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SPACE10’s Algae Dome Produces ‘the supercrop of the future’

IKEA’s external future-living lab — has erected the ‘algae dome’, a four-meter-high pavilion capable of growing what could be ‘the supercrop of the future’. Designed by architects, the food-producing structure houses a photo-bioreactor, a closed system that enables the high productivity of microalgae, microscopic algae that are typically found in freshwater and marine systems. It is imagined that in the future, different […]

Qualitas Health Launches Sustainable Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Texas

Texas based Qualitas Health has partnered with Texas retailer H-E-B for the sale of algae based omega-3 fatty acids. The premium omega-3 supplement line alGeepa, will now be available in all the stores in Texas. The source of alGeepa’s nutritional power comes from its core ingredient Almega PL. Almega PL is a 100% vegan, algae […]

Eco-friendly apparel and textiles for babies and infants

Sure, this post has nothing to do with biofuels or renewable energy, but more with eco-friendly and sustainable products. I have been looking at the eco-friendly and sustainable products domain for quite a while. What I discovered was that for most people, use of these products had more of a feel-good, nice-to-have business case rather than […]

Algae.Tec Ltd Shares Gain on Nutraceutical Supply Agreement for Algae

Algae Tec Ltd.’s shares have surged following an agreement signed with Gencor, a worldwide supplier of health supplements. The supply agreement gives Gencor, the rights to buy all of the algae oil and powders produced by Algae.Tec plant in Georgia, U.S.A. for nutraceutical applications. Algae.Tec’s plant is designed to initially produce 50 tonnes per year […]

Modified Microalgae Converts Sunlight into Valuable Medicine

Scientist from Denmark have performed an experiment to produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs from microalgae. The main idea behind this experiment is to hijack a portion of the energy produced by microalgae from their photosynthetic systems. By redirecting that energy to a genetically modified part of the cell capable of producing various […]

AstaZine Astaxanthin Granted Successful NDI Petition

AlgaeLife Sciences has announced that it has successfully petitioned FDA for a New Dietary Ingredients Notification for its flagship astaxanthin line, AstaZine. AstaZine natural astaxanthin is derived from microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis which is cultivated in fully closed glass tube photobioreactors free from contamination. AstaZine is available in various forms such as 2% water-soluble powder, organic-certified […]

New Seaweed-based Material Could Replace Plastic Packaging

A new Japanese design company AMAM is developing an eco-friendly product to package goods. The product, Agar Plasticity, is derived from agar obtained from red marine algae. The manufacturing process involves dissolving of agar powder in water and pouring it into a mold which is then allowed to freeze for approximately 2 days. The frozen […]

[ More ] March 29th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications, Research |

AstaPure to be sold in Mexico for the First Time

Astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies has partnered with NaturaExtracta to distribute its product AstaPure astaxanthin in Mexico for the first time. The product will be sold to companies in the dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care market. It is expected that the sales of dietary supplements in Mexico will increase by 4% a year by 2020, to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solazyme to Launch Algae Butter Soon

Solazyme is planning to launch algae butter which could replace hard fats such as palm oil or partially hydrogenated oils in a variety of applications such as confectionery, bakery and spreads. Algae butter mirrors structuring fats such as Shea stearin with a high proportion of stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides. It also works well with AlgaWise high oleic […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Products and Applications |

Azelis to Distribute Nutress Microalgae in Benelux

Nutress BV has partnered with Azelis to distribute the highest quality algae to markets across the Benelux region. Azelis will distribute the complete range of Nutress new and highly innovative products such as Chlorella sorokiniana, Chlorella vulgaris in the form of fresh IQF, dried flakes, dried sheets and powder. The collaboration builds on Nutress’ international […]

[ More ] November 11th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications, Alliances |

Neiker-Tecnalia Research Centre Identifies Microalgae with Health-Giving Omega-3-Type Fatty Oil

Neiker-Tecnalia Research Centre has identified a set of microalgae species belonging to Thraustochytridos family that have high levels of lipids and DHA. The research is being funded by Department of Economic Development. The centre has developed a crop protocol suitable for the selected microalgae species which takes into consideration the influence of several factors such […]

State-of-the-art Algae Research Centre Opens in Germany

The Technical University of Munich, Germany has opened a unique algae cultivation centre at its Ludwig Bölkow Campus to develop new processes for the production of biokerosene and other renewable chemical products. The new Algae Tec facility includes three areas of algae cultivation. It is an energy efficient building which can simulate the growing conditions […]

Solix Algredients Launches Solasta™ Astaxanthin

Solix Algredients has launched its new product SolastaTM Astaxanthin to the B2B market. SolastaTM is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Solasta™ Astaxanthin can be used as a dietary supplement and also in personal care applications. Solasta™ is non-GMO, vegetarian and extracted in USA. The extraction process uses supercritical carbon-dioxide to […]

Solix Algredients Repositions as B2B Supplier of Algae-Based Nutrition Ingredients

Solix Algredients, Inc. has repositioned as a business-to-business supplier of high quality natural algae ingredients for nutrition and personal care markets. Operating under its new name, the company is leveraging its extensive algae cultivation expertise to supply ingredients for its consumers. Solix Algredients will target its portfolio of algae based products to manufactures and marketers […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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