Posts tagged with ‘functional ingredients’

  • I take my algae gin shaken, not stirred. Cheers!

    It’s gin – but not as you know it… Cheesemaker develops gin using Ceredigion seaweed  A seaweed infused gin – made with algae from the Welsh coast is set to make waves in the drinks industry. The new flavour of Organic Farmhouse Botanical Gin, made by Llandysul based Dà Mhìle Distillery in Ceredigion is the brainchild of John Savage-Onstwedder, who […]
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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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  • Calcium from crustacean waste converted into calcium lactate

    A team of researchers from the University of Sonora intends to use calcium from crustacean waste – shrimp, crab, lobster and squid, through its conversion into calcium lactate. This compound is a salt of high value that has multiple applications in the food industry and pharmaceuticals. In the case of the food industry, the calcium lactate is used as a […]
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  • Ireland to host world’s largest marine ingredient / seafood byproduct facility

    Irish fishermen are aiming to harvest fish oils and minerals that could provide valuable health-enhancing ingredients for consumers and sportspeople. Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Co Donegal. The proposed facility would take 50,000 tonnes of boarfish, which is […]
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  • Tasmania’s EPA Board considers proposal for Tassal fish waste processing facility

    The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed construction and operation of a fish waste processing facility outside Triabunna on the state’s east coast. Under the proposal, the Tassal facility would process up to 20,000 tonnes of fish waste from the aquaculture industry into valuable commodities such as fish oils and health products. The Chair of the EPA […]
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  • Verde Media Group Inc. Announces Omega-3 Target Acquisition and New Product Development

    Verde Media Biotechnology Division (“VMBD”) is in the advance negotiation stage for acquisition and partnership with a Massachusetts based technology-developing company for the production of high value bio-products. The target company has developed a microbial technology platform for the production of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) using economical and abundantly available feedstock. The alternative fermentation based process can convert […]
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  • ALGATECH INVESTS $20 MILLION IN NATURAL ASTAXANTHIN PRODUCTION

    Algatechnologies (“Algatech”), Israel, announces a more than 100% expansion of its production capacity of AstaPure® brand natural astaxanthin. This doubling of capacity follows an investment of $20 million in its state-of-the-art facility in the Arava Desert, Israel. This significant step is only part of the transformation by Algatech’ new owners, Grovepoint, since the UK investment group acquired control of Algatech in […]
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  • Seaweed could be key to weight loss, study suggests

    Scientists at Newcastle University said a compound found in common seaweed would stop the body absorbing fat. Tests showed that alginate, found in sea kelp, can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut. The findings, published in the journal Food Chemistry, showed that a four-fold increase in one type of alginate boosted anti-fat absorption by 75%. More info
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  • Shrimp shells to mine uranium from the ocean

    Shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away by the seafood industry have been turned into tough fibres that can harvest valuable metals from water. Robin Rogers, and his team at the University of Alabama in the US, had long been interested in using ionic liquids to process cellulose but the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 encouraged them to try […]
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  • HB Grandi invests in fishmeal, fish oil production line

    A new production line for handling byproducts from groundfish production at HB Grandi’s Reykjavík factory is about to be commissioned at the company’s Akranes fishmeal plant. This is the plant’s third production line, with the other two used for processing pelagic landings. More info
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