Researching diatoms as insulation material

Researching diatoms as insulation material

Dr. Mufit Akinc, a professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, are working to develop next-generation insulation materials for freezers, refrigerated trucks, buildings and other heating and cooling applications…

ISU producing made-to-order algae

ISU producing made-to-order algae

A new algae production facility at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, makes use of an innovative design containing a novel biofilm-based cultivation system designed by Martin Gross, a graduate assistant in agricultural and biosystems engineering…

ISU Building Pilot-scale Algal Production Facility

ISU Building Pilot-scale Algal Production Facility

An algal production facility located at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) at Iowa State University will be operational this month, with a production capacity of 50-100 dried kilograms of algae biomass per year…

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, are exploring the effects of controlling the expression of two algal genes that regulate the uptake of CO2 for photosynthesis. In the experiments performed…

Dow AgroSciences, Iowa State U. in Algae Research Agreement

Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and Iowa State University have entered into a research agreement to study how Dow’s EXZACT(TM) Precision…