Posts tagged with ‘marine ingredients’

  • 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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  • U.S. leads the way for marine biotechnology

    Marine biotechnology is in growing demand in the cosmetics industry among others and it turns out the U.S. market has the largest share. More info
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  • Microalgae May Help Clean Radioactive Pollution at Fukushima, Researchers Say

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials check a wall along the coastline at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan on Nov. 7, 2013. Scientists said that microalgae are helping remove radioactive pollution from the waters around the plant, which suffered multiple meltdowns after an earthquake in March 2011. Microscopic species could help clean up one of the world’s biggest environmental […]
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  • Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association formed by Three Leading Astaxanthin Producers

    Natural Algae Astaxanthin manufacturers Fuji Chemical Industry Co Ltd. (AstaREAL®), Algatechnologies Ltd. (AstaPure®), and Cyanotech Corporation, (BioAstin®), announce that they will form the “Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association” (NAXA), a trade organization dedicated to educating the public and dietary supplement industry about the health benefits of Natural Astaxanthin and the major differences between sources. These three founding members will welcome other […]
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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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  • Lallemand acquires Aquapharm marine biotechnology platform

    Lallemand Inc subsidiary Lallemand UK Limited has announced that it has acquired the marine bio-technology business and assets of Aquapharm Bio-Discovery Limited from the Joint Administrators to the business. Aquapharm, which was founded in 2000 and is based at the European Centre for Marine Technology in Oban, Scotland has built up a library of over 10,000 marine microorganisms harvested worldwide from […]
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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 biotech is ‘land of opportunity’ for cosmetics

    Marine biotechnology offers a ‘land of opportunities’ for personal care and cosmetics products producers, particularly in North America and Europe, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio. More info
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  • Marine Food Projects Win €4.5m FIRM Research Funding

    Eight marine foods and marine biotechnology related projects will receive €4.5m from the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) 2013. Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute welcomed the announcement by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine of the successful projects to be funded by the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM). The funding will generate knowledge that will be […]
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