Category Archives: Pigments

Algae pigments, including accessory pigments, chloroplast, and antenna pigments capture the light energy necessary for photosynthesis. Some algae secretes pigments as secondary metabolites. The algae pigments have vast applications.

Brief history of DSM, 3.24% yield from Dutch specialty chemical maker

[Netherlands] Over time companies can change significantly and Koninklijke DSM (OTCQX:RDSMY) is a prime example of transformation throughout a company’s history. This Dutch science-driven chemicals and biotech multinational was founded as a state-owned company in 1902 for the exploitation of the coal mines in Limburg, the southernmost province of the Netherlands. Continue reading Brief history of DSM, 3.24% yield from Dutch specialty chemical maker

Snow isn’t all white: How ice crystals and algae can cause it to look red and blue

[Argentine, Canada, USA] What colour is snow? At first, it seems like an easy answer. Anyone who has seen snow will know it is white, the reason being because it reflects almost all visible light incident upon it. Continue reading Snow isn’t all white: How ice crystals and algae can cause it to look red and blue