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…

Algae from Dairy Waste

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National…

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…

From waste to algal biofuel at Cal Poly

From waste to algal biofuel at Cal Poly

Sourceable.net writes about the work Tryg Lundquist is doing at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), employing algae to treat human waste and then converting the biomass into energy…

DoE reps discuss algae-based fuels

U.S. Department of Energy representatives gathered at Arizona State University Nov. 19-20 to discuss affordable, scalable and sustainable algae-based fuels with stakeholders in the field…

Utah algae testbed facility opens

Utah State University and the Logan City (Utah) Environmental Department have collaborated to develop a testbed facility where research and testing is being conducted utilizing algae-based engineering…

Arizona students unite for algae research

Arizona students unite for algae research

Students and researchers from the three major public universities across Arizona have joined forces to maximize the use of one of Arizona’s natural resources: algae…

DOE awards UA-led team $8M for biofuel

DOE awards UA-led team $8M for biofuel

The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy…

NMSU Research

NMSU Research

Peter Lammers and the NMSU Algal Bioenergy Program team recently received a grant of $5 million from the Department of Energy for a two-and-a-half year research project, “Realization of Algae Potential…

HEPI partners with ASU and ATP3 for high-value molecules

Arizona State University algae researchers at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and the ASU-led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3)…

Growing greenhouse algae under a new solar panel design

Growing greenhouse algae under a new solar panel design

GianCarlo Onorati writes in SantaCruz.com that a team of scientists from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) are exploring the cultivation of algae in a self-sustaining greenhouse…

University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Randy Ryan, Assistant Director at the Agriculture Experment Station of the University of Arizona, explains how his program is exploring algae cultivation techniques to accelerate the development of successful commercial algae farms in the state…

Stephen Mayfield@TED

Stephen Mayfield@TED

This video is a presentation that Dr. Stephen Mayfield made at 
TEDxUCSD’s Innovation & Tradition event in May 11, 2013. 
Stephen is director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, and a co-director of the Food and Fuel…

Algae meets art in Arizona

Algae meets art in Arizona

Arizona State University student Phillip Carrier is using algae as inspiration for an art installation project as a Master of Fine Arts student from the Herberger Institute School of Art. Carrier will blend art and science together throughout two summer semesters…

National algae testbed kicks off at ASU

National algae testbed kicks off at ASU

Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings…

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

The quest for an edible, multipurpose, malarial vaccine

Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer…

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