Parry Nutraceuticals and Synthite partner for phycocyanin

Parry Nutraceuticals and Synthite partner for phycocyanin

Parry Nutraceuticals, a division of EID Parry and part of the Murugappa Group in India, has forged a partnership with India’s Synthite Industries, to apply proprietary patented technologies for extraction of phycocyanin, a natural blue pigment found in spirulina. “With this partnership we are… [Read the full story]

Algal oil debuts with high DHA and organic selenium

Algal oil debuts with high DHA and organic selenium

Romainville, France-based Metabolium has announced the development of what they say is the first ever oil with a high DHA and organic selenium content, called Olïse®. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is vital for brain development and function as well as for…

Corporate/academic partnership to convert wastewater algae

Corporate/academic partnership to convert wastewater algae

WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Utah State University’s Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) are jointly engaged in developing processes for more efficient harvesting of algae from municipal wastewater and other nutrient-rich sources, and researching its conversion into products…

Queensland algae farm for livestock production

Queensland algae farm for livestock production

Queenslandcountrylife.com, in Australia, reports that Goondiwindi’s Woods Grain has secured a $579,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.to build an algae farm for livestock production. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who last week attended the international BIO 2017 conference in San Diego, said Woods Grain…

Jiao Niandong on developing algal microrobots

Jiao Niandong on developing algal microrobots

South China Morning Post recently published an interview with Jiao Niandong, a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Shenyang. Dr. Niandong develops microrobots, using green algae as his building blocks…

MicroBio, Colorado Lining design new paddle wheel

MicroBio, Colorado Lining design new paddle wheel

A new 4,000 m2 raceway at Muradel Pty Ltd site in Whyalla South Australia, featuring a paddle wheel constructed entirely from fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is now in operation. The newly designed paddle wheel was a collaboration between MicroBio Engineering Inc and Colorado Lining International Inc…

SGI/Exxon’s Advancement

SGI/Exxon’s Advancement

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil announced earlier this week that they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer to making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality…

Microalgal biodiesel tests in Chile show much lower emissions

Microalgal biodiesel tests in Chile show much lower emissions

Fis.com reports that the first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of gases emissions and particulate matter of up to 80 per cent can be achieved in engines like those used by Trans-Santiago buses and trucks. The measurements were carried out within the framework of a…

Cyanotech reports 2017 financial results

Cyanotech reports 2017 financial results

Kailua Kona-based Cyanotech Corporation has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, ended March 31, 2017. For fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016, net sales were $32,042,000 compared to $31,840,000, an increase of 0.6%. Gross profit was $12,224,000, with gross profit margin…

Astaxanthin may reduce heart rate in runners

Astaxanthin may reduce heart rate in runners

Whole Foods Magazine has published a story about Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, announcing in a press release the results of a clinical trial published by the American College of Sports Nutrition, studying the firm’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin on runners. Results showed heart rate was reduced…

Learn to build a spirulina microfarm

Learn to build a spirulina microfarm

Apogee Spirulina, in association with Santa Fe Community College is offering a 5-day workshop on DIY Spirulina and Aquaponics, where workshop students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method. Aquaponics will be discussed providing students with real life…

Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced that, in joint research into advanced biofuels, they have modified an algal strain to more than double its oil content without significantly inhibiting its growth. Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

Algatech opens new US subsidiary

Algatech opens new US subsidiary

Algatech has announced the opening of Algatech Inc., a New York City-based subsidiary created to serve the North American market. The company has appointed Ken Seguine to lead the new operation. Algatech’s expansion into the U.S. is intended to accelerate development of the growing market in… [Read the full story]

MIRACLES of Algae

MIRACLES of Algae

EuroNews met with the scientists working on a European research project fittingly named “MIRACLES” – Multi-product Integrated bioRefinery of Algae: from Carbon dioxide and Light Energy to high-value Specialties. An industry-driven R&D and innovation project, MIRACLES is aimed at developing integrated, multiple-product…

ABO shows pre-agenda for Salt Lake City Summit

ABO shows pre-agenda for Salt Lake City Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 29-November 1, 2017. The sessions feature a wide range of discussions about the impact that the latest advances in algae commercialization… [Read the full story]

Evonik and DSM to build $200M omega-3 operation in Nebraska

Evonik and DSM to build $200M omega-3 operation in Nebraska

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, and Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, have chosen Blair, Nebraska as the location for the commercial-scale… [Read the full story]

Astaxanthin in newly patented formula for eye health

Astaxanthin in newly patented formula for eye health

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Patent No. 9,610,313 to Florida-based Valensa International for its EyePro MD® formula, which claims eye healthcare benefits related to its blend of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin mixed with omega-3 essential oils from krill, algae or perilla seed…

Algae — life after biofuels

Algae — life after biofuels

Monica Jain of Fish 2.0 writes in National Geographic about how the algae brand is about to undergo an image makeover, and may soon seem flat-out glamorous — once again. Algae got a lot of excited press a few years ago as a potential biofuel, but they’re turning out to be a sustainable super-ingredient with…

INTESAL launches online platform to monitor HABs

INTESAL launches online platform to monitor HABs

Fis.com reports that the Salmon Technological Institute (INTESAL) launched the first online platform open to the community, developed to monitor the abundance of total phytoplankton, harmful algae and red tide presence, specifically the species Alexandrium catenella abundance, and chlorophyll concentration…

Predicting climate change via mesocosms

Predicting climate change via mesocosms

Carl Zimmer writes in The New York Times about a team of Australian scientists studying how climate change will alter ecosystems – by using miniature ecosystems, called mesocosms, designed to simulate the effects of climate change. The experiments are already revealing dangers that would have been missed had researchers…

360º NREL Algae Lab Tour

360º NREL Algae Lab Tour

Explore the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s algae lab as researcher Nick Sweeney takes you on a 360-degree tour of the algal biofuels research facility. Discover how NREL is growing algae to learn how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products…

Nativis’ Voyager technology may increase algae survival

Nativis’ Voyager technology may increase algae survival

Nativis, Inc., a clinical stage life science bio-electronic company developing non-invasive, safe and highly effective treatments for cancers and other serious diseases, has announced the use of the same technology to inhibit a key enzyme in algae. The paper entitled “Non-Thermal Radio Frequency Stimulation Inhibits…

PHYCO2 redirects algae production to agriculture, nutrition markets

PHYCO2 redirects algae production to agriculture, nutrition markets

PHYCO2 LLC, an algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company based in Santa Maria, CA, has announced that the company is shifting its focus to meet the growing market demand for algae production…. [Read the full story]

Do algal additives negate ‘organic’ milk claim?

Do algal additives negate ‘organic’ milk claim?

Peter Whoriskey writes in WashingtonPost.com that, inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the Schizochytrium algae multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil…

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