San Diego is home to leading experts on algal genetics and physiology. We're also uniquely located between the Pacific Ocean and California's Imperial Valley, where there's plenty of room to grow acres of algae. Through SD-CAB, science unites with industry to apply lab discoveries from biology, chemistry and engineering to real world solutions for sustainable energy and a revitalized economy.
April 30, 2013 - For its proponents, algae hold the promise of a green and clean source of fuel, food and even drugs
With questions over growing food crops for biodiesel and concerns over fuel security and global warming, algae seemed to offer a renewable, carbon-neutral source of fuel.
April 30, 2013 - UC San Diego Visit Promotes Public-Private Collaborations for Energy, Economy, and Environment
California State Senator Ben Hueso (District 40) visited Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego in April to gain a deeper understanding of the growing field of algae production as a benefit to energy, environmental, and economic issues.
April 19, 2013 - Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine?
That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer after they demonstrated last May that algae can be engineered to produce a vaccine that blocks malaria transmission.
March 7, 2013 - What can green algae do for science if they weren’t, well, green? That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells.
Are Algae Biofuels a Realistic Alternative to Petroleum?
March 20, 2013
UC San Diego Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae
March 7, 2013
UCSD is among 29 universities joining with Coursera
February 21, 2013
Algae Fuel Could Help Solve The Navy’s Oil Dependence
Thursday, January 17, 2013