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Algen auf dem Weg zur ISS

Fraunhofer Algen für die ISSAm 23. Juli 2014 um 23:44 Uhr soll es heißen »lift-off« für eine Reihe von Organismen, die mindestens 12 Monate an der Außenseite der Raumstation ISS verbringen werden. Unter den mehreren hundert Proben von Urbakterien, Algen, Flechten, Moosen und Pilzen finden sich auch zwei Stämme aus der Sammlung frostliebender Algen, die am Institutsteil Bioanalytik und Bioprozesse des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Zelltherapie und Immunologie in Potsdam beheimatet ist. Continue Reading →

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Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Cellana to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels of 5,000 gallons per acre per year by 2022. Continue Reading →

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Fermentalg and Sofiproteol Enter a New Phase in Their Partnership for the Production and Sale of Omega-3

Libourne, France and Paris, France – Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, and Sofiprotéol, an industrial and finance company in France’s vegetable oil and protein crop industry, have announced the signing of an agreement that marks a new phase in their partnership for the production and sale of Omega-3. Continue Reading →

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Short Circuit in the Food Web

Chemists of Jena University shed light upon mechanisms of viral diseases of marine algae: Together with scientists of the Weizman Institute in Israel the team around Prof. Pohnert has analyzed the complex interaction between the algae Emiliania huxleyi and viruses. In the science magazine ‘The Plant Cell’ the researchers describe how they could clarify the molecular mechanisms of the relationship between the virus and the algae, which crucially influences the food chain of the ocean. Continue Reading →

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