Clean and efficient processing of harvested seaweed

Clean and efficient processing of harvested seaweed

A Quebec-based company that specializes in the manufacturing and commercialization of marine and seaweed-based products for agriculture and horticulture constructed a new processing plant located in the maritime region of the lower St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. This location provides easy…

Salofa Oy introduces a blue-green algae test

Salofa Oy introduces a blue-green algae test

Soon ordinary customers in Finland will be able to check that the water at their beach is free of cyanobacteria toxins. Finnish company Salofa Oy will commercialize the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) test originally developed by the University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland…

Iowa State’s Revolving Algal Biofilm treatment system

Iowa State’s Revolving Algal Biofilm treatment system

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, are developing technology, using algae, that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation. The system uses vertical conveyor belts, about six feet tall and three feet wide, which revolve in a continual loop, cycling through the wastewater and air as multiple…

PEF algae predator control system

PEF algae predator control system

Bedford, Massachusetts-based Diversified Technologies, Inc. is developing a new PEF (pulsed electric field) system that offers a non-chemical solution to algae predator control and cellular product extraction. The company’s PEF System applies 1 to 20 µs very high voltage pulses that create a 1 to 50 kV/cm high voltage…

Testing pre-concentration at U.S. algae facilities

Testing pre-concentration at U.S. algae facilities

Last year Commercial Algae Professionals and Liqoflux introduced the Liqoflux Pre-Concentration System, a new component for the process chain of algae production. This membrane system that will allow for capillary algae pre-concentration and capillary media recycling was uncharted territory…

Zobi Harvestor from Global Algae Innovations

Zobi Harvestor from Global Algae Innovations

Global Algae Innovations, with headquarters in San Diego, California, and cultivation/production facilities in Lihue, Hawaii, have introduced a new algae harvesting system using advanced membranes to achieve what they claim is 100% harvest efficiency, eliminating the need for secondary dewatering…

Algae wastewater cleaning technology scores in Wisconsin

Algae wastewater cleaning technology scores in Wisconsin

Tom Lindfors writes in the New Richmond News about how the Roberts, Wisconsin, wastewater treatment plant – considered a minor utility designed to treat an average flow of up to 465,000 gallons per-day – is working with a new algae technology from Clearas Water Recovery as one of the first communities…

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of algae for oil extraction

Diversified Technology Inc.’s PowerMod, employing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, is a low cost, low energy process that applies high voltage electric pulses to an algal slurry. These very short, high intensity pulses rupture the algal cells, increasing the availability of intracellular materials such as lipids…

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…

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