The NoMorFilm Project

The NoMorFilm Project

Over 800,000 prosthetic devices – and an even higher number of catheters – are inserted in patients in the European Union every year. Out of these patients, nearly 8% will suffer from a post-implant infection. The bacteria and fungi found in infected prostheses do not respond to conventional antibiotics…

Scotland’s Xanthella

Scotland’s Xanthella

Douglas McKenzie, CEO of Xanthella, shares his observations and enthusiasm to work for an early stage manufacturing company, based in Scotland and operating internationally, that produces photobioreactors for growing microalgae…

Bird Bath Astaxanthin

Bird Bath Astaxanthin

New Zealand-based Supreme Biotech’s CEO Tony Dowd produces astaxanthin products from a unique strain of Haematococcus pluvialis they originally found in a birdbath. Once cultivated the algae is mixed with other ingredients to create the base product, be it a gel tablet, a moisturizer or a skin serum…

Algae for Foods & Feeds

Algae for Foods & Feeds

Olmix Group, located in Brittany, France, shows how they are employing algae as a primary tool to replace pesticides for crops, and antibiotics for farm animals. Their research and findings reflect a new era of agricultural production, requiring increased technical skills, more natural solutions, and fewer pesticides, antibiotics and…

Seaweed Bubble Wrap

Seaweed Bubble Wrap

This year’s Lexus Design competition awarded its top prize to a new material called Agar Plasticity. Hailed as a product to replace plastic bubble wrap, the new material is made mainly from agar. Extracted by first boiling and then dehydrating red algae, agar is extremely lightweight, porous and has a feathery structure.

Mining Wastewater

Mining Wastewater

Biosystems and agricultural engineering professor Nurhan Dunford and her team of researchers at Oklahoma State University have spent much of the past five years developing strains of algae that can be turned into biofuels and feedstocks for food or medicines. Currently the researchers are studying strains…

ATP3 Algae Training

ATP3 Algae Training

The Spring 2016 ATP3 (Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership) workshop will occur May 16th-20th at Santa Fe Community College, Los Alamos National Lab, and the New Mexico Consortium. Focusing on the algae value chain and the food, energy and water nexus, lectures will cover the fundamentals…

Zika Virus Algae Plan

Zika Virus Algae Plan

NBC television in Austin, Texas, reports that researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are combining algae with mosquito-killing bacteria to fight mosquitoes and the Zika Virus they carry. When the larvae eat the modified algae, it kills them within 24 to 48 hours. “This was something we were interested…

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

The release of poorly treated wastewater into natural resources impacts human health and the natural environment. Several wastewater treatment works in the Limpopo Province of South Africa are in high and critical risk situations…

CO2 Capture at Breweries

CO2 Capture at Breweries

The CEO of Superior Ecotech explains their proprietary algae technology that converts CO2 emissions into Omega-3 oil. Their plans are to build, own, and operate algae growth chambers in breweries and ethanol plants where they’ll grow, harvest and process algae…

BGG’s Astaxanthin Plans

BGG’s Astaxanthin Plans

BGG has plans to become the world’s largest producer of Astaxanthin within the next two years. Founded in China in 1995, BGG specializes in the development and manufacture of fruit and botanical extracts, microalgae secondary metabolites, natural vitamins, natural sweeteners and flavor enhancers…

Pond Scum Close Up

Pond Scum Close Up

A little visual entertainment this time with fresh water diatoms, other forms of algae, and bacteria from a swamp – filmed in 1080p HD using Differential Interference Contrast microscopy courtesy of MartinMicroscope.com…

How to Make Astaxanthin

How to Make Astaxanthin

This video from the Discovery Channel shows how the super anti-oxident Astaxanthin is created from Haematococcus Pluvialis at Mera Pharmaceuticals in Kailua Kona, Hawaii…

Isolating Algal Species

Isolating Algal Species

Dr. Brad Elder’s algae research team at Nebraska’s Doane College created this video, featuring undergraduate researchers Ryan Corrigan and Jeff Hawken, to illustrate a method of isolating different algal species from large diverse populations of algae. The growth medium resists bacteria and fungal growth…

Spirulina Growing Kit

Spirulina Growing Kit

Interested in growing spirulina at home? Matthew Huber of Algae Research Supply gives simple instructions for how to get your DIY algae project up and multiplying…

Algae Cooking Oil

Algae Cooking Oil

West Hollywood chef Ariane Resnick is promoting algae cooking oil as better than extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. “It is the easiest most versatile oil I have found to cook with,” said Ms. Resnick. A spokesperson for Thrive algae, she cooks for those who have diabetes, gluten intolerance and other dietary challenges…

Seaweed Snacks

Seaweed Snacks

The road to riches for Thailand’s snack king, Itthipat Peeradechapan, is paved with crispy fried seaweed that fuses the traditional dried algae with wild flavors ranging from coconut to grilled squid….

3-D Algae Printing

3-D Algae Printing

Barbara Zeller from 3D printing materials company, 3D Fuel, talks to TCT media at CES 2016 about sustainability, and helping to address the world’s algae bloom problems by using the nuisance algae as a source for creating an algae-based multi-colored line of 3D printer filaments…

Photosynthetic Efficiency

Photosynthetic Efficiency

Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National…

Maine Seaweed Farming

Maine Seaweed Farming

Mike Hill, of the Associated Press Television News Service, reports that the seaweed industry is booming in Maine, where more than 20 companies grow or collect marine algae for a wide variety of uses including fertilizer, animal feed, supplements and food sold on store shelves as well as trendy restaurants…

Biofuels at Fermentalg

Biofuels at Fermentalg

Scientists at French company Fermentalg are looking to harness the potential of algae as a source for biofuels. “Currently we are focused on oils for human and animal nutrition, but it is clear that as soon as we have a large scale efficient plant there will be possibilities, when the market prices are in line…

Living Ink

Living Ink

Living Ink is a patent-pending time-lapse ink made from algae that allows you to write, sketch, or paint – with the image or message appearing over time. Living Ink Technologies, of Denver, Colorado, has raised over $100,000 through business pitch competitions for the U. S. Department of Energy…

Chlorella vs. Spirulina

Chlorella vs. Spirulina

The Health Cloud compares chlorella and spirulina to help viewers decide which algae is the best microalgal superfood for their health goals. While both support a wide variety of digestive assists, they have their differences: Chlorella is roughly 3 to 5% chlorophyll, which is the highest of the microalgae…

EnAlgae’s Journey

EnAlgae’s Journey

EnAlgae brought together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member States to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe, and find sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel…

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