Developing efficient hydrogen production from algae

Developing efficient hydrogen production from algae

Microalgae need only sunlight and water for the production of hydrogen. However, in order to make hydrogen production by microalgae economically feasible their efficiency has to be increased…

Photographs rendered in algae

Photographs rendered in algae

Artist Lia Giraud has created by cultivating a hybrid agricultural and photographic process to create astoundingly detailed images rendered in living algae that he calls “algae-graphs.” Like traditional photography, Giraurd’s process…

Beach reading — algae style

Beach reading — algae style

In Charles Bensinger’s new book, Radical Option, humanity, as well as nature itself, is faced with an impending crisis, as average temperatures on the planet climb to the point of mass migration and potential extinction…

Algae as chemical raw materials

Algae as chemical raw materials

Chemists and biologists at Germany’s University of Konstanz have succeeded in transforming algae oil into high-quality chemical raw materials via isomerizing alkoxycarbonylation. This provides the foundation for the use…

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

Jamie Radford writes in the Illawarra Mercury that Pia Winberg, from the University of Wollongong, believes that the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia (NSW) is in an ideal position to become a world leader in aquatic…

Algae’s excellent opportunity for bakers

Algae’s excellent opportunity for bakers

Food analyst Pinar Hosafci writes in euromonitor.com that while seaweed is an important food source, especially in Asia, its use in baked goods is unheard of. With the recent discovery of brown algae…

Ames Lab creates nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel

Ames Lab creates nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a nanoparticle that is able to perform two processing functions at once for the production of green diesel, an alternative fuel created…

Another algae application: greeting cards

Another algae application: greeting cards

Rachel Estabrook reports for Colorado Public Radio about a new company creating greeting cards using algal ink, enabling the card to reveal different messages over several days…

Valicor and U-M collaborate on research and employment

Valicor and U-M collaborate on research and employment

The collaboration in the last several years between Valicor Inc. and the University of Michigan College of Engineering illustrates how innovative programs can keep recent graduates working harmoniously…

Macroalgae as stockfeed source, methane reducer

Macroalgae as stockfeed source, methane reducer

Jon Condon writes in BeefCentral.com that Australian researchers working on the potential production and use of algae as both a feed source and a means of reducing livestock methane emissions have filed a patent…

Algae to take center stage at EXPO Milano 2015

Algae to take center stage at EXPO Milano 2015

Algae is being discussed at the heart of EXPO Milano 2015, the international event that has existed since 1851, spawning world shaping themes and icons, such as the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 version…

Swedish algae licorice — black is the new green

Swedish algae licorice — black is the new green

During the annual Licorice Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, artisan licorice manufacturer Kolsvart (“pitch black”) presented their novel flavor to the festival’s 10,000 visitors: “Lakrits Alg.” Lakrits Alg is made…

Algae gin – it had to happen

Algae gin – it had to happen

Mike Smallcombe reports in the Cornish Guardian that a Wales-based distillery has released a gin made using algae from the Newquay coast. Bottled at 42% alcohol by volume, Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin has a slight saltiness and a greenish hue and is well-suited to cooking…

An algal substitute for plastic bottles?

An algal substitute for plastic bottles?

One of 12 winners of the 2014 Lexus Design Award, the Ooho algae balloon was created by three London-based designers to contribute a solution to the rising number of plastic bottles filling up landfills around the world. The Ooho’s double gelatinous membrane…

Bringing algae into the data center

Bringing algae into the data center

Data centers are the backbone of our modern information society. Without secure data center infrastructures, not only would every economic circuit collapse, but public order would as well. However, data centers continue to be energy consumers…

Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

Indian student growing algae in rice paddies

A Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), in Bangalore, India, has devised a technique to grow algae in rice paddies, helping farmers earn additional income with minimal additional cost…

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of diatoms to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects…

OriginOil and AquaGreen refine zero-discharge aquaculture

OriginOil and AquaGreen refine zero-discharge aquaculture

OriginOil Inc. has announced a collaboration with Israel’s AquaGreen Fish Farms, Ltd. to further streamline their zero-discharge aquaculture systems for the production of chemical free seafood…

French flyer to cross Atlantic on algae power

French flyer to cross Atlantic on algae power

Peter Berlin reports for France24.com that French adventurer Raphaël Dinelli plans to fly across the Atlantic in 2015 in a plane powered only by algae and sunshine. Dinelli, 44, a well-known French…

Ohio U student building algae harvesting robotics

Ohio U student building algae harvesting robotics

Under the guidance of Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, David Bayless, and Professor Bob Williams, in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology – who are developing technology…

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as well as an experienced executive in product and…

Ecoduna putting wraps on Phobior algae project

Ecoduna putting wraps on Phobior algae project

The Austrian company ecoduna has been working with €1.1 million in EU funding on a project designated Phobior to develop an innovative photobioreactor for the production of microalgae…

Enhancing algal chlorophyll with nanoparticles

Enhancing algal chlorophyll with nanoparticles

Jessica Brand writes in Chemistry World that a new technique to enhance the formation and accumulation of chlorophyll in algae has been developed by Colin Raston, from Flinders University…

Cyber algae farming plays Paris

Cyber algae farming plays Paris

EcologicStudio explored cyber algae farming with their “HORTUS.PARIS,” an experimental prototype exhibit that was recently showcased at La Fondation EDF in Paris, France. The display harnessed extreme agricultural technology…

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