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Grow algae…anywhere? SabrTech to launch portable algae-growing system soon

  Nova Scotia, Canada-based SabrTech — which spent years designing an easy-to-transport algae-growing system called RiverBox — is planning to launch its product shortly, which the company says will revolutionize algae production. SabrTech spent about two years developing its RiverBox system, which uses

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Evodos Type 25 Centrifuge for Sale

New Evodos Type 25 centrifuge is brand new in the crate, never opened. The unit is designed to operate fully automatic in a 24/7 mode. It is very suitable to process dedicated flows that vary between 1000 and 3500 L/hour.

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Blue latte: the vegan coffee that smells of seaweed and contains no caffeine

                  Blue ‘smurf’ lattes are the latest drink to experience a moment on Instagram after Australian cafe Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne posted a snap of its periwinkle concoction.  Unlike other multicoloured coffees we’ve seen on our

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Algae for Increased Bone Density?

Calcium supplements seem to be getting a bad reputation lately. Increased risk of bone spurs, hardening of the arteries and kidney stones have all been associated with common calcium supplements. The key word there is common. Unfortunately, it seems that

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Seaweed Extract and H. pylori Treatment

                    In recent studies, a unique seaweed extract showed promise for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-related diseases and gastric cancer, while palm tocotrienol complex demonstrated gastroprotective effects. Read on

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Spirulina as a Functional Feed Ingredient

WHAT IS SPIRULINA? AND WHY IS IT USED IN ANIMAL AND FISH FEED? ANTIBIOTIC FREE PROGRAM Spirulina greatly increases the production of natural antibodies to fight disease and infections.(1) INCREASED PRODUCTION Studies show that Spirulina leads to a 10-15% increase in production

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First-of-a-Kind Prefab Algae Raceways™ Up to 101 M²

              Large prefabricated raceway ponds have been a missing element in algae cultivation scale-up. Now 22-m² to 101-m² Algae Raceways™ ponds featuring patent pending APIACTM technology are available from MicroBio Engineering Inc. (MBE). Four things

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Genetically Engineered Algae Kills 90% of Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Ones

                    Algae has been genetically engineered to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The algae nanoparticles, created by scientists in Australia, were found to kill 90% of cancer cells in cultured

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New Publication: Multi-Level Light Capture Control in Plants and Green Algae

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2015.10.004 Life on Earth relies on photosynthesis, and the ongoing depletion of fossil carbon fuels has renewed interest in phototrophic light-energy conversion processes as a blueprint for the conversion of atmospheric CO2 into various organic compounds. Light-harvesting systems have evolved in

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A Carbon-Neutral Fuel Alternative

            As early as the 1950s, researchers were looking at algae for methane gas production. The algae was grown on rooftops of Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT). Drawings and illustrations of open pond raceways on the

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Lipid helps keep algae and brain fluid moving

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The same lipid that helps algae swim toward the light also appears to enable one type of brain cell to keep cerebrospinal fluid moving, researchers report. The lipid is ceramide, long known to help keep skin smooth,

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Linda Graham’s Dual Focus: Macroalgae For Clean Water & Biofuels

                Members of Graham’s team (pictured at right) optimize growth of macroalgae at UW–Madison’s Biotron Laboratory. Pictured at left are strands of freshwater macroalgae from Madison’s Lake Mendota. This alga is a feedstock

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