Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

A Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), in Bangalore, India, has devised a technique to grow algae in rice paddies, helping farmers earn additional income with minimal additional cost…

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of diatoms to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects…

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is about to host the first public showcase of their Coalgae™ technology, an outgrowth of the Microalgae-to-Energy Project begun in 2009 to promote late generation biofuels in support…

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Murdoch U. researches “milking” B. braunii

Jason Boudville writes in Science Network Western Australia that Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Algae R&D Centre researcher Dr. Navid Moheimani and his team…

Can algae help fight acne?

Can algae help fight acne?

Researchers from the University of Stirling, in Scotland, have been studying algae containing certain fatty acids with various cleansing qualities – some of which, their research now shows, can prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes…

Algal Biofuels at UTS

Algal Biofuels at UTS

The international algal biofuels research team from University of Technology Sydney explains their laboratory capabilities and how they are developing processes to help industry improve algal farm efficiencies and yields…

The Next Kuwait?

The Next Kuwait?

Dr. Evan Stephens, of the University of Queensland’s algae biofuel pilot plant, is testing various strains and growth procedures to develop a cost effective biocrude oil to meet Australia’s ambitions to become an oil exporter on a par with Kuwait…

Australia could become algae oil exporter

Australia could potentially produce five times more oil than they currently consume and become an oil exporter by devoting just one percent of their land to algae farms, according to news out of Australia’s…

A breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis

A breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis

A research team at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg,
Sweden, has made a nanotechnological breakthrough in the first step required for artificial photosynthesis. The team has…

Biomedical benefits of macroalgae study in Chile

Analia Murias reports in Chile’s fis.com that researchers at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) are studying three species of macroalgae: Mazzaella laminarioides, Sarcothalia crispata and Ahnfeltia plicata…

Euglena soaring on Japanese stock exchange

Euglena soaring on Japanese stock exchange

Satoshi Kawano & Kanoko Matsuyama report for Bloomberg.com that a Japanese biotech venture focused on making jet fuel from algae is soaring in Tokyo trading as cash being pumped…

Queensland project

Queensland project

Professor Ben Hankamer, Director of the Solar Biofuels Research Centre at Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, discusses the new facility, developed by The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in partnership…

Algae Swimmers

Algae Swimmers

Using high-speed microscopic imaging, University of Cambridge researchers have found that algae move away from surfaces as a result of contact between the surface and the cells’ flagella or cilia…

James Cook U. commercializing algae research

James Cook U. commercializing algae research

Tony Raggatt writes in townsvillebulletin.com that James Cook University, a leading algal research facility located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, has started to commercialize its research…

Scotland’s AccliPhot project explores marine algae for biofuel

Scotland’s AccliPhot project explores marine algae for biofuel

An international research team led by the University of Aberdeen is researching microalgae from the world’s oceans and seas to make biofuels. Project coordinator Dr. Oliver Ebenhoeh, from the University of Aberdeen…

Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

Researchers from Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, are investigating how well microalgae can grow using concentrated desalination from inland…

Algae & Climate Change

Algae & Climate Change

Jorijntje Henderiks, a Palaeobiology Fellow at the Royal Swedish Research Academy, discusses their lab’s research into how marine algae have responded to climate changes in the distant…

New Research Clarifies Algae’s Early Predatory Development

Scientists at Dalhousie University in Canada and the University of Melbourne have published a study in the journal Nature saying that hundreds of millions of years ago microscopic animals captured algae…

EnAlgae Project

EnAlgae Project

EnAlgae (short for “Energetic Algae”) is a research project which aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in NW Europe by developing algal biofuel technologies.
 Swansea University leads the EnAlgae…

“Light Switch” in Cyanobacteria Discovered

Deanna Conners reports in earthsky.org that a collaboration of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, the Imperial College London and the University College London have discovered a biological…

Algae and Wastewater

Algae and Wastewater

Using algae in the wastewater treatment process to remove phosphates and nitrates is a sustainable technology being developed at the University of Bath, in England…

A Case for Mixed Algal Cultures

Charlotte Dormer writes a review, in the Natural Environment Research Council’s Planet Earth online, of research at the University of Cambridge suggesting that, when grown in open ponds, algae should be…

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