Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

The city has been hit by the worst six months of red tides in 26 years, with the highest number of potentially harmful algae species recorded, analysis by the Post has revealed.

Scientific experts said the algal blooms might indicate that pollution is increasing… Continue reading Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

Production of synthetic polymers from algae oil

Algae are rich in valuable substances and can be grown easily, which makes them promising candidates for the sustainable production of raw materials. The work done by Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking at the University of Konstanz in cooperation with plant physiologist Prof. Continue reading Production of synthetic polymers from algae oil

Algae Systems commercial site could find home on Mobile Bay, representative says

DAPHNE, Alabama — About two years ago Daphne Utilities partnered with Algae Systems, and with backing from the Japanese engineering firm IHI, they began a pilot test that takes algae mixed with wastewater and turns it into drinking water and bio-crude oil. Algae Systems is… Continue reading Algae Systems commercial site could find home on Mobile Bay, representative says

Call to research algal bloom

More research is needed on the impact land use is having on the Tomahawk Lagoon, a Dunedin water scientist says. The lagoon has recently experienced potentially harmful algal blooms, which an Otago Regional Council report found were caused by high nutrient levels in the lagoon due to past farming practices… Continue reading Call to research algal bloom