Making plastics and omega-3 in space

Making plastics and omega-3 in space

John Wenz reports in Popular Mechanics that Dr. Mark Blenner, a research group leader at Clemson University, is developing a smart way for future deep space explorers to recycle their bodily waste into nutritional supplements to keep them alive and even create useful building materials to keep the ship up and running…

Clemson Algae Extraction

Clemson Algae Extraction

A look at Chlorella algae being grown heterotrophically at Clemson University, using glycerol as a carbon source, and a demonstration of their extraction process…