Sustainable Algae Bioreactor
Project Leads: Matthew Kozuch
Sponsor: Engineers for a Sustainable World
TGIF Grant: $1,700.00
Project Theme: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
Project Location: Oxford Tract
2014 Application Submission
Status: In Progress
Project Description: The Sustainable Algae Bioreactor Project will construct an environmentally-friendly and functioning algae biofuel reactor on the UC Berkeley campus to both promote and encourage the overall implementation of renewable energy to the student body. In the process, this project will produce a workable biofuel to be used in campus fuel systems, or sold and donated to fund future sustainability projects.
Produce a workable biofuel that can be implemented into a wide variety of campus systems.
Educate the student body about this new and upcoming technology, while promoting renewable energy to the campus community.
Interested in keeping up with the project? Check out their blog at http://berkeleyalgaereactor.weebly.com/
1. Construced steel platform and have purchased other necessary materials
2. Secured a spot to set up prototype at Oxford Tract
3. Will be presenting at this year's ESW Conference in Rochester, New York
4. Designed and completed metal casing
5. Two tubes on the surface are currently growing algae within the tubes