An algal substitute for plastic bottles?

An algal substitute for plastic bottles?

One of 12 winners of the 2014 Lexus Design Award, the Ooho algae balloon was created by three London-based designers to contribute a solution to the rising number of plastic bottles filling up landfills around the world. The Ooho’s double gelatinous membrane…

Algae 101: Part 73

Algae 101: Part 73

Once in a blue moon, a book appears that has the potential to transform an industry. Algae Microfarms for Home, School, Community and Urban Gardens by Robert Henrikson may be just such a transformative book. Imagine you would…

Algal DHA omega-3 improves sleep duration in study

Algal DHA omega-3 improves sleep duration in study

Supplementation of long-chain omega-3s, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, were associated with seven fewer wake episodes and longer sleep duration – 58 minutes more sleep per night…

Cultivating algae in cool climates, like Finland

Cultivating algae in cool climates, like Finland

The cultivation of algae for biofuels and other products is challenging in cool climates where there is little daylight in winter. But the findings of the ALGIDA project indicate that establishing profitable algae cultivation…

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked 28 Algae Technology Area projects. Dr. Mark Hildebrand and his team at Scripps Institution…

Algae 101: Part 72

Algae 101: Part 72

Technical standards define critical terms and metrics to add wisdom for the algae industry. Agreement among science and business leaders represents possibly the most difficult challenge to the algae industry. Failing standards, those doing research…

Study published for siting algae cultivation facilities in U.S.

Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources…

New tests show algae improves lamb diet

New tests show algae improves lamb diet

New research has shown improved consumer health benefits can be gained from grain-fed lamb by adding marine algae to the lamb’s diet. NSW Department of Primary Industries senior principal…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Growing local food in community gardens and urban farms is a popular and growing trend. Because urban space is limited and valuable, some entrepreneurs are transforming old warehouses and even underground spaces into indoor farms…