Biofuels from Algae

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Technical lecture
15 May 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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Title: Biofuels from Algae

Speaker: Dr Michelle Stanley, SAMS Institute Oban

Seaweed a good source of biomass for bioenergy?

The large brown macroalgae, or kelp, are perhaps the greatest potential source of marine biofuel.  Immersed in seawater, these fast growing macroalgae have no need for internal transport systems for nutrients and water, which saves energy, hence they are naturally highly productive and have a high potential to fix carbon. During this presentation, some of the pros and cons of using algal biomass as a means of producing bioenergy from the sea will be presented.

Dr Michele Stanley has over 25 years’ research experience in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. She has worked on applied phycology projects for more than 20 years. Over the last 9 years, she has initiated and led research investigating marine biomass, both macro- and microalgal, as forms of biofuels at SAMS and is developing other areas of applied research investigating the biotechnology application of algae.  Michele is a member of is a member of the UK Cross Research Councils Bioenergy Group, Chair for the Scientific Advisory Board of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and a member of the steering committee for the Aquaculture forum under Marine Alliance of Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS).


Dr Michelle Stanley, SAMS Institute Oban


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