Call for Presentations

Commercial Algae Production Methods,
Technologies, Biobased Co-products,
Wastewater Remediation, Water Reuse
and CO2 Sequestration

I. Commercial Algae Production Methods, Technologies
and Biobased co-products

Algae can be made into nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA - astaxanthin, cosmetics, feeds, food and bioplastics. Commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies join in collaborative discussions on the latest methods and technologies in commercial algae cultivation, harvesting and extraction.

II. Wastewater Remediation Using Algae and
Algae Cultivation Using Wastewater

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 fuels. Commercial algae equipment can be co-located at or near wastewater treatment facilities to do pilot projects.

Understanding of what actually is in wastewater? What algae stains can be used to clean wastewater? What percentage of phosphorus and nitrogen will algae consume? It has been found that some secondary water can be used to grow algae. Wastewater operators and municipalities working with algae producers will explore cleaning wastewater techniques and reuse of 'secondary water' to make algae-based co-products. 

A potential 'win-win' .

III.Sequestration of CO2 at Coal-fired Power/Cement Plants
Algae has the ability to capture CO2 and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many questions arise. What is actually coming off the flue? 
Can that CO2 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.

The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association in the world dedicated to the algae production industry. We provide a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, equipment companies. We are the business intelligence for the algae production industry.

We invite wastewater operators, coal-fired power/cement plant operators and private industry who have stakeholder interests in wastewater remediation and the sequestration of CO2.

NAA is working in establishing data through 'pilot' wastewater remediation and CO2 sequestering projects.  If your research is in these areas and are proven to work outside the lab we invite you to present at the next Algae Production Workshop, the fall of 2015 on any of the above topics, we strongly encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract  and to join us at our next fall workshop to participate in the collaboration.

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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.


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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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National Algae Association Selects OriginOil Harvester for its Model Algae Demonstration Site

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