Algae testbed leaders look to solve national energy needs

Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the nation visited the ASU Polytechnic campus April 15-18 to collaborate on research and projects and to advance algae-based technologies.

The U.S. Department of Energy and Arizona State University's ATP3 initiative brings algae researchers together to maximize efforts and streamline research to effectively advance sustainable technologies like biofuels.

Gary Dirks, the Global Institute of Sustainability's new director and director of ATP3 says, "The ATP3 kickoff meeting gave all of the partners of ATP3 a chance to discuss how we will support public and private institutions in finding solutions to the nation's energy challenges."