The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its 2023 Project Peer Review on April 3‒7, 2023. The presentations from the Advanced Algal Systems – Cultivation and Strain Development session are available to view below. For more information, including a complete schedule, view the 2023 Project Peer Review Agenda.

Advanced Algal Systems – Cultivation and Strain Development




Technology Area Introduction

 Daniel Fishman


Overview of Algae Program

Daniel Fishman


Algae Biotechnology Partnership

Michael Guarnieri 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories

Carbon Utilization Efficiency in Marine Algae Biofuel Production Systems Through Loss Minimization and Carbonate Chemistry Modification EE0008518

Zackary Johnson 

Duke University

Process Optimization and Real-Time Control of Synergistic Microalgae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment EE0009270

Jeremy Guest 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Synergistic Municipal Wastewater Treatment Using a Rotating Algae Biofilm Reactor EE0009271

Ronald Sims 

Utah State University

Metabolic Carbon Fluxomics during Compositional Shifts

Lieve Laurens 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Michael Huesemann 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Arizona State University

Broad Spectrum Antifungal Pond Protection

Todd Lane 

Sandia National Laboratories

Ecological monitoring technologies to enhance large-scale microalgae cultivation, stability, and productivity EE0009673

Lisa Zeigler 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego

Advancing Algal Productivity through Innovation in Cultivation Operation and Strain Traits (ADAPT-COST) EE0009672

Ken Reardon 

Colorado State University

Enhanced production of algae lipids and carbohydrates for fuel and polyurethane precursors EE0009671

Stephen Mayfield 

University of California, San Diego

Direct Air Capture Integration with Algae Carbon Biocatalysis EE0009674

John McGowen 

Arizona State University

Enhanced algae productivity in CO2 direct air capture cultivation EE0009675

Dave Hazlebeck 

Global Algae Innovations

Microalgae Analysis

Andre Coleman 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Life-Cycle Analysis

Troy Hawkins 

Argonne National Laboratory