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Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 06:38 UTC

Tag: algae

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 06:25 UTC

    Chile seaweed exports net 209 million dollars in nine months

    The total volume of products derived from seaweed exported in the three quarters reached 5,385 tons, representing a 27.7% increase compared with 2014.

    Seaweed exports from Chile reached 209 million dollars in the first nine months of the year, which is 16.4% below the same period in 2014.According to the latest Boletín de Exportaciones Pesqueras y de Acuicultura de Chile, (Fisheries and Aquaculture exports report) prepared by the Economy Department of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), the contribution of these products to total income received from the sector's exports was 5%.

  • Tuesday, September 27th 2011 - 01:36 UTC

    Chilean company farming algae for future production of bio-fuels

    Macro-algae is abundant all along the Chilean southern coastline (Photo: BAL Chile/FIS)

    BAL Chile SA is dedicated to farming algae on the island of Chiloé and in a second stage, plans to produce bio-fuels for industrial use, announced the company’s CEO Benjamin González.

  • Thursday, May 12th 2011 - 19:07 UTC

    Baltic Sea patched with ‘dead zones’ reveals research expedition

    Microscopic algae threatens to suffocate marine life by sucking oxygen (Photo Oceana)

    A research expedition in the Baltic Sea has yielded spectacular photos of surprisingly colourful life below the calm surface. But the images also reveal a more sinister reality -- the alarming spread of “dead zones” threatening aquatic life.