Tagged: algae

The ‘fishing’ chimps of Bakoun - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jan 09, 2017

I’m currently supervising a graduate student who’s writing a review of the literature on tool use in wild chimpanzees. This has become a most enjoyable interaction: it’s a topic I’ve been interested in for quite a while now, so the supervision role is an excuse to extend my own knowledge, and it’s great helping the student to enhance their own … Read More

Southern NZ lakes congested with algal snot - News

Erica Mather Jun 10, 2016

Three iconic South Island lakes – Wanaka, Coleridge and Wakatipu, are being clogged with a particular type of algae that produces floating mucous or ‘lake snot’. The alga called Cyclotella, or recently renamed by algologists as Lindavia intermedia, is related to the ‘rock snot’ alga didymo. The recent appearance of lake snot is associated with the emergence and dominance … Read More

What causes didymo blooms (“rock snot”) in NZ rivers? - Waiology

Waiology Dec 19, 2012

By Cathy Kilroy Ever since the alga Didymosphenia geminata was discovered growing prolifically in a South Island river, scientists have puzzled over how “blooms” (unusually large algal growths) of this alga can form. Rivers below lakes and dams in the South Island have been especially severely affected. Massive, persistent mats of didymo in these rivers have changed their character, reduced … Read More

Aquaflow plays its bargaining chips smartly - Stick

Peter Kerr May 03, 2012

One of the more interesting aspects of Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation’s deal with CRI Catalyst Company of the USA, is having bargaining chips or cards in your hand. Last September Marlborough-based Aquaflow announced a partnership of its wild-algae biofuel generating technology … Continue reading → … Read More

Aquaflow: next-gen biofuels a commercial reality - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 22, 2012

Positive news this week from the Nelson-based algae company Aquaflow whose fortunes we have followed on Hot Topic over the past three years. I last reported on them in August 2011, when they had signed an agreement for joint testing and evaluation with Texas-based CRI Catalyst Company (CRI). Now they have announced a full technology [...] … Read More

Aquaflow in Multi-Biomass Venture - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 31, 2011

Nelson-based algae company Aquaflow, whose progress we have reported on frequently in past posts has announced another engagement with an overseas company. This time it has signed a major agreement with Texas-based CRI Catalyst Company, a provider of catalyst and process technology to the global renewable fuel market. The focus of this partnership is on [...] … Read More