Technology Updates – Five New Ones!

We are offering the Technology Updates as a way of saving you time and money.

David Border consultancy now offer 5 more subscription-only, bi-weekly Technology Updates on the following topics: 

Aquaculture Feed: The use of new and sustainable commercial fish feed is an important development in the growing industry of aquaculture. With the move away from fishmeal and fish oil many new materials and processes are being explored to provide cost-effective substitutes or supplements.

Biodegradable Bioplastics: The world-wide problem of pollution of land and the oceans by non-biodegradable plastics is well known. Biodegradable bioplastics are an important way forward for two reasons:

  • They are derived from renewable sources  and not from petroleum.
  • They can be broken down by microorganisms to prevent accumulation in the environment.  

Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis (the conversion by plants and algae of solar energy, carbon dioxide and water into chemical energy and biomass) is the most important process on the planet. Photosynthesis uses the primary source of all energy (the sun) and is the main producer of oxygen in the atmosphere. The study, understanding and development of photosynthesis is critical to the future of all human, animal and plant life.

Biofuels: There is increasing evidence that the greenhouse gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels are contributing to climate change.  Biofuels are renewable and are made from plant and algal feedstocks that take up carbon dioxide as they grow through the process of photosynthesis.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs): Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) occur in the sea and freshwater causing major financial losses for the fishing and tourist industries. Many different solutions are being proposed including predicting and tracking blooms, preventing excess nutrients entering the water, harvesting, and other physical, biological and chemical control systems.

These are all subjects I work on as part of my David Border Consultancy activities. My current database of information on these topics (updated daily) contains over 21,000 items.

To keep up to date with developments in these fields I spend a great deal of time identifying, retrieving and organising relevant information.  This requires a detailed knowledge of each topic in order to separate the “wheat from the chaff” (and there is a lot of “chaff” published!). My 35 years working in commercial microbiology provide me with the required knowledge.

The Updates will be issued every two weeks and will include relevant information published in the previous two weeks.

The information will include (with links to the original sources):

  • annotated summaries of technical articles and important commercial news items
  • links to important academic reports and theses
  • links to government reports
  • links to the best videos
  • downloadable PDFs

This service is backed up by a regularly updated second database of individuals, companies, associations and research organizations that work in these areas.

Each Technology Update is offered at $98.00 (£76.00) for 26 issues (one every two weeks). This equates to only $4 (£3)/issue.

If you would like to subscribe to one or more of these updates, or have suggestions for other topics, please email me.