The purpose of the project is to isolate a species of algae with large quantities of triacylglycerides, starch and biomass. The Ruan Laboratory at the University of Minnesota has isolated several species of algae from Minnesota’s ponds, rivers and lakes. Variations in CO2 quantity, and how it affects algae growth were also investigated.
Additional contributors: David Kong; Roger Ruan (faculty mentor)
A special thanks to the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE), Center for Biorefining, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) for providing funding for these experiments.
Biorn, Steven A..
Mass Production of Algae to Make Biodiesel.
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