LG Sonic Algae Control wins Energy Globe Award

LG Sonic Algae Control wins Energy Globe Award

LG Sonic has received the Energy Globe National Award for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This solar-powered system controls toxic algal blooms by using ultrasound technology. Representatives from the Austrian Embassy presented the award during a company visit in Zoetermeer, in the western…

Algae Lab Systems’ AlgaeConnect 2.0

Algae Lab Systems’ AlgaeConnect 2.0

Algae Lab Systems has announced their new line of algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. AlgaeConnect 2.0 incorporates rugged outdoor ready monitoring modules within a fully autonomous wireless network, with simple tablet and phone access on site. Individual SPARC boxes are installed…

New algae-delivered vaccination technology for fish

New algae-delivered vaccination technology for fish

Peter O’Dwyer writes in the Irish Examiner that approximately 5% of the world’s fish stock is lost to infectious disease at a cost of more than $10+ billion annually. MicroSynbiotiX, headquartered in Cork City, Ireland, has developed an oral vaccine hidden within microalgae that fish eat, aiming to reduce those losses significantly…

Algae-cleaning tech gears up in Florida

Algae-cleaning tech gears up in Florida

Tyler Treadway of TCPalm reports on technology joining the fight in response to the Florida algae blooms. He watches, as water from a boat basin topped with several inches of foul-smelling algae is pumped into the back of a tractor-trailer rig through one pipe, another pipe sending water out from the rig and back into the basin…

Heliae releases PhycoTerra soil amendment

Heliae releases PhycoTerra soil amendment

Heliae Development LLC, a company that develops microalgae-based products for agriculture, has announced it has successfully registered its new PhycoTerra™ soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. PhycoTerra™ is a first in class, unique agricultural product. At the core of PhycoTerra…

Can multiple effect evaporators be replaced with algal technology?

Can multiple effect evaporators be replaced with algal technology?

A multiple-effect evaporator (MEE) is a system designed for efficiently using the heat from steam to evaporate water. This equipment is recommended by pollution control agencies to evaporate industrial effluents and R/O (reverse osmosis) rejects…

Unitel wins patent for direct conversion of algae to fatty acids

Unitel wins patent for direct conversion of algae to fatty acids

Unitel Technologies, an Illinois-based designer and builder of pilot and mini-plants, announced that it has received a patent for a new technology to make fatty acids from a feedstock “soup” of cultivated algae and water. “The major stumbling block in the algae space has to do with the fact…

PMF technology promotes algal growth

PMF technology promotes algal growth

Magnetobiology deals with the interaction of biological systems with weak static and/or low-frequency ultra-low intensity electro-magnetic fields. The nature of biological effects of weak electromagnetic fields remains unclear as yet, despite numerous experimental data. Explanation of the physical nature of biological…

AlgaStar/BioStim and LANL renew research

AlgaStar/BioStim and LANL renew research

A research team at AlgaStar Inc., a Florida-based biomass R&D cultivation company, reported to the Algae Biomass Summit in 2014 that electromagnetic field (EMF) biostimulation had yielded a 300% biomass growth increase and 174% increase in lipid oil content in several alga samples over controlled growth…

Liqoflux pre-concentration for high volume algae cultures

Liqoflux pre-concentration for high volume algae cultures

Algae producers moving from pilot to commercial applications require quick adaptation to algae harvesting capacity of hundreds and even thousands of cubic meters per day. To respond to these client’s growing algae culture volumes, Liqoflux has extended their product range with high…

3D Fuel launches algae-based 3D printer filaments

3D Fuel launches algae-based 3D printer filaments

Meridian, MS-based 3D Fuel, a manufacturer of 3D printer filaments, has launched an environmentally sustainable line of 3D printer filaments under the Algae-Fuel brand. “We believe that these products will be very attractive to many users of FDM/FFF technology,” said Barbara Zeller…

FIT introduces FlowCam Cyano for monitoring cyanobacteria

FIT introduces FlowCam Cyano for monitoring cyanobacteria

Scarborough, Maine-based Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT) has introduced FlowCam® Cyano for the early detection of harmful cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in fresh bodies of water. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins which can be harmful, even fatal, to humans and animals when large blooms occur…

Prefab Algae Raceways up to 101 m2

Prefab Algae Raceways up to 101 m2

Large prefabricated raceway ponds have been a missing element in algae cultivation scale-up. Now 22-m2 to 101-m2 Algae Raceway™ ponds featuring patent pending APIAC™ technology are available from MicroBio Engineering Inc. (MBE). MBE and their new partners at Colorado Lining International (CLI) have designed the new…

New Algal Command Software for Phenometrics PBR101

New Algal Command Software for Phenometrics PBR101

Lansing, MI-based Phenometrics, Inc., maker of the PBR101 photo-bioreactor for optimization of biomass or products derived from algae, has announced newly released control software Algal Command 2.0 and new accessories for the PBR101. The system will be on display at the Algae Biomass Summit…

NCMA designated as international patent depository

NCMA designated as international patent depository

The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) in East Boothbay, Maine, has been designated an international depository authority (IDA) by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), making it eligible to accept and hold algae and bacteria for patent applications worldwide. Such designations…

Cleaning wastewater with euglena

Cleaning wastewater with euglena

Joelle Kovach writes in the Peterborough Examiner that a company developing new technologies using the algae euglena to purify water has opened a new facility near Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario. Noble Purification was founded by Adam Noble, 21, a medical student. So far, the two-year-old company…

New Algae Raceways from MicroBio Engineering

New Algae Raceways from MicroBio Engineering

MicroBio Engineering, Inc. has announced a new line of 100 and 1,000 liter Algae Raceways™, building on the success of their popular 0.5 m2 (5.5 ft2) and 3.5 m2 (40 ft2), RW0.5 and RW3.5 automated Algae Raceways™. Intended for research and seed culture (inoculum) production, these microalgae cultivation…

EPA inviting input concerning GM algae

EPA inviting input concerning GM algae

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a project to support public dialog concerning the development and use of synthetic biology. One emerging technology over which EPA has oversight responsibility is the production and use of intergeneric cyanobacteria…

Liqoflux’s Capillary Algae Pre-Concentration System

Liqoflux’s Capillary Algae Pre-Concentration System

Liqoflux has announced that Commercial Algae Management (CAM) will be its exclusive distributor in the Americas for its new and innovative, Capillary Algae Pre-Concentration system for commercial algae production. “The Liqoflux systems are equipped with Algaecap® capillary filters, especially developed…

Improving algal biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Improving algal biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Biocrude oil obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algae can be an energy-efficient replacement for the fossil crude oil normally used in the production of fuels. HTL is a high-pressure, high-temperature process that allows scientists to mimic, in a matter of minutes, the natural geological processes…

Algal genes advancing pacemaker technology

Algal genes advancing pacemaker technology

Technion researchers in Israel have successfully established a new approach for pacing the heart and synchronizing its mechanical activity without the use of a conventional electrical pacemaker. This novel biologic strategy employs light-sensitive algal genes that can be injected into the heart and then activated…

GEA easyscale separator for research and teaching

GEA easyscale separator for research and teaching

GEA Westfalia has introduced a new separator designed for the downstream requirements in white biotechnology processes in research laboratories and universities. The GEA easyscale is a basic machine with a universal frame, which can be fitted with one of four bowl variants depending on…

BlueOcean’s algae production system

BlueOcean’s algae production system

BlueOcean NutraSciences (BOC,) based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has developed a proprietary algae production system to economically produce high value algae products targeted at the rapidly growing nutraceutical health and wellness markets. The core technology in BOC’s algae production system is its patented…

Increasing gas production from algae in anaerobic digesters

Increasing gas production from algae in anaerobic digesters

Water and wastewater utilities are dealing with separated algae waste from water reservoirs and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent holding ponds, respectively. This algae waste is typically hauled to landfills or composting facilities for disposal. In some cases, separated algae waste is added…

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