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…

Small Molecule Research

Small Molecule Research

University of California at Davis chemist Annaliese Franz describes her research using pharmaceutical chemistry to find ways to get more oil production from microalgae…

Mayfield Lab Progress

Mayfield Lab Progress

The Director for the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, Dr. Stephen Mayfield, shares his lab’s algal development progress and his views on the potential of algae in developing food and fuel…

Monterey Bay Algae

Monterey Bay Algae

Students from Raphael Kudela’s lab at U.C. Santa Cruz sample the water at the end of the municipal wharf, looking for marine algae. Mary Silver started the program in 1992 to help the state monitor for harmful algal blooms…

UCSD biologists engineer multi-colored algae

UCSD biologists engineer multi-colored algae

Biologists at UC San Diego have announced the successful engineering of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a green alga commonly used in laboratories, into a rainbow of different colors…

Henrikson and Edwards to host small-scale algae microfarming seminar at SFCC

Robert Henrikson and Dr. Mark Edwards, two of the algae industry’s leading experts on algae cultivation, will host an algae microfarming workshop on April 6, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM at Santa Fe…

GE Algae Cancer Drug

GE Algae Cancer Drug

Stephen Mayfield, a professor of biology at UC San Diego and director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, talks to KPBS about genetically engineering algae…

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Outing the “cheaters” of the algae world

Biologists in the University of Arizona’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology have discovered what they consider “cheating” on the part of single-celled algae. “There are cheaters out there that…

Cal Poly receives $1.3 million for algae biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary San Luis Obispo, CA-based Cal Poly research team, the Algae Technology Group (ATG), for a project…

Wastewater to Energy

Wastewater to Energy

A team of ASU grad students is working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation to clean up the environment while creating clean, renewable energy. Their project received initial funding from…

Algae Anti-Cancer Drugs

Algae Anti-Cancer Drugs

Biologists at UC San Diego are working with green algae to produce a wide range of human therapeutic proteins used for treating various types of cancer, and much less expensively than by producing these proteins more conventionally with…

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

UCSD Developing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Algae

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer…

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