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…

USU students run dragster with algal fuel

USU students run dragster with algal fuel

After a successful 2012 race season powered with yeast biodiesel, the Aggie A-Salt Streamliner, as the dragster is officially known, topped 73 miles per hour this week during its algae-fueled debut…

Cultivating Algae in Space

Cultivating Algae in Space

Fabian Schmidt writes in DW about Jens Bretschneider, at the Institute for Space Systems, in Stuttgart, Germany. The scientist is exploring new solutions to the challenge of surviving without the luxury of regular, fresh supplies, as people start traveling farther …

Sealantis’ alga-mimetic sealant in clinical study

Sealantis’ alga-mimetic sealant in clinical study

Haifa, Israel-based Sealantis Ltd., a private start-up emerging from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, reports that eight patients have now been treated with Seal-V, its alga-mimetic vascular sealant…

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

OriginOil, Inc.’s Electro Water Separation™ system (EWS) has just been successfully demonstrated to treat liquid sewage directly in commercial buildings. A prototype EWS Waste unit (the Waste Appliance™)…

Cultivating ocean seaweed using advanced textiles

Cultivating ocean seaweed using advanced textiles

Europe’s first trials of seaweed cultivation in the open ocean using advanced textiles were completed this month. The cutting edge textiles have been developed specifically for large-scale cultivation of…

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech Symposium showcases algae foods and feeds

Alltech, the Louisville, Kentucky-based animal feed giant, attracted more than 2,300 people from 72 countries to their mid-May Symposium to get a glimpse of the farmers and ranchers’ world of the future…

Algae tourism alive and well in Victoria, B.C.

Algae tourism alive and well in Victoria, B.C.

Nikki Bayley, writing for the Victoria Globe and Mail, alerts us to an algae tourism culture developing in British Columbia. Thanks to the cold, clean waters around Vancouver Island, the Victoria area is…

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