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Belgians Experiment with Spirulina in Greenhouses

PCG (Provincial Center for Vegetable East Vlaanderen) has started the cultivation of spirulina couple of months back. Last year, the center performed some exploratory tests to select suitable harvesting system. The pilot setup is now operational and the research is being conducted within the framework of Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project ‘The Blue Chain’, aimed at optimizing […]

SaltGae DEMO Sites for Real Scale Demonstration to Treat Saline Wastewater

The treatment of saline wastewater in the presence of organic content represents a challenge for many industrial sectors. SaltGae project aims to develop and demonstrate a techno-economically viable solution for the treatment of saline wastewater using algae. Moreover, this project will represent a case study for demonstration of SaltGae solutions to the cross-cutting barriers to […]

[ More ] June 16th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment, Innovations |

Seaweed Could Extend the Lives of Future Batteries

Engineers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that carrageenan, a seaweed derivative can act as a stabilizer in lithium sulfur batteries.  When carrageenan is added to the binder (substance that holds all active components of a battery together), it chemically binds to the sulphur thereby stopping it from dissolving […]

Vivobarefoot Develops Moulded Shoe from Algae

London based shoe company Vivobarefoot has partnered with performance materials manufacturer Bloom to manufacture algae based moulded shoes. The companies will be using freshwater algae to make EVA foams which will then be used in Vivobarefoot’s ultra-shoes. The ultra-shoes using Bloom technologies will be available for purchase online from July 2017. Started in 2015, Bloom […]

[ More ] June 14th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Polymers, Alliances, Innovations |

Swansea Uni Study Finds UV-blocking Algae a Sunscreen

Research at Swansea University has discovered that UV protective algae could be used as a sustainable alternative to sunscreen. The natural products, found in the sea, have a high absorbance of damaging sun rays. The researchers found that algae have their own process of protecting themselves against the damaging ultra-violet rays.  With increasing evidence that some of the […]

Dutch Scientists Develop Motorcycle Powered by Algae Oil

A Dutch designer named Ritsert Mans has teamed up with his scientist friend Peter Mooji to create a very unconventional motorcycle. Peter Mooji grows algae for using it as an energy source. Mooji’s interest in algae inspired Ritsert Mans to develop a motorcycle that was fuelled by algae oil. He decided the build the thing almost […]

[ More ] June 5th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel, Innovations |

Wageningen Working on EU PUFAchain Microalgae Project

Wageningen University and Research is working with other research institutes and companies on the EU PUFAchain project to develop a strong scientific and technological basis for the production of high value products from microalgae. The main targeted application is the use of highly purified EPA/DHA for nutrition and pharmaceutical products. More

MIA Exhibit Combines Algae, Sci-Fi

Here is a new and interesting exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Developed by Alison Hiltner, “It Is Yesterday” demonstrates the concept of carbon capture using algae. The main room is filled with clear plastic sacks hanging from wires. Each contains gallons of cyanobacteria. On one side is a microphone like apparatus, into which […]

New Products Made With Seaweed Aim to Improve Nutrition

Researchers at the University of Cadiz UCA have collaborated with Technological Aquaculture Centre (CTAQUA) for a project named EALGA which aims to optimize the harvesting and cultivation of seaweed in the Bay of Cadiz. The project which involves more than 75 experts from various fields, is based on studying the fundamental properties which determine the […]

UK CAER Receives $1.2 Million to Support Algae-Based Carbon Utilization Project

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received $1.2 million US DOE grant for their novel work in utilizing CO2 from coal-fired power plants to manufacture bioplastics. The DOE funding will allow the CAER team to investigate a combined photobioreactor/pond cultivation process to decrease the cost […]

New Economical Algae Waste Water Treatment Option from ISU

Iowa State University has come up with a new technology that improves the efficiency of waste water reclamation. The new technology could be economical for small town waste water treatment. Conventional methods use bacterial process that result in sludge with a foul smell and disposal issues. But this new method uses vertical conveyor belts which […]

PNNL Develops Streamlined Process to Evaluate Algae Species

Discovering the best suited algae species for biofuel production in outdoor ponds is tedious. Evaluating algae under laboratory conditions may not always suit best under outdoor pond conditions. To make that process simple, scientists at PNNL are working on a project Algae DISCOVR – Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization and Validation Research. The project […]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil Renew Algae Biofuels Research Agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing algae production. Both the companies have been researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable alternative to conventional transportation fuel since the launch of […]

[ More ] January 24th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Why Algae may be the Superfood of 2017?

A research consortium “Algae for a Healthy World” is working on a project to make microalgae a solution for world hunger as well as a nutritional food source. But in order to achieve that an improved biotechnological solution is needed. The project is at its early stages, following a late 2016 launch, with discussions taking […]

[ More ] January 17th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in University Research |

Korean Scientists Develop Manufacturing Technology for Eco-friendly Algae Bioplastics

Scientists from Korea have developed a new technology to produce eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. This is the first of its kind to use lipids from algae. The existing process requires high temperatures and pressure and uses strong oxidizers, but the scientists have reduced the level of energy consumption and formation of environmental pollutants. But the […]

[ More ] January 10th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Research |

Molecular Velcro Boosts Microalgae’s Potential in Biofuel, Industrial Applications

Scientists from Michigan State University have engineered Molecular Velcro into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research. This research may improve the efficiency of harvesting algae as well as improve the artificial microbial communities for sustainable biofuel production. In the study, the team focused on surface proteins of […]

Novel System for Microalgae Cultivation

Scientists from Israel conducted a study where a new Arduino-based LED system was introduced for cultivation of various microalgae species. The system is based on RGB (APA102C) LEDs connected to an external Arduino microcontroller allowing flexibility via programming, modification, and upgrades. Results showed that the low cost, open source LED system could provide versatile light […]

[ More ] December 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, University Research |

New Strain of Algae Produces Five Times More Hydrogen Fuel

Scientists at Tel Aviv University has developed a new strain of super algae that emits five times more hydrogen than normal. The development could have huge implications for the shift to clean energy, as automotive giants like Hyundai and Toyota release hydrogen-powered vehicles. Algae creates hydrogen with the assistance of the enzyme hydrogenase, which is […]

[ More ] September 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Hydrogen, Research |

New Biotechnology Process for Algae Fibres

Scientists from Hohenstein Institute have found a new biotechnological process to produce algal biopolymer from soil derived bacteria Azotobacter vinelandii.  The bacteria has been used as a natural alginate resource. This process could help replace the conventional time consuming process, where biopolymers are obtained from brown algae. Source

[ More ] August 18th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Polymers, Research |

Optimizing Microalgae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment in Large-Scale Offshore Photobioreactors

Scientists at Algae Systems LLC, USA have designed a novel approach to wastewater treatment using algae grown in modular, offshore photobioreactors. The experiment was carried out at the Algae Systems plant in Daphne AL, where the process was used to treat up to 50,000 gal/day of raw waste water. A combination of algal nutrient uptake, […]

Pilot-scale Bubble Column Photobioreactor Culture of a Marine Dinoflagellate Microalga Illuminated with Light Emission Diodes

Researchers from Spain have performed an experiment to scale up the production volume of marine algal dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum using bubble column photobioreactor. LEDs were used as the light source. Results showed that the final cell concentration in the scaled up photobioreactor was nearly  12 x 105 cells ml-1.  Thus the biomass of the dinoflagellate […]

Large-scale Algae Cultivation System with Diffused Acrylic Rods and Double Parabolic Trough Mirror Systems

Scientists from US have designed a new photobioreactor system for optimal algae productivity at large volumes. The photobioreactor system comprises photobioreactor units that may be isolated from each other to reduce culture clashes, an array of diffused acrylic rods attached to the bottom of a removable acrylic circular top to provide more light into the […]

RIT Links up with Synergy Biogas to Explore Production of Biofuels from Algae

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from New York has partnered with Synergy Biogas to explore the environmental benefits of microalgae for wastewater treatment and production of biofuels. RIT is running a three month pilot programme at Synergy Biogas, where microalgae will be grown in a 1000 gallon tank through a process that can be scaled […]

[ More ] June 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Alliances, Research |

Development of Cost-effective Biodiesel from Microalgae Using Protic Ionic Liquids

Production of biodiesel from microalgae still have constraints owing to high cost and energy consumption of biomass cultivation and lipid extraction. Now scientists have performed an experiment to produce cost effective biodiesel from microalgae using protic ionic liquids. The use of protic ionic liquids was assessed for lipid extraction using Scenedesmus obliquus and compared to […]

Seaweed Farm Examines Biofuel Potential

Scientists from Swansea University have installed a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock to examine the biofuel potential of the seaweed. The project funded by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council also aims to discover more about the use of seaweed as food. The farm is an original design and its new structure is part […]

[ More ] May 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Seaweed, University Research |

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