UTS Science in Focus: The algae revolution
What solutions are there to solve some of the problems a growing population will bring? In this talk, two UTS Scientists explain how algae will power renewable energies and innovative biotechnology products for the future.
By 2050, with a predicted population of nine billion, we will need the resources from three Earths to satisfy our hunger, literally! What solutions are there to solve some of the problems a growing population will bring?
At UTS, scientists are grappling with issues of sustainability, and food and energy security, by spearheading a bio-economy based on microalgae, the microscopic plants that have the potential to revolutionise the food we eat, the medicines we take and the energy we rely on.
In this UTS Science in Focus talk, you’ll hear from two leading algae researchers from UTS Science’s Climate Change Cluster (C3): Professor Peter Ralph, C3 Director of and founder of the NSW Deep Green Biotech Hub; and Dr Janice McCauley, a C3 Research Fellow part of Bioproducts Research Program.
Professor Ralph will explain how the Deep Green Biotech Hub will bring NSW to the forefront of algae-based biotechnology innovation and potentially a new industry in Australia that will create new products and jobs.
Dr McCauley will talk about some of the exciting products being made from algae, from enzymes and pharmaceuticals to food, and even beer!
'The algae revolution' is part of Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week.
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