Tag: algae

UC Riverside researcher looking to produce algae indoors with solar panels

UC Riverside researcher looking to produce algae indoors with solar panels

September 16, 2020 |

In California, algae could compete with petroleum as the fuel of the future if only the process of growing it was more efficient. Thanks to a fellowship from the Link Foundation, it soon could be. a doctoral student in plant biology at UC Riverside, is using the two-year, $60,000 fellowship to test whether she can […]

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Japanese companies full steam ahead of algae and other biofuels despite low fuel demand

Japanese companies full steam ahead of algae and other biofuels despite low fuel demand

September 14, 2020 |

In Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reports that Japanese companies are bucking the trend and investing in algae-based and palm oil waste-based biofuels even though COVID-19 has negatively impacted fuel demand and there is limited market currently for aviation biofuels. Southeast Asia, rather than Japan, are keys areas for production expansion due to significantly more sunlight […]

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Algae-based fabric designer envisions consumers one day watering their clothes

Algae-based fabric designer envisions consumers one day watering their clothes

September 7, 2020 |

In Canada, a designer has partnered with researchers at the University of British Columbia to create an air-purifying, algae-based fabric. Dubbed Biogarmentry, the living Chlamydomonas reinhardtii undergoes photosynthesis, removing carbon from the atmosphere in the process. Designer Roya Aghighi tells CNN one of her main goals was to reduce the environmental impact of the textiles.  […]

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Researcher makes clothing come alive with algae and organisms

Researcher makes clothing come alive with algae and organisms

September 6, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a Materials Experience Lab’s researcher is exploring the potential of Living Textiles for futures of clothing and product design and her current project, Biogarmentry, found a special condition in clothing that users will connect to—a living textile that is capable of photosynthesis. Biogarmentry is a transdisciplinary collaboration between nature, design and science. […]

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Truly circular: California researchers develop algae-based flip flop

Truly circular: California researchers develop algae-based flip flop

August 10, 2020 |

In California, researchers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with Algenesis Materials, have produced flip flops made from algae. The scientists, who published their work in a recent issue of Bioresource Technology Reports, used algae oil to produce polyurethane foams that meet material specs for both shoe soles and flip-flops. “The paper […]

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Corbion expands algae business with strategic appointments to accelerate AlgaPrime DHA

Corbion expands algae business with strategic appointments to accelerate AlgaPrime DHA

July 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Corbion, a leader in algae ingredients for aquaculture feeds, made three strategic new appointments to the Algae Ingredients team, expanding the impact of the company’s omega-3 algae feed ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA. The expanded team will continue to lead business development and innovation with customers and farmers internationally.  With the proven success of […]

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Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

July 5, 2020 |

As alcohol consumption keeps rising – thanks in part due to 4th of July celebrations, Covid-19 and quarantines, a struggling economy, and the start of summer for many countries – how do we compensate for the brewing process carbon footprint? One way is to just drink enough alcohol that you end up not caring. But […]

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Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

June 22, 2020 |

In Oman, Zawya news agency reports UK-based SuSeWi is making progress on its planned $430 million algae farm and biofuel production facility planned for the South Al Sharqiya coast. The Diwan of the Royal Court set up the Implementation Support and Follow-Up Unit to help usher along strategic projects through regulations and permission and the […]

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Using wastewater to produce a better algae for biofuels

Using wastewater to produce a better algae for biofuels

June 14, 2020 |

In New Mexico, New Mexico Consortium scientists looked at whether growing algae for biofuels using wastewater from different sources can lead to a higher end lipid content in the algae. Using wastewater to grow algae would be a cheaper alternative means of cultivation, and if algae grown in a certain type of wastewater has a […]

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Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

May 6, 2020 |

In Texas, 3D Print reports a master’s student has submitted a concept to the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture that is getting a lot of attention: algae-based ink to 3D print habitats for living on Mars. Rather than relying on crops, algae which can be grown without soil can be used not only to […]

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