The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in partnership with the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced the 2022-2023 AlgaePrize Competition grand champion and top four finalist teams!
Launched in January 2022, the student competition challenged 64 student teams with 307 individual competitors from high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States. The teams developed innovative solutions for algae production, processing, and new product development to lower the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts.
During the AlgaePrize Competition weekend, April 14-16, 14 finalist teams from 11 states and Puerto Rico showcased their projects to a panel of judges at NREL in Golden, Colorado.
Congratulations to all the teams! The winning teams are listed below.
2022-2023 ALGAEPRIZE GRAND CHAMPION WINNER
2022-2023 ALGAEPRIZE TOP FINALISTS
- Algaeorithm − Los Altos High School (CA), The Paideia School (GA), Institute for Systems Biology (WA)
- PUPR AlgaePrize Team − Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PR)
- UC Davis Giant Kelp Team − University of California, Davis (CA)