Microalgae Storage and Delivery

Delivery of microorganisms to aqueous environmental systems is a common approach for enhancing bioremediation of aquifers (bioaugmentation) and for the control of plant pathogens, insects and weeds (microbial biological control). Our current research focuses on storage and delivery of microalgae. Producing biofuel from microalgae on a large scale will require … Continue reading

Microalgae Analytical Methods

There are components of microalgae, in particular their polysaccharides and lipids, that are poorly characterized and utilized.   Analytical techniques have been developed to examine lipid, starch and cell wall carbohydrates. These methods have enabled discoveries on the impact of cultivation methods on flocculation of algae, cell wall lysis, and quality … Continue reading


Microalgae have remarkable potential for producing biofuels and bioproducts, sequestering CO2, and treating wastewater. Until recently, these features have been considered independent from one another making each use of algae expensive and economically impractical. Furthermore, the US DOE has identified increasing lipid productivity as a critical step to reducing costs … Continue reading

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