Posts tagged with ‘marine extract’

  • 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 […]
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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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  • 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 […]
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  • Ecover adopting algae-based laundry liquid to cut palm oil use

    People will soon be able to wash their clothes using a cleaning product derived from algae, a more sustainable source than the palm oil that is currently used in most detergents. Ecover, the green cleaning company, will launch the algae-based laundry liquid in Europe later in 2014, as part of its pledge to ultimately replace all palm oil. More info
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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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  • 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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  • Funding sought to develop algae-fed heart-healthy beef

    Don Smith, of Aspen, Colo., is trying to raise money for a Colorado State University research project in which beef cattle would be fed algae, a high source of omega-3s. Plans call for presenting test results to the Food and Drug Administration for approval as a commercially viable product. “Right now you can only get omega-3s in fish or fish […]
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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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  • Seaweed filled Biopen allows doctors to “draw” new bone tissue during surgery

    Australian scientists have developed a pen that enables them to create new bone tissues.  When bones are broken in accidents or following amputations, the tissue inside them is also damaged, making it difficult to build new, fully functioning implants. To solve this problem, a team of Australian researchers have created a handheld 3D printer called the BioPen which not only adds layers […]
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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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