IMET wins $500K in global innovative carbon use competition

April 16, 2016
The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology won the first round of the Change and Emissions Management Corporation's $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses for its work in using algae to capture carbon dioxide.

Russell Hill receives Regents Award for Mentoring

April 14, 2016
Professor Russell Hill, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) faculty member and director of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), has received a 2016 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Alumni Profile: Ryan Powell

February 23, 2016
“For algal biofuels to work you have to manage really large tracts of land. IIf you’re going to convince other people to try it, you have to show you’ve taken the risk first.”

Algal biofuel start-up by UMCES alumnus makes waves

July 1, 2015
Ryan Powell holds up a vial of water with fingers caked with mud. It is algae extracted from pond choked with a bloom. He is standing on a farm outside of Baltimore, a test site for a new technology he has developed that can harvest algae from open ponds so it can be turned into crude oil. The oil can then be used as jet fuel, fuel oil, and diesel fuel.