[USA] For many of us, the thought of seaweed conjures up the slippery green strands we reluctantly wade through to reach the more inviting depths of our favorite summer swimming hole. Continue reading Linda Graham’s dual focus: Macroalgae for clean water & biofuels
[Malaysia] The Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) has inked a memorandum of understanding with four universities for research and technology collaboration in the production of sustainable aviation jet fuel. Continue reading 'Offshore Cultivation of Tropical Macro-Algae for Production of Aviation Jet Fuel' project launched in Malaysia
[Spain] Dr Hilmar Hinz from the LINKFISH project explains how his research will help scientists to better understand how specific characteristics of macroalgae habitats can help populations of juvenile fish to thrive. Continue reading Do macroalgae habitats help sustain fish populations in the Mediterranean?
While Mainers have been harvesting seaweed for nearly 80 years for a variety of uses and products, in recent years wild harvests have not been able to meet market demand for some species. The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Continue reading Algae industry to organize to capitalize on growing business opportunities
There are great hopes for the potential of coastal plants and seaweeds to store carbon and help counter the effects of climate change and a new study is backing that potential.
Scientists from Univ. of Technology, Continue reading Study backs seaweed’s carbon capture potential
[Belgium] Freshwater and marine micro- and macroalgae are of key importance as primary producers in aquatic environments, accounting for 25% of global primary production. Continue reading Universiteit Gent ：Algal biodiversity – culturing, preservation and characterization of micro- and macroalgae for basic and applied research
[Australia] The Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) has invested $300,000 with the Algae Continue reading Algae discovery means pig waste could provide more for farms
As the quest for alternate sources of energy in the face of global warming due to fossil-fuel usage gains momentum, the focus has turned to macro algae (sea weeds) as a source of bio-fuel. A new study now demonstrates how macro algal bio mass from Gelidiella acerosa and Gracilaria dura collected from Adri Continue reading Value-addition in production of ethanol from macroalgae
Spend Summer 2015 on the San Juan Islands with nearly 625 species of marine macroalgae!
The University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is offering a graduate-level course titled Marine Algae. Continue reading Graduate-Level Marine Algae Course – Summer 2015
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world’s most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. A classic example: the decimation of kelp forests when a decline of otter predation unleashes urchin population explosions. Continue reading Avoiding ecosystem collapse