VITO’s Algae Research

VITO’s Algae Research

VITO is a leading Belgium-based independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, and a pioneer regarding research into algae. They focus on the harvesting, medium reuse and downstream processing. VITO and Thomas More Kempen, the largest university college…

NASA-EPA’s Algae App

NASA-EPA’s Algae App

NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey are working on a joint project to transform satellite data into an indicator of cyanobacteria outbreaks in our freshwater supply. The data will be integrated into an EPA Android…

Sugar Kelp to Ethanol

Sugar Kelp to Ethanol

A mechanical engineering student at the University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia is researching the efficacy of using sugar kelp as a source of biofuel. Shaw TV’s Paul Beilstein does the interview…

Bath Wastewater

Bath Wastewater

A sustainable technology is being developed at the University of Bath, in the UK, that uses algae to remove phosphates and nitrates in the wastewater treatment process. The algae is then used for commercial purposes, including as a pigment for aquafeed and protein for animal feed…

Spirulina in Space

Spirulina in Space

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, aboard the International Space Station, talks about spirulina algae with scientists of the Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative program (MELiSSA)…

Tastes Like Bacon?

Tastes Like Bacon?

The folks at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center have been cooking up food innovations with seaweed. They’re using a red alga called dulse that grows wild on shores of the north Atlantic and Pacific coasts. As a sea “vegetable,” dulse has been used for centuries in the local foods of Ireland…

Algal Omega-3 Primer

Algal Omega-3 Primer

In the UK, Channel 4’s “Food Unwrapped” program explains the benefits behind omega-3 from algae. This short clip is from Series 5, Episode 10…

Polar Algae Cultivation

Polar Algae Cultivation

Looking to beat the heat? Here’s a refreshing video for a hot summer’s day. Researchers at Cambridge University’s microalgae pilot plant are exploring polar algae to see how they can cope with the winter conditions in northwest Europe. They are hoping to improve yields during the months…

Algae Space Experiment

Algae Space Experiment

The team’s plan is to grow algae, not with water, but inside of AGAR, “which is a substance you usually put at the bottom of a petri dish. It’s essentially jello,” Dr. Wildenberg said. “If (algae) grows in zero gravity, possibilities for use as oxygen, fuel, and food could exist.”…

Water Bioremediation

Water Bioremediation

Australia’s MBD Energy uses macroalgae to clean up nutrients in water in an innovative program of sustainable aquaculture…

Algae Energy Farm

Algae Energy Farm

The University of Queensland has established an Algae Energy Farm to cultivate and harvest microalgae for a range of uses, including as a feed supplement for beef cattle. Lead researcher Professor Peer Schenk said the farm showed that algae could be grown easily in Australian conditions, leveraging feed and fuel…

A Disappearing Act

A Disappearing Act

OK, so the alga only has a background role here, but it’s a classic and you’ll never forget what you see in this underwater video. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s new. If you have, enjoy the memories…

Algenol Ramping Up

Algenol Ramping Up

Scientists and engineers at Algenol believe that their patented technology will enable the production of ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for just $1.30 per gallon, at annual production levels of 8,000 total gallons of liquid fuel per acre. 2015 is potentially the year of commercialization. In this video CNBC takes a look…

The AlgaeTunnel

The AlgaeTunnel

AlgaePartners, in Tunisia, have introduced what they call the 3rd generation of raceway ponds: the AlgaeTunnel System. The company has announced the startup of operations at the Spiru Invest production farm in southern Tunisia, with a one hectare pond employing the AlgaeTunnel technology…

Algal Inspirations

Algal Inspirations

This TEDx Gateway features a presentation by Joe Landolina, the 22-year-old inventor of VETI-GEL, a gel that can stop traumatic bleeding instantaneously without the need of applied pressure. “One of my fondest memories was working with my grandfather, who was a chemist, and on our property we had…

UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems have resulted in a partnership with the region’s surfing industry to create the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard…

Cirque du Algae

Cirque du Algae

Researchers at Cambridge University have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the “most important…

ALGIX 3D Fuel J.V.

ALGIX 3D Fuel J.V.

3D Fuel, a manufacturer of 3D printer filament, just announced the launch of its algae-based 3D printer filament through a Joint Venture with ALGIX, a clean technology company that produces sustainable plastic products using algae from aquaculture and water treatment technologies. “We saw 3D Fuel as…

Olmix’ Future View

Olmix’ Future View

Olmix, specialists in animal nutrition and health, considers how the pooling of scientific, technical and industrial expertise currently forming the international algae industry will play a key role in our future. A good example for the new international economy has been present for generations of algae farming…

Getting Algae Fat

Getting Algae Fat

An environmental biotechnology researcher at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology, Peter Mooij has been studying “the phenomena of algae.” This talk was given at a recent TEDx event held at Delft, where Mooji discussed the importance of algae fatness…

Make Seaweed Fertilizer

Make Seaweed Fertilizer

Starting to plant? Take a tip from growyourheirlooms.com and make your own seaweed fertilizer. The recipe: Fill your bucket about half way with seaweed. Then fill the rest of the way with water. Cover loosely and let sit for about a week. Pour off the water and use it on plants…

Detox with Chlorella

Detox with Chlorella

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a purveyor of health products, talks in this video about how chlorella can help detoxify our bodies and get rid of dangerous heavy metals…

Urban Algae Canopy

Urban Algae Canopy

The Urban Algae Canopy is a project designed by ecoLogicStudio and Carlo Ratti Associati, being displayed at Expo Milano 2015…

ATP3 Workshop

ATP3 Workshop

The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) serves as a learning environment for research and commercialization of algae-based biofuels and other biomass co-products. ATP3 is funded through a $15 million grant from the US Department of Energy. The partnership is led by the Arizona Center for Algae…

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