[USA] The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields through Productivity and Integration Research.” Continue reading BETO seeks stakeholder input on achieving high yields from algal feedstocks
[USA] The question of how to find a sustainable water source in space has been answered with bodily fluids – but the Russians don’t like it. Continue reading Why do NASA astronauts drink Russian pee on the International Space Station?
[UK] Scientists are developing a new generation of antibiotics – using seaweed. The research being carried out in Cornwall aims to combat a growing immunity to antibiotics. Continue reading Antibiotics made from seaweed could be cure for MRSA hospital superbug
[UK] There is increasing interest in the exploitation of microalgae as a sustainable feedstock for a variety of products (such as diesel, omega-3 oils, pigments, enzymes) to replace those currently sourced from fossil oil and gas, crop plants and animals. Continue reading Algal Innovation Centre Cambridge
[USA] Ohio’s ongoing problems with toxic algae likely won’t be solved anytime soon, scientists say. They didn’t start overnight, and they won’t be turned around overnight, either. Continue reading Testing farm soil can help in algae fight
[USA] Perhaps you saw the news recently about astronauts in the International Space Station eating their first home grown lettuce? It’s just a beginning, but in the future, could they grow all their own food and get all their oxygen from plants? Continue reading Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?
[Mexico] Local university students may have found a new use for the masses of unwanted Sargasso that’s been accumulating along Cancun and Riviera Maya beaches. Continue reading Local technology students turn Sargasso into fertilizer
[USA] Scientists have developed a lightweight light-emitting diode (LED) device that wirelessly stimulates nerves in mouse brains, in order to map its functions. They used a peppercorn-size glowing implant weighing 20 to 50 Continue reading LED device uses wireless tech, algae gene to manipulate mouse brains' neurons
[Belgium] VITO is a leading Belgium-based independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, and a pioneer regarding research into algae. They focus on the harvesting, medium reuse and downstream
processing. Continue reading VITO is a pioneer regarding research into algae
[UK] Euglena is a single cell alga that inhabits most garden ponds. It is a highly complex alga in the green plant line that shows characteristics of both plants and animals. In evolutionary terms, it is most closely related to the protozoan parasites Trypanosoma and Leishmania. Continue reading Recent gene sequencing reveals complexities of pond algae