Exciting News: Together with the Lewis Lab, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as one of the recipients of the Salata Institute Seed Grant Program!

Our project, Insulating Buildings with Algae Foam will be led by Prof. Martin Bechthold, Prof. Jennifer Lewis, with Dr. Daniel Tish as the postdoctoral fellow dedicated to the research. As reported in the Harvard Gazette: “Most homes in the U.S. are still heated and cooled with fossil fuels, contributing significantly to climate change. Thermal insulation remains the most impactful and cost-effective way to reduce buildings’ energy consumption and emissions — but insulation materials remain too carbon-intensive. Faculty from the Graduate School of Design and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will work to develop a proof of concept for a carbon-negative insulation material made from microalgae.” 

Read more on the Harvard Gazette here.