UMD awards $324,439 grant for use of chicken manure in algae system

July 18, 2013 |

In Maryland, the University of Maryland award $3.8 million through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program to 17 teams.  MIPS, a technology acceleration program, grants money matched with company funds to faculty engaged in each project. The one biobased  winning project was for $324,439 to Feng Chen, associate professor, to work with HY-TEK Bio to develop a system for extracting nutrients from chicken manure to speed the growth of microalgae, which HY-TEK Bio uses in its photobioreactor-based systems to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions on an industrial scale, and develop a bacteria-based process that will separate algae from water that will make harvesting algae fast and inexpensive.

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