News Release

Algae partnership briefing

Saturday, August 11, 2012

St. Cloud State is teaming with an algae technology firm to develop business opportunities for biofuels and other algae-based products.

University leaders and representatives from Preston-based Algaedyne Corporation will host a briefing and tour 9:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in Brown Hall Auditorium.

Attending will be local, regional and national officials.

The academic-industry collaborative will explore commercial opportunities aimed at addressing America's national security, energy and food challenges.

Algaedyne and St. Cloud State will improve and develop technologies to catalyze agro-business companies producing fuels, dyes, dietary supplements, chemicals and other products.

The briefing and tour is part of a national "Summer of Algae" campaign calling attention to commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae. The campaign, in its second summer, is the brainchild of the non-profit Algae Biomass Organization.

Algae refers to simple plants, such as seaweed and kelp, that are fast-growing and high in fat content.

For more information, contact Jodi Kuznia at jlkuznia@stcloudstate.edu.

 

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