Professor awarded grant for algal bioenergy LCA

Professor awarded grant for algal bioenergy LCA

In Detroit, Michigan, Wayne State University’s Yongli Zhang, assistant professor of beegoodsmercantile.com civil and http://bhavayogastudio.com/buy-cheap-viagra-soft environmental engineering, has been awarded a 2015-16 University Research Grant for her work on http://childrenofthesun.org/cheap-generic-cialis-india the http://www.via-architecture.com/levitra-online-sales sustainable development of renewable bioenergy. The funds will directly support her ongoing research project…

Treating pig waste with algae

Treating pig waste with algae

Murdoch University researchers are investigating whether the effluent from piggeries can be effectively treated with micro- and macroalgae so that species of the organism can be safely fed back to pigs. The Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) has invested $300,000 with the…

Young students share algae research at ASU

Young students share algae research at ASU

The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) opened to the public recently to provide an overview of how algae are and can be used for a variety of products, from fuel to food. In addition to AzCATI displays and demonstrations related to algae-based or derived products, several local students…

Researching how oil spills affect algae

Researching how oil spills affect algae

Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig caused a release of 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of we recommend Mexico before the well was capped on July 15, 2010. Close to http://behindmagazine.com/contents/low-price-cialis 100,000 kilometers, including more than 1,000 total linear miles of coastlines in Louisiana, Alabama…

Abu Dhabi’s sabkhas — an algal rich source

Abu Dhabi’s sabkhas — an algal rich source

Sami Zaatari writes for the Middle East’s Gulf News that Abu Dhabi’s coastal sabkhas – the Arabic phonetic translation for salt flats – hold great potential for solar power generation and algae culture; and also promise in terms of hydrocarbons. However, many sabkha sites are facing threats from rapid urbanization…

Exploring red algae for economic benefits

Exploring red algae for economic benefits

James Konstantin Galvez writes in the Manila Times that red algae, or lumut, which many people there consider insignificant, offers huge economic benefits as a source of food and components for industrial products, according to a new study by the http://enchantedhoneymoons.com/viagra-brand University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UPMSI)…

Rice University, Houston Public Works team on algae study

Rice University, Houston Public Works team on algae study

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorous…

Swimming algae decode living fluid dynamics

Swimming algae decode living fluid dynamics

None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of wow look it so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures. Understanding the behavior of living fluids starts…

Advancing from lab to industrial algae production

Advancing from lab to industrial algae production

Computer Science and mundoartstv.com Engineering Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Vineet Bafna was on the roster of experts who spoke at Green Revolution 2.0. The symposium, March 12-13 in the Qualcomm Institute, was organized by the California Center for Algal Biology and the Center for Food…

Heat-tolerant algal species discovered

Heat-tolerant algal species discovered

In a collaborative project between New York University Abu Dhabi and the University of Southampton, in the UK, researchers have identified a unique species of symbiotic algae that occurs in corals in the southern Arabian Gulf. The new species has been named Symbiodinium thermophilum, after its heat-loving…

New NASA mission to study ocean algae

New NASA mission to study ocean algae

NASA has begun work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle. Tentatively scheduled to launch in 2022, the Pre-Aerosol Clouds and ocean…

Euglena gracillis’ appetite for pollutants

Euglena gracillis’ appetite for pollutants

Tim Lougheed reports for the Canadian Chemical News that an entrepreneurial effort based in the lake-dotted Peterborough region of Ontario is enlisting a strain of follow link algae in an effort to http://redevgroup.com/women-levitra make local water as clean as possible. Euglena gracillis has an appetite for pollutants such as phosphorus…

Algal compound a promising anesthetic

Algal compound a promising anesthetic

Anesthesiologynews.com reports that the cialis on line first-in-human trial of an algal compound used for anesthetic purposes was reported at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans and canada cheap levitra was named the “Best Clinical Abstract.” “Neosaxitoxin has prolonged local anesthesia when…

A*STAR finds another way to harvest algae

A*STAR finds another way to harvest algae

Nanowerk News reports that A*STAR researchers in Singapore have successfully demonstrated how waste biomass from fungal fermentation processes could be used to bind to and harvest microalgae being used in other biotechnology applications. The researchers have demonstrated this procedure…

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Using a malaria parasite protein produced from algae, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine generated antibodies in mice that nearly eliminated mosquito infection by the malaria parasite. The method, published Feb. 17…

EnAlgae symposium examines algae research around the world

EnAlgae symposium examines algae research around the world

EnAlgae, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, is hosting a symposium showcasing new research on microalgae coming from the UK and further afield, through collaborative projects. The Algae Around the World Symposium will be held March 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 in the Sainsbury Laboratory…

Replacing fish oil with algae in salmon feed

Replacing fish oil with algae in salmon feed

Fish oil is an ideal source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the http://enchantedhoneymoons.com/effect-of-cialis-on-women main source of omega-3 in feed is limited, if the farmed salmon itself is to remain a rich source of omega-3. This means that the salmon feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients…

Two algal species discovered in India

Two algal species discovered in India

K.S. Rajgopal writes in TheHindu.com that two bloom-forming algal species were newly discovered recently off the west coast of India. Named Ulva paschima Bast, and Cladophora goensis Bast, the species were discovered by Dr. Felix Bast and two research students working with him, Satej Bhushan and…

Optimizing photosynthetic efficiency in algae PBRs

Optimizing photosynthetic efficiency in algae PBRs

In a recent study, published in PLOS ONE Journal, the influence of light intensity on http://lovelovefilms.com/viagra-online-buy the growth and lipid productivity of http://euromedforum.org/buy-cialis-soft-online Nannochloropsis salina was investigated in a flat-bed photobioreactor designed to cheapest cialis professional minimize cells self-shading. The influence of various light intensities was studied with both continuous…

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Researchers Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the microalgae Isochrysis to synthesize both biodiesel and jet fuel, in parallel. The new study was…

Observing photosynthesis in 3D

Observing photosynthesis in 3D

Photosynthesis sustains most of the life on our planet. It harvests energy from sunlight, while generating oxygen and disrupt2create.com removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The process takes place in the chloroplasts of plants and algae. Researchers in the team of Wolfgang Baumeister at the Max Planck Institute…

Green algae may treat macular degeneration

Green algae may treat macular degeneration

Liz Freeman reports for the Naples News on a connection between green algae and the potential to restore vision in people with macular degeneration. RetroSense Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intends to launch a human clinical trial later this year that involves a gene found in green algae…

Algae react to stress hormone

Algae react to stress hormone

Land-based plants — including the fruits and vegetables in your kitchen — produce and respond to hormones in order to survive. Scientists once believed that hormone-signaling machinery only existed in these relatively complex plants. But new research from the University of Maryland shows that some…

Making paper from seaweed

Making paper from seaweed

Allan Koay writes in thestar.com about a Universiti Malaya research project paving the way for the commercial production of levitra profesional paper pulp and bioethanol from seaweed. The Algae Research Lab at the university in Kuala Lumpur houses machines – all manufactured in South Korea—for making pulp from a species of red…

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