Algae production technologies are gearing up to provide biomass that can be used in markets that are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars. To help meet that opportunity ABO ‘s sister organization, The Algae Foundation, is coordinating a number of projects that are educating and training the industry’s future workforce. They have just released a new set of online course material for those interested in developing a career in algae agriculture.
The new material is part of the Algae Technology Educational Consortium’s Algal Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES). Part 1 covered macroalgae and Part 2 covers microalgae. These courses are ideal for those who have some knowledge of aquaculture but need to learn the basics of growing large quantities of microalgae.
- cultivation and harvesting technologies,
- microscopy, algae species collections,
- nutrient media recipes,
- algae to fuel,
- carbon sequestration,
- food products, and
- interviews with industry experts.
The courses are an impressive collection of expertise and resources for any laboratory or company that needs personnel trained in algae cultivation. Discover how microalgae cultivation skills can enhance your role in the aquaculture industry.