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What lies beneath: the ship that could revolutionise seaweed cultivation

Most commonly associated in the West with seaside holidays and Chinese restaurants, seaweed is in fact present in everything from food to medicines, bioplastics, animal feed, fertilisers and biofuels. Cultivating this humble algae on an industrial scale is now big

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Algae Biomass Organization Announces Preliminary Agenda for 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Salt Lake City, UT

        SALT LAKE CITY, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the preliminary agenda for the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Salt

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Algae Injected Into Damaged Heart Tissue Could Save Your Life One Day

  About 610,000 people die of a heart attack every single year in the US – roughly one in four deaths. They are often caused when a blood clot stops the blood flowing into the heart, but in some cases, hypoxia –

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Double First: 19th-Century Book Is 1st with Photos, by 1st Female Photographer

  The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands recently announced their acquisition of a photography first: the first book to be illustrated with photos, by a British botanist widely recognized as the first woman to experiment with photography. Their copy of “Photographs

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VIVOBAREFOOT, BLOOM Create Algae-Based Shoe

VIVOBAREFOOT, a minimalist running shoe company based in London, has announced its partnership with BLOOM, an American plant-based materials manufacturer. The companies have collaborated to create the Ultra III, a shoe made from ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. BLOOM’s EVA foam is derived from

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AstaGlo First Product with Exclusive International Distribution to Achieve NAXA Verification

                    Today the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) announced that AstaGlo, marketed by Elite Life Sciences, has qualified for the NAXA Verification Program Seal. The NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) tests products

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New Algae Degree Program Passes Its First Semester

              The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC) is developing opportunities for education and training for next-generation jobs in the bioeconomy. | Photo courtesy of ATEC The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC), a collaboration among the

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Locally produced algae cleans waste water, feeds livestock

                Peterborough – Local researchers have developed several strains of algae that can clean waste water as well as serve as a potential livestock superfood. Nobletech Inc.’s Noble Purification division is currently piloting

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Seaweed instead of salt for your diet

              Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer

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A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue, known as bio-printing. The new bio-ink contains two different polymer components: a natural polymer extracted from seaweed, and a sacrificial synthetic polymer used in the medical industry, and

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Heliae’s Phycoterra Now Registered For Specialty Crops

Heliae Development LLC, a company that develops microalgae-based products for agriculture, announced it hassuccessfully registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. PhycoTerra is a first in class, unique agricultural product. At

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New Algae-Based Water Filter Removes Even Viruses

  A new filter paper produced by Uppsala University scientists in collaboration with German virologists promises to improve water filtration by removing resistant viruses. Globally, many people lack access to safe drinking water, and being that water-derived infections is a

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