Ana Feeds Our World, Part 9

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 9

Farmers have to make a full investment in their crop and pray that severe weather events, drought or pest invasions do not destroy it. A single storm, such as hurricane Harvey or Irma, a temperature spike or pest invasion can devastate crops. Modern Industrial Agriculture (MIA) ignores…

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food JV for Aquafeed

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food JV for Aquafeed

Omaha, Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. and Optimal Fish Food LLC, of Brookings, South Dakota, have announced the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary… [Read the full story]

Meet the BioUrban

Meet the BioUrban

Using only algae, the sunlight, and a simple pump to push the air through it, the BioUrban purifier is said to contribute the same amount of oxygen to the atmosphere as 400 trees…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 8

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 8

No, Ana cannot save modern industrial agriculture (MIA), from itself. MIA consumes far too many nonrenewable resources, uses them very inefficiently, and only once. The residuals leak to create massive waste streams that erode, degrade and pollute not only its own ecosystems…

Kampachi gets $3.3m for seaweed into food, feed, fuel

Kampachi gets $3.3m for seaweed into food, feed, fuel

Jason Huffman writes in UndercurrentNews.com that the Kampachi Company, a mariculture business focused on expanding the environmentally sound production of sashimi-grade marine fish in ocean-based cages, is planning to make a play in the seaweed space. The Kona…

Algae for 6-year-olds

Algae for 6-year-olds

Exxon-Mobil is planning ahead for when algae biofuel’s time finally comes. And they are planting seeds for future employees and customers by educating young people, as in this video, where algae research technician Megan Ruhmel shows Farrah what all the fuss is about…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 7

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 7

Algae evolved in so many different competitive environments that the organisms built incredibly sophisticated defensive shields. Imagine each algae cell trying to survive and grow surrounded by a milieu of predators trying to eat it and trillions of bacteria, viruses, molds and other microorganisms…

NREL Study: Florida best growing region

NREL Study: Florida best growing region

A unique experiment that explored how well algae grows in specific regions of the United States yielded data that could prove useful as the industry moves forward, according to research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Arizona State University…

From Pollution to Power

From Pollution to Power

Like many waterways around the world, the Port of Baltimore is polluted with excess nutrients from farm fertilizer runoff, city wastewater and other sources. Algae feast on those nutrients, triggering massive growth that chokes out other aquatic life. Last summer, algal growth left an average of 4.6 cubic kilometers…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 6

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 6

Algae typically do not have to move, since the nutrients flow naturally in the water to them. Algae do not need rigid structures since they are supported by water. Amazingly, algae developed the ability to swim. Sometimes single-celled algae grow whip-like appendages called flagella, which coordinate …

Kyanos air-to-food process awarded at Protein Summit

Kyanos air-to-food process awarded at Protein Summit

The first edition of the “Plant-based Protein Innovation Awards” organized by the Village by CA Nord de France, the Caisse Crédit Agricole Nord de France and Bridge2Food, presented the start-up Kyanos Biotechnologies, based in Toulouse, France, the award for the best plant-based innovation. The awards were…

New biocontainment strategy controls spread of escaped GMOs

New biocontainment strategy controls spread of escaped GMOs

Science Daily reports that Hiroshima University (HU) researchers successfully developed a biocontainment strategy for genetically modified organisms. Their new method prevents genetically modified cyanobacteria from surviving outside of their test environment, enabling ways to more safely research…