Ana Feeds Our World, Part 27

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 27

Algae provide a sustainable protein source for animal feed, but is it good enough protein? Comprehensive medical and nutritional studies have demonstrated that many different types of algae produce high quality proteins that are comparable to alternative protein sources. All proteins are not created equal. Proteins…

Biotech firm Solabia acquires Israel’s Algatech

Biotech firm Solabia acquires Israel’s Algatech

Paris-based Solabia Group (“Solabia”) has acquired Algatech Ltd., a global leader in the development, cultivation and commercialization of ingredients delivered from microalgae and used by leading food, supplements, and cosmetic brands worldwide. Solabia, a family-owned company working closely… [Read the full story]

Meet Rebeca

Meet Rebeca

REBECA is an Interreg-Mac (2014-2020) cooperation action financed by the EU to coordinate activities in the field of microalgal biotechnology with the objective of promoting bio-industrial development in the Macaronesian Region (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and northwest African countries)…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 26

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 26

Algae biomass provides excellent nutritional value for biofeed. Lipids are long carbon chain molecules. Lipids store energy for the plant and serve as the structural components of cells. Proteins are large organic compounds made of amino acids arranged in a linear chain connected by peptide bonds. The plant’s genetic code…

Expediting the economical production of biofuel and metal bioremediation

Expediting the economical production of biofuel and metal bioremediation

Neha Arora, a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology, writes in ScienceTrends.com that, despite microalgae having great potential for biofuels and mitigation of heavy metals, its utilization on a large scale is still a long…

Algae bioreactor on Space Station could make oxygen, food for astronauts

Algae bioreactor on Space Station could make oxygen, food for astronauts

Samantha Mathewson reports in Space.com that astronauts on the International Space Station will begin testing an innovative algae-powered bioreactor to assess its feasibility for future long-duration space missions.The algae-powered bioreactor…

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 25

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 25

In spite of the numerous advantages associated with organic food production, less than 1% of the world’s croplands are farmed organically. About 4% of the European Union’s farms, where farmers receive subsidies to use organic methods, practice organic farming. The US has only 0.8% of cropland…

Algae for next-generation solar panels

Algae for next-generation solar panels

David Nield writes in ScienceAlert.com that a long-living, light-emitting microalgae could be about to help us develop the next generation of solar panels. These fluorescent algae are able to capture up to 95% of available light — way better than even our most efficient solar panels.Using advanced…

Sigma Agriscience and Heliae partner on biofertilizer

Sigma Agriscience and Heliae partner on biofertilizer

Heliae Agriculture, a Gilbert, Arizona, company developing microalgae products and solutions to enhance soil, plant, animal, and human health, has announced a partnership with Houston-based Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants… [Read the full story]

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 24

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 24

Ana’s quest to resolve world hunger cannot ignore the billons of committed carnivores that eat millions of tons of meat and dairy products. Increased consumption of animal proteins creates a towering demand for animal feed to grow animal protein for people.In 30 years, algae meat substitutes will…

BETO announces $15.5 million for algal research

BETO announces $15.5 million for algal research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The FOA topics were picked to advance DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office’s (BETO) objectives to reduce the price of…

Tentree’s got a brand new bag

Tentree’s got a brand new bag

Suzie Dundas writes for Forbes.com that Vancouver-based Tentree International, Inc. makes their Mobius line of backpacks, totes and travel bags out of recycled products. However, the foam for their bags, which provides padding for laptops and shoulder cushioning, among other purposes…