This is a story about a wonderful synergy between college students, life at marine labs, and research opportunities.
Students at many stages in their careers come from all over the world to UW’s Friday Harbor Labs, to take courses, work as an assistant for a scientist,… Continue reading Seaweed Supports Students in National Science Foundation Research Program
Approximately 90 percent of total worldwide energy consumption relies on burning fossil fuels, and with finite resources of oil and gas, not to mention CO2 in the atmosphere accumulating at an alarming rate, the clock is ticking on finding renewable energy sources… Continue reading Biomass energy from seaweed, with textiles
[USA] Dr. Larry Liddle initially didn’t intend for it to be art; it was science, another method for him to learn more about and document Continue reading The art of seaweed
There is a need for increased production of biomass-based, biodegradable plastics in order to achieve the EU2020 target of 10% of market plastics being bioplastics… Continue reading Developments in bioplastics feedstock – seaweed, shrimp shells, microalgal biomass
Besides containing the broadest range of minerals found in any food (10 to 20 times more than in vegetables), the sodium alginate (algin) in seaweeds absorbs toxins from the digestive tract. An element capable of removing radioactive particles and heavy… Continue reading Did You Know? Seaweed and Detoxification
[USA] In the midst of the last unofficial week of summer, with Labor Day approaching, there’s no better time to talk about seaweed. Yes, Continue reading The legal ‘weed’ business
Researchers have developed a vaginal suppository that, loaded with the antiviral drug Tenofovir, could help prevent the transmission of HIV and AIDS.
The semi-soft suppository is made… Continue reading Insertable Carrageenan Gel for Women Could Deliver HIV Drug
The industry’s profit margins rose for the fifth quarter in a row during the first quarter of this year, giving the industry its second quarter of long-awaited profitability said the Dutch investment bank in a newly released report on the salmon industry.
Now, “the key question is what farmers will do with this cash flow in an environment with relatively limited organic growth options,”… Continue reading Combining algae and salmon: Chile’s aquaculture ripe for innovation, says Rabobank
The seaweed culture project which commenced in the Northern Province has created over 20,000 employment opportunities, Sri Lanka’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said… Continue reading Over 20,000 jobs under seaweed project
SEABIOPLAS is an FP7-funded project which aims to introduce sustainably cultivated seaweeds as feedstock for biodegradable bioplastics. Europe produced 57 million tonnes of plastics in 2010, with the majority (39%) being used in the packaging sector… Continue reading Producing plastic from seaweed