University of Dayton researchers seek to reduce algae’s limitations

July 13, 2017 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute are addressing algae’s vulnerability to fluctuations in weather and temperature, limiting commercial growers and researchers in their selection of growing systems and locations. “Our goal was to design and build an economical and efficient system that could be transported anywhere, easily assembled and operate in any climate, and we’ve done just that,” said the project’s lead. Aside from being more cost-efficient, UDRI’s growing process is “greener” than other systems, using livestock manure instead of chemical fertilizer as a nutrient source for the algae.

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