11 September, 2014
microalgae, green gold, biotechnology, renewable energy, sustainability
Microalgae are simple photosynthetic organisms that can produce the sustainable fuels of the future as well as next-generation pharmaceuticals – but how does it all work and what are the challenges?
Dr Bojan Tamburic will explain microalgae, biofuels, algal biofuels and his research on creating renewable energy from this source to combat the global energy challenge.
UTS Science in Focus is a free public lecture series showcasing the latest research from prominent UTS scientists and researchers.
Dr Martina Doblin and Dr Justin Seymour reveal how understanding marine microbes' ecology is essential for predicting the consequences of an over-exploited ocean and its impact on climate change.
Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith and Professor Paul Ehrlich discuss several economic, environmental and political factors that reveal a global system far more fragile than we imagined.