Frogs after a shot of espresso? NO! It’s Marine Algae aka the future of biomass for biofuel. Of just 25 international researchers awarded the prestigious Marie Curie research fellowship in Brussels recently, four were Irish continuing Ireland’s strong performance in innovative research. Ireland has the highest number of Marie Curie Fellows per capita of researcher of all EU Member States. The recent recipients include Emma Seale, a UCC graduate in Earth Sciences. Emma is working on the collaborative project, MABFUEL, using marine algae as biomass for biofuel with university partners from Ireland, the UK, and Turkey. Thanks to Cork’s abundant coastline and excellent research facilities, Emma has chosen to base her work in nearby picturesque West Cork at the Daithi O’Murchu Research Station. We wish our fellow graduate continued success and commend her for adding to UCC’s reputation as a premier research university.