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Seaweed Beer

“The brittle strips of seaweed disappear into the steam. In all, six pounds of dried kelp, the equivalent of 60 pounds of wet seaweed, go into this 200 gallon batch of scotch ale called Sea Belt.” A few years ago an owner, David Carlson, of a brewing company (Marshall Wharf Brewing Co.) discovered a beer made with […]


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Algae Perfume

Algae-Perfume, algae might not be the first ingredient you think of when it comes to perfume, but algae is actually one of the obscure ingredients perfume makers are turning to for their new fragrances to meet the new standards of EU anti-allergy restrictions that will come into force in early 2015. These regulations will ban […]


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Algae Cookbook

“Coastal Chef – Culinary Art of Seaweed & Algae in the 21st Century” This coffee table book, or algae cookbook, was launched in Sydney during an annual International Congress in Phycology. The cookbook contains cutting edge culinary creations using one of the world’s most important and diverse ingredients of the future, seaweed. “This is an exciting […]


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Bus Running On Algae

World’s first bus running on algae biofuels The two Japanese companies Isuzu Motors Ltd and  Euglena Co signed an agreement in late June to jointly develop a new kind of biodiesel using algae, with a goal of fully establishing the technology by 2018. And next month, the two companies will begin to use this newly developed biofuel for a […]


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Algae Skyscraper

A pretty interesting application of algae, Algae-Powered Skyscraper! The ‘Rescuer Skyscraper’ was a finalist for the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. It’s an algae hydrogen-powered floating skyscraper for disaster zones, which could also be used during the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affected areas. The idea is to produce biofuels through an ingenious algae farm that covers the top […]


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Algae-Battery For Tesla

“Think of driving your car on a living battery that charges in seconds with a battery that costs almost nothing and is actually good for the environment.” Adam Freeman from the research company (alGAS) has created a prototype of what he says could revolutionize battery power as we know it. And algae is the secret […]


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Living Algae Ink

Check out this simply awesome company, Living Ink, founded by 2 PhD student (Steve Albers & Scott Fulbright). They started their business by combining their algae knowledge with fun, unique and educational products, and first up, living and growing greeting cards. These greeting cards are made of living ink that’s actually algae growing by harnessing sunlight and CO2. […]


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3D-Printing Of Seaweed

Great article in Liberty Voice about 3D-printing of new materials, such as seaweed, for medical implants devices.  Seaweeds are now being examined for its potential as a key-ingredient for medical devices, and it’s not only environmentally friendly, it’s cheap and effective as well. Seaweed refers to many different algae species, or aquatic plants lacking the familiar stems, leaves, and […]


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Healthy Algae Salt

A Norwegian brown algae has received significant attention as an attractive natural salt replacement for bakery because of its fat-busting property. In recently published research, the algal powder has been linked to reducing abdominal fat and lowering triglycerides in humans. In a test with pizza dough they replaced 50% of the salt by powder of this brown […]


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Algae Soap

Great approach to increase business!    Unilever announce, together with Solazyme, the initial introduction of sustainable algal oil in one of Unlilever’s biggest soap brand, Lux. Unilever has earlier stated their ambition of double size its business while reducing its overall environmental footprint, and they have made a commitment of only use sustainable agricultural raw material by 2020. I hope to […]


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