The Algae Foundation — looking back and moving forward

The Algae Foundation — looking back and moving forward

The Algae Foundation sees a future that embraces algae as an essential solution for a sustainable and healthy planet and our mission is to create that future through education, mentoring, and public outreach and engagement. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Algae Foundation, was formed…

Olmix, INRAE partner on sustainable farming

Olmix, INRAE partner on sustainable farming

On February 25, 2020, Philippe Mauguin, President and CEO of INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Hervé Balusson, CEO of Olmix Group, signed a first framework agreement which aims at strengthening their collaboration in the fields of both environment… [Read the full story]

Testing algae hibernation to optimize biofuel production

Testing algae hibernation to optimize biofuel production

Karly Graham reports that Michigan State University researchers are testing algae hibernation to optimize the plant’s ability to be used for biofuel production. Algae produce oil as a response to adverse situations such as starvation, but when they are experiencing starvation, they are unable to split and grow…

Unexpected discovery: Blue-green algae produces oil

Unexpected discovery: Blue-green algae produces oil

The ability to produce oil from water and carbon dioxide with the help of light is something that is essentially common to all plants, from unicellular algae to the giant sequoia trees. But a new study by the University of Bonn clears up inconsistencies in common doctrine, according to biologist…

Microalgae as a sustainable protein source

Microalgae as a sustainable protein source

New Food Magazine reports that a new Danish project called “Microalgae for Food” has received DKK 750,000 (approximately $110,000US) in co-financing from the Ministry of Education and Research via the Danish Food Innovation network to find out how to use microalgae as a sustainable protein source…