NMSU, Las Cruces Utilities partner on biofuel project

NMSU, Las Cruces Utilities partner on biofuel project

Suzanne Michaels and Isabel Walters report for the Las Cruces Sun-News that New Mexico State University professors have joined with Las Cruces Utilities on a project funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy using algae to clean wastewater and produce biofuels…

Marine bacteria boost growth of diatoms

Marine bacteria boost growth of diatoms

University of Washington oceanographers have found that diatoms — the intricately patterned single-celled algae that exist throughout the world’s oceans — grow faster in the presence of bacteria that release a growth hormone known to benefit land plants. The study, published online May 27 in Nature, uses genetic and…

UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UCSD’s Algae Surfboard

UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems have resulted in a partnership with the region’s surfing industry to create the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard…

Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Webinar

Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Webinar

A new forum has been created at Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ, to examine the future of transportation fuels. As the fuel industry continues to see peaks and valleys in market prices and availability, it is the time for researchers, consumers and leaders to come together and discuss the critical issues…

Understanding dinoflagellate bioluminescence

Understanding dinoflagellate bioluminescence

Algae “red tide” events often create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by breaking waves. While many mysteries remain on how such red tide blooms emerge, marine biologists are now making progress in decoding the mechanisms that trigger bioluminescence…

Young students share algae research at ASU

Young students share algae research at ASU

The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) opened to the public recently to provide an overview of how algae are and can be used for a variety of products, from fuel to food. In addition to AzCATI displays and demonstrations related to algae-based or derived products, several local students…

The algae-based sustainable surfboard

The algae-based sustainable surfboard

UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems have resulted in a partnership with the region’s surfing industry to create the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard. The surfboard was publicly unveiled and presented to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer…

New Mexico 17-year-old making algae biofuels more efficient

New Mexico 17-year-old making algae biofuels more efficient

Damien Willis writes in the Las Cruces Sun-News about New Mexico high school senior Sophia Sánchez-Maes, who has already racked up more than 90 credit hours at New Mexico State University, discussed her research on the future of algae as a biofuel with President Obama, and won countless prestigious awards…

Advancing from lab to industrial algae production

Advancing from lab to industrial algae production

Computer Science and Engineering Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Vineet Bafna was on the roster of experts who spoke at Green Revolution 2.0. The symposium, March 12-13 in the Qualcomm Institute, was organized by the California Center for Algal Biology and the Center for Food…

ATP3 Workshop

ATP3 Workshop

The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) serves as a learning environment for research and commercialization of algae-based biofuels and other biomass co-products. ATP3 is funded through a $15 million grant from the US Department of Energy. The partnership is led by the Arizona Center for Algae…

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Algal malaria vaccine advances

Using a malaria parasite protein produced from algae, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine generated antibodies in mice that nearly eliminated mosquito infection by the malaria parasite. The method, published Feb. 17…

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Producing two biofuels from Isochrysis algae

Researchers Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the microalgae Isochrysis to synthesize both biodiesel and jet fuel, in parallel. The new study was…

Racing on Algal Fuel

Racing on Algal Fuel

Utah State University researcher Michael Morgan took his lab work to “World of Speed,” at the Bonneville Speedway, near Wendover, Utah, to show how an algae & safflower biodiesel blend in a small diesel…

USU races cars on algae/safflower biofuel blend

USU races cars on algae/safflower biofuel blend

Michael Anderson reports for Deseret News that Utah State University (USU) researchers used the Bonneville Salt Flats Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, to show how well a car fueled with 20 percent biofuel made of algae…

OSU researchers combine diatoms and nanoparticles

OSU researchers combine diatoms and nanoparticles

Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein…

USU tests algae simulation around the world

USU tests algae simulation around the world

Biplab Das writes in NatureAsia that researchers from Utah State University (USU) have developed a model that simulates algae growth and their lipid productivity at various global locations using…

SFCC receives $50K grant for algae PBR monitoring

Santa Fe Community College has been awarded a $50,000, SEED Infrastructure Grant from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), for commercial algae photo-bioreactor monitoring…

Algae 101: Part 75

Algae 101: Part 75

A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his team have worked for seven years to create complex protein-based drugs….

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

UCSD earns top spots for algae research

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research…

UC Extension Program

UC Extension Program

Thanks to an innovative program led by Dr. Stephen Mayfield, in partnership with UC San Diego Extension, many students have received their certification to work as general science technicians…

Heliae, Schott and ASU partner on next-gen algae technology

Heliae, Schott and ASU partner on next-gen algae technology

Heliae, SCHOTT North America and Arizona State University (ASU) have announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership…

ASU’s Dr. Sommerfeld

ASU’s Dr. Sommerfeld

Arizona State University’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld has accomplished groundbreaking work in algae biofuels at ASU’s polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona. Here he discusses his work as an algae…

Algae Cancer Drugs

Algae Cancer Drugs

Among the big stories in algae this year, biologists at UC San Diego succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

ATP3 announces next training intensive

The DOE-funded Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) has announced their next training workshop Feb. 24-28 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University…

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