Feb. 9, 2022

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to cover microalgae’s impact on global carbon cycling and sustainable biofuels

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at] llnl.gov, (925) 424-4715

WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present “Small Algae, Big World: The Impact of Microalgae on Global Carbon Cycling and Sustainable Biofuels,” the second lecture in the 2022 virtual Science on Saturday series that highlights Energy and the Environment.

WHAT: This presentation will introduce the audience to the fascinating world of microalgae and discuss some of the research on this topic that is happening at LLNL. In particular, the presentation will introduce the concept that the algal microbiome (yes, algae have their own microbiome too) has a strong influence on the fate of algal-produced carbon, and harnessing the power of microalgae and their microbiomes has the potential to change our world for the better. For more information, click here.

WHENSaturday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Science on Saturday is a virtual presentation. Register here.

NOTE: Science on Saturday is sponsored by LLNL's University Relations and Science Education Program. Lectures are free, open to the public and specifically targeted to middle and high school students. For more information about Science on Saturday, visit the web or contact the tem-education [at] llnl.gov (LLNL Science Education Program).