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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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Frutarom to Market Algae Ingredients

Frutarom Industries Ltd. has gained worldwide marketing rights for algae products from Algalo Industries Ltd. by signing an agreement to invest in Algalo. Frutarom will invest $2.5 million in exchange for the allocation of 50% of Algalo shares to build a biotechnology facility that specializes in algae cultivation, harvesting and processing. The size of the […]

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[ More ] January 6th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Alliances |

Seaweed Capsules to Help Replace Insulin Injections for Diabetics

Scientists from Okinawa Institute of Technology and Science Graduate University (OIST) have developed a novel hydrogel capsule made with alginate for preserving insulin producing pancreatic cells which could be used in pancreatic islet transplantation for diabetes treatment. Pancreatic islet transplantation is an effective treatment for diabetes which is carried out by cryopreservation method.   But, the […]

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[ More ] January 6th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, University Research |

Effect of Inhibition of Nitrification on Algal Growth and Nutrient Uptake in Municipal Wastewater-treating Photobioreactors

Researchers from Sweden conducted an experiment to analyse the effect of inhibiting nitrification on algal growth and nutrient uptake in municipal waste water treating photobioreactors. Allylthiourea was used to inhibit nitrification process. The nitrification inhibited reactors were compared to control reactors. Results showed that higher growth of microalgae was seen in inhibited reactors resulting in […]

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Effect of CO2 Aeration on Cultivation of Microalgae in Luminescent Photobioreactors

Scientists from UK performed an experiment to investigate the influence of CO2 aeration on microalgae biomass production, carbon dioxide fixation rate under a range of luminescence modified lighting conditions. Two different algal strains Chlorella vulgaris and Gloeothece membranacea were taken for the experiment. Results showed that the combination of blue light and 15% CO2 induced […]

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[ More ] December 30th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Research, University Research |

Mitigating Ammonia Nitrogen Deficiency in Dairy Wastewaters for Algae Cultivation

Researchers from USA conducted an experiment to demonstrate the limiting factor to algae growth on dairy wastewaters. Dairy waste waters were mixed with slaughter house wastewaters to improve the ammonia nitrogen content. Results showed that algae grown on such wastewaters had higher protein and oil content. Further the process also reduced nutrient contents remaining in […]

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[ More ] December 22nd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment, Algae-Cultivation, Research |

Outdoor Cultivation of Chlorella Vulgaris FSP-E in Vertical Tubular-Type Photobioreactors for Microalgal Protein Production

Scientists from Taiwan performed an experiment to cultivate Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E in vertical tubular type photobioreactors for protein production. Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E was grown in a 50-litre outdoor photobioreactors to produce microalgal proteins. Using optimum conditions, maximum biomass and protein productivity were obtained. The obtained microalgal protein contained 60.3% indispensable amino acids and hence it […]

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PKN Orlen to Work on Biofuels

PKN Orlen has planned to grow algae at its production plant in Poland to work on biofuel manufacturing technology.  Orlen will grow algae using carbon di oxide rich gas coming from one of the refiner installations. The oil manufactured from algae will be examined for use as biofuel.  The project will also lead to commercialize […]

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US Natural Health Firm Aims to Help Potentially Reverse Alzheimer’s Progression through All-Natural Blue-Green Algae Supplement

Bri Nutrition, a Californian based natural health supplement company has launched a new product Klamath Blue-Green Algae Supplement which has the potential to combat the progression of Alzheimer’s along with other benefits for brain and nervous system. The product is 100% safe and natural and is available as high-protein, raw dietary supplement powder extract. It […]

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Pilbara Farm Harvests Test Algae Crop for Natural Medicine Market

Plankton farms in Western Australia is planning to grow 30 tonnes of algae annually in salt water ponds. Once harvested, the algae will be dried and processed into a health supplement as a powder or tablet. The company has planned its first commercial harvest in mid-2016 and is currently testing its infrastructure systems. Source

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ASU Wins Grant to Research Algae for Biofuels, Other Products

Researchers at Arizona State University have received a $1 million grant from the Energy Department for research on enhancing algae cultivation using captured carbon di oxide. Their work focusses on using a special material to capture carbon di oxide from the atmosphere and release into vessels growing algae to enhance algae’s growth. Source

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ANA to use Euglena Jet Fuel made from Green Algae at Japan Plant

ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, plans to use Euglena Co. biofuel made from algae. ANA will use a mix of which 10% will be algae based fuel. Euglena has teamed up with Chevron Lummus Global LCC to build the initial plant and begin operations in 2018. It also aims to construct a commercial plant […]

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[ More ] December 8th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Aviation-Fuel, Algae-Fuel, Japan |

First Algae Cooking Oil Now on U.S. Shelves

The first algae cooking oil is available in the United States market for sale.  Thrive’s algal oil offers numerous benefits such as high smoke point, neutral taste and large dose of healthy monounsaturated fat. Created from Chlorella algae, the zero-trans-fat oil serves as a drop-in replacement for other oils. The oil can be used for […]

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Production of Biodiesel from Coastal Macroalgae (Chara vulgaris) and Optimization of Process Parameters Using Box‑Behnken Design

Scientists from Bangladesh performed an experiment to produce biodiesel from coastal macroalgae Chara vulgaris using an integrated method. Box–Behnken design based on response surface methods (RSM) was used as a statistical tool to analyse the suitable performing conditions for the production of biodiesel. Results showed high calorific value and yield of the biodiesel and thus […]

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[ More ] December 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, bio diesel, Research, Seaweed |

Algae Research Fund Launched in Taiwan

Taiwan International Algae Research Fund (TIARF) has been launched to facilitate the exploration of marine resources and advanced research in fields related to algae biodiversity.  National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and the Haiken Foundation has jointly established the fund which will spend NT$9 million per year on algae based research. TIARF will work to promote […]

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[ More ] December 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Research |

Taiwanese Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Produce Algae Biodiesel

Researchers from Taiwan have developed a synthetic magnetic nanoparticle which helps to extract oil from microalgae. The nanoparticles produced from iron oxide and silicon dioxide could produce biodiesel from the magnetically extracted oil using an alkaline-based catalyst The new method could extract 97.1 percent of fats for the conversion into biodiesel compared to the existing technology. […]

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[ More ] November 26th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, bio diesel, Research |

Seaweed Added to Processed Foods Could Improve Cardiovascular Health

Scientists from Denmark have found that adding seaweed to everyday meals could improve cardiovascular health. For the study, 35 different algae species were explored for their health benefits. As seaweed is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, dietary fibres and beneficial proteins, it could also help in preventing premature death. Potassium salt content present in the seaweed […]

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[ More ] November 26th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Denmark, University Research |

Sequencing Algae’s Genome may aid Biofuel Production

Researchers at University of Washington are conducting an experiment to sequence the complete genetic makeup of a division of algae called haptophytes to be used as a new tool for aquaculture, biofuel production and nutrition. The haptophyte taken for the study is Chrysochromulina tobin which thrives in oceans across the globe. In the experiment, the […]

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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 |

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