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…

Sun Chlorella to roll out awareness campaign

FoodBev Media reports that Sun Chlorella will leverage the growing reputation of algae in a new marketing campaign for 2017 in the UK, designed to extend the appeal of chlorella supplements beyond its current consumer base and into more mainstream markets. Alongside a PR campaign highlighting the…

Chlorella touted as hangover cure

Lisa Ryan writes for London’s Daily Mail that Chlorella has emerged as a superfood “hero,” full of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients – known as a powerful liver and metal detoxifier that can knock out colds, flus and viruses, and even improve skin. Now, say experts, the single-cell green algae strain can also…

Chlorella tests effective on reducing cholesterol

A new study reported in Nutrition Journal examines Chlorella’s effectiveness on high levels of serum cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The double-blinded, randomized…

Bringing algae into the data center

Data centers are the backbone of our modern information society. Without secure data center infrastructures, not only would every economic circuit collapse, but public order would as well. However, data centers continue to be energy consumers…

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

The Fish Site reports that often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella…

Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

Researchers from Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, are investigating how well microalgae can grow using concentrated desalination from inland…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 2

Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, chefs, cooks, food developers, algae eaters, students and teams to create menus, new foods and food products incorporating algae as a featured ingredient. Algae food products are widely available now….

Genome of Chlorella Microalgae Decoded

The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has been completed by the Laboratoire Information Génomique et Structurale of CNRS…

Algae 101 Part Three: Algae History and Politics

Nearly every human society that lived near an ocean, estuary or lake used algae for food, fodder for their animals, fertilizer for their fields and medicines for cuts, bruises and stomach ailments. Dried algae provided…