A recent episode by STEM Journals highlighted ASU’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation and the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technology research centers. The episode explored the revolutionary new research being done on alternative energy in Arizona.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah presented a commencement speech at the Renewable Energy Leadership Training Program, funded by ASU LightWorks. The inaugural event took place on November 17 in Nablus, West Bank and was attended by officials from the Palestinian Energy Authority and representatives from ASU and An-Najah National University. The objective of the course is to develop a comprehensive training program on renewable energy and further collaboration between the two universities
The U.S. Department of Energy representatives hosted a workshop at ASU Polytechnic to discuss affordable, scalable, and sustainable algae-based fuels. ASU staff and faculty from the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) and College of Technology and Innovation attended the workshop. The workshop highlighted the progress made in algae research and development over five years since the initial DOE project began.
LightWorks is currently seeking an enthusiastic and resourceful intern to work in their Sustainable Fuels & Feedstocks space. The intern will be exposed to a variety of fields including marketing, communication, biology, business and commercial/economic development. In addition to hands-on experience, the intern will also have the opportunity to request working on projects that fit their particular area of interest. This internship is paid and located on ASU Polytechnic campus. The closing date for applications is December 13, 2013.
Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (HEPI) has formalized a one-year sponsored research project with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology (AzCATI) and the Algae Test-bed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3). The research project is to further commercialization of HEPI’s bioactive molecules. The research being done at AzCATI/ATP3 on HEPI’s proprietary molecules accelerates the process of bringing bioactives that benefit human and animal health to market.
Arizona State University engineers are leading a national project aimed to significantly advance solar cell technology. A $3.5 million, three-year grant by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative, supports this project. The ASU team plans to develop new ultra-thin silicon solar cells designed to increase the amount of electricity that can be produced through direct conversion of sunlight.