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Novel Waveguide Reactor Design for Enhancing Algal Biofilm Growth

Researchers from Canada conducted an experiment to design a novel waveguide reactor for enhancing algal biofilm growth. Five different waveguide designs were developed. The light emission from these waveguide designs was characterized and the algal biofilm growth on waveguides was characterized in a parallel plate airlift reactor. The light intensity and carbon dioxide concentration were […]

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[ More ] November 18th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

Characterization of Pyrolysis Products Obtained from Desmodesmus sp. Cultivated in Anaerobic Digested Effluents (DADE)

Scientists from China performed an experiment to characterize pyrolysis products obtained from Desmodesmus sp. cultivated in anaerobic digested effluents (DADE). The results were also compared to those obtained by cultivating Desmodesmus sp. in Blue green medium BG11 (DBG11). The results showed that both species exhibited similar hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur content. The carbon content of […]

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Solazyme to Launch Algae Butter Soon

Solazyme is planning to launch algae butter which could replace hard fats such as palm oil or partially hydrogenated oils in a variety of applications such as confectionery, bakery and spreads. Algae butter mirrors structuring fats such as Shea stearin with a high proportion of stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides. It also works well with AlgaWise high oleic […]

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[ More ] November 18th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Products and Applications |

Azelis to Distribute Nutress Microalgae in Benelux

Nutress BV has partnered with Azelis to distribute the highest quality algae to markets across the Benelux region. Azelis will distribute the complete range of Nutress new and highly innovative products such as Chlorella sorokiniana, Chlorella vulgaris in the form of fresh IQF, dried flakes, dried sheets and powder. The collaboration builds on Nutress’ international […]

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[ More ] November 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications, Alliances |

Prospects of Geothermal Water Use in Cultivation of Spirulina

Researchers from Poland conducted an experiment to study the use of geothermal water as a medium for microalgae cultivation. In the experiment, geothermal water was used to prepare micro algal culture medium, to heat the greenhouses with bioreactors used for the growth of Spirulina, to dry the obtained biomass and to heat the ground in foil […]

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[ More ] November 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Geothermal, Research |

Coupling Algae Biofilm Cultivation with Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Biomass Production and Nutrient Recycling

Scientists from University of Texas, Austin conducted a model experiment to cultivate algae biofilm using waste water for sustained biomass production and nutrient recycling.   The biofilm was modeled as a flat surface and the fluid over the biofilm was modeled as a one-dimensional flow over the flat surface. A novel derivation of the concentration boundary […]

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[ More ] November 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Cultivation-Open-Pond, Research |

Neiker-Tecnalia Research Centre Identifies Microalgae with Health-Giving Omega-3-Type Fatty Oil

Neiker-Tecnalia Research Centre has identified a set of microalgae species belonging to Thraustochytridos family that have high levels of lipids and DHA. The research is being funded by Department of Economic Development. The centre has developed a crop protocol suitable for the selected microalgae species which takes into consideration the influence of several factors such […]

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Danish Project lets Algae Convert CO2 into Protein

Researchers at Symbiosis Centre, Denmark are conducting an experiment to convert carbon dioxide to protein with the help of algae. The algae float in bubbling CO2 infused water, encapsulated in 10-meter tall glass panels. The panels revolve in sunlight to ensure the optimal growth of algae. The algae use up CO2 and produce valuable biomass […]

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Bunge to Market Solazyme’s Algae Oil

Solazyme has entered into a joint venture agreement with Bunge to market its microalgae oils and butter. The companies have also agreed to expand their co-funded research programs to include products in nutrition and specialty fats. Bunge’s global food oil sales and applications team will market AlgaWise ultra omega-9 fatty acid algae oil, AlgaWise high […]

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[ More ] November 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Oils, Alliances |

Seaweed Farming Opens Doors to New Energy Source in North Sea

European-funded AT Sea project is developing textiles and systems for seaweed cultivation in North Sea which could lead to large scale cultivation and harvesting in the sea. The seaweed could then be used by biotech, food and other industries. It is expected that the seaweed grown in North Sea could provide as much sustainable energy […]

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[ More ] October 27th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Seaweed |

Low Temperature Hydrothermal Pre-Treatment of Algae to Reduce Nitrogen Heteroatoms and Generate Nutrient Recycle Streams

Scientists from USA conducted an experiment to reduce nitrogen heteroatoms and generate nutrient recycle streams in algae. A two-stage hydrothermal liquefaction process was used for this purpose. A low temperature liquefaction treatment hydrolysed proteins and separated nitrogen to the aqueous phase which was later removed for analysing nutrient and toxic concentrations. Results showed that the […]

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Operational Strategies for Maximizing CO2 Utilization Efficiency by the Novel Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus SA1 Cultivated in Lab Scale Photobioreactor

Scientists from India performed an experiment to optimize the different algae cultivation parameters to increase the CO2 utilization efficiency by the microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus SA1. SA1 strain was cultivated in a cylindrical glass photobioreactor under 15% CO2 concentration at various operational conditions. Results showed that at a light intensity of 4351 lx, a maximum specific […]

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US Start-up Manta Biofuel Gets USD 150,000 to Advance Algae Harvesting Tech

Maryland based start-up Manta Biofuel has received USD 150,000 of investment from Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund to develop next-generation prototype of its portable, solar-powered floating algae harvester. The company’s harvester autonomously navigates through water and collects algae which is converted into crude oil through a process called hydrothermal liquefaction.  It is expected that Manta […]

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State-of-the-art Algae Research Centre Opens in Germany

The Technical University of Munich, Germany has opened a unique algae cultivation centre at its Ludwig Bölkow Campus to develop new processes for the production of biokerosene and other renewable chemical products. The new Algae Tec facility includes three areas of algae cultivation. It is an energy efficient building which can simulate the growing conditions […]

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Solix Algredients Launches Solasta™ Astaxanthin

Solix Algredients has launched its new product SolastaTM Astaxanthin to the B2B market. SolastaTM is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Solasta™ Astaxanthin can be used as a dietary supplement and also in personal care applications. Solasta™ is non-GMO, vegetarian and extracted in USA. The extraction process uses supercritical carbon-dioxide to […]

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Production of High Purity Phycocyanin by Spirulina platensis using LED Based Two-stage Cultivation

Scientists from Korea performed an experiment to produce high quality phycocyanin pigment from Spirulina using LED based two-stage cultivation. Initially Spirulina was cultured under a combination of red and blue LEDs to obtain fast growth rate. Later blue LEDs were used to increase the concentration and purity of phycocyanin in Spirulina. Results showed that the […]

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[ More ] October 13th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Pigments, Research |

Solix Algredients Repositions as B2B Supplier of Algae-Based Nutrition Ingredients

Solix Algredients, Inc. has repositioned as a business-to-business supplier of high quality natural algae ingredients for nutrition and personal care markets. Operating under its new name, the company is leveraging its extensive algae cultivation expertise to supply ingredients for its consumers. Solix Algredients will target its portfolio of algae based products to manufactures and marketers […]

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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 |

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