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Kodiak will play a key role in innovating ways to produce biofuels from seaweeds

ADN - Kodiak is at the center of a national push to produce biofuels from seaweeds. Agents from the U.S. Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently traveled to the island to meet with a team of academics, scientists, businesses and local growers to plan the first steps of a bicoastal pilot project to modernize methods to grow sugar kelp as a fuel source. "The vision is to have a demonstration on the east and west coasts showing that we can grow large fields of seaweed in a way that is efficient and cost effective with petroleum and other energy enterprises," said Alaska project leader Mike Stekoll, a biochemistry professor at University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. ...More

Could migrating squid help Alaska predict climate change?

Juneau Empire - Attracted to warming ocean temperatures, small, iridescent squid have been moving into Southeast Alaska waters. They could be a cipher to understanding how sea life reacts to climate change, said University of Alaska Southeast associate professor Dr. Michael Navarro at an Evening at Egan talk Friday at UAS. ...More

 
 

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