel. And it’s a natural at converting CO2 to useful chemicals…