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The Promises and Problems of Algae Biofuels Chris Erickson and Cara Meghan Downes Biofuels from microalgae has been the object of enormous interest in recent years. Algae are quick growing and as much as 50% of cell weight of some species of algae may be taken up with lipids suitable for conversion into fuels. One of the primary reasons arguing for the cultivation of microalgae for use in biof More »

LC Bulletin: Growing green in the desert

August 31, 2012. Retrieved online September 4, 2012 from Richard Coltharp, Las Cruces Bulletin Sapphire develops oil from algae An agricultural renaissance is taking place in a Columbus, N.M, field that had lain fallow for 40 years. The field, which once grew chile, is now growing a different kind of green. “Green crude” is the nickname Sapphire Energy has given to the end prod More »

Research & Resources: NMSU expands algae research with new photobioreactor

Spring 2012. Retrieved online July 18, 2012 by NMSU Staff, NMSU Research & Resources The April installation of New Mexico State University’s new 4,000-liter photobioreactor system at the Fabian Garcia Research Center promises to accelerate the university’s emergence as a leader in algal biofuel research. The Solix BioSystems Lumian AGS4000 is an algae-cultivation system that allo More »

NMSU researchers combine algae, cotton to grow shrimp in New Mexico

July 18, 2012 by Justin Bannister, NMSU News Center Everybody knows that shrimp grow in the ocean. But then again, maybe they can grow in the desert, too. Researchers at New Mexico State University are trying to figure out if a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest. “If you want to have fresh shrimp in New Me More »

NMSU student group cultivates tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

April 9, 2012 by Janet Perez, NMSU News Center With corporate America still sluggish in its hiring, college students are taking steps to create their own job opportunities. At New Mexico State University, obtaining the tools to create those employment opportunities includes membership in the College Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The group has more than 240 chapters on university campuse More »

NMSUnews: NMSU working to develop aviation fuel made from algae

NMSUnews Uploaded by nmsunews on Mar 26, 2012 The university's first "Research Rally" was celebrated Dec. 3, 2011, in recognition of a $2.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory that will support university research into the development of aviation fuel made from algae. The project is part of the university's new Algal Bioenergy Program, which guides the university-wide More »

NMSU College of Business Today: September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011 by College of Business online newsletter for alumni Debt crises, national security, health care take forefront at Domenici Public Policy Conference The nation’s debt crisis, national security and health care reform were the hot-button topics experts addressed at the 2011 Domenici Public Policy Conference. “Under the leadership of Sen. Pete Domenici and the NMSU Domenici More »