ASU Algae Researchers Link Cell Wall Degradation to CO2

ASU Algae Researchers Link Cell Wall Degradation to CO2

A research team from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has developed a process that reprograms photosynthetic microbes to secrete lipids, making byproduct recovery and conversion to biofuels…

A.I.M. Interview: Cal Poly’s Dr. Tryg Lundquist

A.I.M. Interview: Cal Poly’s Dr. Tryg Lundquist

As an environmental engineering professor at California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, CA, Dr. Tryg Lundquist researches how wastewater can make algae biofuel and how algae biofuel…

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Qiang Hu

When a guy like Mark Edwards says, “He is the smartest guy I know,” I have to pay attention. “Who is the smartest guy you know?” I ask him. “Yes,” he says. “Hu is the smartest guy I know”…

UCLA Researchers Develop Algal Proteins for Biofuels

UCLA Researchers Develop Algal Proteins for Biofuels

Two types of raw materials are currently used for biorefining and biofuel production: carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such as sugars…

A.I.M. Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Greg Mitchell

A.I.M. Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Greg Mitchell

Dr. B. Greg Mitchell is a research biologist and senior lecturer at the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. An avid surfer, Greg credits the gnarly waves of…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield Part 2

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield Part 2

We continue with the conclusion of our interview with Dr. Stephen Mayfield…Do you have a concern about genetic engineering? Is there a dark side that you think has a valid risk…

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center

Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center dedicated to researching and bringing to fruition “green” technologies using algae…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology. A PhD geneticist from UC Berkeley…

AIM Interview: Dr. John Benemann

AIM Interview: Dr. John Benemann

As pioneers go, in the modern business of algae biofuels and co-products, possibly no one has built a longer record of accomplishment than Dr. John Benemann. Involved in algae biofuels and…

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