Microalgae 'talking' to each other

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Producing biogas from macroalgae

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Visit to Qatar University to discuss growing microalgae in high-temperature climates with Kira Schipper

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Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) Summit - Salt Lake City, Utah - October 29 - November 1, 2017

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Micro-algae biomass as an alternative resource for fishmeal and fish oil in the production of fish feed

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Using Chlorella vulgaris as a source of bioenergy

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Producing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) using a mixed microbial culture.


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Mango Materials - Phase II of NASA project approved

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Mango Materials - making biodegradable plastics on earth and beyond!

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Innovative San Francisco company Mango Materials now funded by NASA Read More…

Microalgae production in the Caribbean

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Wageningen University & Research is working with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to build and operate a microalgae pilot-plant on the island of Bonaire. Read More…

EU project to improve cultivation and extraction of microalgae


A €5 million project has been set up by the European Commission to improve extraction and cultivation techniques for microalgae. Read More…

Anaerobic digestion: Application to Island communities

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The UK Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has just published a short video on how anaerobic digestion can form part of a closed loop system on small islands, suppling electricity and improving agriculture. Read More…

AD Network Research Colloquium

AD Network Research Colloquium
11-12 September 2017
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Bill Gates and the next outbreak


Although this site concentrates on aspects of commercial microbiology – a positive use of microorganisms – I fully recognise the reality that not all microorganisms get along well with humans.

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U.S. DoE - $8 million for microalgae projects


This month the U.S. Department of Energy announced the funding of up to $8 million to three projects aiming to reduce the costs of producing biofuels from microalgae.

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Interview with Anne Schauer-Gimenez-Mango Materials

Anne Schauer-Giminez
Anne is the dynamic Vice President of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials. Read More…

Microalgae to treat CO2 from cement factory

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Taiwan Cement Corporation (through its subsidiary Ho-ping Power) has made carbon capture a top priority at its cement works in Hong Kong. The company is the largest cement producer in the country.

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Bioethanol from microalgae - DEMA

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

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Cyanobacteria - biodegradable plastics from flue gas

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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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Survey of production and use of all plastics

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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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Videos about microorganisms

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

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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 - microalgae use flue gas for carbon mitigation

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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 - bacteria - methane to biodegradable plastics

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Biodegradable plastics produced by bacteria from methane Read More…