Navigation Links
Florida Tech explores microalgae for biofuel

Responding to the urgent need for alternative energy, Florida Tech Professor of Biological Science, Junda Lin, has received a $430,000 contract from Aurora Biofuels for large-scale production of microalgae. Successful microalgae production for fuel so far is in small-scale cultivation.

Lin will cultivate the energy source at the university’s Vero Beach Marine Laboratory. His work is to test conditions that will optimize large-volume cultures of microalgae in outdoor, open settings. Cultures in outdoor systems are difficult due to the openness to light, temperature and potential contamination. Lin will manipulate dependent variables such as salinity, nutrient concentrations, pH and carbon dioxide to test optimum conditions for growth. "Alternative energy is desperately needed for sustaining the economy, national security and to respond to environmental concerns. Microalgae cultivation is an attractive alternative and the warm Florida climate makes large-scale production a possibility," said Lin.
'"/>

Source:Florida Institute of Technology


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Cousin of Asian super termite invades Florida
2. Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures
3. Discoveries by UAB and Florida scientists may help transplanted organs survive longer
4. Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals
5. Quick identification needed to save Floridas citrus industry from devastating disease
6. Cigarette smoke blocks cell repair mechanism, University of Florida study shows
7. NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Floridas coral reef
8. ‘Blue Brain?project explores thought at molecular level
9. New study explores beetle species with two forms of females
10. UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds wow factor
11. Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell Science today ... one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into the human ... first application of deep learning to create predictive models ... and a growing suite of powerful tools. The Allen ... future publicly available resources created and shared by the ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017  On April 6-7, 2017, Sequencing.com ... Genome hackathon at Microsoft,s headquarters in ... will focus on developing health and wellness apps that ... Hack the Genome is the first hackathon for ... world,s largest companies in the genomics, tech and health ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. , March 27, 2017 ... by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) ... Analytics Outpatient EMR Adoption Model sm . In ... top 12% of U.S. hospitals using an electronic ... recognized CHS for its high level of EMR ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... BioMedGPS ... the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & Sealants. , SmartTRAK’s US ... absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants used in surgical applications. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... (https://www.onramp.bio/ ) has launched Rosalind™, the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed ... bioinformatics complexity. Named in honor of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous ... RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit is back for ... June 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current and former FDA ... board directors and government officials from around the world to address key issues in ...
Breaking Biology Technology: