Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

What are the properties and benefits of agar? Agar is an ingredient used in cooking as a substitute for gelatin. Also known by the Japanese name Kanten, agar comes from a seaweed known as Gracilaria, with a scientific name known as Geledium purpurascens. This alga is Continue reading Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

This Naturally Blue Beer is Made with Icebergs and Seaweed

A Japanese beer that is made with melted icebergs from the Sea of Okhotsk, local flowers, and blue seaweed, is now available online for curious American beer drinkers on Firebox.

Abashiri Brewery’s Okhotsk Blue Draft is described as “the bluest beer in the  Continue reading This Naturally Blue Beer is Made with Icebergs and Seaweed

Fermentalg Obtains the Definitive Planning Permission for Its Industrial Development Unit

LIBOURNE, FRANCE–(Marketwired – Oct 6, 2014) – Fermentalg (EURONEXT PARIS: FALG), an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has announced Continue reading Fermentalg Obtains the Definitive Planning Permission for Its Industrial Development Unit

Climate impacts from arctic to tropics

In Mark Warner’s lab in Lewes, dozens of small sea anemones drift in man-made seawater in a white, plastic bin.

Through these animals, Warner and his team of research can see what the future may hold for tropical coral reefs. The researchers can add carbon dioxide Continue reading Climate impacts from arctic to tropics

Boulder startup aims to turn waste CO2 from breweries into omega-3 oils

A Boulder start-up aims to turn a waste stream from one value-added product—beer—into another: algal omega-3 oils.

Using a developing plug-and-play technology, the company, Superior Ecotech, is well along in its plan to install Continue reading Boulder startup aims to turn waste CO2 from breweries into omega-3 oils