For over three billion years, nature has been using sunlight as its primary energy source in photosynthesis. In the course of this process, plants, algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) use sunlight to split water and produce energy-rich chemical compounds from carbon dioxide (CO2). The end product is carbohydrates which, in nature, act as solar fuels in the living cell… Continue reading Solar fuels as generated by nature
As aqua production increases in Asia, it will become increasingly important to reduce or eliminate wild fish as a feed source. Algae, for example, are an excellent source of DHA omega-3… Continue reading Aquaculture roundtable assesses importance of algae
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
Blue-green algae, which can be toxic to humans and pets, appears to be in bloom in backwaters of Lac qui Parle Lake west of Milan. The bloom was noticed this past weekend by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff travelling along Minnesota Highway 40… Continue reading Toxic ‘blue-green’ algae found in Lac qui Parle Lake
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
The National Algae Association announcde that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural Algae Production, LLC of Louisiana, has broken ground on a new 10 acre algae farm. NAA believes hundreds of… Continue reading New 10 acre algae farm breaks ground in Louisiana