Posts tagged with ‘seaweed’

  • Frutarom invests in algae startup for food, cosmetic products

    One of the world’s largest flavoring and specialty natural ingredient companies is investing in algae to enhance its food and cosmetic products. Frutarom Industries said on Monday it bought half of a biotech startup called Algalo, which is based on a kibbutz, or communal farm, in northern Israel, that developed a way to efficiently cultivate, harvest and process a variety […]
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  • Seaweed extract shows promise in treating H. pylori-related diseases, gastric cancer

    A unique seaweed extract shows promise for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer, according to new research undertaken at the University of Western Australia. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that infects more than half of the human population worldwide. Infection of this bacteria is a primary cause of chronic stomach inflammation, peptic ulcer diseases and gastric cancers, […]
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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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  • Seaweed suppository delivers HIV drugs

    Scientists have devised a new method of tackling HIV and AIDS transmission. It is a vaginally-inserted suppository which contains the antiretroviral Tenofovir. In addition to HIV, the suppository drug delivery platform is designed to prevent an array of sexually transmitted diseases from being spread as a result of unprotected heterosexual intercourse. The research has been published in the journal PLoS One. More info
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  • Seaweed provides environmentally-friendly grease barrier

    A commercialized grease-resistant coating for paper and board, which is based on seaweed extract, is ticking all of the environmental boxes and should be available in less than three years, according to the product’s coordinator. More info
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  • Seaweed an effective alternative for iodine supplementation, study finds

    A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that seaweed supplementation can be an effective alternative for boosting the levels of iodine in women deficient in this vital nutrient. More info
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  • 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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  • China to harvest SA kelp

    China’s second-largest processor of seaweed has settled a multimillion-dollar investment in seaweed gathering at several beaches in South Australia. Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group Co purchased Australian Kelp Products and a licence ­allowing seaweed collection along the Limestone Coast in the south-east of the state. Qingdao was advised on the deal by Piper Alderman. Qingdao plans to invest […]
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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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