Industrial Biotech in Arizona
Where is Industrial Biotech in Arizona Today? Glen Galster, co-founder of Algae Biosciences and AZBio Chairman of the Board moderates this panel discussion from the AZBio Expo 2012 featuring: Leif P. Christoffersen, Director of Biomass Integration, Yulex Corporation . Ben Cloud, President and CEO, Phyco Biosciences, Inc ., Josh Hottenstein, Cleantech Open
Cyanobacteria for Solar Powered Biofuels
ASU scientists are developing a new, renewable source of biodiesel and other green products. Our scientists are developing genetically optimized versions of photosynthetic bacteria, called cyanobacteria, that will use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to over-produce and secrete fatty acids as a raw material for the production of biofuel. This revolutionary concept shifts the focus from growing dense cultures of algae or bacteria for harvest of fats to a continuous microbial production system as biocatalysts (mini factories) from which a renewable fuel feedstock, namely fatty acids, is collected and converted into biofuel.
Algal Biofuels Consortium
The primary objective is to evaluate biochemical (enzymatic) conversion as a potentially viable strategy for converting algal biomass into lipid-based and carbohydrate-based biofuels. Secondary objective is to test the acceptability of algal biofuels as replacements for petroleum-based fuels.The program supports the development of a clean, sustainable transportation sector – a goal of the Department of Energy's (DOE) continued effort to spur the creation of a domestic bio-industry while creating jobs. This round of DOE funding totals $24 million for three research groups to tackle key hurdles in the commercialization of algae-based biofuels.The Arizona State University-led group, the Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium, will focus on testing the acceptability of algal biofuels as replacements for petroleum-derived fuels. The group will investigate biochemical conversion of algae to fuels and products, and analyze the physical chemistry properties of algal fuels and fuel intermediates. In addition to Arizona State University, other core members of the consortium are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque.
Lightworks Algae Energy ASU Research
The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University and the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) are working with Health Enhancement Products, Inc (HEPI) to advance the science behind algae-based health and wellness products like vitamins and food chemicals.
Senestech: Humane Pest Control
Senestech is a platform biotechnology company specializing in reproductive physiology. Our mission: Senestech aims to provide for the more humane treatment of animals, to improve the quality of human life, and to enhance environmental stewardship through global application of our animal fertility control technology. We are currently applying our revolutionary technology to the control of rats and mice in both agricultural and urban settings.
Yulex moves into the AZBio Fast Lane
http://www.yulex.com/ Rubber and commerce go hand in hand and rubber products are everywhere. Yulex Corporation is the global leader in guayule-based biomaterials for a wide range of markets and diverse applications. Yulex’s Guayule BioRubber Emulsions and BioRubber Solids have medical, consumer, and industrial applications to grow an increasingly diverse market community with ultra-pure, high-performance products. From medical devices to fabric coatings, and from bedding to industrial packaging adhesives, Yulex also provides technical and product development guidance and support, and even custom material compounding and formulation. Yulex Corporation, a technology, marketing and biomaterial product development company that applies sustainable crop science, clean bioprocessing, and materials science for the production of natural, allergy-friendly BioRubber derived from the renewable, crop Guayule was honored with the 2013 AZBio Fast Lane Award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association
Bio Ag: Foresight and Integrating Vision Systems
The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is the production of plants and their products, such as vegetables and flowers, inside structures such as greenhouses. By using CEA, we can produce high value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) supports education, research and outreach as part of the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering and the School of Plant Sciences - both programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. CEAC also offers an innovation platform for plant physiology, sensor technology and applied computer technology.