Collectis developing higher oil algal strains

Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, have announced the publication in Nature Communications of their development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content…

Microalgae in animal feed

Microalgae in animal feed

Although the use of whole microalgae in animal diets has long been studied, the 
de-fatted biomass of microalgal species, derived from biofuel production research, has only recently shown feasibility in replacing corn and soybean meal in animal…

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population, new research has taken a step toward employing genes from blue-green algae to improve staple crop photosynthesis — a potential…

Algaeon expands with $2.75M funding

Algaeon expands with $2.75M funding

Dan Human reports in the Indianapolis Business Journal that Indianapolis-based Algaeon Inc. plans to use $2.75 million in new funding to begin commercial production of its algae-based nutritional.
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Algae 101: Part 75

Algae 101: Part 75

A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his team have worked for seven years to create complex protein-based drugs….

Another algae application: greeting cards

Another algae application: greeting cards

Rachel Estabrook reports for Colorado Public Radio about a new company creating greeting cards using algal ink, enabling the card to reveal different messages over several days…

Alaskan seaweed may treat diabetes and obesity

Alaskan seaweed may treat diabetes and obesity

Yereth Rosen reports in the Anchorage Daily News that scientists at North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute have found extremely high levels of “bioactive phytochemicals” in edible…