the environmental research center's (erc) at the us air force academy primary mission is to support the air force office of scientific research (afosr) basic research program through faculty and cadet research efforts. The united states air force academy has a long-term vision to establish a multi-year alternative energy program of planning, research and infrastructure investment which started in 2009. The vision involves a mix of research and alternative energy production facilities in solar electric, biofuels, waste-to-methane and other conservation efforts. Given the recent high interest in the use of microalgae in alternative fuels production, our erc has started a biofuels research program. The biofules researcher will aide in developing photosynthetic, growth, and biomass properties of certain microalgae for the purposes of optimizing algal oils production. Research efforts will focus on strain selection/cultivation to improve the overall yield of oils in microalgal mass cultures, in concert with developing novel extraction processes to increase oil harvest yields.
Required skills and knowledge
phd in biochemistry or related field.
Us citizenship required
research background in applied algal biochemistry, physiology and lipid biosynthesis.
Ability to lead and guide a team of laboratory technicians and students, produce reports and other materials to disseminate research results, assist other scientists.
Must have a good working knowledge of laboratory analytical equipment.+10 Other Responses
Pelletized biofuels for power
seeking experts for consulting opportunity re: pelletized biofuels for power generation.
Description: - seeking subject matter experts (smes) to assess the commercial viability (i.E., licensing, new products/services, and/or start-up opportunities)of novel intellectual property (ip) re: pelletized fuel for power generation.
- assessment will require approximately 2-3 hours; work will be online and telephone.
Qualifications: looking for smes with strong rd/technical background, with a preference for smes with direct experience in biomass pellet fuel product development and commercialization in the field, including entrepreneurial experience. Bachelors degree, minimum 10 years in the field, with strong background in biofuel pelletization and use in power generation.
Areas of expertise:
biomass pellet fuels, pelletization processes, pellet-fueled power generation equipment+11 Other Responses
Need cellulosic ethanol expertise for a project.
Need indepth understanding of the us and eu cellulosic ethanol market, forecast, regulatory trends, import barriers etc+11 Other Responses