I. Commercial Algae Production Methods and Technologies
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 trends in commercial algae cultivation, harvesting and extraction methods.
II. Wastewater Remediation Using Algae and Commercial Cultivation Using Secondary 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’ between wastewater treatment plants and commercial algae producers.
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 workshop to participate in the collaboration.
Please submit presentation or abstracts to: