The Future of Energy

April 2012

THE POWER OF ALGAE. We know we need to get smarter about energy, but where should we be looking, and what are the most promising ways forward? Researchers at WUSTL are exploring the promise of biofuels from photosynthetic organisms, or algae.

The Future of Energy

As the human race continues to flourish, where will our energy come from? Hold That Thought talks to three scientists who think that algae hold an important answer to this question, as well as an economist who helps us navigate the numbers. Listen to their thoughts in this hour-long podcast.

By Tim Lloyd, with Robert Blankenship, Ursula Goodenough, Joseph Cullen and Himadri Pakrasi. Thanks to Jefferey Matthews for voice work.

WUSTL Energy Roundtable

Earlier this year US Senator Claire McCaskill met with faculty from Washington University in St. Louis and representatives from several energy utilities to discuss the future of energy consumption and best practices on conservation for the future.