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Top 10 Ways Algae Boost Science, Energy and Medicine

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Israeli scientists find novel approaches to tap into the potential of this slimy plantlike organism for fuel, nutrition and innovative medical therapies.

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Beth S (330)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:36 pm
These guys are so creative and insightful. Beautiful stuff. It's exciting to think that have discovered how to do so much to benefit people and the earth with something so abundant and safe.

Here are some of the categories covered:

1. Univerve’s fatty green fuel
2. Commercial algae farm
3. Nutritional additive
4. Restoring ‘wild’ taste and vitamins to farmed salmon
5. Reducing dangerous algae blooms
6. Algae to heal hearts
7. TransAlgae
8. Harvesting algae at sea
9. Micro-algae to lower cholesterol?
10. Isaac Berzin

Patricia Martin (19)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:40 pm
I thought this was cool....

2. Commercial algae farm

Not putting all its algae in one bucket is Israel’s Seambiotic, an established algae farm and production company that provides algae feedstock to the nutraceuticals industry, while at the same time pursuing novel ways to grow algae to make it a competitive biofuel in the long run. The company’s successful pilot plant using the polluting smokestacks of the power industry works with the Israel Electric Company in Ashkelon, with promising algae business deals underway in the United States, Italy and in China.

Seambiotic launched its first commercial algae farm this year in China to help the growing country capture carbon while creating a nutritious byproduct. The company expects to be a major algae biofuel contender in the future when the market is ready. Meanwhile it paves the way using algae in carbon-capture projects and in the food additives business.

Terry V (30)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:53 pm

Earth Cry

Mother Nature Needs Us

Stan B (123)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:01 pm
WOW!!!! What amazing potential this research has for all humanity.
Thanks Beth.

Sue Matheson (79)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:56 pm

Tommy S (11)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:12 am
Israeli intelligence-- evolved over the years with intellectual encouragement--- It is amazing the heights this small nation can achieve -- Like a star in the surrounding blackness

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:37 am
Meanwhile, in Cairo, a new medical clinic is administering the new Islamic wonder drug cure all- camel urine.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday November 9, 2012, 4:28 am
that was an interesting read, thanks Beth

Past Member (0)
Friday November 9, 2012, 4:55 am
the article saved. Thank you, Beth.

pam w (139)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:26 am
Imagine that....POND SCUM MAKES GOOD!

Thanks to the Israelis!

Justin M (2)
Friday November 9, 2012, 10:16 am

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:38 pm
I think everything we will ever need for our health was established on this planet from the beginning.. Unfortunately much has been destroyed or tainted. Hope the benefits of algae will be with us for a long time......thanks Israel. Be'ahavat Yisrael. Thanks Beth.

Jay S (116)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:51 am
What a great story! We are especially pleased to read about the Omega 3 supplement made from algae that is vegan! The idea of making bio-fuels out of algae and growing them in the sea is another wonderful idea. Anything to get us off this toxic (in more ways than one) petroleum addiction. We already use bio-diesel in our car that is made from used cooking oil that the many restaurant along our stretch of the Costa del Sol in Spain dispose of daily and, by law, must recycle, plus the collection points in towns where individuals can deposit their own oil. It too is a win-win situation and pollutes only 12% as much as petro-diesel, and uses no OPEC oil. Adding any more bio-fuel to the non-diesel mix is very welcome news.

We never seem to cease being amazed at the great inventions for the advancement of human kind that come out of this little dynamo of a country. Israelis have not only made the desert bloom but have excelled in so many other fields as well. They've even produced, at long last, a vaccine/treatment for most cancers that should be out in a few years. That will be a dream come true for many of us.

Thanks for this interesting and hopeful article!

Talya H (10)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 5:59 pm

Jules W (61)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:37 pm
Thanks Beth, Very interesting.

Melania P (122)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:17 pm
Love algae, so beautiful!!
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