Tag: algae

Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

Bio-beds for the Olympics, Bolt Threads boost, microbes, leather alternatives, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of July 15th

July 14, 2021 |

With the Olympics starting next week, we are hearing about biobased innovations taking place in this much anticipated and COVID-disrupted Olympic Games in Japan, like the 18,000 cardboard bedframes and polyethylene fiber mattresses that can be recycled infinitely. Bolt Threads also got a boost this week with Lululemon partnering up with them or mushroom-based yoga […]

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Chinese researchers develop algae pretreatment doubling biogas production

Chinese researchers develop algae pretreatment doubling biogas production

June 30, 2021 |

In China, for more than 60 years, algae have been studied as a potential feedstock for biofuel production, but the cellulose in their cell wall makes it hard to access the critical molecules inside and convert them to biogas.  In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, an international research team reports their success in […]

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DOE invests $8M in four algae-based bio-based projects

DOE invests $8M in four algae-based bio-based projects

June 29, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced $8 million in federal funding for four projects to develop and test technologies that capture and utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from power systems or other industrial sources to create valuable products and services, biomass and bi-products. Using algae, the […]

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Algae-based tech to capture CO2 for use in products gets $8M from DOE

Algae-based tech to capture CO2 for use in products gets $8M from DOE

June 27, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management awarded $8 million in federal funding for four projects to develop and test algae-based technologies that capture and utilize carbon dioxide from power systems or other industrial sources to create valuable products and services, biomass and bi-products. Using algae, the […]

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Hawaii algae innovator Kuehnle AgroSystems wins prize for dark fermentation fish food

Hawaii algae innovator Kuehnle AgroSystems wins prize for dark fermentation fish food

June 14, 2021 |

In Hawaii, algae-based technology company Kuehnle AgroSystems has won an award at the National Atlantic Seafood Forum’s Seafood Innovation Day for its astaxanthin fermentation technology. Kuehnle AgroSystems’s process manufactures astaxanthin for aquafeeds via dark fermentation, which provides higher volumes at lower cost compared to algae production methods using light. Being too scarce to use for […]

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Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

Bioprinted cultured meat, 3D printed algae, biobased coffee capsules, cell-cultured human breast milk, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

June 9, 2021 |

This week’s Top 8 Innovations are feeding our appetite. With cultured meat innovator MeaTech filing a provisional U.S. patent application for its bioprinting method for printing up some juicy steaks, 3D printed algae that could help future Mars colonies, Swiss coffee capsules now made from bioplastic, and the world’s first cell-cultured human breast milk for […]

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3D-printed algae may solve Mars’ voyage air and energy challenge

3D-printed algae may solve Mars’ voyage air and energy challenge

June 7, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, a project led by Delft University of Technology has successfully printed photosynthetic biological material—a breakthrough that could one day help create colonies on Mars.  The “artificial leaves” were made from a particularly robust algae printed on bacterial cellulose. The algae could pull double duty for a Mars colony, producing oxygen to breathe […]

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Home-grown algae, biodegradable algae fishing nets, lab-grown lamb, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 3rd

Home-grown algae, biodegradable algae fishing nets, lab-grown lamb, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 3rd

June 2, 2021 |

We’ve all seen the horrific photos of ocean trash, much of it consisting of plastic fishing nets, but now biodegradable fishing nets made from algae and other biobased materials are on the uptake. Speaking of algae, in Italy, home-grown algae is being encouraged so folks can both purify their air and provide food right from […]

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Living architecture, in-home algae farms on display in Venice

Living architecture, in-home algae farms on display in Venice

May 31, 2021 |

In Italy, an architecture exhibition is displaying how in-home algae cultivation can be used to both purify air and provide food. Bit.Bio.Bot, designed by London’s EcoLogicStudio, consists of algae bioreactor sheets and a vertical garden. The studio, which says algae’s efficient metabolism gives it a “unique biological intelligence,”  believes that algae can be used as […]

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AlgaeCytes to build first commercial plant for algae-based tech

AlgaeCytes to build first commercial plant for algae-based tech

May 30, 2021 |

In Germany, biotechnology company AlgaeCytes Limited is building its first commercial plant in Dessau, Saxon-Anhalt, Germany which will house AlgaCytes’s unique algae-based technology to produce natural, vegetarian, traceable, high-potency algal EPA, beta-carotene and agricultural crop biostimulant from sustainable sources to serve the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and food verticals. The plant will be owned and operated by […]

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