Category Archives: Applied phycology

Applied phycology consists of news articles related to the research about commercial use of algae.

BETO seeks stakeholder input on achieving high yields from algal feedstocks

[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

Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?

[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?

LED device uses wireless tech, algae gene to manipulate mouse brains' neurons

[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

VITO is a pioneer regarding research into algae

[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

Recent gene sequencing reveals complexities of pond 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