Commercial Algae Production
Methods and Technologies
The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association in the world started over 10 years go dedicated to the algae production industry. We provide a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers equipment companies collaboration and business intelligence.
Commercial Cultivation, Harvesting and Extraction Methods and Technologies
Algae can be produced into high value products such as nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA astaxanthin, cosmetics, feeds, food and bioplastics. Commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, universities and equipment companies join in collaborative discussions on the latest methods and technologies in commercial algae production: cultivation, harvesting, extraction, wastewater remediation, water reuse, CO2 sequestration and utilization to feed algae for biobased co-products.
Wastewater Remediation and Turning Wastewater/Grey/Secondary Water
into Potential Co-products
Algae can be used to clean wastewater of phosphorous and nitrogen. Nutrients found in wastewater (secondary wastewater) can be used in commercial algae productiion suitable for co-products and potential biofertilizer, bioplastics as well as potential fuels. Commercial algae equipment can be co-located at or near wastewater treatment facilities to conduct pilot projects.
Understanding what is in wastewater? What algae strains can be used to clean wastewater? What percentage of phosphorus and nitrogen will the algae consume? It has been found that some secondary.and grey water can be used to grow algae. Wastewater operators and municipalities working with algae producers explore cleaning wastewater techniques and water reuse methods and potential co-products. A potential 'win-win'.
Carbon Sequestration and Utilization
Algae has the ability to capture CO2 and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many questions arise. What is actually coming off the flue? Can CO2 taken from the flue be scrubbed of particulates and metals and used to grow algae? What percentage of scrubbed CO2 is actually being consumed by algae? How is the captured CO2 being measured?
Can commercial algae producers co-locate near coal-fired power power and cement plants? What permitting will be required? Can commercial algae equipment be co-located on or near coal-fired power plants and cement plants to use the scrubbed CO2? Captured carbon can be repurposed and become an enabling nutrient instead of a waste stream. Reducing carbon footprints and generating new business opportunities and jobs could be a 'win-win.
Algae Production Workshop - Spring 2017
Call for Presentations
NAA is working in establishing data through 'pilot' wastewater remediation and CO2 sequestering projects from around the world. If your algae research is in any of these areas, proven to outside the lab and ready for commercial scale-up, we invite you to present at any of our Algae Production Workshops any of the above topics. If your company is in commercial algae production and would like to share information about commercial cultivation, harvesting and extraction we encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract and join us at our next 2017 Algae Production Workshop in Texas.
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