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Algae Agar Bottle

Why produce water bottles of a material that takes up to 1,000 years to decompose when you can use biodegradable agar. A brilliant example of innovative package design! Check out this work by the Icelandic design student, Ari Jónsson from Iceland Academy of Art. Even though an algae-based bottle will take some time to degrade, it’s still more […]


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Survival Of The Fattest…

Check out this TEDx Talk, “Survival of the fattest”, by Peter Mooij from TU Delft to learn why microalgae are the most important organisms on planet Earth        


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Algae + Human Cells

In this article by Anja Lode et al., you can read how they’ve used microalgae for 3D plotting. In 3D plotting, highly viscous materials are dispensed to build up a 3D structure in a layer-to-layer fashion. The microalgae (in this case Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) were first mixed with a hydrogel paste and the plotted in a defined 3D structure, a […]


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Sea Slug + Algae

“Importantly, this is one of the only known examples of functional gene transfer from one multicellular species to another, which is the goal of gene therapy to correct genetically based diseases in humans.” This is brilliant, sea slug uses gene from algae to live like a plant! Researchers from  The Marine Biological Laboratory have found […]


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Spirulina Chocolate

Check out this superfood blog by Julie Morris, a blog from where I found this awesome recipe (see below). Perfect for today’s valentine celebration, healthy and without consuming unnecessary items we only enjoy for 2 days before we crave for more… So let’s invest in your health and spend the money on things that’s good for you in the […]


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Antibacterial Material

“Safer than silver: antibacterial material made with algae” Pretty cool research made at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Mikael Hedenqvist says, on KTH’s website, he and his colleagues, assistant professor Richard Olsson and doctoral student Rickard Andersson, have produced new antibacterial fibres that combine bio-compatible plastics with the antimicrobial compound, lanosol, which is commonly found in […]


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Seaweed Chips

“The seaweed takes just two weeks to grow and uses no fresh water, no pesticides and no land to grow. The product ended up being healthy and sustainable.” Robert Mock was snacking on seaweed at a friend´s house when he said, “Someone should make a chip out of this.” And this someone turned out to be Mock […]


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Bio-Plastic By Algae

A Korean research team led by Dr. Woo Han-min and Prof . Sim Sang-joon have successfully developed a method to directly produce succinic acid from algae using genetically-modified bacteria. As a core precursor biochemical materials, succinic acid can be used in plastic, synthetic plasticizers, solvents and coating material (through additional chemical reactions…) A lot of attention is being […]


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Microalgae Dyes

“The fashion industry is always busy with producing light-stable colors. But products change just like people. If objects are only used for a very short period of time before people get bored by them, why shouldn’t textiles change its color after a time, just as well? It’s a trace, a story in the object.” Statement by Essi Johanna Glomb […]


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Bubble Tea & Sorbet

The Portuguese algae company, Allma, has made entry into the food and beverage industry by partnerships with two new customers, Frulact & Santini. Allma will supply sun-grown Chlorella to Frulact in order to develop a ‘bubble-tea’ containing tiny pearls of Chlorella. Meanwhile, the frozen-dessert company Santini is selling Chlorella-enriched sorbet named ‘Greenfest’. The sorbet is made with pineapple, orange, […]


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