Tag: seaweed

Umara says biofuels too difficult to attract investment so uses seaweed for fake bacon

Umara says biofuels too difficult to attract investment so uses seaweed for fake bacon

April 27, 2022 |

In California, TechCrunch reports that Umara is focusing on seaweed as a feedstock for fake bacon because they saw biofuel production as not becoming commercial soon enough to attract investment. Seaweed not only sequesters carbon but also has a high protein content that can be used to tap into the alternative proteins market, making the […]

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Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology developing seaweed-based fiber

Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology developing seaweed-based fiber

March 16, 2022 |

In Australia, Australian brand Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) announced their research partnership to develop a sustainable fiber made from seaweed. Piping Hot has commissioned this innovative biomaterial research as a vital investment in its mission for clean oceans. Commencing in February 2022, UTS climate scientists began building a prototype fiber […]

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PNNL researchers develop seaweed-based inks and materials for 2D and 3D printing

PNNL researchers develop seaweed-based inks and materials for 2D and 3D printing

October 26, 2021 |

In Washington state, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed seaweed-based inks and materials for developing colorful 2-D and 3-D shapes and models. The innovation is called ArtSea Inks and Materials. The set of vivid inks—think a futuristic upgrade from yesteryear’s eight-pack of Crayola crayons—was developed using seaweed solutions bolstered with pigments that […]

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Researchers begin first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

Researchers begin first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

May 30, 2021 |

In Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, a team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson, associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and U.S. tropical waters. The research array furthers the design and development of a system for offshore cultivation of tropical seaweeds to support large-scale production […]

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UC Santa Barbara propose novel strategy t reduce nutrient pollution using seaweed

UC Santa Barbara propose novel strategy t reduce nutrient pollution using seaweed

April 27, 2021 |

In California, a team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has proposed a novel strategy for reducing large amounts of nutrients—specifically nitrogen and phosphorous—after they have already been released into the environment. In a study appearing in the journal Marine Policy, the authors contend that seaweed’s incredible ability to draw nutrients from the water could […]

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Making seaweed usable as a sustainable source of raw materials

Making seaweed usable as a sustainable source of raw materials

November 1, 2020 |

In Germany, an EU-funded research project BIOCARB-4-FOOD with the participation of the University of Hohenheim is looking for more sustainable processes for the extraction of carbohydrates from macroalgae and seaweed. In doing so, they investigate the question of how these substances can be obtained from the raw material, produce new types of extracts that can […]

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Seaweed-based biobutanol proven in road test

Seaweed-based biobutanol proven in road test

January 1, 2020 |

In Denmark, a passenger car was the first in the world to drive 80 kilometers on a blend containing biofuel from seaweed. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research produced the biobutanol from sugars from seaweed. The successful experiment stems from the Horizon 2020 project MacroFuels. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research worked closely on this development with […]

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TNO’s seaweed ethanol fuels Danish research vehicle achieving 80 km/h

TNO’s seaweed ethanol fuels Danish research vehicle achieving 80 km/h

November 20, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, TNO has produced ethanol from seaweed and algae that went on to power a car in Denmark that achieved speeds of 80 km/h as part of the MacroFuels EU-funded project. Researchers were unsure that fuels produced from seaweed would function the same as other fuels and were concerned about the impacts on […]

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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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