Princeton’s algal library explores genes for photosynthesis

Princeton’s algal library explores genes for photosynthesis

A team led by Princeton University researchers has constructed a public algae “library” to help researchers find out what each gene does during photosynthesis. Using the library, the team identified 303 genes associated with photosynthesis, including 21 newly discovered genes with high potential to provide…

Naturex triples spirulina production capacity

Naturex triples spirulina production capacity

Naturex is expanding its spirulina-based food coloring products with the addition of Vegebrite® Ultimate Spirulina, which offers all shades of blue and green when blended with Naturex’s natural yellows. The coloring properties are derived from the spirulina’s phycocyanin pigment. The company’s new extraction…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 18

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 18

ZooPoo includes the liquid and solid the wastes from animals, plants and zoo trash. The exhibits will use about 60% virtual – videos, and 40% interactive. Waste-to-energy videos will provide guests with sights of amazing processes using big screens that avoid the required footprint, odors and the noise…

Juan Algae: cost effective feed for aquaculture

Juan Algae: cost effective feed for aquaculture

Zen Trinidad writes for the Philippine News Agency that an innovative, locally-developed feed for shrimp, milkfish and other high value fin-fishes is now available in the country. The feed is known as Juan Algae, a microalgae paste developed by the University of the Philippines-Visayas College of…

Triton ingredient gets FDA “No Questions” letter

Triton ingredient gets FDA “No Questions” letter

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from a highly nutritious algae, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has no questions” that Triton’s algae ingredient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii)…

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

MSU-Plant Research Laboratory scientists have developed a biofuels production proof of concept that uses cooperating species of algae and soil fungi. It addresses some issues that hold back biofuels from being more widely adopted: 1) It is sustainable and environmentally friendly…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 17

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 17

Many animals, plants and entire ecosystems are threatened with extinction due to global climate change, food costs, freshwater scarcity and the availability of fossil fuels and fossil nutrients (i.e. fertilizers). ZooPoo addresses each of these challenges and shows visitors how to change their own behaviors…

Fast conversion of algae to biocrude

Fast conversion of algae to biocrude

Biofuel experts have long sought a more economically viable way to turn algae into biocrude oil to power vehicles, ships and even jets. University of Utah researchers believe they have found an answer. They have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities…

Space alga “key to manned Mars mission”

Space alga “key to manned Mars mission”

Tom Fish writes in Express.co.UK that NASA scientists believe algae grown in spacecraft could be key to the success to long-term manned missions, such as planned trips to the Mars. US space agency NASA is moving toward more deep space missions. In particular, a mission to Mars could require at…