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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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TerraVia And Bunge Develop A Sustainable DHA Oil For The Farmed Fish Industry

Summary TerraVia and Bunge operate as joint venture partners utilizing TerraVia’s algae-based technology platform. The global supply of fish oil remains politically restricted and environmentally constrained despite witnessing ongoing increases in overall demand. The falling amount of Omega-3 fatty acids

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AstaReal Leaves NAXA Astaxanthin Association, Alleges NAXA Lack of “Extensive Quality Testing

Astaxanthin supplier AstaReal (Burlington, NJ), one of the founding members of the 2014-formed Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), announced it is leaving the association, citing concerns over the association’s ability to affirm the quality of its membership’s astaxanthin ingredients. But

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Artveoli combines algae and microfluidics to generate fresh air indoors

Live in any major city, be it London, Paris, Los Angeles or Shanghai, and you’ll be all too aware that air pollution is a huge and growing problem. At the same time, indoor air quality can suffer because of attempts to reduce

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Algae Can Carry A Silver Lining

              Bioremediation: Silver-tolerant algae could help mop up silver nanoparticle contamination Silver ions kill cells, which makes silver a useful antimicrobial but also means that it can cause harm in the environment. At least

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Growing stem cells faster on seaweed

Twin-jet system for manufacturing alginate beads Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Fraunhofer scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly

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How seaweed and mushrooms could PREVENT skin cancer: Rare sugar ‘stops the spread of melanoma’

 A rare sugar found in mushrooms, seaweed and seeds – called L-fucose – has already been linked to breast and stomach cancers, in addition to inflammation. Now, researchers revealed the sugar could be the key to stopping the spread of

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