Because Animals pet food features algae and “clean meat”

Because Animals pet food features algae and “clean meat”

Emily Court reports in plantbasednews.org that Because Animals, an animal-free pet food brand recently launched out of Philadelphia, PA, aims to make a “worldwide impact” on the pet food business through an environmentally friendly, animal-free approach. The food and supplement company is the brain child…

Making a clean, green sunscreen

Making a clean, green sunscreen

Yousong Ding, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, writes in The Conversation that, in his laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, they are interested in combing the world for naturally occurring chemicals that have applications in health, agriculture and environment…

INCJ, Mitsubishi invest in protein maker Tavelmout

INCJ, Mitsubishi invest in protein maker Tavelmout

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have announced their joint investment in Tavelmout Corporation. Tavelmout, established in 2014, is one business entity of a group of biotech companies, the Chitose Group, which produces and markets spirulina using…

A new DNA editing toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis

A new DNA editing toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis

Over the past decade, the science of engineering genes has become much more precise. That goes especially for CRISPR, a set of tools to delete or edit genes in an organism’s DNA. Scientists are using CRISPR to understand how plants and animals work. They are also exploiting it to create new applications…

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix combine to form new company

BGG and Solix Algredients, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company supplying functional ingredients sourced from nature to the nutrition, food/beverage, personal care and feed markets. The new company’s portfolio of natural extract ingredients originates from three sectors: algae, fruits… [Read the full story]

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Algae.Tec partners with Radient for nutraceutical extraction

Sydney, Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has entered into a research agreement with natural compound extraction company Radient Technologies Inc., of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Under the Agreement, Algae.Tec will utilize RTI’s extraction technology as the… [Read the full story]

Algatech partners with Sphera on microalgae

Algatech partners with Sphera on microalgae

Israeli-based Algatechnologies, Ltd. (Algatech), is teaming up with the Italian R&D company, Sphera Encapsulation S.r.l (Sphera), to develop innovative functional ingredient formats. Based on Sphera’s propriety encapsulation technology, the partnership will focus first on development of new delivery forms…

Algae-based fertilizer turns vegetable farming green

Algae-based fertilizer turns vegetable farming green

European regulations and consumer needs have expanded the market for food products labelled green. However, affordable technological tools to produce vegetables sustainably are not readily available. To compound the challenge, European vegetable suppliers have neither the knowledge…

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity appoints Alex Pudney Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity, a leader in algal biology and industrial biotechnology, has added Dr. Alex Pudney to the team as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Pudney previously worked in both research and start-ups, tackling issues of sustainability and renewable alternatives to petrochemicals. His skills… [Read the full story]

AlgEternal ups production with OriginClear technology

AlgEternal ups production with OriginClear technology

LA-based water treatment solutions provider OriginClear Inc. and AlgEternal Technologies, a vertically-integrated producer of non-fuel high value products from microalgae, recently announced a formal licensing partnership, capping five years of continuous operation of OriginClear’s first-generation Smart Algae Harvester…

Arctic phytoplankton are more resistant to climate change

Arctic phytoplankton are more resistant to climate change

Ocean acidification triggered by climate change seems to cause less harm to the Arctic phytoplankton, which is resistant to the changes in climate that affect the Arctic Ocean’s coastal waters, as reported in a study released by Canadian researchers and the German Alfred Wegener Institute in the journal…

Allmicroalgae to produce organic certified Chlorella vulgaris

Allmicroalgae to produce organic certified Chlorella vulgaris

Lisbon, Portugal-based microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has gained EU organic certification for their ALLMA Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. “Gaining EU organic certification is another step in our commitment to provide appealing solutions for the most demanding consumers,” said Sofia Hoffmann…

DTU researches lighting cities with algae

DTU researches lighting cities with algae

At the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Science Nordic.com reports, researchers are investigating bioluminescent algae, to determine whether bioluminescent organisms could one day light up our cities in a turquoise blue light. There are some clear challenges to solve. The researchers say that they may…

Can spirulina boost the immune systems of athletes?

Can spirulina boost the immune systems of athletes?

Raymond Quan reports for Medicalnewsbulletin.com that researchers in Poland recently investigated whether using spirulina as a nutritional supplement can have a positive effect on the immune system of athletes. Strenuous exercise regimes of high-performance athletes may actually have a negative effect…

Growing algae from papayas for feed, fuel

Growing algae from papayas for feed, fuel

Tom Callis reports in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that farms in Hawaii could become “zero waste” if a state-funded demonstration project proves viable. The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce…