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Algae the Next Generation

Congratulations to Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs for her grand prize in the Intel Science Talent Search. Sara’s search for algae strains that produce higher quantities of oil in her home laboratory put her ahead of some very bright young minds in the annual research competition.

This isn’t the first time a young scientist’s algae research has attracted attention. Just last October the Algae Biomass Organization announced the first Young Algae Research Awards at the annual Algae Biomass Summit in Denver.

And it’s not just awards that are inspiring a new generation of algae researchers. We recall last year’s story of Josh Wolf, a 16 year old algae scientist taking his research straight into commercial ventures.

We wish them all the best of luck and can’t wait to hear what they do next!


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