Former Carl Hayden Student Doing Research at ASU and with Engineers at SRP to Find New Ways to Utilize Algae in the Desert

Posted by Community Relations on 3/23/2016

A former Carl Hayden student is doing research at ASU and with engineers at SRP to find new ways to utilize algae in the desert, specifically in the operation of power plants.   ASU Research Technician Mary Cuevas is part of the team conducting the research at the university’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa and SRP’s Coronado Generating Station near St. Johns, Ariz. They are also researching whether they can produce a marketable, biomass product. The goal of the partnership is to support innovative research related to conservation, sustainability and renewable energy. Cuevas was a Marine Science student and Falcon Robotics member at Carl Hayden.