ECM Faculty Focus
This seminar is a part of the bioenergy forum developed by UWA Federation Fellow Steven Smith. The forum is aimed at a multi disciplinary audience interested in future energy needs.
Everyone is welcome to join for presentations, discussions and networking.
Michael Borowitzka is a Professor of Phycology at Murdoch University and the head of the Algae R & D Center. Michael has worked for over 30 years on the commercial cultivation of microalgae using both open pond and closed photobioreactor systems.
He was one of the team which developed the Dunaliella salina plant at Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia, which is the largest microalgae production plant in the world.
Michael currently heads a large study funded by the Commonwealth on the production of biofuels from saline microalgae with the construction of a pilot plant in the Pilbara expected to commence in 2010.
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