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UD Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab

July 6, 2012
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Dave Larsen reports from the Dayton (OH) Daily News that the University of Dayton Research Institute will start construction July 9 on a new $850,000 outdoor algae lab at its River Campus building to develop advanced jet fuels and address carbon emissions.

The new facility will test systems developed at UDRI’s current indoor algae lab in an outdoor setting, away from laboratory-controlled conditions, said Sukh Sidhu, head of UDRI’s Energy Technologies and Materials group. “When these algae systems are commercialized, they would be working outside and not indoors, so that is where we will be testing,” Sidhu said.

The outdoor lab will occupy 10,000 square feet close to the water near the north end of UDRI’s River Campus building.

UDRI in 2009 was awarded a six-year, $49.5 million Air Force research grant to develop advanced jet fuels and combustion technologies. As the largest consumer of aviation fuel, the U.S. Air Force is funding the research in an effort to reduce both its carbon emissions and dependence on foreign oil, UDRI officials said.

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