Comprehensive Algae Fuels Report

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Microalgae- ‘The Superfood’

In spite of being potential biofuel source, Microalgae are one of the most nutritious foods. The simple green organisms made their entry into everything, right from animal feed to baby food. Microalgae are photosynthetic and produce oxygen. Marine algae are responsible for creating half the world’s oxygen.  According to Robert Henrikson, CEO of Smart Microfarms […]

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An EPA- Rich Live Supplement to Replace Fish Oils- “Credits to Aqua Health Labs”

Aqua health labs, a new company in Chicago, worked for eight years with a molecular biologist of the University of Chicago to develop an algal strain that has high levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Now they have achieved it in Nannochloropsis oculata algae species. Aqua Health Labs have found a bioavailable and sustainable source of […]

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Allma Collaborates With Frulact and Santini to Develop Bubble Tea and Sorbet

Allma, a Portugal- Microalgae company, has signed partnership with two companies in the food and beverage industries. Allma has agreed to supply its sun- grown Chlorella to Frulact, a Portuguese group that supplies fruit based ingredients to blue- chip food companies globally and sells jams, beverages and smoothies. Collaborating with Allma, Frulact develops ‘bubble tea’ […]

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Spirulina Gains Approval as a Naturally Derived Blue Colour in the US

The U.S. food and Drug Administration has approved Spirulina for use in the manufacture of food and beverage as a naturally derived blue colour in U.S. spirulina which was previously used only in candy and chewing gum, is now approved for use in frosting, ice cream, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, puddings, gelatin, breadcrumbs and […]

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Solazyme’s New Strain To Treat Diabetes

Solazyme which was originally founded to make low-carbon algal biofuels, has now acquired patent for using the strain of microalgae called Chlorella protothecoides in the treatment of glucose intolerance and diabetes. A 2008 study had already disclosed the benefit of C. protothecoides by resulting in considerable decrease in blood sugar levels after its consumption by the […]

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Isomerizing Alkoxycarbonylation Can Transform Algae Oil To High Quality Chemical Raw Material

Researchers at the University of Konstanz, Germany developed a transformation process called Isomerizing alkoxycarbonylation. Professor Stefan Mecking from University of Konstanz says that this process can transform the algae oil to a high quality chemical constituent. This will benefit a number of chemical based industries. The professor adds that the algal oil has a different […]

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The Algae Nutrapedia – from The Algae Company

The Algae Company has launched a new section called Algae Nutrapedia on its web site. This is a growing section of the web site that will become the hub for all nutraceuticals and health products from algae. As we have mentioned many times at Oilgae, many countries worldwide have started recognizing that more than fuel, algae […]

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[ More ] July 8th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. to Demo EPA, DHA Rich AlgaOmega Algae Production System

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. to Demo AlgaOmega(TM) Algae Production System at Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (“AzCATI”) Let the Good Fat from Omega-3 Neutralize Your Bad Fat -Know more BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. will demonstrate its algae production system at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (“AzCATI”) located at Arizona State University (“ASU”). […]

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Cellana, Galil Algae Deal to Further Algae Nutraceuticals Research?

A new deal between Cellana, a California-based maker of algae-based products, and Israel’s Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Limited could have interesting implications for biodiesel (possibly a negative implication here) and for nutraceuticals (really positive here). This Cellana news release says the partnership looks to combine the industrial qualities of Cellana’s ReNew™ Algae – high-value […]

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Heliae Partners with Japanese Co Sincere for Astaxanthin Production in Japan

Now, this is getting interesting. We all know that many sensible algae companies are moving into non-fuel markets while they keep trying their best on algae fuels, albeit clearly knowing it could take a long time before algae to fuels become a commercial reality. The Super Formula to Fight Aging – Its Name is Astaxanthin […]

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Spirulina – Facts & Factoids from Spirulina.company

Found some  interesting factoids about Spirulina and its use as a protein source  from http://www.spirulina.company/portal/facts/spirulina_facts.html . Some of the facts and factoids from the website has been highlighted below: An excellent summary study of Spirulina was done in 2002. The authors summarized the many potential benefits of Spirulina: “Spirulina has been exper- imentally proven, in vivo and […]

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[ More ] May 27th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Non fuel products |

ABO Reframes Climate Change Buzz to Support Algae Biofuels Development

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Association (ABO) is attempting to reframe the recent conversation surrounding climate change as a platform to support algae biofuel development. The organization r eleased a statement which detailed the two benefits of algae technologies: Algae derived products will empower consumers to live the comfortable lifestyles of advanced economies, without the […]

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[ More ] May 26th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA |

Eating Spirulina as a Dietary Supplement Can Prevent Breast Cancer

Spirulina, a blue green algae with various phytoantioxidants and anticancerous properties is considered a highly healthiful food. A study published in the Amercian School of Pathology claims that consuming Spirulina, as a dietary supplement could prevent breast cancer. One way Spirulina prevents breast cancer is to induce apoptisis by supplementing 48 hours of Spirulina. The […]

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[ More ] May 26th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Non fuel products |

Algal strains that are Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids – DHA and EPA

Microalgae can supply omega-3 fatty acids at high concentrations. Species of Crypthecodinium, Thraustochytrium, Ulkenia and Schizochytrium are rich in omega-3 fatty acid DHA, while species of Phaeodactylum, Chlorella, Monodus, and Nannochloropsis are rich in EPA. Crypthecodinium cohnii is a heterotrophic algal species that is currently used to produce the DHA used in many infant formulas. […]

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

Super Strain Chlorella’s Key Applications from Chlorella.company

This article adapted from chlorella.company provides highlights on the various uses of Chlorella.  Chlorella strains are being used for a variety of applications in varied industries. Some of the key uses of Chlorella are  discussed in this article.  Chlorella strains are being used for a variety of applications in biotechnology. Due to their very high protein contents, […]

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

Market Scope of Astaxanthin

The  demand for natural astaxanthin is now emerging in the multi-billion dollar nutraceutical market. The global astaxanthin market is estimated at about $257 million, most of which is used in fish coloration (2009 data; estimates by BCC Research for astaxanthin market size are however lower). The human uses market is growing and estimated at about $27-$40 million. Most […]

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[ More ] May 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Non fuel products |

Spirulina.company – A Useful Resource for Information Pertaining to Spirulina

I found this resource  – www.spirulina.company and thought it would be useful for readers to get more insights on this super food. Some excerpts from the website has been provided here. History of Spirulina –  Historical records report the harvesting and selling of cakes made from spirulina  were first harvested from Lake Texcoco in Mexico. Today, […]

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[ More ] May 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Algae DHA- Formation, Health Benefits and Difference from Fish DHA

It is a well known fact that DHA omega-3 has positive health benefits for everyone from pregnant or nursing mothers and infants, to healthy adults and the elderly. DHA is essential for the proper development and function of brain and eye development throughout life and for maintaining optimal function of the nerve cells in the brain and […]

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[ More ] May 19th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae DHA, Algae Non fuel products |

Characterizing Photosynthesis to Help Biodiesel Production

A type of single-cell green algae called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a leading subject for photosynthesis research. Despite its importance in the research world, few tools are available for characterizing the functions of its genes. Researchers in California have found a faster way to figure out more of the secrets of photosynthesis, and that could lead […]

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German study opens up new avenues in biohydrogen research

Understanding the catalytic mechanism of hydrogenase might help scientists design clean biological energy sources, such as algae, that produce hydrogen. Scientists at the TU Berlin succeeded in explaining the function of a molecular switch in biomolecules. The research was carried out with the Free University Berlin, the Charite and the Humboldt University of Berlin. The findings […]

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Algaetecture: Algae Urban Canopy For Milan Expo 2015

Algae Urba Canopy, as part of the Future Food District project, is being developed by Carlo Ratti Associati at the central crossroads of the Milan EXPO site. The pavilions’ façades and canopy utilize new systems of micro-algae, designed by Cesare Griffa and ecoLogicStudio. Two prototypes – full scale models of the façade and canopy – are being […]

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Arizona State to Offer Algae-to-Biodiesel Showcase

Algae has a great future as a feedstock for biodiesel, as well as cleaning up wastewaters. Arizona State University will be offering a showcase on how to do both at its Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), May 1-2. Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate their projects to the public at the Innovation Showcase May […]

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[ More ] April 27th, 2014 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

Beautiful photos of microscopic algae

No, you aren’t looking at images through a kaleidoscope. These mandala-like images show algae at the cellular level in a rare blend of art and science. Collected by The California Academy of Sciences, these are the most common type of phytoplankton, called diatoms. They are among the smallest organisms on Earth, representing up to two million […]

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[ More ] April 13th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae |

Enthusiastic entrepreneur places big bet on algae

Paul Woods has done the math, and the magic number is $1.27. The entrepreneur behind Algenol has calculated it’ll cost that much to produce a gallon of algae fuel using his technology. It’s a cost that will allow Algenol to compete in a marketplace dominated by petroleum. And it’s the number that’ll make recycling industrial […]

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[ More ] April 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae Oils, Algae-Biodiesel |

Confirming Potential for Commercial Algae Cultivation, Aurora Algae Expands Operation in South Texas

Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre cultivation ponds and a harvesting system. Aurora Algae operated a demonstration-scale algae cultivation facility in Karratha, Western Australia, for over two-and-a-half years, successfully demonstrating production […]

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