Who We Are
The DISCOVR team constitutes a powerful partnership among four of the Department of Energy’s seventeen national laboratories: Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories.
We are a team of biofuels and biotechnology experts who are joining forces to investigate algae strains that could lead to sustainable and clean algal biofuel. Capabilities in our home laboratories—such as PNNL’s Laboratory Environmental Algae Pond Simulator photobioreactors, NREL’s biomass characterization and valorization tools, LANL’s strain identification and improvement approaches, and Sandia’s indoor crash testing ponds —are key to our success. We also have a collaborative partnership with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), which has an outdoor algae testbed facility at Arizona State University.