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Seaweed-into-biofuel project gets Department of Energy support

A Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E has poured over $22 million into their Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program, with the aim of establishing the U.S. as a leader in biofuel production. CSU Energy […]

Galicia and Andalusia seek to manage and enhance macroalgae in aquaculture areas

The canning industry organization Anfaco-Cecopesca and the Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Centre (Ctaqua) will work on a project focused on the management and valorization of macroalgae that grow without control in areas where aquaculture is developed. Macroalgae growth in areas where aquaculture is developed can affect the daily activities of this sector, since the management of their removal as waste […]

[ More ] April 17th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Marine biologist to explore life cycle diversity in red seaweed

Red seaweeds play a critical role in economies worldwide, as they are used in hair products, toothpaste and food. A researcher in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology received the Ray Lankester Investigatorship, which allows her to carry out research with a colleague at the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. This work […]

[ More ] April 17th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Sargassum seaweed spotted on Mayaro beaches

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) said confirmed sightings have been made of sargassum on Mayaro beaches. The ODPM said it received reports of significant quantities of seaweed off the south-eastern coast of Trinidad, mainly on the Mayaro Beach.  Sargassum is a genus of large brown seaweed (a type of algae) that floats in […]

[ More ] April 17th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Sabah’s seaweed in international markets

The Sabah seaweed industry has penetrated the international markets and China, Philippines and Japan were among the country’s importers. Fisheries Department Director-General Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi said the European Union members were also keen to import seaweed but this was dependent on the quality. Source

[ More ] April 17th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

BFAR mulls lifting of ban on Sargassum seaweed collection

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is mulling the lifting of the ban on the gathering, selling, and export of the large brown seaweed Sargassum to provide additional income to poor fisherfolk and to allow studies on its pharmaceutical benefits. The ban was because they serve as spawning grounds for fry species when […]

[ More ] February 16th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Meet the startup creating edible straws to help save our oceans

Loliware is currently in process of developing biodegradable straws which can be eaten after use or composted. They’re made out of seaweed-based materials and they have a shelf live of two years. If you leave them in liquid, however, they’ll dissolve in 24 hours. Seaweed is a renewable resource that does not require land resources and actually absorbs […]

Farmesa may put up PHL seaweed center

Argentinian food-additive maker Laboratorios Farmesa SAIC  plans to put up a seaweed processing plant in the country. The manufacturing operation will be the first of the Argentinian company outside of its home country and will include a sourcing component. Their expansion plans can bring them closer to both the source of their main ingredient seaweeds, as […]

[ More ] January 10th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Seaweed |

UNSW student invents renewable form of packaging

A graduating student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has invented seaweed food packaging, which could eliminate the need for plastic. The student, Jessica Zinga, invented an entirely renewable form of packaging: seaweed fish and chip containers. As part of the Sea Harvest, Zinga has produced the new container packaging using 100% […]

New Vegan Caviar Made From Seaweed

New, healthy, sustainable vegan caviar is now in the market. Because Cavi-art is made from seaweed, no fish are cut up in order to create it. Here are some additional facts about this delicious new product, which is available in black, orange, and a larger “salmon” style, and some ways to incorporate it into one’s favorite appetizers: It can be used […]

[ More ] December 14th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Seaweed |

New England Researchers Race To Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

For the last 10 years, scientists all over the world have been racing to figure out how to convert massive quantities of seaweed into biofuel. UConn Professor Charles Yarish is one of them.  The grant from the Department of Energy is $5.7 million, and will go to Yarish and colleagues at the University of Connecticut and […]

Iranian Scientists Produce Sweets for Diabetics from Seaweeds

Two Iranian scientists have managed to produce special sweets for patients with diabetes using a special kind of seaweed. Delaram Nokhbeh Zare and Shahrokh Khani, two faculty members of Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas, in collaboration with the University’s Development Centre, succeeded in producing new sweets with a different taste for diabetic patients. These […]

AIDP and Algaia Introduce Satialgine DVA

AIDP and Algaia are introducing Satialgine DVA, a new alginate line that can be used to enhance texture in both vegan and non-vegan desserts. Satialgine is a seaweed extract that provides a rich and creamy profile. The product is directed towards consumers who have dairy and egg sensitivities, follow a vegan diet, or are looking […]

Fluctuating output brings seaweed prices down

A cycle of boon and bane is bringing down the price of dried seaweed. The low buying price is caused by production fluctuation from late 2015 until early 2017.  At the same time, unstable supply and price have weakened the quality of cultivated seaweed varieties. Production and prices are also vulnerable to changing weather patterns. Seaweed production […]

[ More ] December 6th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Seaweed |

Eating Cups made of Seaweed? Indonesian Startup Markets Edible Containers to Fight Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become such a problem in Indonesia that it inspired one entrepreneur to develop and sell edible containers made of seaweed, thus hoping to combat the worsening accumulation of plastic trash in the Asian nation. Evoware, the manufacturers of seaweed containers and packaging, is hoping to put a dent in the country’s plastic […]

[ More ] November 28th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Product Launches, Seaweed |

Seaweed could fuel 10% of US transportation needs, say scientists

The case for seaweed as a viable material for biofuel has been strengthened after an ocean research, exploration, and education organisation received $5.7m of funding from a sector of the U.S. Department of Energy. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was granted the money by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to for two projects that develop tools and […]

[ More ] November 22nd, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Seaweed |

Israeli ‘Super’ Seaweed Company Seakura Hopes To Solve World Food Crisis

Seakura, headquartered in Herzliya and with offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, has worked since 2006 to develop and produce its organic “super seaweed” — with one serving having double the amount of protein, iron, and fiber found in dried seaweed harvested from seawater. For every 100 grams, Seakura’s signature “sea lettuce” contains […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Seaweed |

Maine Seaweed Exchange Formed to Standardize Quality, Promote Sales

Springtide Seaweed, LLC and leading farmed seaweed companies in Maine have come together to form the Maine Seaweed Exchange. The Maine Seaweed Exchange was created to connect buyers and sellers of organic aquacultured seaweeds. The organization’s mission is to not only provide an “exchange based marketplace for buyers and sellers of seaweed. Source

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

Southsea Bathing Hut Launch New Organic Product Range

Portsmouth-based natural skincare company Southsea Bathing Hut have launched a brand new organic product range. The Pure Marine Bio Essence Collection comprises four products featuring seaweed paired with botanicals which grow wild on the coast of Portsmouth. The collection includes the Bi Phase Make-Up Cleanser, Foaming Facial Cleanser, Complexion Water Toner, and Facial Treatment Oil. […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae cosmetics, Algae Non fuel products, Seaweed |

Indian PM tells SHGs, Fishermen to Explore Seaweed Farming

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked fishermen and self-help groups (SHGs) along the coast to opt for seaweed farming that has major pharmaceutical application and nutrient value. It has the potential to transform the way of farming. Seaweed, which are full of water, can be used as input in farming to fight drought. Cultivating them would […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Marine, Seaweed |

Donegal seaweed company hopes to establish ‘strong partnerships’ in the US

Donegal-based Algaran Teoranta is one of 15 companies who will be showcasing the North West’s ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’ when they travel to Boston Massachusetts next month as part of a joint collaboration between Councils in Donegal and Derry/Strabane. The trip is part of the region’s strategy to promote inward investment and provide local businesses access […]

[ More ] October 27th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Alliances, Seaweed |

Maine University Getting More Than $1M for Seaweed-To-Energy

A Maine university is receiving more than $1.3 million in federal money to develop methods for the U.S. to become a leader at utilizing seaweed for uses such as energy. The U.S. Department of Energy is giving the money to the University of New England over three years. The award is part of a program called Macroalgae […]

Marine Biological Lab Developing New Seaweed Harvest Methods

The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods hole has received a grant to develop innovative cultivation and harvesting technologies for year round production of seaweeds in tropical and subtropical U.S. Waters. The award is one of 18 projects funded by an arm of the federal Department of Energy. Termed the Mariner project, the effort seeks to […]

[ More ] October 27th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Seaweed |

Wild Irish Seaweed to double production in West Clare

West Clare-based family business Wild Irish Seaweed is set to double its production and increase its workforce following a €200,000 investment. The company, which was established in 2010 by Gerard and Eileen Talty, will be visited by Deputy Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. Based in Quilty, Wild […]

[ More ] October 27th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Seaweed |

$100K grant to enable Buxton seaweed company to scale up

VitaminSea LLC, a family-owned seaweed harvesting and processing company based in Buxton, received a Phase I $10,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research Program to fund a concept study for larger-scale commercialization of its seaweed products. VitaminSea harvests seaweed from Maine sources and creates health products from the seaweed, including […]


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