Global Algae Innovations

Global Algae Innovations

Focused on designing innovative technology to make algae production more efficient and consistent, Global Algae Innovations’ CEO, Dave Hazlebeck, believes his company is on the path to completely change the way we currently produce both oil and food. “There’s studies that show with algae grown to…

In Praise of Diatoms

In Praise of Diatoms

As you contemplate your holiday decorations, consider diatoms. Algae kaleidoscopes were among the many creatively biological ways that Victorian scientists entertained themselves. Using the end of a piece of hair, they moved tiny diatoms on a slide, arranging them into beautiful, symmetrical patterns…

Austria’s Ecoduna

Austria’s Ecoduna

Ecoduna, a startup based in the foothills of the southern Austrian Alps, has developed a highly efficient production system that can use waste CO2 and seawater to produce large quantities of microalgae. Founded by Martin Mohr and Franz Emminger, the two long-time friends’ company is producing…

Fishing for Algae

Fishing for Algae

Researchers have observed chimpanzees fishing for algae in Bakoun, Guinea, using long branches or twigs as fishing rods to scoop up algae. This video was captured as a part of the Pan African Programme: the Cultured Chimpanzee, launched in 2010 by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in…

Algae Natural Colorants

Algae Natural Colorants

Life Seacolors is a demonstration by Spain’s Instituto Tecnológico Textil of new natural dyes from algae (micro-, macro- and cyanobacteria) as a substitute for synthetic dyes used in the textile industries. Algae represent a source of natural colorants for the textile industry without the high contamination levels…

Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture

Seafood accounts for the largest single source of protein worldwide. With ocean harvesting nearing its limits, sustainable aquaculture is starting to bridge the increasing gap caused by insatiable demand. A family-owned Australian company, Pacific Reef Fisheries, operates a 98 pond grow-out facility that supplies…

Research at AzCATI

Research at AzCATI

Dr. Milt Sommerfield, the founding father of Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), explains their research, based on looking for an algae species and growth regimen that will “make a difference” in terms of making algae-to-biofuels a successful commercial entity…

Nitrogen Fixation

Nitrogen Fixation

A team of scientists from the University of Hamburg, onboard the research vessel Discovery, are studying phytoplankton, and cyanobacteria in particular, in the Genus project. They are examining the specific conditions that support the growth of the blue-green algae. In contrast to the more ordinary algae, and all plants…

The E4Water Project

The E4Water Project

Per Moller, of Cluster Biofuels, in Denmark, talks about how the E4Water Project in Kalundborg is developing an efficient water treatment program using microalgae to clean industrial residual streams and convert into high value byproducts…

DNews Takes on Algae

DNews Takes on Algae

DNews visits with Global Algae Innovations to learn how valuable algae can be for our future fuel needs, as well as food for animals and people, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, and as an offset to factory’s carbon footprints…

White Cliffs of Algae

White Cliffs of Algae

Researchers outline in a new study the ocean conditions necessary for coccolithophores, a type of algae, to flourish, conditions that likely allowed the White Cliffs of Dover to form nearly 100 million years ago. The new information comes from a great bloom of coccolithophores in the Southern Ocean known as the…

Know Your Cyanobacteria

Know Your Cyanobacteria

Water Research Foundation prepared this video for those wanting to know more about the science behind cyanobacteria, and get a utility perspective on the latest in source water protection, monitoring, detection, and treatment. Experts from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, SUEZ, City of Alliance (OH)…

Crisis and Opportunity

Crisis and Opportunity

Oh Soo-young reports for Arirang News in South Korea that, while algae are damaging local ecosystems, numerous researchers in Korea are turning the crisis into opportunity. The number of patent applications for algae-based technologies has risen to roughly 50 per year – a fifty-fold increase from ten years ago…

Carbon Capture at Pond

Carbon Capture at Pond

Bloomberg’s Michael Bancroft visits the headquarters of Pond Technologies, a startup using algae to convert smokestack pollution into products such as clean biofuel and help companies reduce their carbon footprint…

All About Astaxanthin

All About Astaxanthin

Here’s the first in a series of videos about everything astaxanthin, where interviewer Roslun Nuttley Moore visits Cyanotech, the worlds largest grower of microalgae, and talks with founder, Chief Science Officer, and Interim President/CEO Dr. Gerry Cysewski about how they grow and manufacturer Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin…

Watch Coral Bleaching

Watch Coral Bleaching

In case you haven’t already seen it, this time lapse video from the Weather Channel shows the symbiotic relationship between algae and coral reefs, and how they are being stressed out by climate change. Scientists at the Queensland University of Technology have captured on video the coral bleaching process…

Wolfson Hands Over Keys

Wolfson Hands Over Keys

TerraVia’s financial results, announced last week for the second quarter of 2016, reflect progress in the company’s transition to food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, offset by the impacts of selling a majority interest in skin care line Algenist to Tengram Capital Partners…

Spain’s Bio Fuel Systems

Spain’s Bio Fuel Systems

Bernard Stroiazzo-Mougin, founder of Spain’s Bio Fuel Systems, along with his staff, explain their company’s six-year development quest to create energy from photosynthetic algae…

ExxonMobil and Biofuels

ExxonMobil and Biofuels

ExxonMobil scientists Vijay Swarup and Kelsey McNeely are still on the case for algal-based biofuels. Here they discuss the challenges and benefits of a technology that could transform how we power cars, planes, and just about anything with an internal combustion engine…

Mosquito-killing Algae

Mosquito-killing Algae

KEYE-TV reports on researchers at the University of Texas developing a natural way to stop virus-transmitting mosquitoes from breeding, using biologically engineered algae to kill their larvae. The algae can live in ponds without harming other wildlife — but it will stop the mosquitoes carrying Zika and West Nile in their tracks…

Dr. Mayfield on Biofuels

Dr. Mayfield on Biofuels

Kate Sequeira produced this video interview with UCSD biology professor Stephen Mayfield for the San Diego Union Tribune. Dr. Mayfield has spent the past 25 years experimenting with algae, and now focuses on extracting crude oil from green algae to create biofuel. “When petroleum’s expensive, we invest in alternative fuels…

Treating Algal Blooms

Treating Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. This video from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows EPA researchers helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins…

The Algaevator

The Algaevator

Designers Jie Zhang and Tyler Stevermer teamed up with Selgascano Architects to design the Algaevator, a spiral-shaped pavilion that propagates algae in an attractive visible structure. The designers took on the project to boost awareness of algae’s uses and production. Created as part of the Burglars of Transnatural Transparency…

Cancer Fighting Algae

Cancer Fighting Algae

Michael Aranda describes on SciShow how scientists are fighting cancer…with algae…

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