Collaboration between Research and Business
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, equipment companies, water process engineers, universities and colleges in in open collaboration in building the emerging algae production industry though educational workshops, networking events and Algae Biomass Incubator Program 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.
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, owner of an algae IP that is scalable outside the lab, new algae start-up, university interested in commercial algae production and would like to collaborate and share information about potential commercial cultivation, harvesting and extraction methods and technologies we encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract and join us at our next Algae Production Workshop 2017 in Texas.
Help Build the Algae Production Industry
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