Learn spirulina farming — the French way

Learn spirulina farming — the French way

Apogee Spirulina, in association with Santa Fe Community College is offering two 4-day workshops, where students will get three days of hands-on Artisan Spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method.The Spirulina portion of the course will be taught by Nicholas Petrovic, proprietor of Apogee Spirulina…

Researchers remove hormones from wastewater using Nannochloris

Researchers remove hormones from wastewater using Nannochloris

A common species of freshwater green algae is capable of removing certain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from wastewater, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Las Vegas. EDCs are natural…

Naturex triples spirulina production capacity

Naturex triples spirulina production capacity

Naturex is expanding its spirulina-based food coloring products with the addition of Vegebrite® Ultimate Spirulina, which offers all shades of blue and green when blended with Naturex’s natural yellows. The coloring properties are derived from the spirulina’s phycocyanin pigment. The company’s new extraction…

Developing the edible seaweed market in India

Developing the edible seaweed market in India

D. Balasubramanian writes in thehindu.com that about 844 seaweed species are documented from India, a country with a coast line of 7,500 km. Peninsular India from Gujarat all way to Odisha and West Bengal has a coast line of 5,200 km, and Andaman and Nicobar together have a coast…

Japan’s euglena first for seaweed standard

Japan’s euglena first for seaweed standard

The Fish Site reports that euglena Co., a Japanese microalgae producer, has become the first in the world to attain certification for the new ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The certification recognizes sustainably managed fish and seafood products. euglena was initially founded after its CEO, Mitsuru Izumo…

New Farm Bill benefits algae farmers

New Farm Bill benefits algae farmers

Steve Fountain writes in fortstocktonpioneer.com that, amid the 800-page law that last month set the country’s farm policy through 2023, is the expansion of federal support for algae agriculture — a change that had been long sought by the industry. Few farms have welcomed the news more…

Reports of algal biofuel’s death greatly exaggerated

Reports of algal biofuel’s death greatly exaggerated

In an article in Forbes magazine in October — An Algal Biofuel Obituary — Robert Rapier, a chemical engineer in the energy industry, discussed the overhyped biofuel companies in the algae space, and the failures of numerous start-ups that couldn’t deliver on their promises, after hundreds of millions…

Cyanotech gives FlowCam a workout

Cyanotech gives FlowCam a workout

Cyanotech Corporation produces the BioAstin and Spirulina Pacifica lines of high-quality microalgae products for human health and nutrition. They are produced in a sustainable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive operation based out of Kailua Kona, HI…

Mazda backs carbon-neutral biofuel research

Mazda backs carbon-neutral biofuel research

Mazda U.K. has announced that they are currently involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae. As part of its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term technology…

SWALG to promote algae in Switzerland

SWALG to promote algae in Switzerland

The Swiss Algae Consortium Association (SWALG) was founded in May 2018 as a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for algae-related activities in Switzerland and beyond. The aim of the organization is to promote research, development and commercialization of algal technology through knowledge…

Global scientists strategize on macroalgal ecosystems

Global scientists strategize on macroalgal ecosystems

Twenty eight scientists from nine countries are this week meeting at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart, the capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, as part of a Working Group to develop a strategy for monitoring macroalgal ecosystems around the world. The meeting has been organized…

Algae becoming a sustainable feedstock for bioplastics

Algae becoming a sustainable feedstock for bioplastics

The demand for bioplastics is growing globally. Major consumer brands are investing in bioplastics as an opportunity to lower their environmental footprint, including Lego, and Danone, among others. Indeed, the rising demand for bioplastics is influencing the next generation of material choices for packaging and consumer goods…

Profit model for co-products at algal biorefineries

Profit model for co-products at algal biorefineries

Annie Megan Santamaria writes from Mumbai, India, in researchmatters.in that, in a new study, Prof. Yogendra Shastri and his team from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have designed a computer simulation tool that can take into account the demand…

Microalgae repository inaugurated in India

Microalgae repository inaugurated in India

Thehindu.com reports that Sangita M. Kasture, Joint Director of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) at India’s Bharathidasan University, said during the recent Inauguration of the National Repository for Micro-algae and Cyanobacteria-Freshwater, that the Centre had recently approved a national policy…

John Innes Centre takes a closer look at algal blooms

John Innes Centre takes a closer look at algal blooms

Scientists at the John Innes Centre, located in Norwich, Norfolk, England, are relying on automatic photobioreactors from Algenuity to look more closely at algal blooms. “Our work so far has centered on the Prymnesiumgolden algae,” said Professor Rob Field, a Project Leader at the Centre. “These produce a toxin lethal…

On the optimal production of astaxanthin

On the optimal production of astaxanthin

The numerous benefits of natural astaxanthin for brain health, eye health, healthy aging, cardiovascular health, muscle endurance/recovery and skin health are supported by extensive research, including more than 50 human clinical studies and 1,400 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Although astaxanthin can be found…

Algenuity launches MERIT project for pharmaceutical development

Algenuity launches MERIT project for pharmaceutical development

Algae technology development and licensing company, Algenuity, based in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, has launched the MicroalgaE as Renewable Innovative green cell facTories (MERIT) project, a three-year ERA…

Could algae replace grain in animal feed?

Could algae replace grain in animal feed?

Today’s agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment and climate. Cultivating feed in industrial facilities instead of on croplands might help to alleviate the critical implications in the agricultural food supply chain. Protein-rich microbes, produced…

“AmazonSmile” program to support student algal research

“AmazonSmile” program to support student algal research

The Algae Foundation has launched an initiative with AmazonSmile to support the Foundation’s K-12 STEM project, The Algae Academy, and reach more students through this algae outreach program. AmazonSmile is an Amazon service that allows a buyer to donate a portion of their purchase to a charity/non-profit…

IDEA’s value chain of algae production

IDEA’s value chain of algae production

The aim of IDEA, a new project in the European Interreg North-West Europe programme, with partners in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Ireland, is to optimize the algae value chain, from local production to storage and handling, in such a way that it becomes a viable, economically relevant industry…

Yucatan entrepreneurs create seaweed fertilizer

Yucatan entrepreneurs create seaweed fertilizer

theyucatantimes.com is running a story about a group of young entrepreneurs in Yucatan, Mexico, that have consolidated a project that converts the algae accumulated on the beaches into 100% organic fertilizer for agro-industrial and domestic use. Salgax Biotecnología Marina Aplicada has created a…

Algatech tracks Israel’s booming food-tech industry

Algatech tracks Israel’s booming food-tech industry

“The Israeli food-tech industry has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years and is taking a leading role worldwide with a broad range of innovative companies and institutions that provide solutions for the changing demands of the global food industry,” says Israel Export Institute food-tech manager Sahar Yazdanpour…

LIFE ALGAECAN project to cultivate algae, treat waste

LIFE ALGAECAN project to cultivate algae, treat waste

Huercasa, a leading company in the production of processed vegetable products at European level, is participating in the LIFE ALGAECAN Project, which is funded by the European Union through LIFE, a financial instrument used by the Union to provide support to environmental projects…

Boliden grows algae to reduce emissions

Boliden grows algae to reduce emissions

The “Microalgae cultivation for treatment of process emissions from the metals industry” project, which is being financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, started recently and will run for two years at Boliden Bergsöe, where, among other things, lead from lead batteries is recycled. “We need metals for a wide variety of…

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