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Ikea’s awesome Algae Dome will grow you brilliant superfood

The future is algae. Algae is making the jump from your pond to your plate. Nutrient rich, protein packed, and air-cleaning, it can grow just about anywhere. Now, Ikea’s Copenhagen-based innovation lab, Space10, is on a mission to make it the

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‘Superalgae’ to protect world’s corals from bleaching

MELBOURNE: Researchers have found a solution to reduce coral bleaching by genetically engineering the micro-algae found in corals, enhancing their stress tolerance to ocean warming. These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are

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Parry Nutraceuticals and Synthite Industries Forge Partnership

Parry Nutraceuticals has more than 2 decades of experience in cultivation and processing of microalgae-based nutraceuticals including Organic Spirulina, a recognised dietary supplement with high protein content, Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, Organic Chlorella, which helps in detoxification & healthy ageing

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UWI research team developing new bioplastic from seaweed

Would you buy, and drink from, a water bottle made of seaweed? A group of students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, is working to develop a new bioplastic prototype that can do just that. The

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Could Algae Be Dairy’s Next Food Source?

Could algae be the next ingredient used in dairy rations alongside corn and soybeans? Robert Gardner and his research team think so. As a room filled with listening ears, Gardner presented his preliminary research findings during the Midwest Farm Energy

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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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