The next National Algae Association Algae Production Workshop
The Woodlands, Texas - September 2015.
Call for Presentations of Algae Production Technologies Proven to Work Outside the Lab
Commercial Algae Production for Co-Products,
Wastewater Remediation and CO2 Sequestration Using Algae
Topics to include:
I. Commercial Algae Production for Algae-based Co-Products
Algae can be made into nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA, cosmetics, feeds, food and bioplastics. Commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies discuss latest trends in commercial algae production.
II. Wastewater Remediation Using Algae and Growing Algae Commercially Using Wastewater
Algae can be used to clean wastewater. Algae can be used to clean wastewater of phosphorous and nitrogen. Nutrients found in wastewater can be used to grow algae that are suitable for co-products and potential fuels. Commercial algae equipment can be co-located at or near wastewater treatment facilities. Presentations will include:
What is actually in the wastewater? What algae stains to use? What percentage of phosphorus and nitrogen will the algae consume? It has been found tahat some wastewater (secondary water) can be used to grow algae commercially for co-products. Wastewater operators, municipalities, commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies will explore new cleaning wastewater opportunities and the reuse of wastewater(secondary water) to make algae biomass co-products. How do we recycle the water with existing nutrients?
Treatment and reuse of effluent from municipal, industrial and agricultural sources and turning them into algae-based co-products could be a 'win-win' between wastewater treatment plants and for algae farmers.
III. Sequestration of CO2 at Coal-fired Power and Cement Plants
Algae has the ability to capture CO2 and reduce other greenhouse gas emissions. Many questions arise. What is actually coming off the flue? Can that CO2 be wet scrubbed of particulates and metals? What percentage of scrubbed CO2 is actually being captured by the 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.
The National Algae Association is dedicated to the algae production industry and interested in providing a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, equipment companies, wastewater treatment operators, coal-fired power/cement plant operators and private industry who have a direct stakeholder interest in wastewater remediation and sequestering CO2 and have interest in using algae by co-locating commercial equipment on or near their facilities.
NAA is working to establish data from scalable commercial pilot wastewater and CO2 sequestering projects and algae-based co-products. If your university, college or private company is interested in presenting at the next Algae Production Workshop, September 2015 on any if the above topics and have algae technologies that have been proven to work outside the lab in a commercial environment, we strongly encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract by June 30, 2015, and to join us at our next workshop to participate in discussions about wastewater remediation and CO2 sequestration opportunities.
Please submit presentation or abstracts to: email@example.com
What should you expect from an NAA Workshop? Collaboration and open, honest conversation about commercial algae production technologies and methods from people who are doing it, not talking about it and not dreaming about the latest, greatest new algae research technologies 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 technologies, private industry and private investment, not the next research grant.