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UT-STF Offers New Analytical Services

Aug 15th, 2012: The University of Texas Science and Technology Facility (UT-STF) is located adjacent to the UT Center for Electromechanics (UT- CEM) in Austin TX. UT-developed growth and processing technologies and analytical support are available to on- and off-site partners. The facility also provides site pads for large-scale growth and processing. Researchers at the UT-STF have consulted with more than 35 major domestic and international algae companies looking to produce algal products at large-scale.  Activities at UT are focused in three different areas: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education – Experts at UT offer comprehensive workshop sessions covering algal species selection, growth, and processing over three days: http://web.biosci.utexas.edu/utex/UTASTFworkshop.aspx

Analytical Services – The analytical capabilities of UT-STF and its UT partners provide an effective assessment of algal growth and potential oil production.
 

Research – this facility serves as a test-bed for partners to optimize algal growth, advance processing technologies, and improve target lipid production.

As of September 1st, 2012 the UT-STF will expand analytical services offered to both partners and the general public, these new testing services include:

  • Lipid extraction
  • Polar and non-polar lipid profiling via HPLC/MS and GC/MS
  • Culture density quantification
  • Microscopic imaging
  • Spectrophotographic full scan analyses

UT Analysis Publication:
Publication in the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

Related article courtesy of Biodiesel Magazine

News:

Cockrell School of Engineering Feature Article on UT Algae Research

Study Determines Theoretical Energy Benefits and Potential of Algae Fuels

pdf logo Thermodynamic analysis of algal biocrude production
pdf logo Comprehensive Evaluation of Algal Biofuel Production: Experimental and Target Results

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Energy Return on Investment for Algal Biofuel Production Coupled with Wastewater Treatment (pending publication )

News Coverage:
Story Courtesy of Cockrell School of Engineering
Story Courtesy of StateImpact

For more information please contact
Rhykka Connelly
512.232.1633
r.connelly@cem.utexas.edu

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