The University of California, San Diego’s Algae Biofuels Program was ranked one of the best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Energy.
This is the fourth consecutive year UC San Diego has retained the number one ranking for its algae program.
The program, headed by Stephen Mayfield, a biology professor at UC San Diego, focuses on developing renewable transportation fuels from algae. Professor Mayfield directs the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, also called Cal-CAB.
UC San Diego was ranked number one among 27 other programs in the nation at universities and national laboratories. The programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The program was praised last year for producing the first surfboard made entirely from algae by UC San Diego researchers.
UC San Diego’s algae biofuels program is no longer funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.