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Algae bioplastics research advanced into biopreservatives

Algae bioplastics research advanced into biopreservatives

March 20, 2017 |

In South Korea, researchers are looking to take advances made in algae processing technology for the creation of bioplastics and apply them to biopreservatives in an attempt to reduce potential side effects from those currently used in cosmetics, food and personal care products. It is the use of enzymes in the process to produce bioplastics […]

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Commercializing algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

Commercializing algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

March 12, 2017 |

Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple sectors: AgTech, natural food colorants, biofertilizer biostimulants, human and animal food […]

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Sandia labs leads work on detecting when algae ponds are about to crash

Sandia labs leads work on detecting when algae ponds are about to crash

March 8, 2017 |

In New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash. These experiments are part of the new, $6 million Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization and Validation Research (DISCOVR) project, whose goal is […]

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Embrapa Agroenergia identifies microalgae that can live off vinasse and pome

Embrapa Agroenergia identifies microalgae that can live off vinasse and pome

March 7, 2017 |

In Brazil, Embrapa Agroenergia (DF) was able to identify species of microalgae that can be cultivated in liquid waste from agroindustrial processes, effluents.This crop can generate renewable raw material for biofuels, feed, cosmetics and various other products.The research, which lasted three years, also resulted in the discovery of previously unknown species in Brazilian biodiversity. The […]

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The Algae Chemicals Opportunity: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

The Algae Chemicals Opportunity: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

March 7, 2017 |

At ABLC 2017, Algae Biomass Organization executive director Matt Carr took the stage with a theme of “algae as a factory for conversion of low-value carbon into oils, proteins, pigments, soil enhancers, ethanol and higher alcohols, probiotics and therapeutic compounds, and other high-value products.” Here below is the presentation given on the ABLC stage.

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Japanese researchers make breakthrough in understanding how microalgae makes oil

Japanese researchers make breakthrough in understanding how microalgae makes oil

February 28, 2017 |

In Japan, scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology lead by Professor Hiroyuki Ohta have made breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms underlying microalgae’s oleaginous trait by investigating lipid metabolism in Nannochloropsis oceanica. TAGs are synthesized in the extraplastidic Kennedy pathway through sequential addition of three fatty acyl moieties to the glycerol backbone. Among the participating enzymes, […]

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Successful PHYCO2 brewery wastewater trials using algae celebrated

Successful PHYCO2 brewery wastewater trials using algae celebrated

February 13, 2017 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 announced the successful treatment of wastewater from breweries to comply with state water discharge limits for nitrates and phosphates. During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2’s algae photobioreactor (APB) can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and […]

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Algae and the Spirit of Aloha

Algae and the Spirit of Aloha

February 8, 2017 |

If you’ve been to Hawaii, you’ve heard the greeting Aloha, and perhaps someone told you the word is used in greeting, departure, and also in expressing love. But you might not know that Aloha goes a little deeper in the old Hawaiian teaching: When food is needed I will take only my need and explain […]

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Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae

February 8, 2017 |

BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, Neb. and is currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Inc. ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. Grower Harvester bioreactors installed in Shenandoah are tied directly […]

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Cellana agrees deal to develop and commercialize algae-based inks

Cellana agrees deal to develop and commercialize algae-based inks

February 7, 2017 |

In Colorado, Cellana, Inc. and Living Ink Technologies announced they have signed a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization of inks containing Cellana’s renewable algae biomass. Living Ink’s sustainable algae-derived ink is 100 percent plant-based, renewable and biodegradable. The majority of the ink is algae, turned into ink, and applied to paper. This […]

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