Seaweed Symposium 2014

Seaweed Symposium 2014

Watch a preview of the second Seaweed Symposium, to be held September 6-7 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, in Edinburgh, UK…

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…

Algae from Dairy Waste

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National…

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…

The Mayfield View

The Mayfield View

In this interview, Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of CAL-CAB, discusses his view and prediction of the future of algal biofuels and its cost competitiveness with fossil fuels…

Macroalgae Cultivation

Macroalgae Cultivation

As part of the Danish project “MacroAlgae Biorefinery” brown algae were cultivated and harvested in Limfjorden, Denmark. Here’s how it was done…

DIY Spirulina

DIY Spirulina

Scientist and homebrew spirulina advocate Dr. Aaron Baum shows viewers how to grow, harvest and consume their own fresh spirulina…

Space Station Algae

Space Station Algae

Nathalie Leys from the European Space Agency’s Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELISSA) team discusses space life-support research, where microalgae may play an important role in recycling waste…

Algenist Skin Care

Algenist Skin Care

Microalgae is at the foundation of Algenist’s clinical skincare expertise delivering anti-aging treatments to maintain youthful, beautiful skin. Solazyme’s 10 years of algal research has led to the discovery…

Sara Volz @ MIT, Yr.1

Sara Volz @ MIT, Yr.1

Algae enthusiast and 2013 Intel Science Talent Search First Place winner, Sara Volz has been continuing her fascination with algae research at MIT. In this video she updates on being in an environment where she can fully pursue her love of chemistry…

Algae to Omega

Algae to Omega

CBS Miami’s CEO Corner talks with Geronimos Dimitrelos, CEO of Algae to Omega, about the growth of their South Florida company, launched in 2009, and their focus on astaxanthin…

2014 Alga of the Year

2014 Alga of the Year

Phycologists of the Botanical Society of Germany have selected Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as alga of the year 2014. This unicellular green alga is distributed throughout the world. It is able to sense its light environment…

Algal Research at ODU

Algal Research at ODU

A team of researchers from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, will soon pit their algae processing technology against engineers and scientists from across the U.S. in the P3…

Astaxanthin Wars

Astaxanthin Wars

A conflict is brewing between the manufacturers of natural algae-sourced astaxanthin, and petrochemical-based synthetic astaxanthin. In this video/audio excerpt Bob Capelli…

Solazyme’s Encapso

Solazyme’s Encapso

Solazyme, Inc. has announced its entry into the oil and gas drilling fluids additive market. Building upon its proprietary platform of high performance, sustainable Tailored™ algal-based oils, the company has introduced Encapso…

The Navy and Algae

The Navy and Algae

At a recent hearing of the U.S. Armed Services Committee, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz grills Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus, Jr. on the reasons the Navy continues to support…

Microbial Bioplastics

Microbial Bioplastics

European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae to turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without using any petroleum…

Algae in Iowa

Algae in Iowa

This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for recycling CO2 from corn ethanol production into algae production….

Algae in Hong Kong

Algae in Hong Kong

Hong Kong scientists are testing microalgae to clean wastewater and produce fuel. The technology is still too expensive to be broadly developed, but researchers are asking for the…

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