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Algae Against Obesity

This post is about seaweed from Alaska, plants that’s growing in waters where they have to withstand strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. These plants have shown health benefits for people who eat the plants (North Carolina State University). Scientists have found extremely high levels of “bioactive phytochemicals” in species […]


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Algae-Eating Robot

Check out this awesome designer, Ivan Henriques, and his Symbiotic Machine, that’s developed in collaboration with scientists from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. They’ve designed a prototype for an autonomous bio-machine which generates electricity by eating photosynthetic (like algae) organisms for its movement in order to collect more organisms to eat. It’s a  brilliant way to clean harmful algae blooms which may […]


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Urban Algae Canopy

Check out this awesome design studio (ecoLogicStudio) that’s been doing a lot of cool and interesting artwork with algae. I love their H.O.R.T.U.S  exhibition as well as their part in the Future Food District curated by Carlo Ratti Associati. The Urban Algae Canopy is a piece of bio-digital architecture that combines microalgae cultures and real time digital […]


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Algae Laundry Detergent

This green cleaning company, Ecover, will soon launch an algae-based laundry liquid in Europe. This algae derived cleaning product is a more sustainable source than the palm oil used today. Palm oil has been linked to deforestation, e.g. rainforest has been cleared to make place for palm plantations. And according to the  article below, this […]


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Swedish Algae Licorice

Algae licorice (Lakrits Alg), awesome product development by the Swedish companies, SimrisAlg and Kolsvart! I don’t need to say more, I only cite the CEO of Simris Alg (Fredrika Gullfot) “Licorice is edgy, trendy and fun—and so are algae. This is a great way to give the larger public a taste of the future.”   Swedish algae licorice — […]


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Healthy Red Algae

This article is about a red macroalga (Phorphyra columbina) and its nutritional and health properties. Scientists in Argentina believe that this alga has a lot of health beneficial compounds, and they’ve designed a process to extract carbohydrates and proteins from the alga. According to  Silvina Drago (a researcher on the project) they observed that the incorporation of […]


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Algae Meets Breweries

Check out and support this Kickstarter  campaign (by Superior Ecotech) that aims to turn waste CO2 from breweries into vegan omega-3 oils by culturing algae in greenhouses on brewery´s roof.  Startup plans algae greenhouse on brewer´s roof Doug Storum writes in the Boulder County (Colorado) Business Report that Superior Ecotech LLC launched a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign to […]


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Gin n Cheese By Algae

Seaweed infused gin and Caws Teifi Seaweed cheese, and depending on the season there will be a variation in colour and flavour of the seaweed which makes every batch unique. I just have to try some!   It’s gin – but not as you know it… Cheesemaker develops gin using Ceredigion seaweed  A seaweed infused […]


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Edible Algae Bottles

An edible bottle made by algae! The bottle is an eatable gelatinous membrane encircling the water, it’s made by alginate from brown algae and calcium chloride. The final package is simple, cheap (2ct/unit), resistant, hygienic, biodegradable and even eatable. This is just brilliant and a future I so much look forward to! Lexus Design Award 2014 Curiosity leads us […]


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Nanocellulose By Algae

Using algae (I define cyanobacteria as algae) to produce nanocellulose. Great way to use these amazing creatures to avoid resource-heavy processes. This research group from University of Texas has by genetic engineering created an organic factory that produces nanocellulose on a potentially industrial scale by only using CO2, water and sunlight. Nanocellulose share some similar properties as cellulose […]


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