Posts tagged with ‘seaweed’

  • Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

    Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, including BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2013, ended September 30, 2012. Second Quarter 2013 For the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012, revenues were […]
  • Alabama Inventors Patent Algae Extraction Method

    Streamline Automation, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (8,303,818) developed by four co-inventors for a “method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel harvest and extraction.” The co-inventors are Roberto Di Salvo, Madison, AL, Alton Reich, Huntsville, AL, H. Waite H. Dykes Jr., Huntsville, AL, and Rodrigo Teixeira, Madison, AL. The abstract of the patent […]
  • Radiation loving algae comes to Japan’s rescue

    Japan’s Fukushima disaster is spawning billions of green, slimy photosynthetic organisms throughout its countryside – algae that is. Government grants are financing research into using algae harvesting technology as a new approach to radiation remediation. I met with Riggs Eckelberry, president & CEO of California-based start-up OriginOil today. Eckelberry said that company, which makes solutions for renewable energy and treating […]
  • Algae.Tec Plans to Raise $600 Million for Fuel Factories by 2015

    Algae.Tec Ltd. (AEB), a producer of algal oils used in clean fuel, plans to raise as much as $600 million and win fuel supply deals allowing it to build as many as six factories by 2015 in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Australia and the U.S. “We will be using different project finance structures for all of these projects and they’ll all […]
  • Seaweed in Pigs’ Diet Extends Pork Shelf-Life

    Researchers based in Cork and Dublin have found that feeding pigs a seaweed extract has the potential to reduce oxidation in pork steaks. In the journal, Meat Science, N.C. Moroney of University College Cork and co-authors there and at University College Dublin report an experiment in which they used a seaweed extract containing laminarin (L) and fucoidan (F) (L/F) from brown […]
  • SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture

    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas combustion and cost-effectively convert it into valuable byproducts such as biomethane, biodiesel and animal feed. The new collaboration between Scripps and […]
  • Algae Biomass Summit to Reveal Latest Engineering Advances for Commercial Production of Domestic, Low-Carbon, Renewable Fuels Made From Algae

    The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase in its Engineering and Analysis track nearly 30 presentations by leading research scientists from national and corporate laboratories. The sessions will inform technical audiences about the latest in algae growing methodologies, biofuel and oil analysis, and similar developments related to growing and harvesting algae for […]
  • Algae.Tec Announces Commissioning of Advanced Algae to Biofuels Facility

    The Algae.Tec advanced engineered algae to biofuels facility Shoalhaven One was officially opened today by the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy the Honourable Chris Hartcher, MP. A VIP crowd including executives from the University of Wollongong, the Manildra Group, the renewable energy investment community, shareholders and coal and biofuels association representatives attended the official ceremony at Nowra, […]
  • University of Dayton Research Institute Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab

    The new facility will test systems developed at UDRI’s current indoor algae lab in an outdoor setting, away from laboratory-controlled conditions, said Sukh Sidhu, head of UDRI’s Energy Technologies and Materials group. “When these algae systems are commercialized, they would be working outside and not indoors, so that is where we will be testing,” Sidhu said. The outdoor lab will […]
  • Marine Enzymes Used to Clean Ship Hulls Possible to Protect Teeth from Decay

    Scientists are developing a unique seaweed toothpaste that can protect teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth, which cause tooth decay. Scientists from the Newcastle University discovered the new seaweed’s medicinal qualities while analysing an enzyme from the marine bacterium, Bacillus licheniformis, which is found on the surface of the seaweed. The enzyme is usually used for cleaning the […]