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Plant-based alternative protein options emerge from the sea

When one hears the term “alternative protein source” tofu, tempeh and seitan are what typically come to mind. In the March issue of Food Technology, Toni Tarver writes about three lesser known, but just as nutritious and palatable alternative protein sources.   Algae-Derived Proteins Algae are a diverse group of photosyntehetic organisms that are chiefly aquatic,...
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Solazyme focuses its algae platform to redefine the future of food

Solazyme has announced that it is focusing the Company exclusively on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, harnessing the power of its transformational algae innovation platform. The evolution leverages over a decade of R&D and product development on an innovative suite of algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, as well as extensive investment in building...
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High profile speakers announced for Horizon 2020 briefing event on 13th Oct, Manchester

Learn about funding opportunities for primary production, food, marine & the bioeconomy The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with Innovate UK, invites you to join us at our free briefing event on 13th October in Manchester to learn about funding available within the Horizon 2020 programme. The 'Societal Challenges' pillar of Horizon 2020 has a...
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Design4Life: How the New Trends in Health, Food and Biotech are Changing our Lives

With the world’s population of 7.2 billion projected to reach 9 billion by 2050, this rapid growth in the occupancy of our planet is creating unprecedented challenges in the management of essential services and resources that support basic human living. As first to speak at the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) Design4Life industry workshop, KTN’s Head of Design Beatrice Rogers was...
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Programme for UK Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards launch confirmed

The programme for the launch event for the Algal Industry Roadmap and SPARK Awards,which is a free event and is due to take place on the 3rd June in London, has now been confirmed. The event will take the following format   1.00pm Registration and lunch 2.00pm Introduction from the AB SIG Funders - Chris Franklin (NERC) and Merlin Goldman (TSB) 2.15pm ...
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Seaweed to bioethanol- Chinese and US companies announce plans for collaboration

China's Xunshan Group, the world's largest grower of brown seaweed, will work with Bio Architecture Lab, a US biotechnology company, to convert seaweed into renewable chemicals, fuel and other products for both the Chinese and global market. The two companies want to develop a biorefinery approach to seaweed biofuel/animal feed/commodity chemical production. More info can be...
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Algaculture for Biotechnology Training Course

If you're currently working in algaculture, biotechnology or biofuels, or you require an understanding of the incredible potential of algae for pharmaceutical, neutraceutical or industrial uses, this hands-on two-day course provides a solid introduction for you.   Delivered by leading algal scientists from http://www.ccap.ac.uk/ (the Culture Collection of Algae...
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Another usual use of seaweed

Mike Lean, of Glasgow University, and businessman Donnie Maclean have team up to produce a nutritional balance pizza. In order to reduce the salt contain they have included seaweed in the pizza. Salt substitues containing seaweed are all ready available and several firms also sell seaweed as a form of flavouring for salads and soups. For more info check out the BBC website at...
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AB SIG launch their Strategy Research Agenda

A new report from the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG) highlights the benefits of cultivating and using both macroalgae (seaweed) and microalgae (microscopic floating plants such as phytoplankton) in a wide range of products. It also identifies some of the research that should be done to understand and manage the potential impacts on the Earth’s environmental...
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Seaweed: Should people eat more of it?

The magazine section of the BBC news site has an interest article on the potential health benefits of eating seaweed. So should we follow Asia and start including more seaweed in our diets. There are seaweed salt replacements already commerically available for table salt (http://www.nutri-health.co.uk/product/for-men/superfoods/raw-seaweed-salt.aspx ) or you can try making your own...
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Seaweed may provide new source of functional ingredients

A review of almost 100 scientific studies, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , reports that some seaweed proteins have the same effects as the bioactive peptides found in milk products and dairy products, and work to reduce blood pressure in a similar way to ACE inhibitor drugs. A summary of the article can be read here . Merlin
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Webinar on funding opportunities for Industrial Biotech & SynBio

This KTN webinar provided an update on the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology, with particular focus on the remit of each competition and where applications are likely to fit best. 

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