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Project Aims to use Probiotic Bacteria to Produce Algal Crops

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working on a project to identify and employ probiotic bacteria to increase microalgal survival by two-fold when the mass algal cultures are affected by rotifers or chytrids. The work will also analyze ways to overcome barriers that exist during shifting of lab-scale work to open pond process. The […]

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[ More ] July 28th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Research |

International Sustainability Group, Inc. Starts Monetizing their Patented Commercial Algae Production Method

International Sustainability Group, Inc. has begun its production of commercial algae in its new pilot plant located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The company also is in the final stage of setting up a facility in Philadelphia, Mississippi to produce additional algae for making various nutraceuticals products. The making of the new pilot plant will be […]

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[ More ] July 28th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae-Cultivation |

Optimization of CO2 Fixation by Chlorella Kessleri Cultivated in a Closed Raceway Photo-Bioreactor

Researchers from Canada performed an experiment to optimize the biological fixation of CO2 using Chlorella kessleri cultivated in oil sands process water (OSPW). A lab-scale closed raceway photobioreactor was designed for the cultivation of Chlorella kessleri. A model-based optimization method was used to calculate the optimal feeding strategies for CO2 phosphate and light intensity. Results […]

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[ More ] July 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-CO2-Capture, Algae-Cultivation, Research |

University of Delaware Lab Group Receives Extra Funding in Algae Research

University of Delaware lab group that has been experimenting with algae for years has received extra funding for two years from multiple federal agencies like National Science Foundation funding, NOA, Delaware Sea Grant etc. The group is attempting to air pollutants from power plant emissions. It plans to take the biomass from algae and convert […]

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[ More ] July 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Research, University Research |

DIC Corp Unveils State of the Art Spirulina Extraction Plant

Tokyo based DIC Corporation has built its $10 million state-of-the-art extraction plant for spirulina in Southern California to meet the growing demands for natural blue food colours.  The commercial production is expected to begin in September. The new extraction facility will produce DIC’s Linablue natural blue food colouring from phycocyanin extracted from Spirulina. Source

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[ More ] July 14th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

US DOE Injects $18 Million into Algae Technology Development

US Department of Energy has announced that it will fund $18 million to six algae based biofuels projects in order to reduce the price of algae based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. This funding will also support the development of bio economy that can help create green jobs and […]

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[ More ] July 14th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

Roquette Group and Algama Partner to Develop Food with Microalgae

Roquette Group and Algama have formed a partnership to develop prototypes of food products from microalgae.  The companies have also planned to exhibit the prototypes at Expo Milano 2015 to be held in Italy. Roquette is a French company, which supplies chlorella under the brand name algility, while, Algama is a Paris-based company that develops […]

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[ More ] July 7th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Alliances |

Application of Seaweed as Substrate Additive in Green Roofs: Enhancement of Water Retention and Sorption Capacity

Scientists from India and Singapore conducted an experiment to incorporate a brown seaweed Turbinaria conoides in green roof growth substrate to enhance the run-off quality from green roofs.  The green roof substrate was prepared using perlite, vermiculite, sand, crushed brick, coco peat and 10% of Turbinaria conoides. The results showed that the green roof substrate […]

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Galway Seaweed Company Raises €1.4m in Funding

A Galway based seaweed business, Ocean Harvest Technology, has raised €1.4 million from a variety of private investors which could help to increase the production of its product by five-fold. A U.S. investor provided about half of the money while non-executive directors also participated. The company mainly produces animal feed using carefully crafted mixes of […]

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[ More ] July 7th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae animal feed, Alliances, Seaweed |

An Integrated Approach for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Production from Scenedesmus bijugatus Cultivated in a Vertical Tubular Photobioreactor

Researchers from Malaysia conducted an experiment to produce biodiesel and bioethanol from Scenedesmus bijugatus cultivated in vertical tubular photobioreactor.  The alga was cultivated in the photobioreactor in a semi-continuous mode and harvested by a combined process involving coagulation and flocculation. Maximum biodiesel yield was obtained using acid base catalytic process. Further, the lipid extracted residual […]

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Las Cruces Utilities, NMSU Partner on Biofuel Project

Las Cruces Utilities has collaborated with New Mexico State University on a project funded by Department of Energy and National Science Foundation. The project mainly deals with the production of biofuels from algae grown in wastewater. National Science Foundation is funding $5 million for a course of 10 years while Department of Energy is funding […]

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Research Finds Seaweed Extract Fucoidan to Treat Inflammation of the Gut

Scientists from Tasmania have found that fucoidan, a polysaccharide extract obtained from Fucus vesiculosus could help to treat inflammatory bowel disorders. In a study conducted on mice affected with inflamed colon, the symptoms of the disease significantly reduced and a large number of biomarkers were normalized. Further study is needed to understand the mechanism of […]

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VetiGel Algae-Based Polymer Seals Wounds Instantly

Suneris, a biotech company has developed an algae-based polymer called VetiGel that seals wounds instantly.  When injected into a wound site, the gel can form a clot that stops the bleeding within 12 seconds and permanently heals the wound within minutes. The gel contains algae-based polymers that acts as a sealant and expedite the clotting process. […]

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Harvesting Microalgae using the Temperature-activated Phase Transition of Thermoresponsive Polymers

Researchers from USA conducted an experiment to harvest microalgae using phase separation of thermoresponsive polymers and copolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide and allylamine.  Chlorella protothecoides was taken as an experimental model to perform the experiment. The results showed that Chlorella protothecoides cells were separated from the solution containing mixture of algae and polymers when it was heated […]

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[ More ] June 23rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Harvesting, Research, University Research |

A New Method of Converting Algal Oil to Transportation Fuels

Scientists from Japan have developed a new method of converting algal oil to transportation fuels. Squalene, which is produced by microalgae, could be converted to jet fuel or gasoline by this method.   The method uses ruthenium as a catalyst supported on cerium oxide. In the presence of this catalyst, squalane, obtained from squalene, reacts […]

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New Extraction System Increases Production for Hawaii’s Cyanotech

Cyanotech Corp. has started its operations for its new astaxanthin extraction system at its 90-acre production facility in Hawaii. The new extraction system called supercritical carbon dioxide extraction system is one of the fewer than six similar systems in the world. It has double the capacity for the company’s current production. The system works by […]

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[ More ] June 16th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Natura and Solazyme Announce Sales Agreement for Microalgae Oil

Natura Cosméticos has entered a joint agreement with Solazyme and announced that it will purchase Solazyme’s high-performance AlgaPūrTM Microalgae Oil, which will be incorporated into Natura’s multiple product lines. Natura and Solazyme have been working together for two years on several projects, to develop new formulations with Solazyme’s microalgae oils. Solazyme microalgae oil is a […]

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Bharathidasan University to set up National Repository of Microalgae

The Microbiology Department of Bharathidasan University will set up a National repository of Freshwater microalgae and Cyanobacteria with financial assistance from the Department of Biotechnology of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. The repository with be a national centre with the existing National Facility for Marine cyanobacteria (NFMC). It would carry out detailed study […]

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[ More ] June 16th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae |

SBC Continues Tie-Up on Microalgae Research with Mitsubishi Corp

Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) has continued its collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation on microalgae research and industrial biotechnology.  The partnership will continue for another two years in which research work will be carried out at SBC laboratories. The research will mainly focus on the discovery of new algal species, which will be developed for renewable fuels […]

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Algatechnologies, Fujifilm Join to Promote Natural Astaxanthin

Algatechnologies Ltd. has signed a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm Corp. in Japan for its AstaPure® natural astaxanthin ingredients. Fujifilm has already been using Algatech’s natural astaxanthin as a main ingredient for its nutrition supplement and cosmetics products line Astalift. Astalift is one of the most innovative and successful cosmetics brand in Japan. […]

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SAMS Co-founds Seaweed Farming Technology Company

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has co-founded a seaweed farming technology company AT~SEA to develop off-the shelf seaweed farms. AT~SEA Technologies has been formed as part of the EU project AT~SEA. The company’s specially designed 2D seaweed cultivation substrates form part of the product offered by AT~SEA Technologies, which will specialize in industry […]

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[ More ] June 9th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

An Integrated Photovoltaic-Photobioreactor System for Microalgal Cultivation

Researchers from Italy have conducted an experiment to improve the overall photoconversion efficiency of microalgae production in photobioreactors.  Two strategies were followed in the experiment – in the first, luminescent spectral converter filters were used which increases the portion of the spectrum available for photosynthesis. In the second, photobioreactors were integrated with photovoltaic panels. Results […]

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Evaluation of Algal Biomass Production on Vertical Aeroponic Substrates

Scientists from USA have evaluated a novel aeroponic substrate based cultivation system to determine the production of significant quantities of algal biomass without negative impact on the lipid productivity compared to traditional systems. The vertical substrate system produced increased yields, reduced the energy inputs and increased the financial returns. It also did not affect the […]

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Temperature Based Mass Flow Rate Sensor for Algae Photobioreactors

Researchers from Brazil performed an experiment to improve the use of photobioreactors, for continuous growth, by developing minimally invasive mass flow rate sensor that can be used as an alternative to ultrasonic sensors. A mathematical model was developed that allows for the determination of system temperature distribution. The mathematical model was implemented in the Fortran […]

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Taiwan Develops Method of Making Biofuel from Microalgae

Scientists from Taiwan have developed a unique system to cultivate algae for the production of biofuels.  Microalgae were cultivated by coupling wastewater treatment process with algal photobioreactor for nutrient removal and production of biomass, using enriched CO2 from industrial exhaust gases. This technology not only helps in biodiesel production but also other health supplements such […]

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