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Algae Production
Certification Program

The world's first online 
Algae Production Certification Program for students and private industry focusing on 
all aspects of commercial algae production industry.
 
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Algae Biomass Exchange 

Where qualified algae producers
meet potential off-takers and potential customers. 

*All samples available with COA's

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Algae Production Incubator Program 

Collaboration between universities , colleges, private Industry and new algae start-ups

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Building and supporting the commercial

Algae Production Industry

The National Algae Association (NAA) is the first non-profit algae education and production trade association in the world that provides a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies in a collaborative approach building the emerging commercial algae production industry. (a projected $3.4 billion dollar industry). CO2 sequestration and utilization opportunities are available.
  
Algae Background

NAA uncovered 12 years ago taxpayers have spent over $2.5 billion dollars on algae research  starting with the first Carnegie Mellon study 70 years ago. The National Algae Asscociation continues to promote balance between the university algae research world, private industry and the investment community to create new jobs and new business opportunities. With all due respect to constrained algae research grant recipients, there is a huge learning curve between what goes on in their labs and scale-up and deployment of commercial algae farms and biomanufacturing facilities. That is why the National Algae Association was created as the first non-profit algae education and production 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."


NAA promotes collaboration between algae research and private Industry
+ innovation = Fast track commercialization and deployment

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 needs to be useful in the commercial algae production industry. It takes a variety of disciplines. Algae research today must communicate and collaborate more due to the constant changes taking place in our industry.

Algae Co-Products

Algae can be made into high-value nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA - astaxanthin, cosmetic pigments, food, beverage mixes, animal feed, fish feed, biofertilizer and bioplastics with verifiable Certificates of Analysis Jjoin the Algae Biomass Exchange on LinkedIn for qualified commercial algae producers and potential off-takers/customers. 

Algae Bloom Remediation

Algae bloom technologies must be proven outside the lab, scalable with a low CAPEX to be commercially-deployed. All stakeholders are encouraged to join the Algae Bloom Remediation group on LinkedIn to discuss remediation technologies that can be commercially deployed today.  







Investment Community


Private industry, private investment and commercial lenders are interested in commercial algae production but have no interest in technologies sitting on shelves at universities and government labs. They want to see results. (i.e., commercial algae cultivation in covered raceway ponds, closed-loop photobioreactors,  fermentation tanks, harvesting/dewatering equipment, extraction systems, labs, clean rooms etc. all at one location with potential off-take contracts.)

The National Algae Association 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. barry@nationalalgaeassociation.com or 936.321.1125 

We support all algaepreneurs throughout the world!

Algae News

2017 Algae Year in Review
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2016 Algae Year in Review
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2015 Algae Year In Review
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Algae Production Industry
Develops New Parameters
and Standards
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Algae Biofuels 
Time for a Reality Check
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National Algae Association Announces That It's 100-Acre Challenge Has Been Met
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National Algae Association Encourages US Algae Producers to Label Algae-based Products made in the USA
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National Algae Association Claims That Algae Won't Be Grown in Washington, DC
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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.​​​

Exxon - Algae Biofuel

http://www.jwnenergy.com/
article/2017/10/exxonmobil-expands-research-centre-advancing-algae-biofuel-and-carbon-capture-technologies/

https://www.bloomberg.com/
news/articles/2017-06-19/genome-decoder-s-fatty-algae-is-biofuel-breakthrough-for-exxon




Call for Presentations

'New Algae Markets, Supply Channels, Pricing and Strategies' 

Select commercial algae producers are invited October 2018 
The Woodlands, Texas
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