Posts tagged with ‘biomaterials’

  • Tassal reels in $3.8m in federal funds for fish protein and oil facility

    TASSAL has reeled in a $3.85 million Federal Government grant towards a new $5 million fish protein and oil facility near Triabunna. The Tasmanian salmon producer today welcomed the grant, which will go towards the 20,000 tonne per annum fish byproduct processing plant. Justin O’Connor, Tassal’s head of engineering and risk, said the purpose-built facility would be located on farm land […]
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  • Researchers hope to turn shrimp shells into useful products

    University of Alabama chemist Robin Rogers imagines a future where shrimp shells could become more than a smelly seafood byproduct. “I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the […]
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  • Algae from Dairy Waste

    Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National Science Foundation In an effort to develop more economically efficient energy. More info
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  • Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

    The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Uranium, which naturally occurs in seawater and in the Earth’s crust, is the fuel for nuclear power. For decades, scientists have sought a more economical and efficient way to remove […]
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  • Norway Launches Captured CO2 Project to Assist Aquaculture Industry

    Funding in the amount of $1 million dollars has been granted by the Norwegian Parliament to a pilot plant that will use CO2 captured at CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to produce algae for the country’s growing fish farming industry. Next to oil and gas, seafood is Norway’s second largest industry. In 2013, seafood exports totaled $10.2 billion, with 150 […]
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  • India: Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Plans Marine Biotech / Marine Bioprocessing Center of Excellence

    Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies has planned new programmes in the research and education sector, including setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology and Marine Bioprocessing. State Fisheries Minister K Babu told the Assembly.  An amount of Rs 20 crore is estimated to be the cost of the new Centre, Babu said, replying to a calling […]
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  • Chitin from crustacean shells may hold key to preventing & treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)

    Yshimi Shibata, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $380,552 grant from the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further investigate how microparticles called “chitin” found in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechanisms that could lead […]
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  • Microscopic diatoms with taste for marine refuse could help clean up sea

    Microscopic creatures could be helping reduce marine garbage on the ocean surface, not only by “eating” plastics but by causing tiny pieces to sink to the sea floor. The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers at the University of Western Australia. They analysed more than 1,000 images of material […]
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  • Do You DeuSEL? This Bus Does, Running On Biofuel Made From Euglena Algae

    Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project’s rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018. The Euglena Company has been farming the so-called Midorimushi (literally, “green bugs”) since 2005, […]
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  • Crustacean shells may help prevent and treat inflammatory disease

    Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and their colleagues have developed an oral form of microparticles in crab and other crustacean shells as a dietary supplement that may prevent and treat IBD and other inflammatory diseases. Yoshimi Shibata, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $380,552 grant from […]
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