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Sustainable Photosynthetic H2-Production Mediated by Artificial miRNA silencing of OEE2 Gene in Green Alga Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii

Scientists from China conducted an experiment to regulate H2 production from microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by using artificial miRNA technology. A heat inducible expression vector containing amiRNA targeting OEE2 gene was constructed and transformed into Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The results showed that the transgenic alga showed higher H2 production due to the knock down of OEE2 gene. […]

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[ More ] March 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Algae-Hydrogen, Research |

Control of CO2 Input Conditions During Outdoor Culture of Chlorella Vulgaris in Bubble Column Photobioreactors

Scientists from Singapore conducted a study to optimize the CO2 usage during outdoor microalgae cultivation in order to increase the CO2 to biomass conversion efficiency. Different  CO2 input conditions were studied. A 2% CO2 with intermittent supply did not affect the algal growth as compared to having a continuous supply of 2% CO2. During both […]

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3D Printed Algae Provides Oxygen Source for Growing Bioprinted Human Cells

Researchers from Germany have teamed with the Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research, at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine of Technische Universität Dresden to produce 3D print algae-laden hydrogel scaffolds for use in medical applications. Initially, the scientists mixed an alginate-based hydrogel with the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The […]

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[ More ] March 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in alginates, Research |

SEPPIC Launches an Antioxidant Derived from Macroalgal Cell Culture

SEPPIC will launch its first cosmetic active ingredient Ephemer on the occasion of the in-cosmetics trade in April at Barcelona. Ephemer is a gametophyte extract from Undaria pinnatifida, a brown seaweed also called Wakame in Japan and harvested in Brittany by the company. According to SEPPIC, the extract obtained showed its antioxidant activity in both […]

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MARG Energy Invents Proprietary Process to Convert CO2 into Algae

MARG Energy has invented a proprietary process to convert CO2 emissions into algae which is used widely by the fuel, food and pharmaceutical industries. Through this process, the company will help to reduce CO2 emissions by 85%. The Biomass Module designed by the company produces more than 30000 different algae strains from CO2 emitted from […]

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[ More ] March 17th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Power-Plants, Algae-Strains |

Glanbia, Solazyme Partner to Distribute Whole Algal Protein

Glanbia Nutritionals has announced that it will distribute Solazyme’s AlgaVia whole algal protein to the U.S. Dietary supplements market. This new addition makes the company’s position as a pioneer of innovative functional products. AlgaVia whole algal protein uses fermentation technology to produce a nutritious and minimally processed ingredient. As a whole food ingredient, AlgaVia whole […]

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[ More ] March 17th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Two Stages of N-deficient Cultivation Enhance the Lipid Content of Microalga Scenedesmus sp.

Scientists from China have conducted an experiment to enhance the lipid content of the microalgae Scenedesmus sp. 14-3. Two-stage N-deficient cultivation was followed to enhance the accumulation of biomass and lipids of the microalgal species. The experiment was carried out by growing the microalgal species in an N-deficient medium at low light intensity for 10 […]

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

SEPPIC Subsidiary Develops World’s First Technology of Macroalgae Cell Culture

SEPPIC, a French ingredient supplier has developed the world’s first technology, to cultivate macroalgal cells in the laboratory, called Celebrity Technology through its subsidiary BiotechMarine. The technology is used to produce active ingredients for cosmetics. The technology works to create a bank of macroalgal cells from many species whose compositions and effects on skin have […]

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Chinese Company Invests in Australian Seaweed

Gather Great Ocean Group, a Chinese company, has planned to farm seaweed in South Australia and is spending tens of millions of dollars on infrastructure, research and new technologies. The company is in the process of extracting marine sugars from native Australian seaweed species to be used in high value products like pharmaceuticals, cakes, jelly. The […]

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[ More ] March 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Australia |

Biodiesel Production via Transesterification using Nano-CaO Catalyst Derived from Egg Shell

Scientists from Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, have produced biodiesel from algae oil using nano calcium oxide as a catalyst. Nano calcium oxide was produced by calcinating egg shell powder with sonochemical reactor. Transesterification experiments were carried out using algae oil and hexane as a solvent. The results showed that CaO catalyst derived from egg […]

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Designer Yeast Makes Renewable Jet Fuel

Scientists at Amyris are making an experiment to produce jet fuel from sugar cane. This renewable fuel has the same energy density as the standard jet fuel. It is also advantageous as it has a lower freezing point, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and a renewable source when compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. Using synthetic biology, […]

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[ More ] March 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Solazyme Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for High Oleic Algae Oil

Solazyme Inc. has received a favourable response from FDA for its notification that high oleic algae oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food products under certain conditions. This will enable the company to create new products that meet the consumer demand for healthy, sustainable ingredients. Solazyme’s portfolio of high oleic […]

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[ More ] March 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Oils, Grants |

OriginOil Launches Smart Algae Harvester Product Line

OriginOil Inc. has launched the Smart Algae Harvester line of low-energy algae concentrators. The first model is the A25, a workhorse algae harvester designed for scale-up testing and initial production. It can harvest up to 25 litres per minute or up to 36,000 litres of algae cultivation water every day.  The concentrate produced can have […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

Scientists Find Malaria Vaccine from Algae

Researchers at University of California have produced a malarial vaccine candidate from algae that prevents the transmission of the parasite from host to mosquito. They introduced  Pfs25 (a protein found on the surface of malaria parasite’s reproductive cells) gene, into the algae to produce the properly folded Pfs25 protein. Antibodies against the Pfs25 protein can halt […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, University Research |

Merrick Signs with Genifuel for Reliance Industries Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System

Merrick & Company has signed with Genifuel Corporation to provide the design and commissioning of the hydrothermal processing pilot system for Reliance Industries. The system will process whole algae into biocrude, fuel gas and usable by-products, thereby doubling the yield of biofuels from algae and reducing the cost of production by 86%. The system uses […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in algae oil production, Algae-Fuel, Biofuel, Companies |

Wavelength-selective Plasmonics for Enhanced Cultivation of Microalgae

Scientists from Canada have conducted an experiment to increase the growth rate of microalgae in photobioreactors using plasmonic substrate. Modular photobioreactors were constructed with different reflective substrates including arrays of plasmonic nanodisks, broadband reflectors, and untreated glass. The results showed that the growth rate of microalgae increased greatly when grown in photobioreactors equipped with the […]

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Algenol Gets $25 Million Funding From BioFields

Algenol LLC has received a $25 million investment from BioFields for biofuel production from algae. This investment provides Algenol an opportunity to shift is concentration more towards commercialization. Algenol also plans to convert the left-over algal biomass into cellulosic diesel and jet fuel drop-ins. Source

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[ More ] February 16th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Oil-Companies, Biofuel |

ISG Health Creates New Algae-based Nutraceutical Products

International Sustainability Group, Inc., has created its new algae product line under the name AlgaeUPTM. AlgaeUPTM will be initially manufacturing three new products – AlgaeUP™ Energy Bar, AlgaeUP™ Energy Drink mix and AlgaeUP™ supplement capsules. All the three products have been made by using spirulina as the main ingredient along with other ingredients like vegetable […]

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Novel Internal Mixers to improve the Performance of PBRs

Scientists from China have developed a novel mixer to improve the performance of flat-plate photobioreactors. The effects of the mixer were theoretically evaluated using computational flow dynamics. The results showed maximum biomass concentration in the PBRs, thus proving that they highly applicable for high-efficiency cultivation of microalgae. Source

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

Scientists find New Beneficial Algal Species

Two new bloom-forming algal species, Ulva paschima Bast, and Cladophora goensis Bast have been discovered off the west coast of India. The two species are endemic and have the ability to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce global warming. The main criteria used to discover these species is a mix of morphological as well as molecular […]

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ISGP forms Subsidiary to Market Algae Based Nutraceutical Products

International Sustainability Group, Inc. an innovative green technology company has formed a subsidiary, ISG Health, to commercialize natural health products. This newly formed subsidiary will help ISG to enter the health and wellness market place. The nutraceutical products are being produced in ISG’s recently acquired nutraceutical manufacturing plants in Peru. Source

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[ More ] February 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, nutraceuticals |

Scientists Find New Process for Algae Oil Production

Scientists at PNNL have created a new process for the production of biocrude oil from algae in a few minutes. The process uses heat and pressure to change the algae to biocrude oil by chemical and physical reactions. The biocrude can later be converted to aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel by using conventional refining technology. […]

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Research Finds Cyanobacterium for Biotech Applications

Researchers from Washington University have found a fast growing cyanobacterial strain called Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 capable of competing with the growth of other contaminating strains and also eventually to synthesize large quantities of biofuels or other valuable products. The newly identified strain is also very useful for quick experimental work due to its rapid […]

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New Microalgae for Biofuel Production

Scientists from Japan and France have found a new microalgae Fistulifera solaris, as an emerging promising candidate for next-generation biofuel technology. The alga was first identified from the samples taken at the junction of two rivers in Japan. Scientists have elucidated the underpinnings of simultaneous growth and oil production by sequencing the genomes of Fistulifera solaris […]

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[ More ] February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oils, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

Algae Biomass Organization Kicks Off Planning for 2015 Algae Biomass Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization has announced that the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held in Washington DC from September 30 to October 2 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. ABO is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions. The event will showcase technologies and algae derived products […]

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[ More ] January 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Companies, Corporates |

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