Japan’s euglena first for seaweed standard

Japan’s euglena first for seaweed standard

The Fish Site reports that euglena Co., a Japanese microalgae producer, has become the first in the world to attain certification for the new ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The certification recognizes sustainably managed fish and seafood products. euglena was initially founded after its CEO, Mitsuru Izumo…

Algae-based alternative to single-use packaging

Algae-based alternative to single-use packaging

Natashah Hitti reports in dezeen.com that Chile-based designer Margarita Talep has created a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use packaging, using raw material extracted from algae. Disappointed by the abundance of non-recyclable materials currently used to contain food products, Ms. Talep…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 13

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 13

Bioremediation, nutrient recovery, serves as the critical first step in nutrient cycling. Most bioremediation research focuses on the capture of nutrients harmful to the environment, animals or people such as excess CO2, nitric oxides (NOx), polluted wastewater or toxic heavy metals…

Chlorella’s wastewater cleaning ability confirmed

Chlorella’s wastewater cleaning ability confirmed

Environmental engineers at the University of Arkansas have discovered that Chlorella vulgaris, a single-celled fresh water algae species, effectively removes pollutants from wastewater even at fluctuating levels, making it an effective tool for wastewater treatment. The study, published recently…

ABO accepting abstracts for Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando

ABO accepting abstracts for Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit will take place in Orlando, Florida, September 16-19, 2019, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of algae scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, government… [Read the full story]

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 12

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 12

Nutrient cycling provides the foundation for Ana’s quest to supply good food for hungry people. Nature wastes nothing by maintaining a closed nutrient loop. Each plant lives with nutrients passed down from organisms that lived earlier. When the plant or animal dies, it’s nutrients cycle…

Magnetized microalgae could be the future of medicine

Magnetized microalgae could be the future of medicine

Jessica D’Lima writes in AdvancedScienceNews.com that medicine is moving towards minimally invasive procedures, which have important patient-oriented benefits such as shorter hospitalization durations and lower risks for infections and complications. In this regard, microrobots have…

Building a seaweed industry in New Zealand

Building a seaweed industry in New Zealand

Fuseworks Media reports that Sea lettuce (green seaweed) may hold the key to a new and valuable industry in New Zealand, thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project funded by the Government and University of Waikato. Leading the research program is seaweed biologist…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 11

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 11

The most critical contribution algae can make to MIA is to transform fossil agriculture, based on extracted resources, to abundant agriculture, based on biocycled resources. Fossil agriculture is not sustainable, because fossil resources are limited and becoming increasingly scarce…

New Farm Bill benefits algae farmers

New Farm Bill benefits algae farmers

Steve Fountain writes in fortstocktonpioneer.com that, amid the 800-page law that last month set the country’s farm policy through 2023, is the expansion of federal support for algae agriculture — a change that had been long sought by the industry. Few farms have welcomed the news more…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 10

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 10

Producing food grains to feed animals for meat requires 100 times more water than producing food for vegetarians. Meat production consumes 1,000 times more freshwater than using protein from algae. Algae do not require freshwater or arable land to grow, maximizing resources that…