BioMara, the new marine biofuels project, was launched at SAMS on 3 April 2009 by Scottish energy minister, Jim Mather MSP. SAMS is the lead scientific partner in this €6 million research project, which aims to demonstrate the viability, feasibility and sustainability of biofuel generation from algal biomass.
BioMara research at SAMS will be carried out in the Microbial & Molecular Biology Department, where algal strains held within the CCAP will be screened for their oil-producing potential.
Along with the launch event there has been widespread media coverage, including:
To find out more on this project visit the Biomara website.