Tag: seaweed

Euglena first seaweed to operation to receive sustainability certification

Euglena first seaweed to operation to receive sustainability certification

February 6, 2019 |

In Japan, Euglena Co. became the first seaweed operation in the world to gain certification for its seaweed production in January. Euglena is a type of microscopic algae. It is grown in a high-tech laboratory in Okinawa, Japan, where scientists keep a constant watch on vats filled with the bright green biomaterial. The alga is […]

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UK awards funds to innovative green projects including bioeconomy solutions

UK awards funds to innovative green projects including bioeconomy solutions

October 24, 2018 |

In the UK, dissolving seaweed sauce sachets and technology inspired by a suckerfish to remove plastics from rivers are among 11 innovative projects to win the backing of a GBP4 million government fund to clean up the environment. To showcase the ground-breaking research being led by UK scientists and innovators during Green GB & NI […]

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Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

August 27, 2018 |

In Mexico, Xinhua news agency reports that a researcher from the National Autonomous University of Mexico has warned climate change over the last decade has led Sargassum seaweed to invade beaches around the Caribbean, creating a threat to local ecosystems, but at the same time some believe the plant could be a good feedstock for […]

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Woods Hole gets $5.7M for seaweed mass production for biofuels and biochemicals

Woods Hole gets $5.7M for seaweed mass production for biofuels and biochemicals

October 8, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was awarded $5.7 million for two projects that develop tools and technology to advance the mass production of seaweed for biofuels and bio-based chemicals. The funding came from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)’s Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) Program. With $3.7 million, […]

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Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

April 25, 2017 |

In the UK, following the Scottish government’s approval of regulations for growing seaweed commercially last month, researchers from Scottish Association for Marine Science at Oban are moving forward with a one acre trial site to produce cold water seaweed species for biofuel, animal feed and beauty products. Most of the projects surrounding the trials are […]

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ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

December 18, 2016 |

It may be a sign of the times, a sense of worry that R&D for renewable transport fuels may lose all their popularity under the incoming Trump Administration. Whatever the cause, the biggest set of projects announced in renewable fuels since the days of the Recovery Act have been just announced by the Advanced Research […]

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UK could become seaweed powerhouse but major gaps need filling

UK could become seaweed powerhouse but major gaps need filling

September 7, 2016 |

In the UK, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science has determined commercial seaweed farming could become a major industry along the country’s coastline thanks to growing demand for algae for biofuel production as well as in nutraceuticals and along the bioeconomy supply chain. Lack of regulation for seaweed farming and a dearth of […]

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Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

January 22, 2015 |

In Ghana, the Technical University of Denmark, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are launching Africa’s first algae biofuels project with the aim of helping to secure the country’s coastline.  The project that will cultivate seaweed as feedstock will use locally available enzymes for processing.

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AT-SEA seaweed textiles enable high-yield, large scale seaweed cultivation

AT-SEA seaweed textiles enable high-yield, large scale seaweed cultivation

September 9, 2014 |

In Ireland, the AT~SEA project, in partnership with Oceanfuel, has developed advanced textiles that allow easy, mechanized cultivation of floating seaweed farms. The textile allows for high yields at a large scale, up to 16kg of wet seaweed per square meter. This is three to five times the yield of traditional seaweed farming. AT-SEA is […]

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“Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite.”

“Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite.”

September 16, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: arennie44 MOSE Tobaco- Alcohol– seaweed- Producing biofuels food_democracy: corn ethanol is a disaster @GMWatch Are Biofuels Worth the Investment? Time 2 vote ‘No’ anirvan Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite

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