Boone County Algae

Boone County Algae

About half of the electricity produced in the United States comes from coal fire power plants like the Duke Energy East Bend Station in Boone County, Kentucky. Unlike almost all of the others, this plant is trapping…

UNH Algae Research

UNH Algae Research

University of New Hampshire students Kristen Mello ’14 and Amber Litterer ’16 spent 10 weeks at the Shoals Marine Lab, on Appledore Island, investigating the underwater habitat and architecture among the Isles of Shoals…

Racing on Algal Fuel

Racing on Algal Fuel

Utah State University researcher Michael Morgan took his lab work to “World of Speed,” at the Bonneville Speedway, near Wendover, Utah, to show how an algae & safflower biodiesel blend in a small diesel…

Feedstock to Tailpipe

Feedstock to Tailpipe

The University of Kansas’ “Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative” is a research project to demonstrate how community wastewater operations can add a large-scale algae-growing facility that will not only return cleaner air and water back…

The Diatomist

The Diatomist

“The Diatomist” is a short documentary showcasing the incredible work of Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves…

Mobile Algae Refinery

Mobile Algae Refinery

Billed by the company as the world’s first mobile refining factory for microalgae, Lelystad, Netherlands-based Algae Food and Fuel on September 8, 2014 inaugurated their pilot plant to extract proteins, oils and carbohydrates…

Microfarm Breakthrough

Microfarm Breakthrough

Smart algae microfarms may be the future of greenhouses, hydroponics and urban farming. Now in a small area, fast-growing microalgae, like the popular superfood spirulina, can produce healthier options and higher…

Omega-3 from Algae

Omega-3 from Algae

Dr. Isaac Berzin explains how Omega-3 supplements are produced from an algae source. He also discusses the cost of omega-3 from algae versus an animal source, like fish…

Spain’s AlgaEnergy

Spain’s AlgaEnergy

Based in Madrid, Spain, AlgaEnergy has a mission to develop novel products derived from microalgae – nutritional, cosmetics and energetic, among others – and to produce them in an economically profitable way. The world’s 5th…

Sloped Surface Culture

Sloped Surface Culture

Thomas de Marchin, of the Laboratory of Bioenergetics, at University of Liege, in Belgium, explains their “sloped surface” outdoor microalgae mass culture system and harvesting procedure yielding 25g dw/m2/day…

New Seaweed Technology

New Seaweed Technology

Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly…

Making Algal Biofuel

Making Algal Biofuel

This Science Channel video shows the process of scaling up from a tiny colony of microalgal cells to a large enough quantity to power a vehicle – and the efficiencies needed to make algae a viable alternative…

Dinoflagellate Drugs

Dinoflagellate Drugs

The Marine Microalgae Biotechnology Group of the University of Almería has developed a cultivation system that permits increased production of dinoflagellates, a type of microalgae with therapeutical properties…

Branson on Biofuels

Branson on Biofuels

At the recent BIO International Convention in San Diego, Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, was interviewed about clean energy, biofuels, and advancements in biotechnology…

Rotifer Snack Time

Rotifer Snack Time

Brachionus rotifer feeding on Platymonas (unicellular algae). 
— created by Dr. Sathish Rajamani at New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA…

Meet AlgaePARC

Meet AlgaePARC

The AlgaePARC ‪Wageningen University & Research Center, in the Netherlands, was started to fill the gap between laboratory research on algae and full-scale algae production. The facility houses a range of fully…

The Mayfield View

The Mayfield View

In this interview, Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of CAL-CAB, discusses his view and prediction of the future of algal biofuels and its cost competitiveness with fossil fuels…

Macroalgae Cultivation

Macroalgae Cultivation

As part of the Danish project “MacroAlgae Biorefinery” brown algae were cultivated and harvested in Limfjorden, Denmark. Here’s how it was done…

DIY Spirulina

DIY Spirulina

Scientist and homebrew spirulina advocate Dr. Aaron Baum shows viewers how to grow, harvest and consume their own fresh spirulina…

Space Station Algae

Space Station Algae

Nathalie Leys from the European Space Agency’s Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELISSA) team discusses space life-support research, where microalgae may play an important role in recycling waste…

Algenist Skin Care

Algenist Skin Care

Microalgae is at the foundation of Algenist’s clinical skincare expertise delivering anti-aging treatments to maintain youthful, beautiful skin. Solazyme’s 10 years of algal research has led to the discovery…

Sara Volz @ MIT, Yr.1

Sara Volz @ MIT, Yr.1

Algae enthusiast and 2013 Intel Science Talent Search First Place winner, Sara Volz has been continuing her fascination with algae research at MIT. In this video she updates on being in an environment where she can fully pursue her love of chemistry…

Algae to Omega

Algae to Omega

CBS Miami’s CEO Corner talks with Geronimos Dimitrelos, CEO of Algae to Omega, about the growth of their South Florida company, launched in 2009, and their focus on astaxanthin…

2014 Alga of the Year

2014 Alga of the Year

Phycologists of the Botanical Society of Germany have selected Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as alga of the year 2014. This unicellular green alga is distributed throughout the world. It is able to sense its light environment…

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