Cancer Fighting Algae

Cancer Fighting Algae

Michael Aranda describes on SciShow how scientists are fighting cancer…with algae…

Airbus Algae Jet Fuel

Airbus Algae Jet Fuel

Aviation giant Airbus hopes algae can one day help power jets — and help airlines cut their CO2 emissions. They’re working with the Munich Technical University to cultivate the photosynthetic organisms in this lab. The company says the project remains in its infancy. “Algae fuel is still in the state of research, so today we…

Growing Food in Space

Growing Food in Space

Jeremy Wilks at Euronews investigates the MELiSSA pilot plant at UAB Barcelona, where scientists are addressing the issues of producing food to eat and air to breathe while in space. Beginning with air, the pilot plant is running a test system using rats and algae in which the rats breathe oxygen from the algae…

Get Personal With Algae

Get Personal With Algae

Here’s one to forward to someone in your life who is open to including algae in their nutritional regimen but might not know where to begin. From WCIU’s You & Me This Morning segment, Sarah Baker from Balanced Babe shares three different ways to incorporate this nutritional superstar into your daily routine…

Spirulina Nutrition Study

Spirulina Nutrition Study

See how spirulina is being used to treat childhood malnutrition and nursing mothers in Madurai, a major city and cultural headquarters in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Professor Doctor Edwin discusses the improvements in children’s health, including weight, iron level and Vitamin A, with a daily…

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…

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