Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (HEPI) has executed a formal partnership with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3). This partnership will provide HEPI access to algae experts and facilities offering the company a broader range of scientific expertise to develop natural products derived from algae cultures for use as dietary supplements and food ingredients.
On April 30, 2013, Chemistry World, a renowned chemistry news magazine, produced an article that highlighted the research and potential of algae biofuel. Milton Sommerfeld, co-director of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), was interviewed about the current state of commercial algae production.
The company Heliae was recently spotlighted in an article from Biofuels Digest for the launch of their large-scale algae production, Volaris. Volaris is considered to be a game-changer for Heliae because it incorporates new technology that plans to open up new markets which provides the availability of algae-based products to meet worldwide demand. Heliae is a 2008 spin-out from Arizona State University and focuses on incorporating algae into the future markets of nutrition, therapeutics, health and beauty, and agrosciences.
Dr. Gary Dirks is the new director of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS). In this interview with host Ted Simons, Gary discusses his new role, his vision for GIOS, and a broad scope of sustainability issues. Gary also discusses his role at LightWorks and extends the conversation to the future of solar energy in Arizona. Watch or listen to the interview available now on Arizona Horizon’s website.
Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the nation descended upon the ASU Polytechnic campus April 15-18 to discuss strategies for advancing research and development of algae-based technologies for biofuels and other valuable co-products.
Salt River Project (SRP) and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a one-megawatt solar power system at the ASU Polytechnic campus. This is the first commercial implementation of the SunPower C7 Tracker technology. This solar photovoltaic tracking system concentrates the sun’s power seven times to achieve one of the lowest costs of electricity for solar power plants today. The deployment of this project enables ASU to move closer to the 2015, 25-megawatt solar energy-generating goal.