Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

TerraVia, an algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and Bon Appétit Management Company, a pioneer in environmentally and socially responsible practices, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive… [Read the full story]

New algae medium: Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic

New algae medium: Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic

Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, has developed a new technology for energy efficient cultivation and harvesting of microalgae. Mr. Estime’s research has been published as a peer-reviewed article in Scientific Reports on Jan. 19…

Iowa State’s Revolving Algal Biofilm treatment system

Iowa State’s Revolving Algal Biofilm treatment system

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, are developing technology, using algae, that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation. The system uses vertical conveyor belts, about six feet tall and three feet wide, which revolve in a continual loop, cycling through the wastewater and air as multiple…

Bellevue Algal Research

Bellevue Algal Research

At Bellevue University, in Bellevue, Nebraska, Dr. John Kyndt and his student researchers, Suchita Shrestha and Adam Rawson, discuss their experiments using corn stover and algae to develop biofuel…

She illustrates with an algae palate

She illustrates with an algae palate

DJ Pangburn writes for The Creators Project that algae – as an illustration medium – first struck artist and illustrator Katherine Rutter, who creates fantastically surreal drawings, while visiting her family in Arkansas one late summer. Hot and humid, Ms. Rutter and family members went down to a nearby creek to cool off…

WholeFoods calls astaxanthin “King of Carotenoids”

WholeFoods calls astaxanthin “King of Carotenoids”

WholeFoods Magazine, a shopper’s guide to current health and nutrition information, and new and emerging product categories, has in its current issue dubbed astaxanthin “The King of Carotenoids.” The issue takes a deep look at practical information on the algal-derived super antioxident, describing its broad palate of…

TomAlgae qualifies for Fish-Free Feed Challenge

TomAlgae qualifies for Fish-Free Feed Challenge

The Fish Site reports an update to the Fish-Free Feed (F3) Challenge, which was launched in November 2015 on the HeroX crowdfunding site. The competition is intended to encourage innovation of alternative ingredients for aquaculture feeds, improve the industry’s sustainability and reduce pressure on wild-caught…

Health Canada approves three red/green algae products

Health Canada approves three red/green algae products

BioAge, a wholistic health company that provides BioSuperfood products to the United States and Canada, has announced that Health Canada, under the Natural Health Products Regulations, has approved three BioSuperfood products for those looking for natural alternatives for their health needs. The algae…

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Bonaire to have its own AlgaePARC

Wageningen University & Research is to partner with the Council of International Education and Exchange to build a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire where the university will study how algae production can best be realized. With an €800,000 subsidy from the Netherlands Organization for… [Read the full story]

Alltech’s Coppens unveils aquatic feed products

Alltech’s Coppens unveils aquatic feed products

Coppens International, an Alltech company and international aquatic feed solutions provider based in Helmond, Netherlands, has introduced several new algae products containing Alltech technologies to the Coppens International aquatic product range. These products were developed to provide customers…

SGI-ExxonMobile ’17

SGI-ExxonMobile ’17

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), the La Jolla, California, synthetic biology startup, and ExxonMobil continue to believe the dream of turning algae into a ubiquitous, affordable and low-emission transportation fuel can become a reality. The two companies announced this week that they are renewing their…

Seaweed foraging — the new gourmet sport

Seaweed foraging — the new gourmet sport

Joy Lanzendorfer reports for NPR that, as seaweed continues to gain popularity for its nutritional benefits and culinary versatility, more people are taking up seaweed foraging to eat it fresh, as well as sell it to restaurants in up scale places like Napa and San Francisco. Heidi Herrmann, owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg…

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Valensa to commercialize Algal Scientific health ingredients

Eustis, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it has reached an agreement with Algal Scientific Corporation, of Plymouth, MI, to commercialize the company’s PureAlgal™ branded ingredients – whole dried microalgae (Euglena gracilis) and purified beta-1,3-glucan… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]

Can algae treat Cystic Fibrosis?

Can algae treat Cystic Fibrosis?

Benjamin Schachtman writes for PortCityDaily.com in Wilmington, Delaware, that the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC), along with the Marine Biology in North Carolina Center (MARBIONC) were recently named as part of the $250 million National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals…

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Fermentalg produces first DHA batches

Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA. Production was launched… [Read the full story]

PNNL seeking the perfect algae for renewable energy

PNNL seeking the perfect algae for renewable energy

Discovering which algae species is best suited to make biofuel is no small task. Researchers have tried to evaluate algae in test tubes, but often find lab results don’t always mirror what happens when grown in outdoor ponds. A new, approximately $6-million collaborative project is using a unique climate-simulating laboratory system…

Artificial Skin Research

Artificial Skin Research

Artificial skin, used to treat burn victims and help new skin grow, has been around for decades. But it takes weeks for new blood vessels to grow on the collagen base. Until those new blood vessels can carry oxygen into the new growth site, the skin can’t “breathe” so the area is vulnerable to infection. Voice of America’s…

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio enters technology partnership

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a development agreement with Banco Espanol de Algas (BEA), a center associated with the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The center is among Europe’s leading in terms of cultivation and development of microalgae and… [Read the full story]

New species highlight biodiversity hotspot

New species highlight biodiversity hotspot

Algae have long been identified and classified by their physical appearance, such as their color and branching. However, reliance on the form and structure of these organisms has made it challenging to determine diversity and map distribution. Molecular technologies have changed that. As scientists use DNA analysis…

Sun Chlorella to roll out awareness campaign

Sun Chlorella to roll out awareness campaign

FoodBev Media reports that Sun Chlorella will leverage the growing reputation of algae in a new marketing campaign for 2017 in the UK, designed to extend the appeal of chlorella supplements beyond its current consumer base and into more mainstream markets. Alongside a PR campaign highlighting the…

Species diversity in algal biofuel systems

Species diversity in algal biofuel systems

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. U-M ecologist Bradley Cardinale and his colleagues found that growing multiple algal species…

TerraVia’s Whole Algal Protein gets Canadian approval

TerraVia’s Whole Algal Protein gets Canadian approval

TerraVia has announced that Health Canada has issued an approval for its Whole Algal Protein ingredient for food use in Canada. With this approval, TerraVia has achieved regulatory approval for its portfolio of AlgaVia® Whole Algae Ingredients, including AlgaVia® Whole Algal Protein…

High-performance bioplastics from seaweed

High-performance bioplastics from seaweed

Park Se-young, at Arirang News, writes about a Korean research team at Ewha Womans University, in Seoul, South Korea that has developed the technology to manufacture eco-friendly, high performance, bioplastics using seaweed. This technique is the first of its kind to use lipids from algae, according to the scientists…

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