Innovative algae research keeps students in-state

A growing partnership between U-M and a company in Dexter is a model for how university-to-business ties can produce significant mutual benefits.
The collaboration between Valicor, Inc., and the U-M College of Engineering also illustrates how innovative programs can keep recent graduates working in Michigan on world-class technologies.

At the heart of the sharing agreement are important new scientific and technological advances in what could be called the greenest of the burgeoning green energy movement – algae research. Valicor is working with the lab of U-M chemical engineering professor Phillip Savage on new, more efficient ways to extract oil and other elements from microalgae for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, animal feed and other products.

Learn more

More Regional Stories