MSU Researchers Unlocking Algae’s Potential


M​ontana State University (MSU) is betting on the future of algae. University researchers have been delving into the many products that algae have to offer, from fuel to food, fertilizer, cleaning products and more.

Professor Huyen Bui thinks of her job as “play” and is passionate about unlocking algae’s potential. “We basically take what nature — mother nature — came up with, and adapt it to our purpose,” she says.

“Already, we see algae in action in beverages with a seemingly endless future,” according to Dr. Robin Gerlach, a professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at MSU. “These organisms…we haven’t even discovered a fraction of a percent of what they can do.”

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