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The science of algae

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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Algae Demand our Attention

Algae Demand our Attention

"Algae is hot right now, and not just because global warming is exacerbating massive algae blooms (you'll understand later). If you've been paying attention to recent design trends, you've likely...

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T-shirt Biodegrades in 12 Weeks

T-shirt Biodegrades in 12 Weeks

"Tons of clothes are thrown in the bin once they’ve been worn out. As most contain some sort of synthetic material, they cannot easily be recycled or burned – even faux leather is generally made...

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Algae-based Bioreactor

Algae-based Bioreactor

"Development firm hypergiant industries has designed a bioreactor that can suck as much carbon dioxide from the air as an acre of forest. filled with algae, the 3’x3’x7′ cube is intended for use in...

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