SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system

SwRI announced today the addition of a custom-designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) to convert heavy crude oils or biological feedstock such as corn, into valuable, refined fuel samples that clients can assess for quality and profitability. SwRI’s system produces samples at about a half liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time.

The 15 foot tall, 150 square foot CFB is in operation and available to respond to the current push for… Continue reading SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system

Drift algae comes in many different forms

You’re scalloping, either wading or snorkeling along looking at all the sea life in and around the grass flats. You encounter tan or brown tumbleweed-sized mounds that you push away.  The mounds feel rough.  If snorkeling, take a break from hunting scallops and closely investigate some of the brown mounds. Continue reading Drift algae comes in many different forms

Wetter, cooler summer meant lower levels of blue-green algae in Allegheny Reservoir

A cooler, wetter summer may be part of the reason for lower concentrations of blue-green algae blooms in the Allegheny Reservoir in New York and just south of the line into Pennsylvania.

That’s the assessment of Eric Wohlers, Continue reading Wetter, cooler summer meant lower levels of blue-green algae in Allegheny Reservoir

Bigelow Lab shares knowledge at Maine Seaweed Festival

Experts from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will share their knowledge of how to best culture and grow macroalgae (seaweeds) at the Maine Seaweed Festival on the Southern Maine Community College’s campus during a day-long event on… Continue reading Bigelow Lab shares knowledge at Maine Seaweed Festival

Amazing Health Benefits Of Seaweed

You go for a swim in the ocean and there it is, floating about, minding its own business. You may have seen it in the health food store or supermarket and asked “Why?”. Quite aside from the flavour it brings to Asian cuisine, kelp (Kun Bu) is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its medicinal value as well. Continue reading Amazing Health Benefits Of Seaweed