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ASU, Albania partner to advance nation's sustainability, education quality


November 10, 2014

To assist Albania’s transition toward a sustainable national education strategy, Arizona State University’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives were awarded a $100,000 grant from Open Society Foundation for Albania to research energy-efficient building methods that can be implemented in Albania’s public schools.

The grant was made possible thanks to a co-funding arrangement between Open Society Foundation for Albania and Good Ventures Foundation in California. Krrabe middle schoolers Download Full Image

This study, conducted by the Walton Initiatives’ Global Sustainability Solutions Services in partnership with the East-West Management Institute will become the cornerstone of the Ministry of Education’s initiative to establish an Education Excellence Fund, a program to introduce and fund innovation in the Albanian educational system, transitioning the nation’s schools into centers for community development and innovation.

“Students not only learn better in energy-efficient school environments, they learn from them,” says Arbjan Mazniku, Albania’s deputy minister of education. “We want our energy-efficient schools to be an ideal place for students to learn and achieve, as well as an ideal resource for developing the social and economic vitality of our communities.”

The Walton Initiatives team will harness ASU’s extensive resources, including experts in green building and international development, to complete a cost-benefit analysis of energy-efficient schools in Albania.

“This project with the Albanian government demonstrates our commitment to meeting global sustainability challenges by leveraging the university’s intellectual assets to develop and deliver applied, tailor-made solutions,” says Fron Nahzi, global business development director for the Walton Initiatives.

The study will be shared with international donor organizations, private investors and the Albanian government to make a case for how and where to most effectively invest in retrofitting current schools in Albania as part of the nation’s efforts to improve energy efficiency, boost its economy and create a sustainable future.

“This research will help establish the financial model for how Albania can begin updating its schools,” says Andi Dobrushi of the Open Society Foundation for Albania. “We are pleased to provide this funding to Arizona State University’s Walton Initiatives because the development of Albania’s schools and education system is a vital component to the nation’s democratization.”

Improving energy efficiency is the next step for Albania to match the growing trend among countries worldwide, especially member countries of the European Union, to reduce their use of resources of all kinds and create innovative pathways to a sustainable, prosperous future.

Jason Franz

Senior manager, Marketing and Communications, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

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Building the framework for the future of biofuels


September 29, 2014

Biofuels – fuels made from plants – are seen by many as one of the better options for brightening the national energy outlook.

They offer a promising renewable resource as a replacement for nonrenewable fossil fuels, and a way to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being pumped into the atmosphere as a result of our use of conventional petroleum-derived fuels. Amy Landis biofuels research Download Full Image

They could help the United States take major steps to reduce the country’s dependence on oil from other parts of the world.

For more than five years, Amy Landis has led research that is revealing the potential rewards of developing large-scale biofuels production, as well as the potential drawbacks we would face in the effort.

“We are documenting that there would be environmental benefits, but also trade-offs in growing biofuels that would have to be dealt with,” said Landis, an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU).

Two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants combined to provide about $650,000 for projects directed by Landis, enabling her to paint a clearer picture of the impacts of developing a major biofuels industry. Both grants were through the NSF’s Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division.

One project looked at the feasibility of growing bioenergy crops on marginal lands where soil nutrients first have to be restored to enable agricultural use. A second project involved forecasting the environmental impacts of next-generation biofuels.

According to Landis, lands damaged by industrial waste or other pollutants could be restored sufficiently to support agriculture for growing bioenergy crops.

Landis’ team was able to use other forms of nonhazardous industrial waste materials to neutralize the acidity of soil at polluted sites – particularly abandoned mining lands. The method restored fertility to a level that allowed many of the plants, from which biofuels are derived, to grow.

As a result, biofuels agriculture could become a significant contributor to soil remediation, land reclamation and natural storm water management that fertile, absorbent ground can provide.

A complex system

A downside is that many biofuel crops, like food crops, require fertilizers that cause water degradation, and the water carrying the fertilizers can be transported by runoff into other areas where they can do environmental harm.

To fully understand the ramifications of a big commitment to cultivation of biofuel sources, Landis said she took a holistic approach that examines the entire life cycle of bio-based products.

She looked beyond the benefits of greenhouse gas reductions and energy savings to the challenges of weighing long-term benefits and potential problems.

Landis has been able to quantify some potential future nationwide impacts of growing the various kinds of bioenergy plants – corn grain, soybeans, switchgrasses, canola and algae, for example – to extensively assess economic, social and environmental effects.

That included evaluating the feasibility of bioenergy crops to meet the Energy Independence and Security Act Renewable Fuel Standards, which sets challenging goals for fuel production quantity.

The project involved consideration of the various agricultural and environmental management strategies that would be critical to preventing or mitigating undesirable consequences that could result from growing bioenergy crops to manufacturing biofuels.

The work was also intended to provide a framework for a life-cycle assessment method that can be applied to future evaluations of biofuels cultivation and production, and for gauging the sustainability of various fuel development strategies throughout the United States.

“Our work shows there is no silver-bullet biofuel that provides a perfect sustainability solution,” Landis explained. “Developing domestic sustainable fuels is a complex problem and we must consider the wide range of environmental impacts, economic ramifications and social factors.

“In particular for biofuels that rely heavily on fertilizer, our work shows that we should pay particular attention to protecting water quality,” she said. “However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Our NSF-funded research also developed some creative solutions to utilize abandoned lands and waste materials to produce biofuels.”

Broader impacts

The NSF support enabled Landis to use her research findings for education outreach. Much of the information is being incorporated into undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition, in the past several years the grants have supported research activities of four undergraduate students and five graduate students, while also allowing another seven graduate students to engage in work related to the research projects.

Outreach efforts have also included demonstrations to K-12 students and their families. For example, Landis and her lab team have brought plants out of the greenhouse to show how biofuels are made from plants.

This and similar learning activities at ASU’s annual Engineering Open House, DiscoverE Day, Night of the Open Door events andEngineering Adventure programs are reaching more than 14,000 younger students each year.

In addition, Landis volunteers at an annual Geared for Girls summer camp, where she talks about what her research is showing about the life cycles of energy and products.

Landis has been able to bring a multifaceted perspective to her biofuels research, drawing on the broad range of expertise reflected in her diverse academic and research roles at ASU.

Those roles include that of research director for the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management; senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability; a Fellow of Sustainable Development and Ethics with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; and her appointment as a Tooker Professor of STEM Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

This article originally appeared on the National Science Foundation website, where there are features on related NSF-supported research projects.

See the post of this article on the NSF website.

Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Secretary of Agriculture delivers talk on 'homegrown energy' and the need for innovation


September 4, 2014

Developing a deeper understanding of agriculture's role in the future of energy, innovation and economic growth, particularly in rural areas, will be key to addressing global sustainability challenges, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack during his talk Sept. 4 at Arizona State University.

Vilsack spoke on “Homegrown Energy: Unlimited Opportunity for Innovation” as part of the Sustainability Series at ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. The lecture series, which explores a range of environmental, social and economic issues, gave Secretary Vilsack the opportunity to discuss with students and faculty the U.S. farming shift to renewable energy. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Download Full Image

While each year fewer Americans – less than one percent – claim farming as an occupation, the number of ranchers and farmers transitioning to renewable energy sources is on the rise, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, which saw that number double from 2007. Solar panels accounted for nearly two-thirds of farms' energy-producing systems.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and diversify our portfolio of biofuels and other renewable energy sources,” Vilsack said. “We are also engaging with universities like ASU to explore innovative solutions for challenges related to energy, food and sustainability.”

Prior to his talk, Vilsack met with faculty and leaders from the ASU Wrigley Institute to discuss ongoing ASU sustainability research in the areas of algae fuels and cyanobacteria, food-based and cellulose-based energy sources, sustainable phosphorus and carbon sequestration. ASU's Gary Dirks, director of the institute; Rob Melnick, executive director and chief operating officer of the institute; and Christopher Boone, dean of the School of Sustainability, offered an overview of research projects.

After praising ASU's pioneering efforts to advance sustainability research, education and everyday practice in seeking real-world solutions to today's most pressing problems, Vilsack shared some of the challenges his own department is facing on the path toward a sustainable future.

"Nearly 40 percent of food in the United States goes to the landfill, which means that we are not just wasting food, but also water, energy and resources that were used to grow that food," he said. "We are examining the food system to make it more efficient.

“We’d like to move toward a circular economy, one that is entrepreneurial and innovative, is restorative in nature, and eliminates waste by design. Such an economy will create better paying jobs and help rebuild the middle class.

“We hope to create a brave new world through all of our initiatives," he said.

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ASU partners with US Virgin Islands on renewable energy projects, education


July 2, 2014

Arizona State University is partnering with the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the development of renewable energy practices in the island territory, as well as invigorate the renewable energy market and expand upon energy education.

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. and ASU Provost Robert Page met in June at the ASU Tempe campus to formalize the partnership. U.S. Virgin Islands representatives meet leaders at ASU Download Full Image

The partnership, a product of ASU’s dedication to sustainability and global engagement, will unite world-class faculty from ASU with U.S. Virgin Islands leaders in a common mission to transform the way in which renewable energy resources are used in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“We are excited to be partnering with the U. S. Virgin Islands and to help them develop new renewable energy practices and expand upon energy research and education,” said Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU. “This collaboration is a great opportunity for the university to work side by side with the Virgin Island leaders, utilities and university to create solutions to sustainability challenges that face our communities locally and globally.”

This partnership is designed to help the island territory advance upon its goal of reducing its fossil fuel consumption in 2025 by 60 percent from its 2009 baseline. The Virgin Islands is pursuing a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency deployment.

“The value created by this partnership provides the various agencies of the government with the responsibilities for energy efficiency and conservation, waste management, energy education and entrepreneurship, and expansion of our renewal energy platform with an institution that can provide, in one location, research capabilities and practical applications that allow for implementation in a reduced time frame," de Jongh said. "We have established a strong foundation, and based on the work already done by the Energy Office, WAPA, Waste Management and the university, we are ready to execute plans that will benefit our community [in] areas that have long been discussed."

Arizona State University has made a commitment to energy generation and sustainable practices by aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The university has installed more than 78,000 solar panels across its campuses, initiated energy conservation standards for each of its buildings and made utility infrastructure upgrades, among many other accomplishments.

New ASU engineering program designed to broaden solar energy expertise


July 2, 2014

Engineers who will help lead renewable energy development in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, are getting the specialized training they’ll need through a new solar energy education program at Arizona State University.

The three-week Solar Energy Engineering & Commercialization certificate program geared for professionals in the solar energy industry focuses on the technologies involved in the field, as well as the production and applications of solar energy. ASU solar energy panels Download Full Image

The curriculum also emphasizes the social and environmental aspects of the industry, as well as project management, finance, economics and supply chain management.

“The combination of technical and nontechnical curriculum makes this a unique learning opportunity,” says Karl Theisen, the associate director of professional and executive programs for Global Outreach and Extended Education in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, which is managing the new certificate program.

The program can be customized to meet specific needs of individual companies, agencies and other organizations.

A custom version of the program was developed to educate engineers with the Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA) through a partnership with Tempe-based First Solar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of thin-film solar cells.

Through the partnership, First Solar is helping to support the Green Economy for Sustainable Development Initiative launched by Dubai’s leaders. The initial group of DEWA students traveled to ASU’s Tempe campus last fall to study the three-week program. They are among those “who are responsible for the development and management of Dubai’s solar initiatives,” Theisen says. “They were required to complete an applied project in the program, and we were able to tailor these projects specifically to the kinds of energy challenges they are facing in their country.”

ASU’s new program grew out of a joint educational venture between the university, First Solar and the Phoenix Workforce Connection to help professionals in the solar energy industry broaden their skills and to prepare others to enter the industry.

“Our long-term aspiration is to support the advancement of solar energy expertise throughout the United States and in other countries,” Theisen says.

The program can be delivered anywhere in the world but, when hosted at ASU, it includes classroom sessions on the Tempe campus as well as off-site tours of several ASU energy research labs and First Solar’s Aqua Caliente solar energy generating station.

Fourteen ASU faculty members are currently on the program’s teaching staff. Their range of expertise spans engineering, agribusiness, resource management, urban planning, geographical sciences and technology development.

Participants in the program are typically required to have an undergraduate degree in a technology-related area, such as engineering, or other energy industry-related areas, such as environmental sciences and business.

Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

480-965-8122

ASU students experience cutting-edge technology at Sandia National Lab


May 27, 2014

In early April, a group of Arizona State University graduate students descended upon Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to engage with current energy leaders and interact with new energy technologies.

The ASU student group is part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship: Solar Utilization Network (IGERT SUN) program that seeks to train interdisciplinary doctoral students in a number of solar energy conversion areas to tackle next-generation, global energy challenges through a wide range of perspectives. ASU IGERT SUN students at Sandia National Lab Download Full Image

The students who toured Sandia's laboratories were impressed with the technology they were able to see and learn about while talking with Sandia officials.

"The energy technology that impressed me the most at Sandia was the 'Sunshine to Petrol' project," said chemistry and biochemistry doctoral student Joseph Laureanti. "The project utilizes a 2-3 story parabolic mirror that, basically, concentrates and focuses the solar irradiation to a small area to produce intense heat. The size of the parabolic dish was staggering, almost scary, but nonetheless, very cool."

Sandia offered a unique opportunity for students to tour the national lab, to get an up-close, hands-on view of Sandia’s multiple concentrated solar power and solar furnace technologies, as well as an inside look at research possibilities and resources available to national lab scientists and engineers, should they decide on a similar career path. The site visit also allowed Sandia to showcase some of its latest cutting-edge solar energy technologies, where students could witness the kinds of possibilities and potential research opportunities available to them upon graduation.

Sandia engineer, Charles Andraka, said he enjoyed the student interactions.

“The students appeared to be genuinely excited to be here and were very engaged in the various visits,” he said. “The whole team was appreciative of the exposure to the many Sandia technologies. We often have groups, students or otherwise, who are primarily engineers. The diversity of backgrounds added to the dynamic discussions.”

The IGERT SUN 2012 is the first six-student cohort to complete the five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation-funded program. The program requires six site visits as part of its coursework, and the site visits class is the final course in the two-year curriculum.

The goal is to create a series of students who seek to address a variety of interdisciplinary energy issues – from technology to policy to the social implications of human energy use – in shifting from a fossil fuel-based society to one based on sustainable, renewable energy sources. This is achieved through practical application experiences in real-world energy scenarios where commercial, government and national laboratory leaders are already facing these immediate challenges. The site visits currently span between a number of energy entities in Arizona and New Mexico.

The Arizona State University IGERT SUN program is just one of the ways ASU and Sandia are working together to confront renewable energy challenges. In August 2013, ASU and Sandia signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on energy research, build educational energy programs and workforce development, and inform better energy policy. The IGERT SUN student visit is just one component of advancing these shared institutional goals.

See more photos and interviews with students who toured Sandia National Laboratory on Research Matters.

US Navy supports ASU's development of algae-based biofuels


May 27, 2014

The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, but in the realm of energy use and reliability, there are often parallel problems to be solved. Where there are overlapping issues, such as cost, sustainability, efficiency and energy security, McGinn said the Navy is interested in working with research institutions and industry to improve the energy outlook for all.

“We are thinking about energy in three different ways: first in technology terms; biofuels, wind and solar energy storage, power grid systems and more,” McGinn said during a visit to Arizona State University. “But it takes two other critical elements to achieve our energy goals: partnerships and culture. This is why we’re interested in forging and strengthening relationships with outstanding organizations like ASU.” U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary Dennis McGinn at AzCATI Download Full Image

While the Department of the Navy broadly funds energy research, another key aspect is its considerable influence in setting purchasing standards for their operations. The Navy is using its authority under the Defense Production Act, which allows the Navy, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to invest in industries that are determined critical to national security; in this case, biofuels. McGinn said that the Navy has already invested millions in projects with the DOE and USDA in order to bring down the cost of producing biofuel.

“The Navy wants to buy anywhere between 10 and 50 percent biofuel blends for our ships,” he said. “We want it to be a cost-competitive program. We are working specifically with the USDA to bring down biofuel costs to $3.50 a gallon or less at the commercial scale of 170 million gallons a year by 2016.”

As part of his visit to ASU, McGinn toured the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa. As the largest university-based algae facility on the globe, AzCATI leads the DOE-funded national algae testbed, the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3). The Navy has interest in the work done by AzCATI and ATP3, especially if the cost of creating algae biofuels can shrink to compete with traditional fuel markets, McGinn said.

“The Department of the Navy is very interested in developing alternative transportation fuel to power our fleets,” he said. “Algae biofuel represents great potential in that it is sustainable and scalable. That’s why we’re interested in working with ASU and the industry to advance this technology."

The use of U.S.-made, renewable fuels may not only assist the Navy in becoming more sustainable and independent, but it may also help the nation achieve even better national and economic security.

“Globally, there is a continuing overreliance on fossil fuel. And while we are very appreciative and view it as a blessing to our country to have this current oil and gas boom, in the national security business we get paid to look over the long-term horizon,” said McGinn. “When we look 15 or 20 years out into the future, we see significant potential for great competition, and even conflict, related to increasing world demand for petroleum.”

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Secretary of the Navy gives talk on energy security, US military


On April 24, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability as part of the Wrigley Lecture Series to discuss energy security in the context of the U.S. military.

Kristen Hwang, a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Earth and Space Exploration, reported on the event for Slate’s Future Tense channel.

“Environmentalists may laud Sec. Mabus for his Earth-friendly agenda, but finding alternative energy sources to fuel ships and aircraft is about war, not climate change,” writes Hwang.

At the event, Mabus referred to reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change as “side effects,” and asserted that the primary reason for the Navy’s shift toward alternative energy sources is “to become better warfighters” and reduce the Navy’s reliance on foreign-controlled energy reserves.

Mabus also said that the Navy and Marine Corps are on-track to meeting the energy goals he laid out in 2009, which include supplying half of all naval energy needs with alternative sources. “We’re going to meet these goals. It’ll make us better at our jobs. It’ll make us better warfighters. And it will make us and the world far more secure.”

Cultivating alternative energy sources is a pressing issue for all branches of the U.S. military - the Department of Defense is the world’s largest consumer of fossil fuels, with an annual fuel budget of about $15 billion.

To learn more about Mabus’ visit to ASU, including connections between a shift to alternative energy and relations between the U.S. and Russia, read the full article at Future Tense.

Future Tense is a collaboration among ASU, the New America Foundation and Slate magazine that explores how emerging technologies affect policy and society.

Article Source: Slate magazine
Joey Eschrich

program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

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ASU delivers workshop on wind energy in Fiji


April 23, 2014

A two-day workshop for policymakers, focused on small wind energy systems, was recently held in Fiji by Arizona State University’s Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy program.

This global program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, works to improve sustainability of renewable energy infrastructure and investments in developing countries by increasing awareness, knowledge and capacity of local stakeholders, primarily in decentralized clean energy technologies. Participants in wind energy workshop Download Full Image

The April 5-6 workshop was held in Nadi, Fiji, and led by ASU, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s regional Oceania program.

“Wind energy can potentially be a valuable source of renewable energy system in some parts of the Pacific region,” said Anshuman Razdan, a professor in the Department of Engineering at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation and the administrative principal investigator of the training and education program. Razdan also is the director of ASU’s Advanced Technology Innovation Center.

The workshop covered the energy market, resource assessment, siting tools and procedures, turbine technology, economics and policies, and environmental considerations for siting wind energy projects.

Adding wind power to the menu can give Pacific Island nations a mix of renewable resources to provide round-the-clock energy. In appropriate locations, small wind turbines, ranging from 15 kilowatts to 100 kilowatts, can provide energy to remote rural areas, reducing dependency on imported fossil fuels and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

Workshop participants included 32 high-level officials and policymakers, including representatives of Pacific-based donors and local non-governmental organizations. They included senior government and industry officials from the Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Other attendees included regional and donor representatives from the United Nations Development Program, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the European Union and The University of the South Pacific.

John Hogan, director of the Economic Development Division at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, told participants about the importance of building capacity of renewable energy, including wind. He said the training furthers the work that the Secretariat is coordinating under the Framework for Actions for Energy Security in the Pacific.

Dennis Scanlin, professor and coordinator of the Appropriate Technology Program at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Ambika P. Adhikari, a research program manager at ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise and Development, discussed the technical, financial and environmental issues involved in assessing the viability and introduction of small wind energy technology.

Workshop leaders noted that the feasibility of wind energy in the Pacific region depends on financing and funding policies, including government subsidies, tax incentives, penalties and rebates.

Students to demonstrate algae projects during public events


April 21, 2014

Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizona’s wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1-2 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) on Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus.

Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate their projects to the public at the Innovation Showcase May 1, and during a formal public presentation workshop May 2. The multi-university collaboration is made possible by funding and support from the Arizona Board of Regents. Download Full Image

Tour the labs and the green algae testbed fields of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation from 3-6:30 p.m., May 1, during the Innovation Showcase, hosted by the College of Technology and Innovation. Throughout the showcase, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University faculty and students will discuss their algae projects, and AzCATI representatives will host tours throughout the center. Stop by the AzCATI booth at the Innovation Showcase in the Sun Devil Fitness Complex to learn about algae and begin a guided site tour.

Students from each of the three universities will inspire participants again from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 2, as they give in-depth insight into their leading-edge research. Tours of the AzCATI facility will also occur immediately following this event.

Innovation Showcase

Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191)

When: 3-6:30 p.m., May 1

Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

For more information about the Innovation Showcase, visit http://innovation.asu.edu/innovation-showcase.

Using Wastewater for Mass Culture of Algae for Food, Feed and Fuel Presentations

Where: Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III, room 191)

When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 2

Parking: Visitor Parking Available in Lot 49

For information about the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, visit azcati.com.

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