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Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m, seven-acre facility, for Bio-marine Ingredients Ltd, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs, Co Donegal. According to chief executive, Jason Whooley, BII is projected to create 70 long-term jobs and a further 50 jobs in the construction phase.”This project fits very comfortably into the recently launched Action
Electricity-generating solar cells have been created from the chemicals found shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, for the first time. The materials chitin and chitosan, found in the shells, are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured solar-cells. Currently the efficiency of
The teeth of the common limpet species (Patella vulgata) are tougher than Kevlar and stronger than spider silk, researchers report in the Feb. 18 issue of The Royal Society journal Interface. “Spider silk has been winning this competition for a long time. I was surprised and excited that limpet teeth beat the winner,” said lead study author Asa Barber, a professor of
MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2015), Pages 697-1083. More info Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Anti-infective Agents Article: Sulphated Polysaccharides from Ulva clathrata and Cladosiphon okamuranus Seaweeds both Inhibit Viral Attachment/Entry and Cell-Cell Fusion, in NDV Infection by José Alberto Aguilar-Briseño, Lucia Elizabeth Cruz-Suarez, Jean-François Sassi, Denis Ricque-Marie, PabloBy Aquapreneur on February 16, 2015
How can we make the transition from a conventional ocean economy to a new blue economy? Join us at the third World Ocean Summit in Portugal as we explore the opportunity that blue growth presents for business and the ocean community, and identify practical solutions to the tension between economic development and environmental sustainability. World Ocean Summit http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/asia/world-ocean-summit will convene more than 250 global leaders from