Posts tagged with ‘brown seaweed’

  • Frutarom invests in algae startup for food, cosmetic products

    One of the world’s largest flavoring and specialty natural ingredient companies is investing in algae to enhance its food and cosmetic products. Frutarom Industries said on Monday it bought half of a biotech startup called Algalo, which is based on a kibbutz, or communal farm, in northern Israel, that developed a way to efficiently cultivate, harvest and process a variety […]
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  • Seaweed an effective alternative for iodine supplementation, study finds

    A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that seaweed supplementation can be an effective alternative for boosting the levels of iodine in women deficient in this vital nutrient. More info
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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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  • China to harvest SA kelp

    China’s second-largest processor of seaweed has settled a multimillion-dollar investment in seaweed gathering at several beaches in South Australia. Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group Co purchased Australian Kelp Products and a licence ­allowing seaweed collection along the Limestone Coast in the south-east of the state. Qingdao was advised on the deal by Piper Alderman. Qingdao plans to invest […]
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  • New French-Chilean Joint Unit to Study Marine Algae

    To strengthen collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, the CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement recently for the creation of an International Joint Unit (UMI). Called EBEA, ‘Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Algae’, the new structure focuses on the ecology, evolution and genomics of marine algae. Affiliated to the CNRS Institute of Ecology […]
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  • UNCW researchers work with algae to treat deadly horse virus

    For a human, developing a cold sore is a minor, if irritating, inconvenience. But if a horse contracts that same virus, it can mean a death sentence. Using brownish micro-algae cultivated in large glass containers, researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are aiming to change that. More info
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  • Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) Acquires Wild Seaweed Operation in Norway

    Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) announced it has reached an agreement to buy all of Norway’s Biotrål AS in a deal that transforms SES’ position as one of Europe’s leading producers of seaweed. The combination of SES and Biotrål, a leading harvester of wild seaweed, opens up new business opportunities by immediately increasing volumes to supplement SES’ growing seaweed farming operations, improving logistics, boosting economies […]
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  • Brown algae being engineered for food and bio-ethanol

    European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and bio-ethanol from brown algae, which does not require arable land, fresh water or fertilizers. Until now, cultivation of that feedstock was not sustainable, because yeasts weren’t able to transform the brown algae’s alginate and mannitol to bio-ethanol. More info
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  • Marine algae can help acne sufferers

    Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered an unlikely treatment for acne – marine algae. Research by marine scientists at the University’s internationally renowned Institute of Aquaculture revealed the cleansing qualities of certain fatty acids including some produced by algae. They found these fatty acids prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium which causes the common skin condition. […]
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  • Radiation loving algae comes to Japan’s rescue

    Japan’s Fukushima disaster is spawning billions of green, slimy photosynthetic organisms throughout its countryside – algae that is. Government grants are financing research into using algae harvesting technology as a new approach to radiation remediation. I met with Riggs Eckelberry, president & CEO of California-based start-up OriginOil today. Eckelberry said that company, which makes solutions for renewable energy and treating […]
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