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Science On Tap: Tapping Into Algal Diversity For Biofuels Discussion At UnQuarked Dec. 17

on December 12, 2018 - 4:43pm
Amanda Barry. Courtesy photo
 
CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
The discussion will feature Amanda Barry of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and her research on algal diversity.
 
Algae is not the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Los Alamos or its global security mission. However, for Amanda Barry of the Lab’s Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group, algae is the answer to one of the world’s most pressing issues – energy security. Traditional energy resources like oil and natural gas are finite and fiercely sought after; disputes over these resources have ignited wars costing trillions of dollars and countless lives and will likely continue until we find alternative approaches to fueling modern life. At Los Alamos, Barry and partnering researchers hope to provide one such alternative with efficient, environmentally-friendly algal biofuels.
 
About the On Tap Series: On Tap is a series of discussions hosted at UnQuarked in downtown Los Alamos. Each month features one On Tap with a rotating theme. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center partners with the Creative District to host Nature On Tap. The Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center host History and Art On Tap, respectively. The Bradbury Science Museum hosts Science On Tap every month.
 
Registration for this event is not required. Admission is free. UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey offers a wide selection of wines and beers on tap. Be sure to arrive early to place your order from Sirphey’s made-fresh daily menu!
 
More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury Science Museum programs and events can be found at www.lanl.gov.

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