Consortia of cyanobacteria, microalgae and bacteria in desert soils

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Using bacteria and algae to produce biodegradable plastics - 3 - A brief history

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Using bacteria and algae to produce biodegradable plastics - 2 - Types of plastics

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Diatoms used to increase the efficiency of solar cells by 60%

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Recovering energy from wastewater produced by hydrothermal liquefaction of wet biomass.

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Using anaerobic digestate to grow microalgae

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Using macroalgae (seaweed) for carbon dioxide mitigation


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A farmer cultivates seaweed off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. 
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Using green microalgae to remove nitrogen from wastewater

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Reducing ammonia inhibition before anaerobic digestion of poultry manure

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Learning more about volatile sulphur compounds produced during composting

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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

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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

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

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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


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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

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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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