Category Archives: Applied phycology

Applied phycology consists of news articles related to the research about commercial use of algae.

Ethylene Production Via Sunlight Opens Door to Future

[USA] Here’s the future of ethylene production as Dr. Jianping Yu sees it.

“We envision some farms in the field that cover many acres. We will have cyanobacteria harvesting sunlight and CO2 and then produce ethylene or ethylene derivatives,” said Yu, a research scientist in the Photobiology Group at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Continue reading Ethylene Production Via Sunlight Opens Door to Future

European Space Agency: Food from Spirulina project concludes

[EU] Arthrospira platensis was literally on the tip of everyone’s tongue last week when approximately 600 students from Sweden, Belgium and Greece participated in a multi-site in-flight call with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Continue reading European Space Agency: Food from Spirulina project concludes