Exploring the commercial application of genetically engineered microalgae strains for the production of high valued metabolites for aquaculture fish feed

With the demand for high quality farmed fish on the rise, we are also expected to deliver on greater supplies of fish feed. Currently, fish feed is manufactured by capturing small foraging fish in the ocean, which are converted into pellets. This practice hinders marine life by disrupting the natural food chain of larger fish. The proposed research aims to use microalgae as an alternative to forage fish. We aim to accomplish this by using genetic engineering tools to upregulate the production of nutrients that are necessary for fish growth and quality.

Design Platform for Enhancing Optimal Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies into Energy Infrastructure

This project aims at developing a platform for individuals and industries to help determine the best energy configuration they can invest in to gain maximum economic and environmental benefit based on resources available in their geographical region. Currently, consultants are hired to conduct a feasibility study and determine this optimal configuration. However, for most small-scale projects, they resort to industry recommended products. The platform would help determine the impact entities can make by investing in clean technology.