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We're identifying innovative solutions that partner algae research with private industry for commercial success.


As algae biotechnology has grown and matured, we recognize that California is an ideal location to build both the research as well as the production aspects of algae biotechnology. The range and diversity of algae biotechnology research and industry throughout California provides a unique opportunity to make considerable advances in the field, and with Cal-CAB, we are creating and maintaining cooperation, and facilitating joint research efforts and commercial partnerships.

Stephen Mayfield

Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology

Food and Fuel for 21st Century
Cal-CAB is part of a UC San Diego Organized Research Unit called Food & Fuel for the 21st Century (FF21). Visit the FF21 site for more info.