The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology wish you and yours the most joyous of holiday seasons and a happy New Year!
This month, Swette Center researchers published "Effects of pulsed electric field treatment on enhancing lipid recovery from the microalga, Scenedesmus" in Bioresource Technology. The article discusses how the application of pulsed electric field (PEF) pretreatment technology to Scenedesmus prior to fatty acid extraction led to a 3.1x increase in fatty acids obtained. The article was published by Dr. Yen-Jung Sean Lai, Dr. Prathap Parameswaran, Dr. Ang Li (previous visiting scholar), Maria Baeza (research volunteer), and Dr. Bruce Rittmann. Check the article out here!