Algae workshop trains ASU scientists

The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office Algae Program visited ASU on Nov. 19-20 to host its Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop for interested stakeholders, scientists, industry professionals, and government officials. ASU staff and faculty from the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), the AzCATI-led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3), and the College of Technology and Innovation attended the workshop as well.

"ATP3 welcomed this opportunity to display our capabilities and talents to the workshop attendees and the U.S. Department of Energy," said Gary Dirks, director of ATP3 and the Global Institute of Sustainability.

Participants applied their knowledge in hands-on training sessions at AzCATI, learning about the current progress of algae research, barriers to algae-based fuels, and metrics.