The “promisability” of algae

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Diversified Technology Inc.’s PowerMod, employing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, is a low cost, low energy process that applies high voltage electric pulses to an algal slurry. These very short, high intensity pulses rupture the algal cells, increasing the availability of intracellular materials such as lipids…

Green hydrogen, courtesy of algal proteins

Green hydrogen, courtesy of algal proteins

Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be from algae bioreactors, partly thanks to an international team of researchers who have for the first time…

Altered intracellular signaling increases algal oil yields

Altered intracellular signaling increases algal oil yields

James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were published September 6, in a paper titled, “Synergism between inositol polyphosphates and TOR kinase signaling…

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University….

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Jennifer Grebow reports for Nutritional Outlook magazine from the SupplySide West ingredient trade show in Las Vegas that, according to natural astaxanthin suppliers, the industry’s struggles to meet rising demand with supply are a thing of the past. Suppliers are now looking forward with a focus on new research…

Adding algae to feed for bone strength

Adding algae to feed for bone strength

World Poultry reports on testing at animal nutrition company Alltech that compared chicken feed formulas, using algae as a variable, to determine how nutrition, management, and environmental factors can have an impact on bone strength and quality. Leg disorders such as angular bone deformities and…

Skretting to offer algal oil-based fishfeed

Skretting to offer algal oil-based fishfeed

Stavanger, Norway-based Skretting, a 100+ year-old leader in the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feeds for fish and shrimp, has announced that they are now offering aquaculture feeds containing algal oil that consists of “unprecedented levels” of the two essential long chain omega-3 fatty acids…

Astaxanthin program to treat Sarcopenia

Astaxanthin program to treat Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle. In sarcopenia, muscle mass, quality, and strength progressively decreases beyond the normal aging process, compromising physical function and independence, increasing risk of disability, and lowering quality of life in older adults. Although it is estimated that sarcopenia…