Scottish lab mix-up over the magical algae that could clean up our filthy beaches

A so-called ‘algae bank’ at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban is embarking on the mammoth task of checking all 3,000 of its colourful, slimy samples to make sure that they have been correctly identified.

Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica

Newly ice-free areas exposed by glacial retreat in Potter Cove, Antarctica, are being colonized by seaweed. With glaciers melting, the original white, mostly lifeless Antarctica is now becoming darker and lively with seaweed. These macroalgae not only produce oxygen for marine species Continue reading Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica

SBC continues tie-up on microalgae research with Mitsubishi Corp

KUCHING: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) and Mitsubishi Corporation will move into the next phase of a strategic collaboration on microalgae research and industrial biotechnology, established in 2012. Continue reading SBC continues tie-up on microalgae research with Mitsubishi Corp

Could Chlorella Be Linked to Psychosis?

Multiple studies published over the last few decades suggest that exercise can mitigate the decline in immune function as we age. Exercising can boost the activity of natural killer cells, our immune soldiers that focus on eliminating both tumor cells and virus-infected cells. Continue reading Could Chlorella Be Linked to Psychosis?

Algae Enterprises will be presenting at the Gippsland Bioenergy Forum

At the 2015 Victorian Bioenergy Forum, chemical engineer James Yodgee from Algae Enterprises will discuss the pilot that used algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from dairy wastewater to produce an easily-manageable slow-release organic fertiliser. Continue reading Algae Enterprises will be presenting at the Gippsland Bioenergy Forum