Algae

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Alltech to shut down Kentucky algae facility

By Jane Byrne

Alltech is closing its algae facility in Winchester, Kentucky, saying the move was prompted by the need for more flexibility and less constraint in terms of algae production.

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Feed Protein Innovation

Dairy processing waste to protein rich duckweed

By Jane Byrne

Scientists in Ireland are working on a process to produce duckweed for use in animal feed by capturing essential nutrients in wastewater from dairy processing plants.

'The reason that we can make it low cost is that we use nitrates and phosphates from whisky co-products to offset the nutrient costs associated with microalgal production.' © istock/MartinM303

Whisky thrash to fish feed treasure

By Jane Byrne

An Edinburgh University graduate is looking to develop large-scale, low-cost microalgae production using whisky co-products.