Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

Chlamy Helps Gut Issues

In professor Stephen Mayfield’s lab on the UC San Diego campus, scientist Frank Fields and other researchers grow algae samples, including one specific species, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. “We’ve usually explored it as a host for the production of pharmaceuticals or biofuels, but now that we are…

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…

Austin explores algae bloom solutions

Austin explores algae bloom solutions

The City of Austin is evaluating all ideas as it tries to get the blue-green algae blooms on Lady Bird Lake under control. So far this summer five dogs have died after swimming in the lake. In addition, the City of Austin just found out another dog got sick, but didn’t die, after playing in the water…

Meet Rebeca

Meet Rebeca

REBECA is an Interreg-Mac (2014-2020) cooperation action financed by the EU to coordinate activities in the field of microalgal biotechnology with the objective of promoting bio-industrial development in the Macaronesian Region (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and northwest African countries)…

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

Algae + Fungi = Biofuel

MSU-Plant Research Laboratory scientists have developed a biofuels production proof of concept that uses cooperating species of algae and soil fungi. It addresses some issues that hold back biofuels from being more widely adopted: 1) It is sustainable and environmentally friendly…

ExxonMobile Commercial

ExxonMobile Commercial

View the latest algae biofuel pitch from ExxonMobile: From petri dish to pond to potential biofuel, watch how we are continuing our algae research in Calipatria, CA with Synthetic Genomics…

Green Energy Research

Green Energy Research

In Bozeman Montana, scientists at Montana State University are performing algae biofuel research in cooperation with the University of Toledo, as well as the University of North Carolina, in a 3-year, $3 million project funded by the US Department of Energy…

India’s Cyanofarm

India’s Cyanofarm

Cyanofarm is a socio-scientific interventional research endeavor designed to mitigate problems arising out of malnutrition & simultaneously ascertaining Indian farmer’s sustainability by providing them with an alternative source of income generation. The research project has several objectives: Understanding…

Meet the BioUrban

Meet the BioUrban

Using only algae, the sunlight, and a simple pump to push the air through it, the BioUrban purifier is said to contribute the same amount of oxygen to the atmosphere as 400 trees…

Algae for 6-year-olds

Algae for 6-year-olds

Exxon-Mobil is planning ahead for when algae biofuel’s time finally comes. And they are planting seeds for future employees and customers by educating young people, as in this video, where algae research technician Megan Ruhmel shows Farrah what all the fuss is about…