Call for Presentations
Join commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers
and equipment companies in collaborative discussions at the
next Algae Production Workshop - in The Woodlands, Texas
on the latest methods and technologies that scale outside
the lab, trends in moving the commercial algae production industry forward.
Topics to include:
1. Commercial-scale closed-loop photobioreactors,
harvestering, extraction methods and technologies.
2. Haematococcus pluvialis (HP) cultivation, harvesting and extraction methods and technologies for nutraceutical
Omega 3 EPA/DHA - Astaxanthin.
3. Algae use in nutraceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed ingredients, bioplastics and potential fuels.
4. Algae for wastewater remediation.
5. Algae cultivation using secondary water.
6. Algae for cost-effective CO2 sequestration and utilization.
Open Collaboration Between Research and Business
The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae education and production trade association in the world started over 12 years ago. We provide a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and indoor bio-manufacturing, equipment companies, water process engineers and academia in a collaborative approach in helping
to build the emerging algae production industry.
NAA provides educational Algae Production Workshops and Networking events, an Algae Biomass Incubator Program and online Algae Production Certification Program for students, algaepreneurs and private industry interested in the commercial algae production and markets.
Commercial Cultivation, Harvesting,
Extraction Methods and Technologies?
Algae can be grown into high value products such as nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA astaxanthin, cosmetics, feeds, food, bioplastics and potential fuels. Join in collaborative discussions on the latest methods and technologies in commercial algae production (ie; cultivation, harvesting, extraction methods,potential markets and supply channels).
Carbon Sequestration and Utilization?
Algae has the ability to sequester CO2 and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many questions arise. What is the CO2 concentration? Can it be scrubbed of particulates and metals and used to grow algae for co-products? What percentage of CO2 is actually being consumed by the algae 50-70%?
Captured carbon can be re-purposed and become an enabling nutrient instead of a waste stream. Reducing carbon emissions and generating new business opportunities and jobs could be a win-win!
Using Wastewater/Secondary Water
to Produce Potential Co-products?
Algae can be used to clean wastewater. Some secondary wastewater can be used as a nutrient to grow algae for
co-products (ie; biofertilizer, bioplastics and potential fuels). Commercial algae equipment can be co-located at or near waste water treatment facilities to clean wastewater. A potential win-win.