Category Archives: Applied phycology

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

Seaweed farming: An alternative livelihood for coastal communities

[Denmark, Ghana] When one economic activity is on the decline, there is always the natural urge to look for alternatives.  That is the situation confronting the coastal communities in the country where fishing and its ancillary activities have been their mainstay. Continue reading Seaweed farming: An alternative livelihood for coastal communities

Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships

[UK] Scientists have identified safe areas for ships to drop anchor off Rathlin Island, in an attempt to protect the the area’s unique habitat.

Cruise liners are calling at the island off the County Antrim coast because of its reputation as a bird sanctuary. Continue reading Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships

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