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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 […]

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

MSC, ASC Collaborate to Set Global Standard for Seaweed

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have collaborated to create a global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The seaweed standard will demonstrate mutual sustainability principles and standard systems, referencing best available scientific understanding and industry practices, that conform to international norms of good conduct, including FAO Guidelines for Eco labelling and ISEAL […]

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

[ 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 […]

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

Energetic Feasibility of Milking Process for Algal Fuel Production Using Biofilm Photobioreactor for Growth of Microalgae

Scientists from Western Australia have performed an experiment to reduce the energy consumption for producing fuels from algae. The new technique also prevents following harvesting technique which is critical in algae cultivation. The new method follows cultivation of microalgae on a biofilm photobioreactor. Preliminary energetic feasibility analysis have been carried out. Results show that for […]

[ More ] February 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Fuel, Photobioreactors, Research |

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 […]

NREL Boosts Algae Fuel Yields through Improved Process

National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a new biorefinery process to increase the yield of fuel from algae biomass. In traditional process, the algae produce lipids that get converted into fuels. But NREL, in a previous research work used solid-liquid separation process to convert carbohydrates into fermentable sugars which could be converted to ethanol. In […]

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 […]

Microalgae Starch used in Producing Biodiesel

Researchers from Iran have conducted an experiment to use starch extracted from microalgae to produce biodiesel. Starch present in microalgae is the basic substance in fermentation process to produce biodiesel. In this process, a new method called gravity based enrichment was followed for screening the microorganisms based on cell density. Various starch and lipid producing […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, bio diesel |

New Method Creates Cheap, Environmentally Safe Biofuel

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have developed a new method for making biofuel that is inexpensive and eco-friendly. The new method enables the researchers to deliver carbon di oxide to microalgae which can be used to produce biodiesel. The new technique purifies carbon di oxide from the power station flue gases by absorbing it […]

[ More ] February 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

New Seaweed Superfood under Development

A crimson seaweed called dulse may be the next superfood. It is a nutritious, red sea vegetable which grows in North Atlantic and is difficult to harvest in the wild. Oregano State University is now farming this fast growing strain in 6000 litre tanks. The University’s Food Innovation Centre is testing commercial preparations for dulse […]

[ More ] February 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Seaweed |

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 […]

Process Analysis of Alkaline Flocculation Harvesting for Chaetoceros muelleri and Scenedesmus quadricauda

Researchers from China performed an experiment to analyse the mechanism of alkaline flocculation harvesting process and the difference between the two strains of algae Chaetoceros muelleri (marine diatom) and Scenedesmus quadricauda (freshwater algae). Alkaline flocculation of C. muelleri resulted in increase in particle size with increasing pH, increase in absolute value of zeta potential and […]

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 […]

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts 26 – 29 June, 2016 Paradise Point, San Diego www.algalbbb.com Abstract submission deadline: 5 February, 2016 Themes: Algal Biology – Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 |

Mitigating Ammonia Nitrogen Deficiency in Dairy Wastewaters for Algae Cultivation

Researchers from USA conducted an experiment to demonstrate the limiting factor to algae growth on dairy wastewaters. Dairy waste waters were mixed with slaughter house wastewaters to improve the ammonia nitrogen content. Results showed that algae grown on such wastewaters had higher protein and oil content. Further the process also reduced nutrient contents remaining in […]

[ More ] December 22nd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment, Algae-Cultivation, 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 […]

PKN Orlen to Work on Biofuels

PKN Orlen has planned to grow algae at its production plant in Poland to work on biofuel manufacturing technology.  Orlen will grow algae using carbon di oxide rich gas coming from one of the refiner installations. The oil manufactured from algae will be examined for use as biofuel.  The project will also lead to commercialize […]

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 […]

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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