The world's first online
Algae Production Certification Program for students and private industry focusing on
all aspects of commercial algae production industry.
Algae Biomass Exchange
Where qualified algae producers
meet potential off-takers and potential customers.
*All samples available with COA's
Bio-based Co-Products - Carbon Sequestration and Utilization - Water Reuse - Wastewater Remediation - Algae Bloom Remediation
Serving the Algae Production Industry
The National Algae Association provides a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, equipment companies and water process engineers in a collaborative approach to help build the algae production industry.
Taxpayers have spent over $2.5 billion dollars on algae research for the last 70 years. NAA continues to promote balance between the university algae research world, private industry and the investment community. With all due respect to constrained algae research grant recipients, there is a huge learning curve between what goes on in their labs and commercial scale-up and deployment of algae farms and biomanufacturing facilities. That is why the National Algae Association was created as the first non-profit algae education and production industry trade association in the world over 12 years ago.
We know for a fact that universities have lost potential licensing opportunities due to the restrictions put on them by research grants, their egos and not understanding the needs of the commercial algae production industry. Researchers have tried to write industrial standards without ever deploying their technologies or ever being in industrial algae production. How can algae technologies have any value if they are not deployed outside the lab?
"University research is working against the odds.
Three out of 10 patents registered have a chance of getting licensed, and chances of that happening drop to 20% after 5 years."(Columbia University)
Only through real collaboration will algae researchers understand the needs of the commercial algae production industry. Writing more white papers, searching for the next research grant funding through lobbyists does not make an industry. It takes a variety of disciplines.
Private industry, private investment and commercial lenders are only interested in commercial algae production, not algae technologies sitting on shelves at universities and in government labs for decades. They want to see:
- Commercial cultivation in closed-loop photobioreactors, fermentation tanks, harvesting, and/or extraction systems and equipment all at one location.
- Commercial production of high value nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA - astaxanthin, cosmetics, food, ingredients, feeds and bioplastics with verifiable COA's.
- Commercial off-take contracts with equal percentages of products and customers base.
- Commercial CO2 systems and co-products produced from wastewater and secondary water.
Collaboration between Research and Private Industry
NAA provides educational Algae Production Workshops and Networking Events, an Algae Biomass Incubator Program working with universities and colleges and an online Algae Production Certification Program for students, private industry and the investment community interested in learning about the commercial algae production industry, new markets and supply channels. For further information contact: email@example.com or 936.321.1125.
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2016 Algae Year in Review
2015 Algae Year In Review
Algae Production Industry
Develops New Parameters
Time for a Reality Check
Algae to clean up oil refinery waste water
National Algae Association Announces That It's 100-Acre Challenge Has Been Met
National Algae Association Encourages US Algae Producers to Label Algae-based Products “Made in the USA”.
National Algae Association Claims That Algae Won't Be Grown in Washington, DC
Unless there is an Algae Manhattan Project of Government working with Private Industry...
What should you expect from Algae Production Workshops?
Collaboration and open, honest conversation about commercial algae production methods and technologies from people who are doing it, not talking about it and not dreaming about the latest, greatest new algae research project that are not out of the lab yet or projects that can’t be verified.
The algae production industry today is being built by commercially-proven algae methods and technologies, private industry and private investment.
The 'BIG' Prize
Los Angeles, CA algae startup focusing on spirulina cultivation looking to expand operation to a full scale production facility in the Palmdale/Antelope Valley region. Further out, aim is to diversify and expand operation into cultivation of other algal species. With so much potential on the horizon, this is a truly exciting time.
An ideal candidate is someone who embraces change, strives for continuous improvement, understands the importance of commitment and is passionate about expanding their knowledge base. Looking for someone who can transition from a part time employee to a full time team member over the course of the next year. If interested please send resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Algae Production Technician Needed in Southeast U.S.
A growing and innovative advanced nutraceutical, aquaculture, and biofuels company focused on commercializing technology that produces algae to manufacture multiple products is looking for a full-time, experienced production technician. Applicants must be hard-working, detail-oriented, and multi-tasking individuals eager to grow with our company. This position will require the use of common sense, hand and power tools, team work, innovation, creativity, and the ability to follow directions.
Job duties/experience includes the following:
Proficient in MS Word & Excel
Experience preferred in areas of Algae, Bacteria, & Microorganisms
Aquaculture or nutritional products experience preferred
Experience in pools/ponds/waste water maintenance and operations
Experience with PVC and pipe fittings, pumps, welding, metal fabrication, or other mechanics are a plus.
Maintains production equipment, piping, pumps, etc
Experience with developing, following, & writing operating procedures
Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications
Must have proficient documenting/recording skills – entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written and electronic forms
Ensure production area is safe to work, productive, and has required inventory needs
Monitor and control processes using visual observations, process data, and testing
Identify and fix problems in processes, products, and equipment and work for a solution
Provide support to Quality Control and Operations
Please send your resume to email@example.com for immediate consideration. Salary will be determined based upon experience.