AD Network Research Colloquium

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

Bill Gates

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

Taiwan cement factory
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

DEMA methodology

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


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

Plastic pollution  of marine environment

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

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 - bacteria - methane to biodegradable plastics

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