Producing bioethanol from microalgae - the DEMA consortium

DEMA methodology

The DEMA (Direct Algae from Microalgae) consortium ( was a €6 million project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (

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Using cyanobacteria to make biodegradable plastics from flue gas

Pasted Graphic

This website, and an earlier blog, have both described how PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), a basis of biodegradable plastics, can be made from methane by bacteria. Here we have PHA made by cyanobacteria.

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Algae Biomass Summit 2017

ABO Summit 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: October 29 – November 1
(Algae Biomass Organization)

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Production, use and fate of all plastics ever made

Plastic pollution

The University of California and the University of Georgia have just published (19th July 2017) a major report – Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made.

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New pages on videos about commercial microalgae and bacteria

The Internet contains many thousands of videos covering microbiology, including many on commercial microalgae and bacteria. These vary greatly in quality.

Two new pages on this website will show a selection of the best and most recent of these videos. They will be by, or about, major individuals, companies or organisations in the industry.

If you have any suggestions for videos that should be included please contact me.

Videos About Commercial Microalgae
Videos About Commercial Bacteria

Professor Stephen Mayfield

Stephen Mayfield

This is the first of an occasional look at some of the people revolutionising commercial microbiology.
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Kilbride Biotech - using microalgae to take flue-gas carbon dioxide to make high-value products and aid carbon mitigation

carbon dioxide flumes

Kilbride Biotech Ltd. ( is a newly formed company set up to market and develop a US technology that seeks to capture and utilise an important greenhouse gas – carbon dioxide. Read More…

Mango Materials - Using bacteria to convert methane into biodegradable plastics

Mango Materials PHB poweder
Biodegradable plastics produced by bacteria from methane Read More…