National Algae Association

National Algae Association

National Algae Association

The National Algae Association is the first algae production trade association in the US to assist algaepreneurs in creating commercial-scale algae farms in the US using American research and equipment. Algae oil can be made into biodiesel, biogasoline, jet fuel and bioplastics. Algae biomass can be made into many different co-products including nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and organic fertilizer. The algae production industry is quickly moving technologies out of the lab and into commercial-scale algae production. Many new algae farms are scaling up to produce algae oil and biomass for co-products. Proven technologies are being implemented today in the scale-up of the new algae facilties. Enhancements by researchers will surely continue in the background as algaepreneurs move into commercial algae production.

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4747 Research Forest Drive, Suite 180 , The Woodlands , TX 77381 USA
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Professional association
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Globally (various continents)

Join commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies in collaborative discussions at the next Algae Production Workshop - September 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas on the latest methods and technologies that scale outside the lab and trends in the algae production industry.

Topics to include:

  1. Commercial scale closed-loop photobioreactors, harvesters, and extraction methods and technologies presentations.
  2. Haematococcus pluvialis cultivation, harvesting and extraction methods and technologies for nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA - astaxanthin
  3. Algae for cosmetics, food, feeds and bioplastics
  4. Algae for fuels and co-products - BFS Biofuel Systems
  5. Algae for wastewater remediation
  6. Growing algae using secondary wastewater
  7. CO2 sequestration and utilization opportunities

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Open Collaboration Between Algae Research and Business
The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae education and production trade association in the world started over 12 years ago. We provide a platform for commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers, indoor algae biomanufacturing, equipment companies, water process engineers and academia in a collaborative approach in helping to build the emerging algae production industry.

NAA provides educational Algae Production Workshops and Networking events, an Algae Biomass Incubator Program and online Algae Production Certification Program for students, algaepreneurs and private industry interested in the commercial algae production and markets.

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 markets).

Carbon Sequestration and Utilization?
Algae has the ability to sequester CO2 and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many questions arise. What is the CO2 concentration? Can it be scrubbed of particulates and metals and used to grow algae for co-products? What percentage of CO2 is actually being consumed by the algae 50-70%?

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!

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 as a nutrient to grow 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.