Posts tagged with ‘functional ingredients’

  • 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 […]
  • New Protein Extraction Technology Adds Sustainable Value to Fish Industry

    Biotechnology facilities and validation provider, The GMP Group, have signed a manufacturing contract with food biotech company, Cells United, who have developed a novel process to extract digestible proteins from fish waste in Scotland. GMP Group, CEO, Frank Donegan and his team worked closely with Cells United to develop a unique, mobile, multi container-based extraction technology which can be used in several sites […]
  • Australia: A new project aims to convert garbage — including fish byproducts — into valuable products

    One company’s food waste could be transformed into another’s treasure – or even a product that improves our health and wellbeing. This is the premise of research at the University of Sydney that’s investigating how discarded food can be rich in nutrients. Professor Fariba Dehghani, of the university’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is leading the ongoing project and […]
  • Dinoflagellate production for drugs

    The Marine Microalgae Biotechnology Group of the University of Almería has developed a cultivation system that permits increased production of dinoflagellates, a type of microalgae with therapeutical properties. The researchers say it is the first step for their future use in the pharmaceutical industry, as these microalgae have anticarcinogenic and analgesic properties that would be useful in the creation of […]
  • 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 […]
  • BioMar to make major investment in Norway

    BioMar has resolved to invest more than EUR 50 million in a new production line that will expand the company’s capacity in Norway by 30%. The move consolidates BioMar’s prominent position in what is the world’s most advanced fish farming country. BioMar has resolved to expand the company’s output capacity in Norway by 140,000 tonnes of fish feed per year, […]
  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 5 (May 2014), Pages 2341-3090 Now Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 5 (May 2014), Pages 2341-3090 More info
  • 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 […]
  • Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

    Norwegian brown algae has received significant attention as an attractive natural salt replacement for bakery because of its fat-busting property. In recently published research, the algal powder has been linked to reducing abdominal fat and lowering triglycerides in humans. In a test with pizza dough they replaced 50% of the salt by powder of this brown algal resulting in no taste impact. More info
  • Fermentalg IPO raises $55.9 million for commercial development

    Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has completed a successful IPO on the Euronext regulated market in Paris, issuing a total of 4,486,091 shares, resulting in a capital increase of €40.4 million ($55.9 million US) and taking the company’s total market capitalization to €107 million ($148 million […]