News article: Algal biotechnologists at KAUST are generating sustainable animal feeds in Saudi Arabia

17 August, 2023

A project led by Prof. Lauersen and Dr. Claudio Fuentes-Grünewald that involves the cultivation of the extremophile microalga C. merolae for animal feed, is featured in KAUST NEWS.

C. merolae is an extremophile that was first isolated from a hot spring in Italy. It grows best at temperatures near 50 oC and in high acidity. In the study, the Sustainability and Synthetic Biotechnology (SSB) Group at KAUST and DABKSA group from KAUST Beacon Development (KBD) show how to grow this extremophile in conditions as extreme as Saudi summers in the Red Sea.

The full news article can be found here.

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