Biofuels take center stage

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Bradbury Science Museum will host an open house event, featuring the New Mexico Consortium’s Biofuel Exhibit, from 5-8 p.m. July 26.

There will be a brief presentation by Dr. Jose Olivares, Bioscience Division Leader, from 6- 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

“Algae to Biofuels: Squeezing Power from Pond Scum” is brainchild of Olivares of LANL and Dr. Richard Sayre of NMC and LANL.

The exhibits highlight the work of the NMC and algae researchers at LANL, UNM and NMSU to create an informative, educational, interactive exhibit to display at the Bradbury Museum.

The NMC plans to develop the exhibit for a broad audience to take it “on the road” as part of the NMC’s educational outreach program.

Why algae?

Some experts believe that algae is set to eclipse all other biofuel feedstocks as the cheapest, easiest, and most environmentally friendly way to produce liquid fuel. Come learn why it’s easy to get excited by algae, how fast they grow, how they can help humanity and the environment.

The exhibit talks about the 8,000 kinds of algae and how we find the strains with the potential to replace fossil fuels. Learn about the latest research on algae to produce high value products and how it is harvested and processed.

For more information about the programs, visit newmexicoconsortium.org/Plant-Biology or contact Shannan Yeager at 412 6898.