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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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AUB Scientists Find Great Potential in Lebanon’s Coastal Microalgae

Scientists from American University of Beirut have found that Lebanon’s coastal microalgae have great potential to be used in medicine, agriculture, nutrition and as a renewable source of biofuel.  The result of a three-year study was published recently, which described the commercial uses of microalgae. The study is being conducted as part of collaboration between AUB, […]

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Bulgarian Spirulina Farm to Start Functioning in 3-4 Months

A facility for the production of spirulina is being built near Bulgaria’s southern city of Pazardzhik. The farm will start functioning in 3 – 4 months and will produce the dietary supplement made from blue green algae. Magic Rose OOD Company makes the investment and the total amount of investment is nearly BGN 1.5M. The […]

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[ More ] May 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Marine Brown Algae Based Feed Additive to Help Broiler Productivity

Researchers from China have found that broiler diets supplemented with purified polymannuronate from marine brown algae help stimulate the activity of beneficial cecal microbiota and increase the production of lactic acid and volatile fatty acids. A 42-days experiment was conducted to analyze the results. The results also showed that polymannuronate supplementation increased average daily weight […]

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[ More ] May 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae animal feed, animal feed, feed, Research |

Algae.Tec Delivers PBR to Reliance’s Jamnagar Oil Refinery

Algae.Tec has shipped its first algae photobioreactor to Reliance’s Jamnagar Oil Refinery as part of its contract with Reliance Industries to build an 84-gallon-per-day pilot plant at the oil refinery. The photobioreactor will help in the production of algae by using CO2 from the refinery. The algae in turn will be used for the production of […]

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[ More ] May 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Photobioreactor, Photobioreactors |

SCHOTT’s New Oval Glass Tubes to Increase Algal Output

SCHOTT, in partnership with Heliae, has announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors increases the dry biomass output by more than 22%. An indoor study was conducted by replacing round glass tubes with oval tubes in Heliae’s Helix Seed PBR. The study showed that oval tubes increase the overall output of algae by […]

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UC San Diego and Arctic Foam Create World’s First Algae Surfboard Blank

Researchers from University of California, San Diego have teamed up with local surf suppliers to produce the world’s first algae surfboard blank. Algae oil was used to produce polyurethane foam that was both rigid and buoyant enough to be made into surfboard blanks. The experts at Arctic Foam completed the surfboard with layers of fibreglass […]

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Mixotrophic Production of Microalgae in Pilot-Scale Photobioreactors

Researchers from Canada have conducted an experiment to find the practicability of mixotrophic production of microalgae in pilot scale photobioreactors.  The study was conducted with Scenedesmus obliquus, a species which has the ability to assimilate a wide variety of carbon sources. Initially autotrophic experiments were conducted to obtain behaviour and then mixotrophic experiments were conducted. The results […]

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3D Fuel and ALGIX Team to Launch Algae-based 3D Printer Filament

3D Fuel and ALGIX companies have launched a new 3D printer filament made from algae as part of a new joint venture partnership. The filaments have been made by using ALGIX’s solaplast algae blended plastic resins. The two companies will further work together to produce cutting edge filament which is eco-friendly and of high quality. […]

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Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel via In Situ Transesterification of Chlorella Algae and its Catalytic Deoxygenation to Renewable Diesel

Researchers from Brazil have conducted an experiment to synthesize renewable biodiesel via insitu transesterification of Chlorella algae. Catalytic deoxygenation was followed to covert the biodiesel to renewable diesel. The results showed that biodiesel from Chlorella exhibited slightly lower oxidation and thermal stability compared to soybean biodiesel. Hydrodeoxygentiaon of biodiesel showed that Ni-HY-80 could be used […]

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[ More ] April 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Research |

Identification and Quantification of Suspended Algae and Bacteria Populations using Flow Cytometry: Applications for Algae Biofuel and Biochemical Growth Systems

Scientists from Canada developed a method to quantify the species distribution and overall growth of a mixed microbial community in suspension. The method developed was flow cytometric method which could be used to differentiate populations of three chlorophyta species, one diatom species, cyanobacteria and heterotrophic bacteria according to their fluorescence and morphology. The results showed […]

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[ More ] April 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel, Research |

Engineering a Bacillus subtilis Strain Capable of Utilizing Marine Macroalgae for Biofuels Production

Scientists from Korea have conducted an experiment to unveil different pathways from algae associated bacteria and restructuring them to use algal polysaccharide as a feedstock for biofuel production. In this study, the alginate degrading machinery of Vibrio splendidus was used to engineer Bacillus subtilis capable of utilizing alginate to produce ethanol. The process was optimized by […]

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LED Light Stress Induced Biomass and Fatty Acid Production in Microalgal Biosystem, Acutodesmus Obliquus

Scientists from Korea, conducted an experiment to analyse the effect of differential LED flashing light conditions on the growth of microalgae Acutodesmus obliquus. The microalgae was subjected to various frequency of intermittent LED flashing light at three different phases in the 18 day cell growth. The results showed that under a light stress condition of […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Research, University Research |

Turning Algal Blooms into Biofuel

Scientists at Western Michigan University are conducting an experiment to use harmful algal blooms as a feedstock for biofuels and also the leftover feedstocks as farm soil nutrients. Currently, the team is exploring different growth substrates suitable for algal growth in water bodies. By using 3-D printing technologies, scientists are engineering different substrates suitable for […]

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Value-addition in Production of Ethanol from Macro Algae

Scientists have found a way to produce bio-ethanol from macro algal biomass of Gracilaria dura and Gelidiella acerosa and Gellidium pusillum. A ton of fresh biomass could supply several valuable extracts. Enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation of cellulose obtained could yield 1.8 – 17.4 kg of ethanol. The major highlight of this process is that along […]

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[ More ] April 8th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Algae-Fuel, Research |

UT Gets Grant for Biofuel Project

University of Toledo is getting a grant of $ 199,997 for an algae biomass research project. The grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation to advance research and develop possible commercial applications of hydrogel, a low-cost product that would ease the process of growth and harvesting of algae and also make it more […]

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Nutress Inks Partnership with Harke Pharma

Nutress, a Dutch algae firm has partnered with Harke Pharma, a German marketer to distribute the algae products across German countries. The agreement is Nutress’ first direct distribution agreement which follows its recent cultivation expansion and builds on its international growth strategy. Source

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[ More ] April 1st, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae Products and Applications |

Algal Scientific Announces New Solution to Meet Industry Demand for Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Algal Scientific, a manufacturer of algae based products has introduced a new feeding product called Algamune™ Beta-1,3 Glucan to help the food industries produce healthier, antibiotic-free chickens. Algamune™ Beta-1,3 Glucan is the world’s first commercially produced beta glucan made from algae. This product forms a new alternative for antibiotic-free animal production. More

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BlueOcean Signs Project Development Agreement with a Commercial Algae Producer

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. has signed a Project Development Agreement with a commercial algae producer to enhance their microalgae production using its proprietary CO2 infusion system. The duration period for the project is from April 15 – September 30, 2015. After testing the results, the two companies may enter into an agreement to use BlueOcean’s proprietary […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

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 |

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