A Plastic Alternative?

A Plastic Alternative?

A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used as an alternative material to plastic. It showed off the technology last week at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland…

“Magic Soil” a Green Solution to Red Tide

“Magic Soil” a Green Solution to Red Tide

Liu Jia reports for the Chinese Academy of Sciences that a “magic soil” made out of modified clays has proven effective in fighting red tide along China’s coastal waters and has now been introduced to other countries including Chile, the United States and Peru. The “magic soil” won second prize…

MiAlgae raises £1 million for commercialization

MiAlgae raises £1 million for commercialization

Edinburgh-based biotech startup MiAlgae has received an investment of £1 million ($1.3USD) to focus on the commercialization of its microalgae products that use co-products from the whisky distillation process to produce microalgae high in omega-3 and other nutrients to sustainably…

Shanghai Green Valley launches brown algae-based Alzheimer’s drug

Shanghai Green Valley launches brown algae-based Alzheimer’s drug

Bloomberg News reports that a newly approved Chinese drug for Alzheimer’s will start clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe this year as the country’s first novel therapy for the incurable disease seeks global legitimacy… [Read the full story]