Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies joins FoodConnects consortium

Algatechnologies Ltd (Algatech), of Kibbutz Ketura, Israel, has become part of the FoodConnects consortium, as winner of a pan-European competition for the Food4Future project. This Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) sponsored project has broad coverage in EU… [Read the full story]

Algae foods demonstrate reduced GHGs and water use

Algae foods demonstrate reduced GHGs and water use

Scientists affiliated with the Marine Algal Industrialization Consortium have published a research article demonstrating the potential of using microalgae to significantly mitigate greenhouse gas emissions if used as a source of food. Leading the study was Michael J. Walsh, a research fellow in Bentley University’s Center…

Will algae raise the omega-3 content in farmed salmon?

Will algae raise the omega-3 content in farmed salmon?

Lisa Duchene writes in Global Aquaculture Advocate about a recent study by Stirling University (Scotland) researchers (on the Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 long chain fatty acid levels in farmed Atlantic salmon, 2006-2015, Scientific Reports) that revealed that the amount of omega-3 fatty acid in farmed salmon…

Climate change stimulating Arctic algae

Climate change stimulating Arctic algae

Carl Zimmer writes in the New York Times that scientists have reported global warming is altering the ecology of the Arctic Ocean on a huge scale. The annual production of algae, the base of the food web, increased an estimated 47 percent between 1997 and 2015, and the ocean is greening up much earlier each year…

In Praise of Diatoms

In Praise of Diatoms

As you contemplate your holiday decorations, consider diatoms. Algae kaleidoscopes were among the many creatively biological ways that Victorian scientists entertained themselves. Using the end of a piece of hair, they moved tiny diatoms on a slide, arranging them into beautiful, symmetrical patterns…

Are algae façades in Australia’s future?

Are algae façades in Australia’s future?

Nathan Johnson writes in Architecture and Design about the Sustainable Built Environment 2016: International High-Performance Built Environment Conference – that gathered academics, researchers and other AEC professionals at Sydney’s Maritime Museum over two days recently to discuss, brainstorm and ultimately…

Nannochloropsis’ life at the bottom of the food chain

Nannochloropsis’ life at the bottom of the food chain

Sulogna Mehta reports for the Times of India that scientists from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), in Vizag, the largest city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, have successfully produced nannochloropsis microalgae concentrate through indoor and outdoor culture, to serve as feed for…

CABC sees future in marine microalgae

CABC sees future in marine microalgae

A group of educators and researchers from Cornell University, the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium (CABC), has published a comparative commentary in the December, 2016 issue of Oceanography, the quarterly journal of The Oceanography Society. The commentary sums up a tremendous amount of integrated research…

Olmix focusing on marine sulfated polysaccharides

Olmix focusing on marine sulfated polysaccharides

Over the past 20 years Olmix, in the French province of Brittany, has evolved from a company mainly focused on animal care, to a global group active in the broad fields of plant, animal and human care, with a single global strategy: “One Health, Thanks to Algae.” At the Breizh Algae Tour 2016, held in Amsterdam last week…

GreenWave startup program for ocean farmers

GreenWave startup program for ocean farmers

Forbes is running an interview with Bren Smith, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of GreenWave, an organization dedicated to restoring oceans, mitigating climate change and creating jobs via ocean farming of sea greens and shellfish. Here are some highlights from that interview: “Part of our mission here at GreenWave is to change people’s perception of seaweeds…

Austria’s Ecoduna

Austria’s Ecoduna

Ecoduna, a startup based in the foothills of the southern Austrian Alps, has developed a highly efficient production system that can use waste CO2 and seawater to produce large quantities of microalgae. Founded by Martin Mohr and Franz Emminger, the two long-time friends’ company is producing…

AlgaeHealth NDI for >12mg/day astaxanthin dosage

AlgaeHealth NDI for >12mg/day astaxanthin dosage

Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, has announced that it has submitted a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) to the US FDA for its flagship product AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin. This new NDI builds on a previous NDI in late 2015 for the use of AstaZine as a bulk dietary ingredient at a dose that does…

Allmicroalgae scales-up for omega-3

Allmicroalgae scales-up for omega-3

Portuguese microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has moved to the next stage in development of new production technologies to grow Nannochloropsis oceanica on a large scale, to provide price-competitive omega-3 oil rich in EPA. “Currently, we’re working with strategic partners within the…

Omega-3 ingredients market est. $3.79 billion by 2022

Omega-3 ingredients market est. $3.79 billion by 2022

EPA/DHA (omega-3 ingredients) market size is likely to be worth USD 3.79 billion by 2022, according to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. An increasing trend towards healthy nutrient-fortified diets is likely to drive the EPA & DHA ingredients’ market growth. Dietary supplements accounted…

DIC expands capacity for Linablue food coloring

DIC expands capacity for Linablue food coloring

DIC Corporation has announced that it will expand the production capacity of its California-based subsidiary Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, for Linablue, a natural blue food coloring derived from spirulina. Investment in this project, estimated at approximately US$13 million, follows the investment of around…

Algae snacks on Shark Tank

Algae snacks on Shark Tank

If you’re a fan of the television show “Shark Tank”, you won’t want to miss the episode that airs this Friday, November 18th 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST on ABC Television, when Catharine Arnston, Founder/CEO of Boston’s ENERGYbits makes her pitch. Will the Sharks eat the algae? — or eat her alive?

SabrTech’s RiverBox algal biomass platform

SabrTech’s RiverBox algal biomass platform

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s clean-tech company SabrTech describes its main product, The RiverBox, as “the world’s first modular, scalable and rapidly deployable biofilm platform for the production of algal biomass,” writes Peter Moreira, in thechronicleherald.ca. The system of growing trays — fit into a shipping…

Fishing for Algae

Fishing for Algae

Researchers have observed chimpanzees fishing for algae in Bakoun, Guinea, using long branches or twigs as fishing rods to scoop up algae. This video was captured as a part of the Pan African Programme: the Cultured Chimpanzee, launched in 2010 by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in…

Cyanotech reports upturn in spirulina sales

Cyanotech reports upturn in spirulina sales

Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2017, ended September 30, 2016. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, net sales were a record $9,862,000 compared to $8,516,000…

Testing pre-concentration at U.S. algae facilities

Testing pre-concentration at U.S. algae facilities

Last year Commercial Algae Professionals and Liqoflux introduced the Liqoflux Pre-Concentration System, a new component for the process chain of algae production. This membrane system that will allow for capillary algae pre-concentration and capillary media recycling was uncharted territory…

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken to lead animal health at Algal Scientific

Steve Clarken has joined Algal Scientific, a leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health, based near Ann Arbor, Michigan. As president of animal health and nutrition, he will lead the animal health business unit as well as provide leadership throughout the organization… [Read the full story]

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan-based AstaReal Group, a division of Fuji Chemical Industries, has established its first Asian branch outside of Japan: AstaReal Pte Ltd Singapore. With over 20 years of research and development into astaxanthin, Fuji Chemical Industries — via the AstaReal Group — is taking astaxanthin direct… [Read the full story]

Tasmanian salmon producers switching to natural astaxanthin

Tasmanian salmon producers switching to natural astaxanthin

Rose Donohoe writes in Tasmania’s New Daily that two of the country’s largest salmon producers have announced they will soon use natural pigment supplements in their fish feed, three days after an ABC Four Corners report on the state’s industry discussed the use of a synthetic version to color the flesh…

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

A newly published study from Global Market Insights suggests that the global astaxanthin market size was more than 250 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2023. The global natural astaxanthin market size was over 25 tons in 2014 and is likely to see… [Read the full story]

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