We’re exploring a world full of options to fossil fuels, including renewable methane, hydrogen, and more.
Spotlight: Algae Biotechnology
Algae, a future biofuel, grow in desert raceway ponds sponsored by UC San Diego’s Center for Algae Biotechnology.
Imagine a never-ending fuel source that thrives in salty or polluted water, can grow on empty desert acreage, and could travel to gas pumps through existing fuel lines. What is it? Algae. Yes, those slimy green plants often called “pond scum.”
Discover why Southern California, including the UC San Diego campus, is the perfect place for a renewable energy project that could change the world. Visit SD-CAB.
More alternative fuel projects
- We installed an alternative fuel station that dispenses compressed natural gas to campus vehicles. The station is available for use by faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well as contractors doing business with us.
- UC San Diego’s Greenline shuttle is part of a research project to test biodiesel fuel blends up to 99% soy biodiesel. Research will include the economic, environmental, and health impacts of biofuel in buses.