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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.

A Flip Flop Revolution

October 5, 2017

…Flip Flop Revolution From algae surfboards to sustainable shoes, a campus innovation that could change the world Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications UC San Diego students and researchers have produced the world’s first algae-based, renewable flip flops. The first prototypes of their new invention, developed over the summer…

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…

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.

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.

Biologists Engineer Algae to Make Complex Anti-Cancer ‘Designer’ Drug

December 10, 2012

…at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer. Their achievement opens the door for making these and other “designer” proteins in larger quantities and much more cheaply than can now be made from mammalian cells.

Drug Lord’s Hippos Make Their Mark on Foreign Ecosystem

January 23, 2020

…resources by fueling harmful algae and bacteria.” Researchers in a two-year hippo impact project captured a variety of ecological data, including oxygen levels, water chemistry and audio soundscapes. Spanning two years, the research team completed a comprehensive assessment of water quality, oxygen levels and stable isotope signatures, comparing lakes with…

Study Finds Parrotfish are Critical to Coral Reef Health

January 23, 2017

…cause of the alarming modern-day shift from coral- to algae-dominated reefs occurring across the Caribbean.

Medtech Meets Cleantech: Malaria Vaccine Candidate Produced from Algae

February 18, 2015

…School of Medicine used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, generated antibodies in mice that nearly eliminated mosquito infection by the malaria parasite. The method is the newest attempt to develop a vaccine…

Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry

December 1, 2011

If algae is to be the solution for America’s pain at the gas pump, trained workers are needed to make that a reality. Applications are now available for continuing education grants at the University of California San Diego to retrain workers as general science technicians in the rapidly expanding biofuels…

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