[USA] Cheap plastics abound, and they’re a mixed bag – pun intended. Continue reading Better together: Algae-bacteria community creates biodegradable plastic with sunlight
[USA] “Giant bowls of sugar water generally don’t last long in nature. We can understand where we can prevent bacterial overload, and Continue reading HelioBioSys patents sugar producing cyanobacteria, seven-times more effective than algae for biofuel
[Global] Every week there’s a new food we should either bin or binge on. Superfoods are just one of many but should we believe the hype? Continue reading Darren Danks: Superfood or super fake?
[USA] As part of U.S. Sugar’s continuing efforts to set the record straight and share facts with the public and the media, we recently Continue reading U.S. sugar: Marlette cartoons false about sugar, algae facts
[USA] The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change. Continue reading Aviation firms turn to seaweed, sugar
[UK] British scientists claim to have found a way of making chocolate more waistline-friendly – with the help of a tiny marine organism. Continue reading The low-calories sugar substitute made from algae
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named Solazyme CEO and co-founder Jonathan S. Wolfson as the recipient of its 2015 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. George Washington Carver was one of the founding fathers Continue reading Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 BIO George Washington Carver Award
To the average observer, algae may look like a slimy mess. But in the green-tech world, they’re versatile workhorses that can be converted to biofuels, air purifiers and electricity. Continue reading Algae: The New Antibiotic?
Legend says that pouring sugar into a fuel tank will cause engine problems. Apparently the engineers at Amyris didn’t get that memo, because they’re making jet fuel out of sugar cane. This Continue reading Designer Yeast Makes Renewable Jet Fuel
Algal blooms happen when waste water from farms, factories and dwellings carries large amounts of normally scarce nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous into rivers, lakes and seas. Algae, often unicellular ones, lap these Continue reading An artificial ecosystem should help purify the effluent from making beer