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NAXA Enters into Partnership with UNPA for Astaxanthin

Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association and United Natural Products Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to focus on boosting awareness of algal astaxanthin. UNPA will help NAXA to advance the state of natural algal astaxanthin dietary supplement education, research, safety and quality at both national and international levels. Source

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[ More ] April 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

EPA Approves Joule’s Advanced Biofuel Pathway

US EPA has approved a renewable energy pathway filed by Joule Unlimited Technologies to generate D5 advanced biofuels renewable identification numbers (RINs) for its algae based ethanol under renewable fuel standard. Joule’s process produces advanced ethanol from cyanobacteria using a proprietary production process called Helioculture Sunflow-E ethanol process. In this process, cyanobacteria acts as a […]

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[ More ] April 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Algae-Fuel |

Aviation Community Signs MoA for Production of Aviation Jet Fuel from Algae

Aviation community has signed a memorandum of agreement with Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC), Airbus Group, University of Malaya, University Malaysia Terengganu, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and University of Kebangsaan Malaysia for offshore cultivation of tropical macroalgae for the production of aviation jet fuel. While the universities focus on different technologies of algae […]

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New Algal Turf Scrubbers to Clean Water and Create Biomass for Renewable Fuel

Researchers funded by the Energy Department have developed algal flow ways or algal turf scrubbers to manage nutrient loading and improve fresh water, marine and estuarine communities. In these systems, filamentous algae are installed near stormwater or wastewater runoff sites and harvested with mechanical farm equipment. The highly productive, easily harvested, dewatered turf algae is […]

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Scandinavian Microalgae Producer Selects Heliospectra LED Grow Light System

Heliospectra AB has partnered with Scandinavian Microalgae Producer to develop a new LED lighting system based on the LX60 series, to be used in their patented production system in Norway. With this new production technology, the customer has developed a new technology solution producing high-quality products derived from microalgae for food, animal feed, and industrial […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors |

AstaZine Astaxanthin Granted Successful NDI Petition

AlgaeLife Sciences has announced that it has successfully petitioned FDA for a New Dietary Ingredients Notification for its flagship astaxanthin line, AstaZine. AstaZine natural astaxanthin is derived from microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis which is cultivated in fully closed glass tube photobioreactors free from contamination. AstaZine is available in various forms such as 2% water-soluble powder, organic-certified […]

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New Seaweed-based Material Could Replace Plastic Packaging

A new Japanese design company AMAM is developing an eco-friendly product to package goods. The product, Agar Plasticity, is derived from agar obtained from red marine algae. The manufacturing process involves dissolving of agar powder in water and pouring it into a mold which is then allowed to freeze for approximately 2 days. The frozen […]

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[ More ] March 29th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications, Research |

New Frontier Foods Plans Seaweed Plant in US

New Frontier Foods has planned to open a seaweed production plant in US, which is the first of its kind in the country. The plant will open in the second quarter of this year and will be located in Southern California. The facility will produce seaweed snacks for private label as well as under the […]

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[ More ] March 29th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Seaweed |

AstaPure to be sold in Mexico for the First Time

Astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies has partnered with NaturaExtracta to distribute its product AstaPure astaxanthin in Mexico for the first time. The product will be sold to companies in the dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care market. It is expected that the sales of dietary supplements in Mexico will increase by 4% a year by 2020, to […]

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BFAR Project Eyes to Boost Seaweed Farm

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has established a seaweed farm at Cagayan Valley in Philippines, which is expected to increase the fisher folk’s income. The continuous increase of seaweeds production particularly Gracilaria has prompted the fisheries bureau to establish a seaweed warehouse in this area. Consumer acceptance for these products is high especially among […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Seaweed |

MSC, ASC Collaborate to Set Global Standard for Seaweed

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have collaborated to create a global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The seaweed standard will demonstrate mutual sustainability principles and standard systems, referencing best available scientific understanding and industry practices, that conform to international norms of good conduct, including FAO Guidelines for Eco labelling and ISEAL […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Trial of New Seaweed Harvesting Methods to Begin in Connemara

A trail of new methods of harvesting seaweeds is expected to begin in Connemara in few weeks. Two boats are being brought for this purpose from Canada by the company Ascidian Sea Plants in order to show the harvesting methods used in Nova Scotia. The trial will be conducted in ArramaraTeoranta seaweed industry, which has […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Harvesting, Seaweed |

AlgaeLife Created to Focus on Nutritional Ingredients from Algae Starting with Astaxanthin

BGG, a worldwide leader in Astaxanthin production has created a subsidiary, Algae Life Sciences Inc. which will focus mainly on Astaxanthin production. The company will go to market simply as AlgaeLife and will have offices in USA, Switzerland, Japan and China. Though it will be a separate corporate entity, it will continue to utilize BGG’s […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Non fuel products |

Energetic Feasibility of Milking Process for Algal Fuel Production Using Biofilm Photobioreactor for Growth of Microalgae

Scientists from Western Australia have performed an experiment to reduce the energy consumption for producing fuels from algae. The new technique also prevents following harvesting technique which is critical in algae cultivation. The new method follows cultivation of microalgae on a biofilm photobioreactor. Preliminary energetic feasibility analysis have been carried out. Results show that for […]

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[ More ] February 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Fuel, Photobioreactors, Research |

CAER Partners with Lianhenghui Investment Company to Construct Algae Production Facility

Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at CAER has partnered with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a five-acre algae production facility in China. The facility will use novel photobioreactor technology for growing algae which will be used for the production of nutraceuticals, bioplastics and fuels. The company is also constructing a similar smaller facility which will employ […]

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NREL Boosts Algae Fuel Yields through Improved Process

National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a new biorefinery process to increase the yield of fuel from algae biomass. In traditional process, the algae produce lipids that get converted into fuels. But NREL, in a previous research work used solid-liquid separation process to convert carbohydrates into fermentable sugars which could be converted to ethanol. In […]

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Matrix Genetics & Proterro Partner on First Commercial Production of Spirulina

Matrix Genetics and Proterro have announced a partnership to produce high value nutritional products in Spirulina. Matrix will develop the Spirulina strains and Proterro will grow these strains on their proprietary production system. Proterro’s photobioreactor system uses a technology which converts carbon in waste CO2 into valuable products such as industrial biochemical as well as […]

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Microalgae Starch used in Producing Biodiesel

Researchers from Iran have conducted an experiment to use starch extracted from microalgae to produce biodiesel. Starch present in microalgae is the basic substance in fermentation process to produce biodiesel. In this process, a new method called gravity based enrichment was followed for screening the microorganisms based on cell density. Various starch and lipid producing […]

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[ More ] February 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, bio diesel |

New Method Creates Cheap, Environmentally Safe Biofuel

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have developed a new method for making biofuel that is inexpensive and eco-friendly. The new method enables the researchers to deliver carbon di oxide to microalgae which can be used to produce biodiesel. The new technique purifies carbon di oxide from the power station flue gases by absorbing it […]

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[ More ] February 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

New Seaweed Superfood under Development

A crimson seaweed called dulse may be the next superfood. It is a nutritious, red sea vegetable which grows in North Atlantic and is difficult to harvest in the wild. Oregano State University is now farming this fast growing strain in 6000 litre tanks. The University’s Food Innovation Centre is testing commercial preparations for dulse […]

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[ More ] February 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Seaweed |

Food Scientists find Spirulina to Slow Cancer Growth

Scientists from China conducted an experiment to test the effects of polypeptides of Spirulina proteins of five types of cancer. They used hydrolysis method to isolate the polypeptides in Spirulina and found 15 peptides including a new one which had the ability to slow down the growth of lung cancer cells. These polypeptides exhibited anti […]

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Process Analysis of Alkaline Flocculation Harvesting for Chaetoceros muelleri and Scenedesmus quadricauda

Researchers from China performed an experiment to analyse the mechanism of alkaline flocculation harvesting process and the difference between the two strains of algae Chaetoceros muelleri (marine diatom) and Scenedesmus quadricauda (freshwater algae). Alkaline flocculation of C. muelleri resulted in increase in particle size with increasing pH, increase in absolute value of zeta potential and […]

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Algae.Tec Completes Commissioning, Startup of Nutraceutical Plant

Algae.Tec Ltd. has completed commissioning and initial startup of an algae production plant in Atlanta to produce algae based nutraceutical products. The facility has a capacity of 50 tons of algae per year and also produce and test multiple algal strains based on nutritional requirements. The plant employs the company’s proprietary enclosed photobioreactor technology that […]

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6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts 26 – 29 June, 2016 Paradise Point, San Diego www.algalbbb.com Abstract submission deadline: 5 February, 2016 Themes: Algal Biology – Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal […]

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Japan’s Chitose Heading Abroad to Ramp up Spirulina Capacity

Japanese bioventure Chitose Laboratory has planned to quintuple blue green algae production capacity by expanding its business overseas and setting up production plants in Singapore and America. The company’s business with Spirulina as a dietary supplement is currently a domestic concern, relatively small in scale compared with foreign plans. The company plans to invest 1 […]

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