Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: The power and challenges of algae technology

Dr Lisa Bai

Abstract: With increasing awareness of resources depletion and more evidence showing the direct impact of climate change from fossil fuel industries, the world faces an urgent need for sustainable production of fuels, chemicals, materials, feed and food from renewable feedstocks. Algae has been selected as one of the appropriate candidates. Algae technology can be a very powerful tool for nutrients recovery, which is the soul of many of our centre works.

In this seminar, I will briefly introduce what algae technologies I have been working with in both research and industrial scale. Then I will focus on addressing what else algae can do, including potential for wastewater treatment, renewable material production, feed and food sources etc. However, algae is not a tale. Quite a few challenges and barriers exist that are restraining algae technologies from being widely used, especially at a commercial scale. Future research and development should be working on concurring these challenges to better serve our society and our planet.

 

AWMC hosts a free seminar every Friday at 9am in the AIBN Seminar Room.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 01 March 2019
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

Event Contact: awmcseminars@awmc.uq.edu.au