University of Toledo scores $3.2M DOE grant to speed up carbon capture with algae

September 13, 2021 |

In Ohio, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded The University of Toledo a $3.2 million grant to continue advancing technology that speeds up the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow algae, a critical part of the process of turning algae into biofuel.

It’s part of $34 million announced by the Bioenergy Technologies Office to fund 11 projects nationwide that will develop biomass resources to convert to low-carbon fuel for planes and ships, lowering the carbon footprint of the transportation industry.

The UToledo award supports ongoing research to speed up production of microalgae using a farming technique called direct air capture that minimizes the loss of organic carbon, an issue that slows down algae production because algae need carbon dioxide to survive.

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