Algae Industry Recognizes Budding Researchers
Six students get Young Algae Researcher Award for their contribution to algae biology and engineering research. The awards were presented at the world’s largest gathering of algae industry professionals and academicians, to recognize the exceptional research projects carried out by budding researchers, who discover innovative methods of producing fuel and other products from algae.
Researchers Awarded Under Algae Biology Category
Beth Rasala, University of California San Diego – Development of molecular genetic tools for algae biotechnology.
Justin Ungerer, National Renewable Energy Lab – Sustained photosynthetic conversion of CO2 to ethylene in Synechocystis 6803.
Henri Gerken, AzCATI at Arizona State University – Advanced characteristics of Chorella vulgaris cell walls by enzymatic degradation.
Researchers Awarded Under Algae Engineering Category
Esteban Hincapie, Colorado State University – Design of a continuous flow algae harvesting devise: Ultrasonic property measurements and finite element analysis.
Katerine Napan, Utah State University Biodiesel production in combination with bioremediation of heavy metals from flue gas using microalgae.
Alex McCurdy, Utah State University – Biodiesel from algae, yeast, and bacteria: Engine performance and exhaust emissions