Join Open Collaboration
Between Algae 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 bio-manufacturing, equipment companies, water process engineers, universities and colleges in open collaborative approach in helping to build the emerging algae production industry though educational Algae Production Workshops and networking events, Algae Biomass Incubator Programs for students, algaepreneurs, and private industry and an online Algae Production Certification Program 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, bioplastics and potential fuels. 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 the scrubbed CO2 is actually being consumed by the algae? How is the captured CO2 being measured?
Can commercial algae equipment be co-located on or near coal-fired power plants and cement plants to use the scrubbed CO2 to turn into co-products? 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 wastewater (secondary wastewater) can be used to commercially cultivate algae for potential co-products (ie; biofertilizer, bioplastics and 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 technology that is scaleable outside the lab, a new algae start-up, university researcher interested in commercial algae scale-up and production and would like to collaborate and share information on commercial cultivation, harvesting and extraction methods and technologies we encourage you to submit your presentation or abstract for consideration and join us at our next Algae Production Workshop 2017 in Texas.
Help Build the Algae Production Industry
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