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New Algal Turf Scrubbers to Clean Water and Create Biomass for Renewable Fuel

Researchers funded by the Energy Department have developed algal flow ways or algal turf scrubbers to manage nutrient loading and improve fresh water, marine and estuarine communities. In these systems, filamentous algae are installed near stormwater or wastewater runoff sites and harvested with mechanical farm equipment. The highly productive, easily harvested, dewatered turf algae is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BFAR Project Eyes to Boost Seaweed Farm

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has established a seaweed farm at Cagayan Valley in Philippines, which is expected to increase the fisher folk’s income. The continuous increase of seaweeds production particularly Gracilaria has prompted the fisheries bureau to establish a seaweed warehouse in this area. Consumer acceptance for these products is high especially among […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Seaweed |

Trial of New Seaweed Harvesting Methods to Begin in Connemara

A trail of new methods of harvesting seaweeds is expected to begin in Connemara in few weeks. Two boats are being brought for this purpose from Canada by the company Ascidian Sea Plants in order to show the harvesting methods used in Nova Scotia. The trial will be conducted in ArramaraTeoranta seaweed industry, which has […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Harvesting, Seaweed |

AlgaeLife Created to Focus on Nutritional Ingredients from Algae Starting with Astaxanthin

BGG, a worldwide leader in Astaxanthin production has created a subsidiary, Algae Life Sciences Inc. which will focus mainly on Astaxanthin production. The company will go to market simply as AlgaeLife and will have offices in USA, Switzerland, Japan and China. Though it will be a separate corporate entity, it will continue to utilize BGG’s […]

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[ More ] March 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Non fuel products |

CAER Partners with Lianhenghui Investment Company to Construct Algae Production Facility

Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at CAER has partnered with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a five-acre algae production facility in China. The facility will use novel photobioreactor technology for growing algae which will be used for the production of nutraceuticals, bioplastics and fuels. The company is also constructing a similar smaller facility which will employ […]

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Matrix Genetics & Proterro Partner on First Commercial Production of Spirulina

Matrix Genetics and Proterro have announced a partnership to produce high value nutritional products in Spirulina. Matrix will develop the Spirulina strains and Proterro will grow these strains on their proprietary production system. Proterro’s photobioreactor system uses a technology which converts carbon in waste CO2 into valuable products such as industrial biochemical as well as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Japan’s Chitose Heading Abroad to Ramp up Spirulina Capacity

Japanese bioventure Chitose Laboratory has planned to quintuple blue green algae production capacity by expanding its business overseas and setting up production plants in Singapore and America. The company’s business with Spirulina as a dietary supplement is currently a domestic concern, relatively small in scale compared with foreign plans. The company plans to invest 1 […]

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Frutarom to Market Algae Ingredients

Frutarom Industries Ltd. has gained worldwide marketing rights for algae products from Algalo Industries Ltd. by signing an agreement to invest in Algalo. Frutarom will invest $2.5 million in exchange for the allocation of 50% of Algalo shares to build a biotechnology facility that specializes in algae cultivation, harvesting and processing. The size of the […]

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[ More ] January 6th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Alliances |

Outdoor Cultivation of Chlorella Vulgaris FSP-E in Vertical Tubular-Type Photobioreactors for Microalgal Protein Production

Scientists from Taiwan performed an experiment to cultivate Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E in vertical tubular type photobioreactors for protein production. Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E was grown in a 50-litre outdoor photobioreactors to produce microalgal proteins. Using optimum conditions, maximum biomass and protein productivity were obtained. The obtained microalgal protein contained 60.3% indispensable amino acids and hence it […]

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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 […]

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Pilbara Farm Harvests Test Algae Crop for Natural Medicine Market

Plankton farms in Western Australia is planning to grow 30 tonnes of algae annually in salt water ponds. Once harvested, the algae will be dried and processed into a health supplement as a powder or tablet. The company has planned its first commercial harvest in mid-2016 and is currently testing its infrastructure systems. Source

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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 […]

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Bunge to Market Solazyme’s Algae Oil

Solazyme has entered into a joint venture agreement with Bunge to market its microalgae oils and butter. The companies have also agreed to expand their co-funded research programs to include products in nutrition and specialty fats. Bunge’s global food oil sales and applications team will market AlgaWise ultra omega-9 fatty acid algae oil, AlgaWise high […]

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[ More ] November 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Oils, Alliances |

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 […]

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Production of High Purity Phycocyanin by Spirulina platensis using LED Based Two-stage Cultivation

Scientists from Korea performed an experiment to produce high quality phycocyanin pigment from Spirulina using LED based two-stage cultivation. Initially Spirulina was cultured under a combination of red and blue LEDs to obtain fast growth rate. Later blue LEDs were used to increase the concentration and purity of phycocyanin in Spirulina. Results showed that the […]

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[ More ] October 13th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Pigments, Research |

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 […]

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DIC Group Opens DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Centre in United States

DIC Group has successfully opened DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Centre, a facility which will conduct algae related research in areas ranging from cultivation to practical application. The algae Research Centre has been built with a total investment of approximately US$1.7 million. The research Centre has both indoor and outdoor research use raceway ponds to carry out […]

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[ More ] September 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Research |

Duke University to Research More on Algae

Duke University has been awarded $5.2 million grant to explore more on algae’s alternative benefits. The new Duke University-led Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium, or MAGIC will spend the next three years to analyse the best species of algae with high amount of oil and protein and also the different ways of extracting them. For this […]

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Solarvest’s Nanuq (TM) Organic Omega-3 Receives FDA Approval

Solarvest has received FDA approval for the sale of its unique NanuqTM brand Omega-3 products. The NanuqTM Omega-3 dietary ingredient is the first of its kind to be allowed in USA as a whole food nutraceutical. NanuqTM brand is the first organic Omega-3 high in DHA. Solarvest products will be available in fruits, vegetables and […]

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Researchers Turn to Seaweeds to Develop New Antibiotics

Researchers from University of Exeter,  South West England are conducting an experiment to use the antibiotic properties of seaweeds to develop new generation of antibiotics to fight against resistant super bugs. Initial experimental results have found that seaweeds have a diverse array of antimicrobial properties and some of these extracts are more effective against resistant […]

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[ More ] September 15th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seaweed |

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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