Legend says that pouring sugar into a fuel tank will cause engine problems. Apparently the engineers at Amyris didn’t get that memo, because they’re making jet fuel out of sugar cane. This Continue reading Designer Yeast Makes Renewable Jet Fuel
Algal blooms happen when waste water from farms, factories and dwellings carries large amounts of normally scarce nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous into rivers, lakes and seas. Algae, often unicellular ones, lap these Continue reading An artificial ecosystem should help purify the effluent from making beer
Solazyme’s AlgaVia whole algal flour is now being used in eight commercially available products in the US from non-dairy creamers and powdered beverages to gluten-free baked goods, while the company is also in “late stage commercial tests with major national brands” that are using its AlgaVia whole Continue reading First wave of products containing Solazyme’s microalgae-based food ingredients hits shelves
Most everyone knows a great cup of coffee will give you a mental boost, but what about certain foods? While I’m not giving up my cup of Joe (and you don’t have to either), there are other foods besides coffee to improve your focus… Continue reading 7 Natural Plant-Based Foods to Help Improve Your Focus
Ecover refutes allegations that it has been using ‘synthetic biology’ to make soap ingredients from algae. On the contrary, write Tom Domen & Dirk Develter, it’s just old fashioned fermentation, and the company remains at the forefront of sustainability and responsible practice… Continue reading Ecover is as green as ever!
Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 2, 2014. In an open letter released today, 17 national and international consumer, environmental, women’s health and farming groups called on leading “natural” cleaning and personal care… Continue reading Groups Call on Ecover and Method to Drop Extreme Genetic Engineering Plans