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UC San Diego Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae

March 7, 2013

What can green algae do for science if they weren’t, well, green? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the…

UC San Diego’s Algae Biofuels Program Ranked Best in Nation

May 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.

Scientists Complete First EPA-Approved Outdoor Field Trial for Genetically Engineered Algae

May 4, 2017

Scientists have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the EPA for genetically engineered algae. Algae tested under real-world conditions in outdoor ponds demonstrated that genetically engineered strains can be successfully cultivated outdoors without adversely impacting native algae populations.

Downtown Change Makers Event Features ‘Professor Algae’ Stephen Mayfield

August 17, 2016

…Stephen Mayfield, a pioneer in exploring the uses of algae for fuels, medicine, food and other purposes, is the featured speaker at this year’sthe inaugural launch of the “Change Makers” eventseries, set for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Downtown San Diego Partnership, 401 B Street , Suite100.

Scripps and SoCalGas System to Use Algae to Capture Carbon Dioxide

July 30, 2012

…on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas combustion and cost-effectively convert it into valuable byproducts such as biomethane, biodiesel and animal feed.

Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced

November 26, 2012

…first time that marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing biofuels. The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five different kinds of industrially important enzymes and say the same process they used could be employed to enhance the yield of petroleum-like compounds from…

UC San Diego Awarded $2 Million to Advance Algae-based Renewable Polymers

December 17, 2018

UC San Diego scientists have been granted $2 million to develop new methods for manufacturing products based on algae. Biologist Stephen Mayfield will lead efforts to develop novel platforms to produce biologically based monomers that will be used to manufacture renewable and biodegradable products.

Lawnmowers of the Sea

December 5, 2016

In a new study, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team examined the unique grazing roles of algae-eating herbivores on coral reefs to learn more about how they help keep corals from being overgrown by seaweeds.

Surfing into a Greener Future

April 23, 2015

…prepare the world’s first algae surfboard blank for the application of a fiberglass shell. Photos by Erik Jepsen/ UC San Diego Publications World’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard produced by UC San Diego biology and chemistry students UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental…

San Diego’s Algal Biofuels Research Enterprise Continues Rapid Growth

January 5, 2012

Despite the sluggish economy, San Diego’s research efforts to produce new transportation fuels from algae continue to grow at a rapid pace, generating more than double the number of jobs for local workers in 2011 than were available in the region just two years ago.

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