Algae are the most important photosynthetic organisms on Earth, they capture more solar energy and produce more oxygen than the sum of the rest of the plants. Algae can be found in almost every ecosystem, due to their high adaptation ability. Furthermore, biotechnology based on algae is blooming due to their multiple and useful properties.
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.
Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology
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.