UM researchers to test multi-strain algae cultivation

A team of University of Michigan (U-M) researchers has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to identify and test naturally diverse groups of green algae that can be grown together to create a high-yield…

U. of M. Develops One-Minute Oil Change

University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated that they can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform 65 percent of the biomass into biocrude…

Algae to Fuel at U-M

Scientists in the chemical engineering department at the University of Michigan are working to create an effective method for converting microalgae to liquid fuels. Phil Savage is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of…

Pressure Cooking Algae

Faculty and students of the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering department are heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker in an effort to speed up development of affordable biofuels. “This research could play a major role in the nation’s…