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Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Treatment or remediation of wastewater using algae is called phycoremediation. There are two different systems of algae-based wastewater treatment. They are Waste Stabilization Pond Systems (WSPs) and High Rate Algal Ponds (HRAP), both of which are secondary treatment methods. In the first type, wastewater treatment is achieved by mutualistic growth of microalgae and heterotrophic bacteria. […]

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Algae-A Third Generation Feedstock for Biodiesel

Algae represent the third generation feedstock for biodiesel with much higher yields than second generation crops. They can yield as much as 50T of biodiesel per hectare year when compared to 2 T from jatropha. Apart from biodiesel, algae can also be processed to yield other energy products such as ethanol, gasoline, aviation fuels, hydrogen […]

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[ More ] December 16th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Algae Bioethanol and Biodiesel Production through Glycerol Fermentation

Researchers integrated the use of glycerol to produce ethanol in simultaneous production of biodiesel and bioethanol (Read More about Ethanol from Algae) production from algae. The process consists of growing of algae, determining the optimal fraction of oil vs. starch, followed by oil extraction, starch liquefaction and saccharification, to sugars, oil transesterification and the fermentation […]

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Omega-3 through Phototropic Algae Technology

Israel-based Qualitas Health, developer of algae-based food products, launches two new products based on its novel omega ingredient, Almega PL. The Almega PL is an omega oil rich in EPA with polar lipids containing essential fatty acids. The products shows improved bioavailability. Almega PL is competitive to other omega-3 products as it is completely based […]

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Characterization of Nizimuddinia zanardini Macroalgae Biomass Composition and its Potential for Biofuel Production

Researchers from Iran have chemically characterized a macro algae Nizimuddinia zanardini, harvested from Persian Gulf, which is employed in the production of ethanol, seaweed extract, alginic acid and biogas. Biomass were pre-treated with dilute sulphuric acid and hot water. The pre-treated and untreated biomasses were subjected to enzymatic hydrolysis. The hydrolysates were further allowed to […]

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[ More ] December 1st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Biofuel, Research, Seaweed |

Iran’s Qeshm Lauched Biofuel-BAYA®

Iran-based Qeshm Microalgae Biorefinery Co. (QMAB) has launched a biofuel in the name BAYA®. The biofuel is extracted from a species of Nanochloropsis (strain 6016) which is isolated from Persian Gulf. The company has developed its own process of scaling up cultivation and biofuel production. The strain of algae used in the production of BAYA® […]

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[ More ] November 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Corporates, Product Launches |

Allma Launches Crispy Snacks

Portuguese based Microalgae company, Allma, has launched cereal based Chlorella pieces. The product is a blend of rice cereal and Chlorella vulgaris in multiple sizes and favours like carrots, rosemary and lemon. Having a high nutritional value and food technology characteristics, Chlorella can be used as a natural colourant. Other chlorella based products from Allma […]

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Algix’s Solaplast Opens New Plant for Algae Bioplastics

Solaplast, a division of Algix LLC in Athens, that converts algae from catfish ponds into plastics, has inaugurated a plant in Lauderdale County. The new plant of solaplast will produce bioplastic resins in tonnes and will be shipped to factories for use. It is expected that the opening of new plant will create over 100 […]

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[ More ] November 18th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in algae plastics, Companies |

BlueOceanNutrasciences Announces Filing of Additional Patent Applications

      BlueOceanNutrasciences Inc. has announced that it has continued to expand its intellectual property portfolio with additional patent application filings. The company’s strategy of forming partnerships with strategic partners to develop and commercialize specialty astaxanthin and omega-3 products for the nutraceutical markets is augmented by its own innovations which it is capturing through a […]

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ABO Expands Carbon Utilization Campaign

The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, has unveiled a new website – www.recyclecarbon.org as part of its on-going campaign to persuade the U.S. EPA to recognize carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant regulations. It believes that such regulations would encourage […]

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[ More ] November 12th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Companies, Corporates |

Solazyme’s New Plan for European Algae Oil Plant

Solazyme, the leading Biotech company, has plans to expand its portfolio of algae-based oils in Europe. The company, which is originally based in US, has already opened its production facilities in Brazil and Iowa. Solazyme was closest to an investment decision with proposals for a plant in Europe, and is likely to announce a new […]

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[ More ] November 11th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Oil-Companies, Corporates, United States |

Nutrusta Launches New Health Supplement

Scientists recently discovered that when supplementary astaxanthin was provided to patients suffering from an accident, head impact, or surgery, there was significantly reduced swelling, cerebral oedema, and neurological dysfunction. Researchers at Nutrusta have tried to include pure and natural astaxanthin extracted from micro-algae in their new omega-3 Formula together with Vitamin D3. Nutrusta’s process uses supercritical […]

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[ More ] November 4th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae DHA, Algae Non fuel products, neutraceuticals |

New Leaders of Algae Biomass Organization

New leadership is coming aboard the (ABO). The trade association for the algae industry announced that Tim Burns, Co-founder and Board Member of BioProcess Algae LLC, has been appointed Chair and Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, Inc. has been appointed Vice Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2016 term. Burns and Sabarsky will […]

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[ More ] November 4th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Corporates |

Muradel’s Integrated Demonstration Plant at Whyalla

Muradel, Australian based algae biofuel company has launched its integrated demonstration plant to convert algae into green crude. The production capacity of the plant is 30,000 litres per year. The cost of setting up the plant is $10.7 million which is jointly funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Whyalla City Council, the South Australian Government and Muradel Shareholders. […]

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[ More ] November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Corporates |

Algae-Based Shampoo

A Japanese household goods maker has found that the medium chain fatty acid present in one of the algae species can be used as surfactant material in shampoo. The fatty acid structure is found similar to the one present in palm kernel oil, thereby an effective surface-active agent. As palm kernel oil extracted from palm […]

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Algae-Based Material as Deodorant

A team of Swedish researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology has found a way to eliminate the growth of smell-inducing bacteria using algae. They have created an algae-based material that can prevent both body odour and the bacteria that cause it. The material is made of tiny threads which are created by using […]

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[ More ] October 27th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae Biomass for Diabetes- Patent in the US

  US Patent #8,747,834 describes the use of algal biomass as a treatment for impaired glucose metabolism. Algal biomass reduces blood sugar levels and body fat, and also increases healthy bacteria in the gut. Solazyme’s natural strain is referred to this patent, and is expected to be used for company’s brand ‘AlgaVia’, which markets whole […]

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[ More ] October 9th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Biomass, Corporates, Government, United States |

Bioethanol from Red Algae

A biotechnology research team from University of Korea has found a clue to make ethanol from red algae. Red alga, rich in carbohydrates, is an ideal source of bioethanol. The major ingredient of red algae is 3, 6- Anhydro-L-galactose (L-AHG), whose metabolic pathway is not yet being mapped. Korean researchers have found that Vibrio vulnificus, […]

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Chlorella Improves Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers from Chlorella Industry Co., Ltd., and Innovative Cancer Therapy of Kureme University, Japan conducted a study on the effects of unicellular green algae Chlorella and its hot water extract supplementation on quality of life (QOL) in patients with breast cancer. Breast cancer patients were randomly assigned into three groups (with supplementation for a period […]

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AETRO’s Group to Develop Algae Products

The Associated European Research and Technology Organisations (AERTO) have started a two-year research project to increase Europe’s biobased economy by solving out the difficulties, concerned with algae-based innovations. The partners in the research program include VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Tecnalia, Fraunhofer, Sinte CEA, TNO and SP, with a total funding of EU 2.6 […]

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[ More ] September 25th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Alliances |

Schott’s Duran Glasses for Algatech’s Astaxanthin

Algatechnologies Ltd signs partnership with Schott AG, to improve the efficiency of algae cultivation. Algatechnologies has successfully achieved 10% improvement in algae cultivation in Schott’s thin walled Duran glass tubes during its one year study on natural astaxanthin product, AstaPure. The Duran glass tubes provided by Schott AG can increase sun exposure, allows the production […]

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[ More ] September 25th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Alliances |

Algatechnologies Invests $17 Million on Astaxanthin

Algatechnologies, an Israel based company, specializes in the commercial cultivation of microalgae for food, medicines and cosmetics. The company has recently announced its successful completion of stability studies on AstaPure-natural astaxanthin product. Astaxanthin, a dark red pigment present in algae, is a potential antioxidant. Having achieved successful market with their high quality product, Algatechnologies has […]

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[ More ] September 24th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Companies |

Iran-Based Microalgae Company to Produce Algae Bio- Jet Fuel

Qeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery, the largest microalgae biological technological company in Iran, ties up with worldwide airlines to produce algal bio-jet fuel. QMAB utilizes a patented high-lipid local species called Nanochloropsis, which is capable of producing more than 50% oil at a rate of 240t/h/y. This enables QMAB to produce biofuel economically from microalgae. […]

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[ More ] September 17th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Nofima’s Heterotrophic Algae to Replaces Fish Oil in Salmon Feed

Nofima, the Norwegian institute of food, fisheries and aquaculture research, has shown through their experiments that heterotrophic algae can completely replace fish oil in salmon feed. The Algae meal seems to be a better alternative in various aspects The tested heterotrophic algae grow in the presence of oxygen and a carbon source, while a phototrophic […]

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[ More ] September 15th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Wild Flavours Company Uses Spirulina to Develop Natural Colours Range

Wild flavours company has developed a natural colour series that includes a blue colour derived from the Spirulina which gives the confectioners a natural option for fruit flavours like blueberry . Recently, confectioners had claimed that, artificial colour brilliant blue was the only acceptable option for blue coloured candies. Wild has also developed natural green […]

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[ More ] September 13th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

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