Tag: Agricultural Research Service

Microalgae Food for Honeybees

Kim Kaplan reports for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that a microscopic algae could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey bees, according to…

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Papaya-powered algae for Hawaiian biodiesel

In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using the green algae Auxenochlorella protothecoides (formerly Chlorella protothecoides). She’s also using the pulp of discarded papayas – those deemed too blemished, malformed, or damaged…

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