[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
[Global] For starters it’s low in carbohydrates and calories making it the perfect snack to munch away on at your desk – granted they’re not as delicious as a Percy Pig but what can you do? Continue reading 8 Reasons you should start eating seaweed
[Japan] In Japan, Hiroyuki Ohta at Tokyo Institute of Technology, together with scientists based at institutions across Tokyo, Japan, have uncovered a way of enhancing the production of fat-based molecules called triacylglycerols in the Nannochloropsis algal strain NIES-2145, thereby increasing oil synthesis from the microalgae. Continue reading Meghan Sapp: Japanese researchers enhance triacylglycerols production in algae
[USA] The algae in Lake Erie are not new. This has been a problem for the last 70 years at least. I can remember traveling from Lucas to Ottawa County down old Ohio 2 along the lake seeing the same blue-green algae every summer. One year the lake looked like a big bowl of split pea soup. Continue reading Dennis Depner: Algae is nothing new, what happened to the EPA?
[France] AlgoSolis, a new platform for for microalgae research was inaugurated in Saint- Nazaire. The research facility is operated by the Institute of Chemical Engineering, (Environmental and Food) of the University of Nantes and the French’s Centre for Scientific Research. Continue reading AlgoSolis – Algae industrial research
[USA] Quark Expeditions has partnered with premium spa provider VOYA aboard Ocean Endeavour to offer a range of spa treatments tailored to the line’s Antarctic travellers. Continue reading Quark Expeditions adds Ireland’s VOYA seaweed spa products to Ocean Endeavour