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Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

UC San Diego News Center
Jun 18, 2017

More than 300 researchers from around the world will travel to UC San Diego next month for an international meeting designed to showcase new biological and chemical approaches to utilizing solar energy for direct fuel production. Officially billed as the second biannual International Solar Fuels conference, the scientific meeting is being held on U.S. soil for the first time.   Read more »

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FF21 Biologist Named Pew Scholar

UC San Diego News Center
Jun 15, 2017

Rachel Dutton and Elizabeth Villa, researchers in UC Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, have been selected as Pew scholars in biomedical sciences. Selected as part of a group of 22 exceptional early-career researchers, Dutton and Villa each will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational research.   Read more »

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Algae May Help Feed a Hungry World

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Jun 12, 2017

Nearly 790 million people around the world do not get enough to eat. Most of them live in developing countries.Many parts of the developing world do not have transportation systems in place that can bring food to people. It can be difficult to get food to those who need it without good roads and other necessary infrastructure..   Read more »

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

UC San Diego News Center
May 4, 2017

FF21 scientists at the University of California San Diego teamed up with Sapphire Energy to successfully complete the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for genetically engineered algae.   Read more »

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UC San Diego Biologist Awarded Prestigious Packard Fellowship

UC San Diego News Center
October 14, 2016

Rachel Dutton, a UC San Diego molecular biology professor and FF21 member, is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to win the prestigious 2016 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.   Read more »

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FF21 research to support the new Deep Decarbonization Initiative at UC San Diego

UC San Diego News Center
October 13, 2016

FF21 joins the Deep Decarbonization Initiative bringing its expertise to help governments and experts around the world meet the challenge of decarbonizing world energy and transportation systems in a way that is inclusive, comprehensive and feasible.  Read more »

Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop

Cal-CAB Researchers contribute to DOE Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop

UC San Diego News Center
September 14, 2016

Cal-CAB Faculty and Researchers served as experts for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) "Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop Summary Report", with highlights from the May workshop in San Diego.  Download Report »

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

UC San Diego News Center
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.  Read More »

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CAB-Comm reports on six years of algal research

UC San Diego News Center
May 11, 2016

The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its six years of operation.  Read More »

Say Cheese Say Cheese

UC San Diego News Center
April 21, 2016

While many microbiologists build entire research careers around studies of a single microorganism, Rachel Dutton has taken her career in the other direction—examining collections of microbes, but with an unusual twist. She studies what grows on cheese.  Read More »

2015

Founders Celebration Festivities Kick Off Nov. 12 10/8/15

Surfing's Clean Break 10/01/15

Algae, Innovating the Future 09/09/15

Growing Foam 08/25/15

DOE funds 2 algae biomass projects under Carbon Capture Program  08/19/15

6 New Things Happening with Biofuels 06/19/15

UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences 04/28/15

Surviving the next population boom with resistant crops and biofuels 04/23/15

World’s First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego 04/23/15

World’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard produced by UC San Diego biology and chemistry students 04/23/15

San Diego Featured as One of "World's Smart Cities" in National Geographic Documentary 04/14/2015

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae To Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer 03/30/15

Green Revolution 2.0: Advancing from lab to industrial algae production 03/23/15

Meeting on ‘Green Revolution 2.0’ Draws Researchers and New Ideas 03/19/215

Miracosta College to offer 4-year degree 01/20/2015

2014

Algae's promise rebounds after setbacks 10/06/14

Building Agricultural Research 10/03/14

Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists 10/01/14

Algae as biofuel focus of summit 09/29/14

San Diego's Thriving Algae Biotechnology Industry Continues to Fuel Region's Economy 06/24/14

Algae Science Articles — Stephen P. Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory 05/04/14

Dr. Stephen Mayfield: When Will Algae-based Transportation Fuels Be

Economically Viable? 04/17/14

Biologists Develop Nanosensors to Visualize Movements and Distribution of Plant Stress Hormone 04/15/14

Research Highlight: Powered by Plankton 04/07/14

Scale the Trick in Getting Algal Biofuel Cost Down 03/08/2014

UC San Diego Takes Top Two Positions in National Rankings for Biofuel Research 03/04/2014

10 Hottest Trends in Algae: #3 Bring on the Apps 02/25/2014

Algae Biomass Advocates Push Past Exuberance, Aim for Sustainability February 11, 2014

20 Reasons To Love San Diego: #19 Because We Are Using Algae To Fight Cancer February 2014

The Last Decade in Research: "Startling New Avenues of Discovery" January 9, 2014

2013

How Algae Could Change the World December 6, 2013

Production of Biofuel Could Reduce Risk of Global Warming, Say Researchers November 22, 2013

Method to Genetically Engineer Key Growth Component in Biofuel Production Developed November 22, 2013

Environment-harming Fossil Fuel Use Can Be Reduced by Algal Biofuel November 22, 2013

Algal Biofuel Could Help Reduce Environment-Harming Fossil Fuel Use; Researchers Step Closer to Making it a Reality November 21, 2013

Breakthrough in Biofuel from Marine Algae Could Lead to New Energy Source  November 21, 2013

Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production November 21, 2013

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production November 21, 2013

Greg Mitchell on "The Father of Fracking" October 2013

UC San Diego Professors Test Waters of Massive, Open Online Learning October 31, 2013

Algae Biomass Organization Recognizes Six Students with Young Algae Researcher Awards at Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando October 3, 2013

Turning Algae’s Golden Corner: Triton, Sapphire Energy, Heliae, Rincon, and Monsanto October 2, 2013

Algae Company Aims for Biotech Drug Market September 25, 2013

Triton Algae Innovations Announces $5 Million Series-A Financing September 4, 2013

Under San Diego Sun, Some Clouds for Algae and Solar - June 27, 2013

UC Classes Easing Into Online World - May 7, 2013

New Plant Protein Discoveries Could Ease Global Food and Fuel Demands - May 1, 2013

Quest for Edible Malarial Vaccine Leads to Other Potential Medical Uses for Algae - April 19, 2013

Are Algae Biofuels a Realistic Alternative to Petroleum? March 20, 2013

UC San Diego Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae - March 7, 2013

UCSD is among 29 universities joining with Coursera - February 21, 2013

Course Seeks to Educate World about Sustainable Food and Energy Issues - February 21, 2013

Algae Fuel Could Help Solve The Navy’s Oil Dependence - January 17, 2013

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