UIUC Algae Biofuels

Interdisciplinary Research Development in Algae Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Focal Point

Algae represent a promising renewable source of biofuel feedstocks, but significant economic and technical challenges remain to be solved. To equip graduate students with the diverse skills needed to support paradigm changing progress in this field, this Focal Point project constitutes the initiation of a campus seminar series, development of international graduate research collaborations, and new graduate education course materials. Check out the list of future seminars, and watch video recordings of past seminars under the Seminar Series link in the left navigation bar.

Upcoming Seminar

Previous Seminars
Dr. Joel Cuello - Video
Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona
"Innovative Strategies for Achieving Sustainability in Algae Production"
Thursday, July 19, 2012; 10:30-11:30AM; Monsanto Studio, ACES Library

Dr. Jurgen Polle - Video
Professor of Biology at the City University of New York, Brooklyn
"Microalgae biofuels: Strain selection and metabolism"
Friday, January 20, 2012; 4-5PM; Heritage Room, ACES Library

Dr. Lance Schideman - Video
Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Harvesting Natural Algal Blooms for Concurrent Biofuel Production and Hypoxia Mitigation"

Please address all inquiries to:
Faculty Sponsor - Prof Lance Schideman
    email: schidema@illinois.edu
Focal Point - Yan Zhou
    email: yanzhou1@illinois.edu