Increasing Crop Yield

Increasing Crop Yield

UK researchers have found how algae captures CO2 from the air for use in photosynthesis. Key to its usefulness is an organelle known as the pyrenoid. The discovery could lead to improvement in photosynthetic efficiency and increased crop production…

IEEE Algae Taste Test

IEEE Algae Taste Test

While working on a special report about potential climate-saving technologies, IEEE Spectrum staff decided to grow Spirulina in a five-gallon plastic bucket in a back room of their New York City office over the course of six weeks. Their point was not only to explore algae’s ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions…

DOE’s Scum Ranchers

DOE’s Scum Ranchers

The Department of Energy is trying to turn the Salton Sea, a lake in the California desert, into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water in the process. The Salton Sea Biomass Remediation (SABRE) Project harnesses algae’s ability to grow in hostile conditions. The Sea’s water is polluted…

A diverse mix is best

A diverse mix is best

A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to the findings of a federally funded outdoor study by University of Michigan researchers. U-M scientists grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in…

Space Travel Algae PBR

Space Travel Algae PBR

Stefan Belz, from the Insitute of Space Systems at University of Stuttgart, explains the concepts and design of an algae photobioreactor for algae research in space. TIME SCALE is a three-year research and innovation project (2015 – 2018), developing next-generation technology and concepts for life science research…

3-D Print Human Corneas

3-D Print Human Corneas

Scientists at Newcastle University have 3D printed the world’s first human corneas. By creating a special bio-ink using stem cells mixed together with alginate and collagen, they were able to print the cornea using a simple low-cost 3D bio-printer. It’s hoped, after further testing, that this new technique…

Large Scale Cultivation

Large Scale Cultivation

IEEE Spectrum’s Senior News Editor Amy Nordrum sits down with Vice President of Operations for Qualitas Health’s Rebecca White, in Southern New Mexico, to talk about what it’s like to grow algae on one of the biggest algae farms in the world.

Carbon Neutral Biofuel

Carbon Neutral Biofuel

A research group from the University of Turku, in Finland, has found a new approach to produce carbon neutral biofuels using green algae. Hear more about it on the Manufacturing Minute…

OMEGA Project Update

OMEGA Project Update

Jonathan Trent, of the OMEGA Global Initiative, explains to a CNBC reporter at the recent Myriad Conference, in Brisbane, Australia, how his efforts to study the possibility of living on Mars paved the way for potential applications on Earth. Myriad, a three-day conference, is billed as “A celebration of the human beings…

More from ExxonMobile

More from ExxonMobile

Watch the latest commercial keeping the algae flame burning at the world’s largest Big Oil company…

Fish Oil vs. Algal Oil

Fish Oil vs. Algal Oil

PuraTHRIVE’s new Curcumin Gold is made with algal oil. This provides DHA and works to most effectively reduce inflammation without the heavy metals and toxins in some fish oils. Watch this video to learn the three different types of omega-3’s as celebrity trainer, Purathrive Advisory Board member & organic foods expert…

Algae Apparel

Algae Apparel

300 guests gathered in Stockholm recently to celebrate the H&M Foundation’s Global Change Awards 2018. The five winners, representing the brightest ideas reinventing the fashion industry, included one that turns algae into bio-fiber and eco-friendly dye that is also good for your skin…

Marine Microalgae MAGIC

Marine Microalgae MAGIC

Duke Marine Lab’s Zackary Johnson leads the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC) and is on the forefront of research into finding a sustainable source of food and fuel for Earth’s growing population…

Desert vs. Aquatic Algae

Desert vs. Aquatic Algae

Stephanie M. McPherson writes about researchers at the University of Chicago’s Marine Biological Laboratory who have described a new genetic model to study why some algal species survive extreme drought, while others desiccate and die? In a paper published in Journal of Cell Science, major reproductive differences…

Use Kelp as Fertilizer

Use Kelp as Fertilizer

The Smiling Gardner demonstrates how to use kelp as a mulch and fertilizer…

Treating OK Wastewater

Treating OK Wastewater

Sunup’s ultimate goal is to clean up wastewater in Oklahoma to a level that it can be recycled or reused for crop irrigation. See how they do it…

Pond’s Steven Martin

Pond’s Steven Martin

James West’s MidasLetter talks with Pond Technologies Holdings’ CEO Steven Martin about the Markham, Ontario, Canada company’s proprietary technology where they grow algae to feed on toxins such as gas emissions from smoke stacks. They discuss everything from the multitude of product platforms of algae…

Improving Crop Yields

Improving Crop Yields

Jim Drury reports for Reuters in India on how green algae could have a positive role in improving crop yields…

Generating Electricity

Generating Electricity

Researchers have developed an algae-powered fuel cell that is self-repairing, self-replicating, biodegradable and much more sustainable than existing models of plant-based electricity sourcing. Faith Lapidus of VOA News has details about the development work being done at Cambridge University….

Astaxanthin Production

Astaxanthin Production

Take a tour of astaxanthin production at Supreme Biotechnologies in New Zealand, made from their unique strain of Haemotococcus pluvialis…

Spirulina Fudge Recipe

Spirulina Fudge Recipe

OK, so as the winter drags on don’t you sometimes feel that you need a chocolate reward? Here’s a recipe that will make you feel good about yourself as well, with a quick, tasty, easy to make, healthy chocolate mint spirulina fudge, courtesy of the folks at Nest and Glow. Enjoy!

Protein-Rich Algae

Protein-Rich Algae

Fighting hunger around the globe is uniquely challenging. It’s not just getting the food to those who need it. It includes growing, or in the case of protein, raising the food that will feed the hungry. A group of California researchers may have an answer to the protein problem. VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports…

Understanding Diatoms

Understanding Diatoms

MooMoo Math and Science provides a primer on Diatoms, a major group of algae that are among the most common types of phytoplankton, and a primary contributor to the air we breathe — a nice introduction for early-on algae fans…

LLNL’s Algae Research

LLNL’s Algae Research

The Department of Energy announced this week that they have awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a three-year, $1.5 million grant to improve the growth and efficiency of biofuel-producing algae through the alteration of their microbiomes. The work, which is led at LLNL by Xavier Mayali…

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