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What Is Algae Oil, and Why Do People Take It?

"When you think of algae, you make picture the greenish film that sometimes develops on ponds and lakes. But you may not know that this marine organism is also cultivated in laboratories for its unique oil, which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are...

Food start-ups eye algae as a green protein source

"Entrepreneurs and investors are increasingly focusing on algae as an alternative protein source to help feed a global population that the UN forecasts will rise from 7.7bn today to 9.7bn by 2050.​ In the EU, the algae biomass sector is valued at €1.69bn and employs...

See How Algae Could Change Our World

"In February 2018, Greene presented his views on how algae could provide solutions to the grand global challenges of the 21st century (energy, climate, and food security) at the American Geophysical Union’s biannual ocean sciences meeting, in Portland, Oregon. What's...

 

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See How Algae Could Change Our World

See How Algae Could Change Our World

"In February 2018, Greene presented his views on how algae could provide solutions to the grand global challenges of the 21st century (energy, climate, and food security) at the American Geophysical...

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Algae could protect coral reefs

Algae could protect coral reefs

"Scientists have discovered a type of algae that could play a key role in protecting coral reefs against climate change. Coral reefs all over the world are being badly damaged as warming oceans...

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High pressure homogenisation of algae

High pressure homogenisation of algae

"Extraction of biofuels and bio-products from algae is on the rise. Recent years have seen a substantial increase in demand for food, energy and valuable chemicals, which has led to the rise of...

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