Spirulina Growing Kit

Spirulina Growing Kit

Interested in growing spirulina at home? Matthew Huber of Algae Research Supply gives simple instructions for how to get your DIY algae project up and multiplying…

Algae Cooking Oil

Algae Cooking Oil

West Hollywood chef Ariane Resnick is promoting algae cooking oil as better than extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. “It is the easiest most versatile oil I have found to cook with,” said Ms. Resnick. A spokesperson for Thrive algae, she cooks for those who have diabetes, gluten intolerance and other dietary challenges…

Seaweed Snacks

Seaweed Snacks

The road to riches for Thailand’s snack king, Itthipat Peeradechapan, is paved with crispy fried seaweed that fuses the traditional dried algae with wild flavors ranging from coconut to grilled squid….

3-D Algae Printing

3-D Algae Printing

Barbara Zeller from 3D printing materials company, 3D Fuel, talks to TCT media at CES 2016 about sustainability, and helping to address the world’s algae bloom problems by using the nuisance algae as a source for creating an algae-based multi-colored line of 3D printer filaments…

Photosynthetic Efficiency

Photosynthetic Efficiency

Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National…

Maine Seaweed Farming

Maine Seaweed Farming

Mike Hill, of the Associated Press Television News Service, reports that the seaweed industry is booming in Maine, where more than 20 companies grow or collect marine algae for a wide variety of uses including fertilizer, animal feed, supplements and food sold on store shelves as well as trendy restaurants…

Biofuels at Fermentalg

Biofuels at Fermentalg

Scientists at French company Fermentalg are looking to harness the potential of algae as a source for biofuels. “Currently we are focused on oils for human and animal nutrition, but it is clear that as soon as we have a large scale efficient plant there will be possibilities, when the market prices are in line…

Living Ink

Living Ink

Living Ink is a patent-pending time-lapse ink made from algae that allows you to write, sketch, or paint – with the image or message appearing over time. Living Ink Technologies, of Denver, Colorado, has raised over $100,000 through business pitch competitions for the U. S. Department of Energy…

Chlorella vs. Spirulina

Chlorella vs. Spirulina

The Health Cloud compares chlorella and spirulina to help viewers decide which algae is the best microalgal superfood for their health goals. While both support a wide variety of digestive assists, they have their differences: Chlorella is roughly 3 to 5% chlorophyll, which is the highest of the microalgae…

EnAlgae’s Journey

EnAlgae’s Journey

EnAlgae brought together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member States to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe, and find sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel…

Algae Foods and Feeds

Algae Foods and Feeds

Olmix is a leader in the use of macroalgae to develop nutritional products for humans and animals. This video tells about their plans to feed a world of nine billion people using seaweeds as primary ingredients for health and nutrition. The company’s global aim is “to create a healthy food chain based on algae.”

Predicting HABs

Predicting HABs

Videos Predicting HABs November 21, 2015 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur when colonies of certain types of algae grow out of control, and produce toxins that enter the food chain through fish and shellfish. Eventually, the toxins can kill larger marine animals like sea lions, manatees, turtles, and dolphins. It also makes shellfish unsafe […]

Farming the Sea

Farming the Sea

Scientific American tells the story of Bren Smith, owner of Connecticut-based Thimble Island Oyster Company, and director of the organization Greenwave, who started growing kelp and shellfish as a reaction to several crises he faced in his own life: overfishing, climate change, and rampant unemployment in the fishing…

Hydrogen from Algae

Hydrogen from Algae

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly reports that scientists at Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab have developed a method for continuously producing hydrogen by using algae. Traditionally the process would have to be stopped periodically to remove dead algae and feed in new algae. This new method allows…

AlgaePARC Education

AlgaePARC Education

AlgaePARC is a large multidisciplinary research program based in Wageningen, Netherlands, which integrates the entire microalgal process chain. AlgaePARC educates professionals for microalgae-based production processes. Students learn to describe microalgal metabolism, to apply basic design principles…

Spirulina for Health

Spirulina for Health

Dr. Josh Axe shares the health benefits of Spirulina, the blue-green algae that is one of the top superfoods in the world today. Its nutritional profile is loaded with chlorophyll, B Vitamins, Vitamin K and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. It is also a great source of quality protein if you aren’t getting enough in your diet…

Algae and Climate Change

Algae and Climate Change

John Milewski, executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW, interviews Ecosystems Services and Management Program Research Scholar Brian Walsh, who believes that replacing current feed crops with algae could yield big results toward providing a solution to climate change. In fact, his research…

Algal Cooking Oil

Algal Cooking Oil

Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA at the 2015 IFT show in Chicago, Solazyme’s SVP Mark Brooks said that most cooking oils come from crops that are planted on vast tracts of agricultural land (and in the case of palm oil, sometimes in places that might be better left alone, like rainforests), fed and watered, and then harvested…

Students and GE Algae

Students and GE Algae

Four student researchers from Sheridan Community College, in Sheridan, Wyoming, explain the process they will go through in the lab to genetically modify algal cells for increased lipid production…

Algenol’s China Deal

Algenol’s China Deal

WINK News in Florida reports on Lee County-based Algenol making history by sealing an agreement with China to supply its technology to turn algae into ethanol and diesel fuel. This follows the news that the company will begin distributing its biofuels to service stations in Florida…

Designing with Algae

Designing with Algae

Rasa Weber is a designer and researcher currently working and living in Berlin. She is one of the founders and designers of Studio Blond and Bieber, a cooperation with designer Essi Johanna Glomb that operates at the intersection of textile and product design. She’s currently working at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory…

Algae and $$$

Algae and $$$

In Germany, DW Science Magazine’s Ingolf Baur interviews Dr. Martin Ecke, from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, who says, “Algae could be one of the answers to solve a lot of our problems — in the case of energy as well as feeding mankind…” but it’s about the money…

Algae Bandage for Lungs

Algae Bandage for Lungs

Joel Banner Baird at the Burlington Free Press interviews a team of researchers at the University of Vermont researching a new technique to repair a punctured lung. The challenge is not unlike patching a rubber ball that is constantly being inflated and deflated. What they’ve cooked up shares the characteristics of…

Algae for Astronauts

Algae for Astronauts

SciShow Space, hosted by Reid Reimers, explains NASA’s new research into turning human waste into useful things, like food and plastic, with the help of algae and yeast. This technology might be used on long-term spaceflights someday…

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