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The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) serves as a national testbed for research, testing, and commercialization of algae-based products such as biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other algae biomass co-products. AzCATI provides open test and evaluation facilities for the algae industry and research community. As a part of the LightWorks initiative, AzCATI is embedded within the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University.
Since its inception in 2010 with a grant from Science Foundation Arizona, AzCATI has grown its research portfolio to more than $35 million. AzCATI currently leads the following sponsored projects:
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Optimizing energy yields from nutrient recycling using sequential hydrothermal liquefaction with Galdieria sulphuraria (doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.07.007)
Rapid Characterization of Microalgae and Microalgae Mixtures Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135337)
Algal-based, single-step treatment of urban wastewaters (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.03.120)
The effects of limiting nighttime aeration on productivity and lipid accumulation in Scenedesmus dimorphous (doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.04.002)
Temperature-Dependent Lipid Conversion and Nonlipid Composition of Microalgal Hydrothermal Liquefaction Oils Monitored by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (doi:10.1007/s12155-015-9635-9)
The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) was established through a grant from Science Foundation Arizona. This video highlights AzCATI facilities and services and shows how the center is expanding to provide even greater capabilities.