Posts tagged with ‘microalgae’

  • ‘Genome Mining’ of Microalgae Teases Secrets Out Of Natural Substances

    A team of chemists based at UNCW’s CREST Research Park is doing what we call “genome mining.” Their objective is to understand the underlying chemistry by which microscopic algae produce potentially useful and “biologically active” compounds. Jeffrey Wright, Ph.D., and Wendy Strangman, Ph.D., are two of the faculty scientists leading this project. So far, in studying blue-green algae found in […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 2015), Pages 1-696 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 2015), Pages 1-696 Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Anti-infective Agents Article: Marine-Derived Quorum-Sensing Inhibitory Activities Enhance the Antibacterial Efficacy of Tobramycin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Alessandro Busetti, George Shaw, Julianne Megaw, Sean P. Gorman, Christine A. Maggs and Brendan F. Gilmore Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(1), […]
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  • Algae Innovation and Design

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to […]
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  • Solarvest signs with EU facilities for algal omega-3

    Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest has signed agreements with two German contract production facilities to accelerate its market presence and meet demand for its Organic Omega products. These facilities will implement Solarvest’s proprietary production process and algae strains to produce high value omega-3 to the company’s specifications. For its neutraceutical applications, the company has specialized in the heterotrophic cultivation of […]
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  • First Transnational Joint Call for Research Projects: Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET

    Announcing the first transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MarineBiotech), which aims to coordinate European funding for marine biotechnology research, development and innovation. The main purpose of the call is to stimulate joint European research and development activities in marine biotechnology. The topic of the first transnational call is “The development of biorefinery processes […]
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  • 10 Most Innovative Algae-Fueled Designs

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to […]
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  • Iran Inaugurates Mideast’s Largest Biological Refinery

    Qeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery started operation in Southern Iran as the Middle-East’s largest biological technological company on micro algae. The company is working on transfer of hi-tech for cultivating micro algae in industrial scale to produce biodiesel bio energy, bio jet in 1000-acre scale and technology for industrial production of goods preventing chronic diseases as food additives, the Iranian […]
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  • Algae from Dairy Waste

    Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National Science Foundation In an effort to develop more economically efficient energy. More info
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  • Norway Launches Captured CO2 Project to Assist Aquaculture Industry

    Funding in the amount of $1 million dollars has been granted by the Norwegian Parliament to a pilot plant that will use CO2 captured at CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to produce algae for the country’s growing fish farming industry. Next to oil and gas, seafood is Norway’s second largest industry. In 2013, seafood exports totaled $10.2 billion, with 150 […]
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  • 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 […]
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