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2014-03-10 08:28:38

KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Algatechnologies ("Algatech"), Israel, announces a more than 100% expansion of its production capacity of AstaPure(R) brand natural astaxanthin. This doubling of capacity follows an investment of $20 million in its state-of-the-art facility in the Arava Desert, Israel. This significant step is only part of the transformation by Algatech' new owners, Grovepoint, since the...

2014-01-16 16:21:25

Maguire Brings More Than 25 Years of Experience in Technology Scale-Up and Global Commercialization to Leader in Photosynthetic Algal Technology FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solix BioSystems, Inc. ("Solix"), a leader in photosynthetic algal technology, today announced the appointment of Austin Maguire as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Maguire brings more than 25 years of experience in operations and executive management to Solix at a time when the...

2013-09-30 23:40:31

Qualitas Health was pleased to learn that gram for gram, algal oil from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata offers better EPA uptake into blood plasma than krill oil, according to a recent study. Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, the cross-over study compared the appearance of fatty acids in blood plasma of healthy humans after consuming a high fat breakfast. The meal was accompanied by a 1.5g dose of total omega-3s from...

2013-03-08 23:03:09

Make this St. Patrick's Day celebration a healthful one. Clean food blogger Kasey Arena transforms three standard party recipes into green-colored, better-for-you snacks using microalgae-based Hawaiian Spirulina. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Celebrate a healthful and hue-ful St. Patrick´s Day with green-colored goodies created by fitness, health and clean food blogger Kasey Arena of Powercakes.net for Nutrex Hawaii, producers of Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica. “One of...

2012-04-18 20:53:57

Microalgae are single-cell plants that comprise nature's smallest and most efficient photosynthetic engines: all they need to thrive is water, light, and air. When bred under controlled conditions, their applications range from pharmaceuticals to wastewater treatment to biofuels. Current microalgae breeding methods, however, perform far below the fundamental bounds allowed by the laws of nature. Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negrev in Israel have identified strategies to improve...

2012-01-10 23:41:35

New process for producing biodiesel from microalgae oil The available amount of fossil fuels is limited and their combustion in vehicle motors increases atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The generation of fuels from biomass as an alternative is on the rise. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have now introduced a new catalytic process that allows the effective conversion of biopetroleum from microalgae into diesel...

2011-11-29 13:40:32

Diminishing nature's carbon storage Australian scientists have reconstructed the past six thousand years in estuary sedimentation records to look for changes in plant and algae abundance. Their findings, published in Global Change Biology, show an increase in microalgae relative to seagrass in the past 60 years. This shift could diminish the ability of estuaries, which are natural global carbon sinks, to mitigate climate change. According to Dr. Peter Macreadie, University of...


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