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DENSO to Build Large Microalgae Testing Centre

DENSO Corporation has announced that it will build a large 20,000 sq.mt. test facility in Japan, for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalgae patented by DENSO that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The new facility will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish large-scale microalgae cultivation technologies to improve biofuel production […]

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[ More ] August 25th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel, Japan |

ALGIX & Effekt Introduce World’s First Algae-Derived Flexible Foams

Algix LLC and Effekt have created the world’s first algae-derived flexible foams, produced in a patented process using Algix’s dried algae biomass which is GMO free and collected from waste streams across Asia and USA. The new flexible foam is to be sold under the brand name BLOOMTM and it will find its applications in footwear, […]

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US FDA Approves Colourcon’s Spirulina for Pharma Pills

US FDA has approved Colourcon’s Spirulina extract to be used for pharma pills.  Blue and green colours are difficult to achieve using previously approved natural colourants. Pill colour plays a key role in pharmaceutical branding. It is also important in patient compliance. For generic drugmakers who are trying to make green or blue coloured pills, the […]

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New Duke-Led Consortium to Focus on Creating Food and Fuel from Algae

Researchers from Duke’s University have received a grant from U.S. Department of Energy to establish a consortium to study the extraction, development and commoditization of various products from algae. The grant is approximately $5.2 million over a period of three years. The main goal of consortium is to find different ways to reduce the cost of […]

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Microalgae-based Carbon Capture Tech Developed

An inter-university research team have developed a microalgae based carbon capture technology and established the nation’s largest pilot microalgae farm at a University in Tainan.  The goal of the team is to exhaust emissions and wastewater from factories to breed microalgae and use that to capture carbon dioxide. The researchers have found that 1 kg […]

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Turning CO2 Emissions into Plastic with Algae

NREL researchers are conducting an experiment to produce ethylene directly from genetically modified algae.  The experiment was conducted by introducing a gene that coded for ethylene producing enzyme. This allows the organisms to convert carbon dioxide into ethylene. As ethylene is a gas, it can be easily collected.  The CO2 used for this conversion can […]

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UK’s First Commercial Seaweed Farm Set to Begin Production

The first commercial-scale seaweed farm at UK is to open in Argyll off the coast of Scotland soon.  The new facility planned by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) scientists will be run as a demonstration project to help shape UK’s cultivation sector. Seven native seaweed varieties will be planted at the farm and the […]

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[ More ] August 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

Microalgae Producer Launches Organic Cosmetics Line

Algoid technologies, a supplier of microalgae to the cosmetics industry has decided to launch its own organic skin care line, Alginique by combining marine and freshwater phytoplankton. Marketed as a ‘Morning Rose Facial Elixir’, the 100% organic skin care line has been developed by using phytoplankton, combined with number of essential plant oils, to help […]

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Algae from the Sea Could Power Planes in the Sky

Scientists from Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) have identified two new ocean based algal strains that can be used as a source of biofuels for vehicles and aircraft. The two new strains Nannochloropsis oceanica and Chlorella vulgaris have dry-weight oil content of more than 50 percent that makes them as ideal sources of biofuel for vehicles and […]

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DSM, Evonik to Develop Algae-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acids

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. and Evonik Nutrition have entered into an agreement to manufacture algae based omega-3 fatty acid products for animal nutrition. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly work on the development of products and their commercialization. Algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products will be a high value, natural and sustainable alternatives to fish […]

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New Algae Study Shows Importance of IBS Light Availability

Researchers from China and Europe have performed an experiment to analyze the effect of initial biomass specific (IBS) light availability on the production rate of batch microalgal triglycerides from Nannochloropsis sp. cultivated in vertical and horizontal outdoor tubular reactors. The results showed that increasing IBS light availability resulted in higher production rate of IBS-TAG as well as […]

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[ More ] August 4th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

BASF and Solazyme have launched the first commercial surfactant, algal betaine, derived from microalgae oil for use in home and personal care applications. Commercialized under the trade name, Dehyton® AO 45, algal betaine is a betaine surfactant derived from microalgae oil and is a high-performance alternative to amidopropyl betaine. Dehyton® AO 45 is produced with […]

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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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