Germany to develop edible food package made of algae

Germany to develop edible food package made of algae

Xinhua.net reports that German academics and industry launched a program recently, aiming to develop a new type of environmental, even edible, food package made of algae. The program, named Mak-Pak, involves University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute and fast food chain…

Algatech tracks Israel’s booming food-tech industry

Algatech tracks Israel’s booming food-tech industry

“The Israeli food-tech industry has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years and is taking a leading role worldwide with a broad range of innovative companies and institutions that provide solutions for the changing demands of the global food industry,” says Israel Export Institute food-tech manager Sahar Yazdanpour…

Mexican researchers at IPN explore seaweed for nutrition

Mexican researchers at IPN explore seaweed for nutrition

Latin American Herald Tribune reports that in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, seaweed has become a healthy and nutritious alternative for people and animals, thanks to the efforts of researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City…

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

Algae Agriculture Act introduced in Congress

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) reports the introduction of the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373), a bill that would give algae cultivators and harvesters many of the same advantages as other traditional crops in United States agricultural policy. The bill was introduced… [Read the full story]

DTI seeks technology partners for algae extraction

DTI seeks technology partners for algae extraction

Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has received a Phase II SBIR for the USDA NFIA to use pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for algal extraction and predator control. Working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), DTI has installed a PEF Laboratory System on Arizona State University’s…

Hydrogen peroxide, a new solution for harmful algal blooms

Hydrogen peroxide, a new solution for harmful algal blooms

A cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests. Moves to adopt use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an effective treatment against toxic algae are already underway following the results of new research by a team from…

Studying year-round cyanotoxins in North Carolina

Studying year-round cyanotoxins in North Carolina

Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina’s Jordan Lake in which they monitored toxic algal blooms. The researchers found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations…

IKEA imagines the spirulina hotdog bun

IKEA imagines the spirulina hotdog bun

At Ikea’s SPACE 10 research center, the fast food of the future is being reimagined for a tastier tomorrow. Three years ago, the lab introduced the world to Tomorrow’s Meatball  —  a visual rethinking of IKEA’s iconic meatball using alternative ingredients such as insects, algae, and lab-grown meat…

Will shorter winters increase toxic algae?

Will shorter winters increase toxic algae?

Cody Nelson writes for MPRNews.org that a team of University of Minnesota-Duluth researchers wanted to know how shortening winters — and less ice cover on lakes — might increase the presence of harmful algae blooms and impact fisheries. “Aside from people who ice fish, the general assumption is that not much…

LIFE ALGAECAN project to cultivate algae, treat waste

LIFE ALGAECAN project to cultivate algae, treat waste

Huercasa, a leading company in the production of processed vegetable products at European level, is participating in the LIFE ALGAECAN Project, which is funded by the European Union through LIFE, a financial instrument used by the Union to provide support to environmental projects…

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

Exxon, SGI target 10,000 bbl/d algae biofuels by 2025

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. The new phase of research includes an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae… [Read the full story]

Photosynthetic microalgae as biocatalysts

Photosynthetic microalgae as biocatalysts

In the EU project PhotoBioCat international doctoral students under expert guidance use light as a “fuel” to accelerate enzymatic reactions by means of cyanobacteria. It is hoped that this will make the biocatalytic production of chemicals considerably more sustainable. The recently launched project is coordinated by a team led by…

Boliden grows algae to reduce emissions

Boliden grows algae to reduce emissions

The “Microalgae cultivation for treatment of process emissions from the metals industry” project, which is being financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, started recently and will run for two years at Boliden Bergsöe, where, among other things, lead from lead batteries is recycled. “We need metals for a wide variety of…