Valuable pigment from reasonably stressed algae

Valuable pigment from reasonably stressed algae

A green fresh water algae will now take up the fight with marigolds; but not to embellish the flower beds, but to produce a compound not many have given thought to, the orange carotenoid lutein. Lutein is used both in food supplements, animal feed and cosmetics – and...
Competition for phosphorus becomes tougher

Competition for phosphorus becomes tougher

Phosphorus is needed for growing crops, but is also a finite mineral resource. The increasing interest for microalgae production means that yet another activity will compete for available phosphorus. BioBUF researcher Joshua Mayers, presented a possible solution at...