Posts tagged with ‘microalgae’

  • US: Newsweek Magazine showcases hunt for medical cures underwater

    Advances in technology are making it easier and increasingly profitable to hunt for drugs in the ocean. Marine bioprospectors, as they’re known, are scouring coral reefs, deep-sea trenches, and everything in between.  David Newman, chief of the natural products branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), estimates that at least 30 research teams are experimenting with marine-derived compounds for treating cancer, […]
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  • Roquette Partners with Solazyme on Microalgae Joint Venture

    Solazyme, Inc. the California-based leader in renewable oil and bioproducts and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, today announce that they have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of microalgae-derived food ingredients, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications. The JV is being formed to launch an entirely new […]
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  • Scientists in India join hands to develop biofuel from microalgae

    Scientists from across the country of India belonging to a consortium of nine laboratories, are working on an ambitious project called ‘New Millennium India Technology Leadership Initiative’ ( NMITLI), to develop a viable and scalable process of biofuel from microalgae, undertaken by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The laboratories are Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, Department of […]
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  • Estée Lauder Expands Re-Nutriv Skin Care Range Featuring Phormidium Rersicinum Blue-Green Algae

    Estee Lauder’s latest launch is the new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Collection for Fall 2010. Inspired by the field of epigenetics, Estée Lauder Research further advances into the field with its exclusive “Life Re Newing Molecules,” according to the company. These products feature phormidium rersicinum, an algae that has survived and thrived for over three billion years. More info
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  • BASF And Solix Biofuels Collaborate To Produce Specialty Chemicals From Algae

    BASF SE and Solix Biofuels, Inc. recently announced that they have signed an agreement to investigate the use of algae to produce certain chemicals for BASF. Solix is a leading developer of algae cultivation technology systems and will test multiple algae species in its proprietary growth system, AGS™, for BASF. Further terms were not announced. As the world’s leading chemical […]
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  • Decoding the genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production

    The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has been completed by the Laboratoire Information Génomique et Structurale of CNRS, which is currently heading an international collaboration involving American and Japanese laboratories. The detailed elucidation of the Chlorella genome, also widely used as a food supplement, will make it possible to rationalize its […]
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  • Statoil & Bio Architecture Lab Partner to Commercialize Macroalgae-to-Ethanol Process in Norway

    Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) and Statoil, one of the world’s largest offshore oil and gas producers, today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership for the production of renewable, sustainable and low cost ethanol derived from macroalgae grown off the coast of Norway. Under terms of the agreement, Statoil will fund BAL’s research and development (R&D) and demonstration projects, and if successful, […]
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  • Bio-Lipidos Announces Partnership with Puerto Rico Utility AEE, to Build Algae-based Biofuel Plant

    State-owned utility AEE and the firm Bio-Lipidos announced plans to build a plant in northern Puerto Rico that will produce a pure fuel based on tropical marine micro-algae. AEE’s executive director, Miguel Cordero, told a press conference that investment totaling $10 million will be needed to get the plant in operation, adding that the initiative will be a “future solution” […]
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  • Cyanotech Announces Publication of Peer-reviewed Publication Covering Spirulina’s Benefits on Immunity, Anti-Viral, Cardio & Cancer Prevention

    Cyanotech announces the publication of a peer-reviewed publication which examines the growing body of evidence for Spirulina’s benefits in the areas of: Immune System Enhancement Anti-Viral Activity Cardiovascular Health Cancer Prevention The wealth of research for Spirulina in these four vital areas is reaching critical mass, and the Cyanotech personnel who authored this paper make a strong case for the […]
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  • Martek Prepares to Launch Consumer Products

    Martek Biosciences says a strong financial performance will allow the firm to launch a number of consumer branded products next year, while it continues to explore other complementary business opportunities. The US microalgae ingredient company recently reported an increase of over 50 percent in revenues for the quarter ended July 31, 2010, driven partly by the acquisition of a consumer […]
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