GIOS: Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI)

  • Thomas A Dempster (Manager)

Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Location

    United States

Equipments Details


The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) serves as a national testbed for research, testing, and commercialization of algae-based products such as biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other algae biomass co-products. AzCATI provides open test and evaluation facilities for the algae industry and research community. As a part of the LightWorks initiative, AzCATI is embedded within the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. Since its inception in 2010 with a grant from Science Foundation Arizona, AzCATI has grown its research portfolio to more than $35 million. AzCATI currently leads the following sponsored projects: -Department of Energy: Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership -US Department of Agriculture: best management practices for algal crop protection -Salt River Project: microalgae carbon capture at the Coronado Generating Station -Arizona Board of Regents: multi-university collaboration to research the use of algae for wastewater remediation -Zivo Bioscience: microalgal bioactive molecule elucidation and biomass production Services ( -strain identification, isolation, & documentation -equipment testing & validation -analytical testing -biomass production & supply


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