Algae bioreactor on Space Station could make oxygen, food for astronauts

Samantha Mathewson reports in Space.com that astronauts on the International Space Station will begin testing an innovative algae-powered bioreactor to assess its feasibility for future long-duration space missions.The algae-powered bioreactor…

Chlorella’s wastewater cleaning ability confirmed

Environmental engineers at the University of Arkansas have discovered that Chlorella vulgaris, a single-celled fresh water algae species, effectively removes pollutants from wastewater even at fluctuating levels, making it an effective tool for wastewater treatment. The study, published recently…

Allmicroalgae adds fermentation system

Portuguese microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has recently begun production of Chlorella vulgaris and other microalgae species via fermentation, which complements the company’s existing photobioreactor capacity. At their state-of-the-art Algafarm production facility in Leiria…

Can algae save children from heavy metals poisoning?

Approximately half a million U.S. children under five years of age have been tested with blood lead levels exceeding five micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. The number of children and adults at risk from the broader array of heavy metals…

Researching the anti-cancer properties of chlorella

Dr. Victor Marchione writes in naturalblaza.com about recent research into the anti-cancer effects of chlorella vulgaris extract (CVE). The studies relate to apoptosis, a process of cell…