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Skretting Gets Behind Algal Oil Breakthrough from Evonik and DSM

Skretting, Nutreco’s fish feed division, has told that a breakthrough in R&D development by Evonik and DSM has opened a path to provide feed formulations containing EPA and DHA from algal oil as and when the industry requires them. As global supplies of fish oil remain static or decline and demand for aqua feed grows […]

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Study on Astaxanthin Market

In the recent years, there has been a shift of trend towards use of natural ingredients in various forms of food nutrients in cosmetics and nutraceutical industry. Growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products is expected to increase the consumption of astaxanthin, thus driving the global astaxanthin market over the forecast period. Increasing demand […]

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[ More ] October 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Study on Spirulina Extracts Market

Spirulina extract market is expected to grow with a single digit CAGR over the forecast period. Europe is expected to dominate the spirulina extracts market in next four to five years, followed by North America. Various regions including Asia Pacific and North America are preferring natural products such as spirulina extracts which is expected to […]

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[ More ] October 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Comparison of Forward Osmosis & Microfiltration for Algae based Wastewater Treatment

Scientists from Singapore performed an experiment where a microfiltration-based membrane photobioreactor (MPBR) and forward osmosis-based osmotic membrane photobioreactor (OMPBR) was operated with Chlorella vulgaris for continuous tertiary wastewater treatment. Results indicated that the integration of membrane filtration with photobioreactors is promising in microalgae-based tertiary wastewater treatment. More

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[ More ] October 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Concentration of C-Phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis Using Forward Osmosis Membrane Process

Scientists performed an experiment where the concentration of a natural colorant called C-Phycocyanin (C-PC) extract from a Cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis was explored by forward osmosis process. The effect of various parameters such as change in Feed and Osmotic Agent (OA) flow rate (25–125 mL/min), OA concentration (1–6 M NaCl) was studied during the concentration of […]

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

Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Biogas Production by Microalgae Chlorella sp.

Researchers performed an experiment to analyse the efficiency of Chlorella sp. in carbon capture from the biogas produced. In the biological CO2 capturing process, biogas was pumped to the water recycling culturing medium, only CO2, not CH4, could get dissolved efficiently with the sprayer and recycling medium system. Results showed that the microorganisms could resist […]

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[ More ] September 28th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Carbon-Capture, Algae-CO2-Capture |

Optimisation of Membrane Photobioreactors (MPBRs) For Enhanced Biomass Productivity and Effective Wastewater Treatment

Scientists performed an experiment to examine the biomass growth and nutrient removal in MPBRs operated at different hydraulic retention times (HRTs) of 1 and 4 days. Chlorella vulgaris was used as the inoculant. Results showed that membrane photobioreactors have the potential to operate at shorter HRTs (1 day) as compared to PBRs (2 – 5 […]

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[ More ] September 28th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Chinese Group Visits Meridian to Learn Algae Products Production by Algix

A delegation from China is in Meridian to understand the production of biodegradable products from algae by Algix. Algae is taken out from waterways, dried and milled in a milling machine. Through the patented process, the algae powder is taken and turned into master batch plastic pellet. Algix selected Meridian for its proximity to the […]

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[ More ] September 28th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Feasibility Study on Carbon Sequestration Using Algae

Researchers from Tamil Nadu performed an experiment to test the ability of Chlorella vulgaris to fix carbon. They performed the experiment by setting up a lab scale photo-bioreactor and artificial supply of CO2 was given. Optimum environmental conditions like light intensity, pH, Temperature, nutrients, concentration were followed. Results showed that maintaining a constant pH within […]

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[ More ] September 21st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Carbon-Capture, Algae-CO2-Capture |

Innovative Algal-bacterial Processes for Wastewater Treatment

To overcome the limitations of conventional techniques used for waste water treatment, scientists from Spain performed an experiment where an interaction process microalgae-bacteria appeared as a sustainable and respectful option with the environment. These processes are based on oxidation of organic matter from wastewater by heterotrophic bacteria. These oxidation products are assimilated by microalgae during […]

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[ More ] September 21st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Danish Brown Algae Helps Prolong Shelf Life and Improve Taste

Danish bladderwrack seaweed contains antioxidants which could prevent fatty acids from becoming rancid in food products. However, more research is needed into antioxidant structure and mode of action before bladderwrack seaweed is ready for commercial use. Source

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[ More ] September 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in algae chemicals |

New Strain of Algae Produces Five Times More Hydrogen Fuel

Scientists at Tel Aviv University has developed a new strain of super algae that emits five times more hydrogen than normal. The development could have huge implications for the shift to clean energy, as automotive giants like Hyundai and Toyota release hydrogen-powered vehicles. Algae creates hydrogen with the assistance of the enzyme hydrogenase, which is […]

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[ More ] September 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Hydrogen, Research |

Meet 30+ Global Bioplastic Experts at Flagship Conference at Düsseldorf, Germany, 20–22 Oct

Bioplastic Business Breakfast 2016 Organized by Bioplastics Magazine If you have a professional interest in bioplastics, this event is a must attend. Or, you need to wait for another 3 years! Venue: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany The conference presentations focus on a separate area on each day: Day 1, Oct 20 Bioplastics in packaging Day […]

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[ More ] September 14th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Cardax Launches First Product ZanthoSyn™

Cardax Inc. has launched its first commercial product ZanthoSyn which is a safe anti-inflammatory for general health. ZanthoSyn is a novel astaxanthin dietary supplement with increased absorption and purity. The form of astaxanthin utilized in ZanthoSyn™ has demonstrated excellent safety in peer-reviewed published studies and is designated as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) according to […]

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[ More ] September 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Pharmaceuticals |

Richmond Startup New Spirulina Based Drink

Richmond startup, 8-month-old company has created a drink — also called Spira — that features spirulina as its main active ingredient. Along with $20,000 in capital, Lighthouse Labs will provide Spira the chance to find out what the U.S. public thinks of its drink — and start brainstorming other ways spirulina could help those in […]

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[ More ] September 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

New Biotechnology Process for Algae Fibres

Scientists from Hohenstein Institute have found a new biotechnological process to produce algal biopolymer from soil derived bacteria Azotobacter vinelandii.  The bacteria has been used as a natural alginate resource. This process could help replace the conventional time consuming process, where biopolymers are obtained from brown algae. Source

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[ More ] August 18th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Polymers, Research |

Galway Seaweed Feed Company Secures UK Deal

A Galway seaweed feed company Oceanfeed has secured a deal with Battles, a leading manufacturer of animal health and equestrian products. Oceanfeed produces seaweed based formulas based on the bioactive ingredients present in various seaweeds such as red, brown and green seaweeds that replace the synthetic substances found in a variety of agricultural and aquacultural […]

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European CYCLALG Project to Develop an Algae-based Biorefinery

A consortium of six R&D centres in Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France are participating in European CYCLALG project to develop an algae based biorefinery and validate technological processes designed to obtain biodiesel through algae cultivation. Apart from coordinating the project, NEKER will be responsible for establishing optimum, sustainable, cost-effective conditions for algae biomass production. […]

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One-pot Bioconversion of Algae Biomass into Terpenes for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Scientists from USA performed an experiment to effectively use all algal components for biofuel production. In their study, they demonstrated the concept of one-pot bioconversion of algal carbohydrate and protein into value-added terpene compounds. The process was carried out through the development of engineered microbial consortium Results showed that the engineered consortium produced up to […]

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[ More ] June 23rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Optimizing Microalgae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment in Large-Scale Offshore Photobioreactors

Scientists at Algae Systems LLC, USA have designed a novel approach to wastewater treatment using algae grown in modular, offshore photobioreactors. The experiment was carried out at the Algae Systems plant in Daphne AL, where the process was used to treat up to 50,000 gal/day of raw waste water. A combination of algal nutrient uptake, […]

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Pilot-scale Bubble Column Photobioreactor Culture of a Marine Dinoflagellate Microalga Illuminated with Light Emission Diodes

Researchers from Spain have performed an experiment to scale up the production volume of marine algal dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum using bubble column photobioreactor. LEDs were used as the light source. Results showed that the final cell concentration in the scaled up photobioreactor was nearly  12 x 105 cells ml-1.  Thus the biomass of the dinoflagellate […]

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Large-scale Algae Cultivation System with Diffused Acrylic Rods and Double Parabolic Trough Mirror Systems

Scientists from US have designed a new photobioreactor system for optimal algae productivity at large volumes. The photobioreactor system comprises photobioreactor units that may be isolated from each other to reduce culture clashes, an array of diffused acrylic rods attached to the bottom of a removable acrylic circular top to provide more light into the […]

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RIT Links up with Synergy Biogas to Explore Production of Biofuels from Algae

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from New York has partnered with Synergy Biogas to explore the environmental benefits of microalgae for wastewater treatment and production of biofuels. RIT is running a three month pilot programme at Synergy Biogas, where microalgae will be grown in a 1000 gallon tank through a process that can be scaled […]

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[ More ] June 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Alliances, Research |

Development of Cost-effective Biodiesel from Microalgae Using Protic Ionic Liquids

Production of biodiesel from microalgae still have constraints owing to high cost and energy consumption of biomass cultivation and lipid extraction. Now scientists have performed an experiment to produce cost effective biodiesel from microalgae using protic ionic liquids. The use of protic ionic liquids was assessed for lipid extraction using Scenedesmus obliquus and compared to […]

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Algaetech International to Commence Work on Brunei Astaxanthin Production Facility by Year-end

Malaysian BioNexus-status company, Algaetech International Sdn Bhd has planned to commence construction of its second astaxanthin production facility at Brunei by year end. The Brunei facility will be built on a 2.023 hectare site leased from Brunei Economic Development Board. The new plant costs slightly more than the RM27 million Malaysian factory. Nearly 80% of […]

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[ More ] May 28th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

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