360º NREL Algae Lab Tour

Explore the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s algae lab as researcher Nick Sweeney takes you on a 360-degree tour of the algal biofuels research facility. Discover how NREL is growing algae to learn how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products…

NREL and high school team for algal space project

Almost two years ago, on June 28, 2015, the rocket carrying experiments from Chatfield High School to the International Space Station disintegrated 139 seconds into its flight. That could have put an end to the collaboration between the students and researchers from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy…

NREL Scientist Maria Ghirardi Named AAAS Fellow

Maria Ghirardi, a scientist at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS cited Dr. Ghirardi for “distinguished contributions to our understanding of photobiological hydrogen production…

Algae Fuels boosted by NREL process

A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL’s…

Al Darzins joins GTI

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges, has announced that bioenergy pioneer Al Darzins has joined the company…

Deadline 7/20 for NREL Renewable Growth Forum Presenters

This Friday, July 20, 2012 is the final deadline for renewable energy and energy efficiency technology small businesses to apply to present at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s…

A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

“The conclusions from the Aquatic Species Program are not correct,” says Algenol CEO Paul Woods, taking issue with the 1980’s assessment that photobioreactors cannot be a cost effective means…

Predicting Algal Lipid Content using NIR Spectroscopy

At NREL’s National Bioenergy Center, we are working towards developing a new method for estimating the oil or lipid content and chemical composition in a wide range of algal strains…