Posts tagged with ‘microalgae’

  • Skretting looks to insects and algae as fishmeal alternatives

    Nutreco’s fish feed division, Skretting, is ploughing a significant amount of its research funds into the development of alternative proteins to fishmeal for the aquaculture sector. More info
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  • Do You DeuSEL? This Bus Does, Running On Biofuel Made From Euglena Algae

    Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project’s rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018. The Euglena Company has been farming the so-called Midorimushi (literally, “green bugs”) since 2005, […]
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  • Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

    Norwegian brown algae has received significant attention as an attractive natural salt replacement for bakery because of its fat-busting property. In recently published research, the algal powder has been linked to reducing abdominal fat and lowering triglycerides in humans. In a test with pizza dough they replaced 50% of the salt by powder of this brown algal resulting in no taste impact. More info
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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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  • OriginOil and Catalina Sea Ranch Agree to Collaborative Research Program

    OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation(TM) (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, recently announced that it recently agreed to a collaborative exchange of equipment and information with the Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in U.S. Federal waters. OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to […]
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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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  • I take my algae gin shaken, not stirred. Cheers!

    It’s gin – but not as you know it… Cheesemaker develops gin using Ceredigion seaweed  A seaweed infused gin – made with algae from the Welsh coast is set to make waves in the drinks industry. The new flavour of Organic Farmhouse Botanical Gin, made by Llandysul based Dà Mhìle Distillery in Ceredigion is the brainchild of John Savage-Onstwedder, who […]
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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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  • Edible algae ‘balloon’ could cut plastic waste, replacing water bottles

    To solve the rising number of plastic bottles filling up landfills around the world, a trio of London-based designers has created an alternative – a container made from an edible algae balloon. Called Ooho, the spheres can be produced in different sizes, hygienically protect the liquid inside, and cost just 2 cents (less than a penny) each.  The design was recently […]
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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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