Making paper from algae

Making paper from algae

A paper-making project at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, uses different types of algae to avoid the highly contaminant products used in conventional paper production. The result is a paper with similar characteristics as that from wood. The ECOWAL research group is also studying possible applications of this algae cellulose for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries…

Algae to Dye for

Algae to Dye for

In this video filmed at Dutch Design Week, Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber of Berlin studio Blond and Bieber explain how algae from a variety of common species can be used to create completely non-toxic textile dyes. “The wide color palette of algae is quite surprising,” Glomb explains. “Algae…

Another Look at BIQ

Another Look at BIQ

In case you missed Trace Dominguez of DNews reporting on renewable energy, with an update on the algae-powered BIQ building in Hamburg, Germany, after more than a year of operation…

Algae in Aquaculture

Algae in Aquaculture

Marine biologist and fish reproductive endocrinologist Yonathan Zohar, PhD gives a tour of his aquaculture laboratory at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Dr. Zohar and his team have developed a system that incorporates the whole life cycle of threatened marine fish…

Highways and Bioways

Highways and Bioways

This past summer an algae photobioreactor system showed up on a highway overpass in Switzerland. Built as part of a festival in Genève, the algae farm thrives on the emissions of cars passing below it, augmented by sunlight. A series of pumps and filters regulate the system, and over time the algae matures…

Muradel’s Green Crude

Muradel’s Green Crude

Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude, as a step towards a commercial plant with the potential to produce 80 million liters of crude oil a year. The $10.7 million demonstration plant at Whyalla – officially opened Oct. 31, 2014…

ULVANS Algae Project

ULVANS Algae Project

Olmix and 4 businesses in Brittany have created a group called ULVANS (ULves VAlorisation Nutrition Santé), aiming to create a new sector of revaluation of macroalgae in Brittany, from harvesting to processing into innovative products in the areas of nutrition and…

Algae Research in NM

Algae Research in NM

Los Alamos National Laboratory, as part of the New Mexico Consortium – comprised of New Mexico’s research universities, the Lab, and key industry partners – is conducting research into using algae as a feed stock for a renewable source of fuels…

Boone County Algae

Boone County Algae

About half of the electricity produced in the United States comes from coal fire power plants like the Duke Energy East Bend Station in Boone County, Kentucky. Unlike almost all of the others, this plant is trapping…

UNH Algae Research

UNH Algae Research

University of New Hampshire students Kristen Mello ’14 and Amber Litterer ’16 spent 10 weeks at the Shoals Marine Lab, on Appledore Island, investigating the underwater habitat and architecture among the Isles of Shoals…

Racing on Algal Fuel

Racing on Algal Fuel

Utah State University researcher Michael Morgan took his lab work to “World of Speed,” at the Bonneville Speedway, near Wendover, Utah, to show how an algae & safflower biodiesel blend in a small diesel…

Feedstock to Tailpipe

Feedstock to Tailpipe

The University of Kansas’ “Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative” is a research project to demonstrate how community wastewater operations can add a large-scale algae-growing facility that will not only return cleaner air and water back…

The Diatomist

The Diatomist

“The Diatomist” is a short documentary showcasing the incredible work of Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves…

Mobile Algae Refinery

Mobile Algae Refinery

Billed by the company as the world’s first mobile refining factory for microalgae, Lelystad, Netherlands-based Algae Food and Fuel on September 8, 2014 inaugurated their pilot plant to extract proteins, oils and carbohydrates…

Microfarm Breakthrough

Microfarm Breakthrough

Smart algae microfarms may be the future of greenhouses, hydroponics and urban farming. Now in a small area, fast-growing microalgae, like the popular superfood spirulina, can produce healthier options and higher…

Omega-3 from Algae

Omega-3 from Algae

Dr. Isaac Berzin explains how Omega-3 supplements are produced from an algae source. He also discusses the cost of omega-3 from algae versus an animal source, like fish…

Spain’s AlgaEnergy

Spain’s AlgaEnergy

Based in Madrid, Spain, AlgaEnergy has a mission to develop novel products derived from microalgae – nutritional, cosmetics and energetic, among others – and to produce them in an economically profitable way. The world’s 5th…

Sloped Surface Culture

Sloped Surface Culture

Thomas de Marchin, of the Laboratory of Bioenergetics, at University of Liege, in Belgium, explains their “sloped surface” outdoor microalgae mass culture system and harvesting procedure yielding 25g dw/m2/day…

New Seaweed Technology

New Seaweed Technology

Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly…

Making Algal Biofuel

Making Algal Biofuel

This Science Channel video shows the process of scaling up from a tiny colony of microalgal cells to a large enough quantity to power a vehicle – and the efficiencies needed to make algae a viable alternative…

Dinoflagellate Drugs

Dinoflagellate Drugs

The Marine Microalgae Biotechnology Group of the University of Almería has developed a cultivation system that permits increased production of dinoflagellates, a type of microalgae with therapeutical properties…

Branson on Biofuels

Branson on Biofuels

At the recent BIO International Convention in San Diego, Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, was interviewed about clean energy, biofuels, and advancements in biotechnology…

Rotifer Snack Time

Rotifer Snack Time

Brachionus rotifer feeding on Platymonas (unicellular algae). 
— created by Dr. Sathish Rajamani at New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA…

Meet AlgaePARC

Meet AlgaePARC

The AlgaePARC ‪Wageningen University & Research Center, in the Netherlands, was started to fill the gap between laboratory research on algae and full-scale algae production. The facility houses a range of fully…

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