Posts tagged with ‘seaweed’

  • SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH Announces Sale of Algae Farm to Brazil’s Grupo JB

    SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH (“SAT” or the “Company”), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, announced today that it had signed an agreement to supply and install a 1 hectare “dual-use” algae production plant for Recife, Brazil-based Grupo JB (“JB”), one of the leading bioethanol producers in Brazil. Once operational, this farm will primarily be utilized to […]
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  • VG Energy to Launch First Commercial Product, LipidMax(TM) for Palm and Algae Oil Production

    Viral Genetics (pinksheets:VRAL), through its majority owned subsidiary VG Energy, is now verifying the chemical activity in industrial scale batches of LipidMax(TM) in response to demand for the product from research institutes and from industry. LipidMax, the first product marketed by VG Energy, is a lipid enhancement compound for use in the production of oils from algae and other plants […]
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  • NSW Minister for Resources and Energy to Open Algae.Tec Algae to Biofuels Global Showcase Facility in Australia

    Algae.Tec, the advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield, enclosed and scalable algae growth and harvesting system today announced the algae to biofuels showcase facility Shoalhaven One will be officially opened on 2 August 2012. Algae.Tec is pleased to announce the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy the Honourable Chris Hartcher, MP will officially open the facility south of […]
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  • Seaweed-based formula could be effective against acne

    Seaweed-based face wash could be an effective cure for acne as researchers have claimed that that an active ingredient from brown seaweed can cut spots by nearly two thirds. A new clinical trial of treatments containing the ingredient showed that the number of spots fell by 64 per cent whereas blackheads were cut down by 60 per cent just after eight weeks. The trial is the first cosmetics clinical […]
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  • Seaweed extract could aid drought-stressed crops in UK

    This spring has seen large extremes in weather patterns from drought to flooding, causing stress to arable crops. But one researcher at University College, Cork, believes a certain chemical found in seaweed could make crops more stress tolerant. Along with factors such as extremes of temperature, inadequate nutrient supply and excess light intensity fall under the general term of abiotic […]
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  • Seaweed Drink Suppresses Appetite, Says Obesity Journal Article

    Gel-forming extracts of seaweed have been used in the past in numerous weight loss products as a way to suppress appetite and lose weight. Controversy over false and misleading advertising by some sellers of weight loss pills—as well as pilot studies not detecting weight loss effects—has clouded the issue over whether or not alginates—a seaweed extract—can be beneficial toward fighting […]
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  • Acadian Seaplants expanding — and on target

    The first phase of the expansion of the Acadian Seaplants Ltd. plant in Cornwallis Park is nearing completion. Jean-Paul Deveau, president of the Dartmouth marine biotechnology company, said the first phase of its $4-million, multi-year expansion of its operation in the Annapolis County community began earlier this year and will be completed within the next month or two. The expansion, […]
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  • Research with shrimp shell may be key to diabetic bandages

    Somewhere, it seems, there should be some humor to be had. What do you get when you combine shrimp, seaweed and a bandage? If you’re Dr. Whitney Hough, it’s a combination that will help diabetics overcome slow-healing sores – known as diabetic ulcers. It’s not a joke in need of a giddy punch line. Hough, a 28-year-old Albertville native, is a […]
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  • CSA MarineBiotech Launched

    A sound strategy for marine biotechnology research, technology development and innovation and a concerted coordination of relevant national and regional programmes are urgently needed in Europe. The Coordination and Support Action ‘MarineBiotech’ is a response to this, aiming at an ERA-NET in marine biotechnology that can deliver ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’, a core objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Bringing […]
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  • Regus Advisors Signs Algae Biofuel Agreement – New BioFuel Venture in California

    Regus Advisors Inc., a private global Investment Banking firm, announced today that it has completed an agreement to provide its professional advisory services with (AIGI) Algae International Group Inc., for the development of their first $2,000,000 “Algae2BioFuel” Limited Partnership Venture in California. More info
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