Beyond biofuel: Advanced seaweed cultivation for marine biodiscovery and climate change mitigationTweet #beyondbiofuel
Beyond biofuel is a multi-disciplinary project which will test new methods for the cultivation of seaweed in Ireland. This project will utilise seaweed biomass to develop new biomedical products. Furthermore, it will also quantify the role of seaweed farming for mitigation of effects of climate change and ocean acidification and model its future impact in the North Atlantic.
The project is based at Trinity College Dublin and led by Nessa O’Connor, Zoology, Trinity College. The Beyond Biofuel team consists of Tallulah Davey (Research assistant), Matthias Schmid (Post Doc) and Francis Spellman (PhD student). The project also includes several collaborators: Conor Buckley (Bioengineering, Trinity College); Trevor Hodkinson (Botany, Trinity College); Tasman Crowe, (University College Dublin)/ BiOrbic) and Jerry Murphy University College Cork/ MaREI).
Beyond biofuel is funded by the SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Programme.