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IIT Researchers Develop Algae Biodiesel Production Catalyst Using Rajasthan Sand

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have created a catalyst for biofuel production from algae using sand from Rajasthan, nickel and cobalt that cuts the price of production to half of that of fossil fuel. Many catalysts use expensive rare materials such as Rhodium that push up the price of production. The researchers say […]

Imperial Academic Discusses His Work on Algae Fuel Factories

Scientists at Imperial College are working to produce biofuels from genetically modified algae. Though the team is experimenting with several genetically modified algae, their research will focus primarily on three types of algae – Cyanothece sp., Synechocystis sp, Chlamydomonas. Their idea is to produce three types of biofuels – Biohydrogen which is a clean transport […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 |

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 |

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 […]

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 |

Allahabad University Research Scholar Prepares Cookie from Spirulina

A young research scholar from Allahabad University has prepared a cookie from the green algae Spirulina. The tasty biscuits which have been patented were assessed in a food laboratory. After analysis, it was found that the biscuits had higher percentage of moisture, proteins, fat, crude fibre, ash, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Experimental results showed that […]

Algae in Mix for Jet Biofuel

Scientists from Australia have found that a freshwater macroalgae Oedogonium native to Australia could be used to create a high quality, renewable biofuel that could be mixed with jet fuel, gasoline and diesel. Thus, jet aeroplanes may one day be powered with biofuel made from algae. Source

Aviation Community Signs MoA for Production of Aviation Jet Fuel from Algae

Aviation community has signed a memorandum of agreement with Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC), Airbus Group, University of Malaya, University Malaysia Terengganu, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and University of Kebangsaan Malaysia for offshore cultivation of tropical macroalgae for the production of aviation jet fuel. While the universities focus on different technologies of algae […]

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 […]

Seaweed Capsules to Help Replace Insulin Injections for Diabetics

Scientists from Okinawa Institute of Technology and Science Graduate University (OIST) have developed a novel hydrogel capsule made with alginate for preserving insulin producing pancreatic cells which could be used in pancreatic islet transplantation for diabetes treatment. Pancreatic islet transplantation is an effective treatment for diabetes which is carried out by cryopreservation method.   But, the […]

[ More ] January 6th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, University Research |

Effect of Inhibition of Nitrification on Algal Growth and Nutrient Uptake in Municipal Wastewater-treating Photobioreactors

Researchers from Sweden conducted an experiment to analyse the effect of inhibiting nitrification on algal growth and nutrient uptake in municipal waste water treating photobioreactors. Allylthiourea was used to inhibit nitrification process. The nitrification inhibited reactors were compared to control reactors. Results showed that higher growth of microalgae was seen in inhibited reactors resulting in […]

Effect of CO2 Aeration on Cultivation of Microalgae in Luminescent Photobioreactors

Scientists from UK performed an experiment to investigate the influence of CO2 aeration on microalgae biomass production, carbon dioxide fixation rate under a range of luminescence modified lighting conditions. Two different algal strains Chlorella vulgaris and Gloeothece membranacea were taken for the experiment. Results showed that the combination of blue light and 15% CO2 induced […]

[ More ] December 30th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Research, University Research |

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 […]

ASU Wins Grant to Research Algae for Biofuels, Other Products

Researchers at Arizona State University have received a $1 million grant from the Energy Department for research on enhancing algae cultivation using captured carbon di oxide. Their work focusses on using a special material to capture carbon di oxide from the atmosphere and release into vessels growing algae to enhance algae’s growth. Source

Seaweed Added to Processed Foods Could Improve Cardiovascular Health

Scientists from Denmark have found that adding seaweed to everyday meals could improve cardiovascular health. For the study, 35 different algae species were explored for their health benefits. As seaweed is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, dietary fibres and beneficial proteins, it could also help in preventing premature death. Potassium salt content present in the seaweed […]

[ More ] November 26th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Denmark, University Research |

Sequencing Algae’s Genome may aid Biofuel Production

Researchers at University of Washington are conducting an experiment to sequence the complete genetic makeup of a division of algae called haptophytes to be used as a new tool for aquaculture, biofuel production and nutrition. The haptophyte taken for the study is Chrysochromulina tobin which thrives in oceans across the globe. In the experiment, the […]


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