Posts tagged with ‘marine biotechnology’

  • Low cost, high purity fish protein isolate hits global market

    Advances with membrane technology means lower price proteins from fish are available to food manufacturers globally, with potential to not only replace whey proteins in some applications, but offer a base protein ingredient. Last year, GE Water and Process Technologies and Norcape Biotechnology turned their patented membrane filtration and separation technology to the fish protein industry. Talking exclusively to FoodNavigator.com, […]
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  • Agreement signed to turn waste into cosmeceutical ingredients

    New Zealand-based Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) has struck up a partnership with Fomana Capital to enable the company to develop high-value cosmeceutical and nutraceutical products from waste. Under the agreement, Fomana Capital, the investment arm of the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA), will provide capital and raw materials and Industrial Research will provide the processing expertise. Using Crown Research Institute’s […]
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  • Biodiesel from Fish Processing Waste

    In October, Finland’s VTT Technical Research Center, the largest applied research organization in Northern Europe, launched ENERFISH, a research project to derive biodiesel from the waste of fish processing plants in Vietnam. The project is scheduled to run through 2011. ENERFISH assembled a biodiesel manufacturing plant near Hiep Thanh’s processing facility in Can Tho. Hiep Thanh Seafood produces 265,000 pounds […]
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  • Biofuel Development Shifting From Soil To Sea, Specifically To Marine Algae

    Today, the most fervent attention in biofuel development has shifted from soil to the sea, and specifically to marine algae. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, along with researchers at UCSD’s Division of Biological Sciences, are part of an emerging algal biofuel consortium that includes academic collaborators, CleanTECH San Diego, regional industry representatives, and public and […]
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  • Marine Biotech Revenues Projected to Reach $3.78 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

    A growing interest from the medical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture, and industrial sectors, the global market for marine biotechnology drive this projected rise in revenue. The advent of advanced scientific disciplines such as molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics and the application of information technology to biotechnology has tremendously enhanced human understanding of marine life. Widening applications in several end-use areas including marine transportation, […]
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  • When it Comes to Going Green, These N.C. Scientists are Singing the Blues

    This year scientists in North Carolina have made a resolution to embrace a new earth-friendly trend — going Blue. This new charge is coming out of MARBIONC (Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina), one of the country’s newest business incubators that discovers, develops and markets new products and technologies derived from the sea. “The ocean holds the key to renewable energy, […]
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  • Microbes May Scrub Way to Profits

    Michael Dennis was the president and CEO of Genome Atlantic when he became interested in using microbes to clean up the environment. Microbes are natural cleaning agents because they decompose and digest waste. “I realized the market opportunities in the growing green economy were huge,” he said. Thus, he left his position with Genome Atlantic and founded Blue Bio. “There […]
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  • Starfish and Sea Worms to Help Develop Stem Cell Research

    Marine biotechnology company GlycoMar Ltd has been awarded a £70,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s SMART: SCOTLAND programme to develop new products for growing human stem cells. The process involves the Oban-based company using blood withdrawn from marine invertebrates, including worms and starfish. The products prepared from this blood will then be tested in stem cell culture systems supplied by […]
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