15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists

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April 22, 2022

15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists  

Image with a photo of each team that was selected as AlgaePrize finalists.

Congratulations to the 15 teams advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2022–2023 AlgaePrize competition! Finalists represent high schools, community colleges and universities across the United States and Puerto Rico. “These diverse teams from all across the nation have created excellent research plans, from growing new strains of algae to creating new products from algae materials,” said BETO Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed. “The work these teams have put in thus far is admirable, and it’s only just the beginning, as we’ll see next year how their final research conclusions can help shape the future of bioenergy.”

Finalists were selected by a panel of judges based on the team’s 10-page research synopsis which described their research plan for their proposed project within the AlgaePrize’s areas of interest. Finalists will receive $5,000 in funding to support their research projects over the next 16 months. 

The competition culminates with teams presenting their projects to a panel of judges during the AlgaePrize Competition Weekend, April 14–26, 2023, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The judges will select five teams as the AlgaePrize winners, and each winning team will receive a $10,000 prize. From those five, one Grand Champion will be selected who will receive an additional $5,000 prize. 

Learn more about the AlgaePrize and the finalist teams.  

The AlgaePrize is sponsored by BETO  with support from the Algae Foundation and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  

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