Posts tagged with ‘seafood byproducts’

  • Cayman Islands Signs Agreement With Maxey Cosmetics To Extract Black Sea Rod Oil (BRSO)

    In an example of sustainable use of the Cayman Islands marine environment, Government and US-based Maxey Cosmetics have signed a five-year agreement that allows Maxey – in a controlled and monitored method – to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil (BRSO) for use as an ingredient in its products. The company’s record of […]
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  • Biomass-Based Solar Cells from Shrimp

    Using hydrothermal carbonization, researchers at Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) School of Engineering and Materials Science in the UK have exacted carbon nanodots from shrimp cells and applied them to zinc-oxide nanorods to make biomass-based solar cells. More info
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  • Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor

    The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of “shear waves,” according to new research by Univ. of California, Riverside and Purdue Univ. engineers. The club is made of a composite material containing fibers of chitin, the same substance found in many marine […]
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  • Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m project

    Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m, seven-acre facility, for Bio-marine Ingredients Ltd, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs, Co Donegal. According to chief executive, Jason Whooley, BII is projected to create 70 long-term jobs and a further 50 jobs in the construction phase.”This project fits very comfortably into the recently launched Action […]
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  • Shrimp Shells Yield Cheap Solar Cells

    Electricity-generating solar cells have been created from the chemicals found shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, for the first time. The materials chitin and chitosan, found in the shells, are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured solar-cells. Currently the efficiency of […]
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  • Lobster industry byproducts make tasty treats

    In a bid to reduce waste from the harvest and export of southern rock lobsters – a multimillion dollar industry in South Australia – Flinders University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) have teamed up to find innovative ways of using leftover shells and parts from the processing of this premium seafood. The two institutes are working […]
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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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  • Fish peptide could help in battle against cardiovascular disease

    A major international review of a peptide originally found in fish that could be used in the battle against cardiovascular disease has been published. Professor David Lambert from the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences contributed to the review, which has been largely written by the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) subcommittee, to pull together the […]
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  • Clean water: A $16 solution using Chitosan?

    Could there be a $16 answer to the global challenge of clean drinking water? CNN’s Rachel Crane explains. More info
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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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