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-On Wednesday July 16th the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF) will host lunch for
 

Summary: -On Wednesday July 16th
the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF) will host lunch for
a small group of faculty and post-docs to discuss research ideas related to the growth and use of
algae as means to produce biofuel, see summary below. The lunch will be held from 12-1PM in
room 300 in Rice Hall. Please RSVP to Paula Euvard at pge3@cornell.edu
Sincerely,
Beth Ahner, organizer
Improving the Stability and Productivity of Algal Bioreactors for Biofuel Production
Large-scale algae production has the potential to provide a significant fraction of the liquid fuel
market and many venture capital-funded companies are entering the arena. Algae production
uses less water than traditional agriculture and does not displace food crops from arable land.
Currently, very few companies producing algae are realizing profits and many of those are only
doing so in secondary markets such as dietary supplements for humans and animals. In order to
realize the great potential of algae for biofuels, the production systems much be made more
robust, productive and predictable in order to ensure successful scale-up. Researchers at Cornell
in biology, ecology and engineering could work collaboratively to solve some of these
challenges.

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering