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MSU Partners with ExxonMobil to Advance Biofuel Research

Michigan State University has partnered with ExxonMobil to expand its research on algae based fuels. The project will mainly focus on analyzing the different species of algae which are the most efficient under a range of natural conditions. It will also analyse other characteristic features of such efficient algae, like the genes responsible for their survival in […]

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Biofat Project Demonstrates Algae’s Potential for Biofuels Production

Biofat project, a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project, has confirmed algae as a potential source of biofuel with low greenhouse gas emissions.  The project has focussed mainly on improving and demonstrating sustainability in the process considering both environmental and economic issues. Two 1.5 hectare pilot-scale facilities have been built for this purpose in Italy and Portugal […]

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[ More ] October 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

DIC Group Opens DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Centre in United States

DIC Group has successfully opened DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Centre, a facility which will conduct algae related research in areas ranging from cultivation to practical application. The algae Research Centre has been built with a total investment of approximately US$1.7 million. The research Centre has both indoor and outdoor research use raceway ponds to carry out […]

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[ More ] September 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Research |

Duke University to Research More on Algae

Duke University has been awarded $5.2 million grant to explore more on algae’s alternative benefits. The new Duke University-led Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium, or MAGIC will spend the next three years to analyse the best species of algae with high amount of oil and protein and also the different ways of extracting them. For this […]

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Algae to Clean Up Oil Refinery Waste Water

Scientists from Hawaii are conducting an experiment to use microalgae for industrial waste water treatment, particularly oil refinery. They have found that the algae is capable of removing noxious chemicals, including 90% ammonia-nitrogen and 97% phosphorus. The experiment is being carried out with two algal species – Chlorella and Scenedesmus. As the microbes feed on […]

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[ More ] September 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment, Research |

Molecular ‘Swiss Army Knife’ to Make Biofuel from Algae

Researchers from Michigan State University have built a molecular ‘Swiss Army Knife’ which makes the production of biofuels and other green chemicals from algae more feasible. They created a synthetic protein that improves the assembly of the carbon-fixing factory of blue-green algae. The new protein replaces four gene products yet still supports photosynthesis. By reducing […]

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Solarvest’s Nanuq (TM) Organic Omega-3 Receives FDA Approval

Solarvest has received FDA approval for the sale of its unique NanuqTM brand Omega-3 products. The NanuqTM Omega-3 dietary ingredient is the first of its kind to be allowed in USA as a whole food nutraceutical. NanuqTM brand is the first organic Omega-3 high in DHA. Solarvest products will be available in fruits, vegetables and […]

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Mass Growth of Food Algae in Nursery Stage under Research

Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute and its field laboratory have undertaken a research to develop techniques for mass cultivation of some food algae at nursery stage. DBT has sanctioned a grant of 1 crore for setting up outdoor continuous running seawater facility to carry forward this research. The aim of this project is […]

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[ More ] September 22nd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae-Cultivation, Research, Seaweed |

MSU, PHYCO2 Partner in Algae Development, CO2 Absorption

Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into an agreement to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and captures carbon dioxide from power plant emissions. Under the agreement the team will investigate PHYCO2’s algae growth, carbon absorption technologies and algae processing technologies. PHYCO2 will be testing its algae photobioreactor […]

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Algenol to Offer Ethanol to Consumers

Algenol Biotech LLC and Boca Raton-based Protec Fuel Management LLC have signed an agreement to distribute algae based ethanol to consumers.  The companies have decided to offer 18 million gallons per year from Algenol’s commercial plant which is to be developed in Central Florida in 2016. Protect will distribute and market the fuel for E15 and […]

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[ More ] September 22nd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel-Ethanol, Algae-Ethanol, Alliances, Ethanol |

Researchers Turn to Seaweeds to Develop New Antibiotics

Researchers from University of Exeter,  South West England are conducting an experiment to use the antibiotic properties of seaweeds to develop new generation of antibiotics to fight against resistant super bugs. Initial experimental results have found that seaweeds have a diverse array of antimicrobial properties and some of these extracts are more effective against resistant […]

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[ More ] September 15th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seaweed |

Seaweed Farming with New Triangular Rafts

Marine Algal Research Station (MARS), in collaboration with Structural Engineering Research Station (SERC) has developed an improved method of seaweed farming by using triangular rafts which is an innovative design suitable for deep sea farming. The technique which is simple and cost effective has improved manoeuvrability and requires no specialised training for assembly. Preliminary studies […]

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[ More ] September 15th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Innovations, Research, Seaweed |

Japanese Researchers Enhance Triacylglycerols Production in Algae

Researchers from Japan have performed genetic manipulation method in Nannochloropsis algal strain NIES-2145 to enhance the production of triacylglycerols from the algae. When Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is cultivated in a phosphorus deficient medium, TAGs accumulate rapidly due to the overexpression of an enzyme called CrDGTT4, which in turn is triggered by gene promoter SQD2. Researchers genetically […]

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[ More ] September 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Research |

Enhancement of FAME Productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus by Combining Nitrogen Deficiency with Sufficient Phosphorus Supply in Heterotrophic Cultivation

Researchers from China conducted an experiment to enhance FAME productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus by combining nitrogen deficiency with sufficient phosphorus supply in heterotrophic cultivation. Scenedesmus obliquus NIES-2280 was cultivated heterotrophically in a nitrogen deficient and phosphorus rich medium. Acetate was used as a carbon source. Results showed that the productivity of fatty acid methyl esters […]

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Cultivation of Chlorella Vulgaris in Column Photobioreactor for Biomass Production and Lipid Accumulation

Scientists from China performed an experiment to study the algal biomass cultivation and lipid production of Chlorella vulgaris using various photobioreactors (bubbling, air-lift, porous air-lift). Results showed that bubbling column photobioreactor could be suitable for the cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris than air-lift photobioreactor as the highest biomass concentration was obtained using bubbling column PBR. Source

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[ More ] September 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Biomass, Photobioreactors, Research |

Macro Green Algae (Chlorophyta) Biodiesel Energy Liquid Fuel Synthesis by Single-Step In-situ Transesterification Method

Scientists from India performed an experiment to synthesize biodiesel from macro green algae Chlorophyta by single step in situ trans esterification method. Macroalgae was collected, harvested, dried and the algal biomass was directly converted into fatty acid methyl ester by in situ trans esterification method. Results showed that macroalgae could be a potential algae for biodiesel […]

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[ More ] September 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Cultivation |

Comparison of Flat Photo-Bioreactors for Micro-Algae Culture Based on CFD Numerical Simulation

Scientists from China performed an experiment to compare flat photo-bioreactors for algae cultivation based on computational flow dynamics numerical simulation. Three flat photo-bioreactors were taken for the experiment, viz., ordinary double flat photo-bioreactor, multistage flat photobioreactor and multistage intake photobioreactor. Computational flow dynamics simulations were carried out. Results showed that multistage intake photobioreactor gave the […]

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[ More ] September 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

DENSO to Build Large Microalgae Testing Centre

DENSO Corporation has announced that it will build a large 20,000 test facility in Japan, for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalgae patented by DENSO that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The new facility will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale microalgae cultivation technologies to improve biofuel production […]

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[ More ] August 25th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel, Japan |

ALGIX & Effekt Introduce World’s First Algae-Derived Flexible Foams

Algix LLC and Effekt have created the world’s first algae-derived flexible foams, produced in a patented process using Algix’s dried algae biomass which is GMO free and collected from waste streams across Asia and USA. The new flexible foam is to be sold under the brand name BLOOMTM and it will find its applications in footwear, […]

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US FDA Approves Colourcon’s Spirulina for Pharma Pills

US FDA has approved Colourcon’s Spirulina extract to be used for pharma pills.  Blue and green colours are difficult to achieve using previously approved natural colourants. Pill colour plays a key role in pharmaceutical branding. It is also important in patient compliance. For generic drugmakers who are trying to make green or blue coloured pills, the […]

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New Duke-Led Consortium to Focus on Creating Food and Fuel from Algae

Researchers from Duke’s University have received a grant from U.S. Department of Energy to establish a consortium to study the extraction, development and commoditization of various products from algae. The grant is approximately $5.2 million over a period of three years. The main goal of consortium is to find different ways to reduce the cost of […]

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Microalgae-based Carbon Capture Tech Developed

An inter-university research team have developed a microalgae based carbon capture technology and established the nation’s largest pilot microalgae farm at a University in Tainan.  The goal of the team is to exhaust emissions and wastewater from factories to breed microalgae and use that to capture carbon dioxide. The researchers have found that 1 kg […]

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Turning CO2 Emissions into Plastic with Algae

NREL researchers are conducting an experiment to produce ethylene directly from genetically modified algae.  The experiment was conducted by introducing a gene that coded for ethylene producing enzyme. This allows the organisms to convert carbon dioxide into ethylene. As ethylene is a gas, it can be easily collected.  The CO2 used for this conversion can […]

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UK’s First Commercial Seaweed Farm Set to Begin Production

The first commercial-scale seaweed farm at UK is to open in Argyll off the coast of Scotland soon.  The new facility planned by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) scientists will be run as a demonstration project to help shape UK’s cultivation sector. Seven native seaweed varieties will be planted at the farm and the […]

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[ More ] August 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

Microalgae Producer Launches Organic Cosmetics Line

Algoid technologies, a supplier of microalgae to the cosmetics industry has decided to launch its own organic skin care line, Alginique by combining marine and freshwater phytoplankton. Marketed as a ‘Morning Rose Facial Elixir’, the 100% organic skin care line has been developed by using phytoplankton, combined with number of essential plant oils, to help […]

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