Online Algae Production
Certification Program

The worlds first online program in for students and private industry focusing on all aspects of commercial algae production.
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Join the Algae Biomass Exchange on Linkedin

Where 'qualified' algae producers
 meet potential off-takers. 
*All samples available with COA's
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Home of the Algaepreneur

The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae education and algae production trade association in the world started 12 years ago. We provide a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, indoor algae biomanufacturing and equipment companies in open collaboration with universities and colleges in the emerging algae production industry as well as creating new supply channels though educational workshops, networking events and Algae Biomass Exchange for students, algaepreneurs, private industry and private investment interested in the commercial algae production industry.

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 and bioplastics. Join in collaborative discussions on the latest methods and technologies in commercial algae production ie; cultivation, harvesting, extraction methods and technologies at our Algae Production Workshops.

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 be used to grow algae? What percentage of scrubbed CO2 is actually being consumed 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.

Wastewater Remediation
Using Wastewater/Secondary Water 
to Produce Potential Co-products

Algae can be used to clean wastewater. Some wastewater (secondary wastewater) can be used to commercially cultivate algae for potential co-products ie; biofertilizer, bioplastics as well as potential fuels. Commercial algae equipment can be co-located at or near waste water treatment facilities. A potential win-win.

 Algae Production Workshop - Spring 2017

Call for Presentations

If you are a commercially-minded algae researcher with an algae technology that can be scaled outside the lab or an algae company currently in commercial production and would like to collaborate and share information about methods and technologies in areas of commercial cultivation, harvesting and extraction we encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract and join us at our next Algae Production Workshop 2017 in Texas. 

NAA facilitates pilot tests and collects data on wastewater remediation projects, wastewater/resuse to produce potential co-products as well as carbon sequestration and utilization projects around the world.  We invite all commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, equipment companies, universities working in any of these areas to make presentation at our Algae Production Workshops.

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Algae Production
 Incubator Program

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Carbon Sequestration and Utilization - Wastewater Remediation - Water Reuse - Biobased Products - Algae Bloom Remediation

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NAA News:

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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Algae to clean up oil refinery waste water
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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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Unless there is an Algae Manhattan Project of Government working with Private Industry...
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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, private investment and not the next government algae research grant. 

Congrats! to ​all Algaepreneurs