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Arizona students use wastewater to grow, develop algae

By Arizona State University | April 22, 2014

Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizona’s wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1 and 2 at Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus.

Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate their projects to the public at the Innovation Showcase May 1 and during a formal public presentation workshop May 2. The multi-university collaboration is made possible by funding and support from the Arizona Board of Regents.

Tour the labs and the green algae testbed fields of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) May 1 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., during the Innovation Showcase hosted by the College of Technology and Innovation. Throughout the showcase, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University faculty and students will discuss their algae projects and AzCATI representatives host tours throughout the center. Stop by the AzCATI booth at the Innovation Showcase in the Sun Devil Fitness Complex to learn about algae and begin a guided site tour.

Students from each of the three universities will inspire participants again May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as they give in-depth insight into their leading-edge research. Tours of the AzCATI facility will also occur immediately following this event.

May 1 Innovation Showcase 

-Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex & the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191) 

-Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

-When: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

- For more information about the Innovation Showcase, visit http://innovation.asu.edu/innovation-showcase.

May 2 Using Wastewater for Mass Culture of Algae for Food, Feed and Fuel Presentations 

-Where: The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191)

-Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

-When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-For information about the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, visit azcati.com.

 

 

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