The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) has an upcoming workshop, Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream, to be held in Mesa, AZ on November 7-11, 2016.
The workshop will cover practical applications and issues with growing and managing microalgal cultures at the production scale, including methods for handling cultures, screening strains for desirable characteristics, identifying and mitigating contaminants, scaling up cultures for outdoor growth, harvesting and processing technologies, and methods for the analysis of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. There will also be hands-on opportunities for participants, including collecting and performing sample measurements, monitoring cultures for contaminants and evaluating the chemical composition of algal biomass.
According to ATP3, this workshop is “ideal for those interested in obtaining a broad overview of the management of microalgal cultures at scale, and for advanced students and trainees interested in the practical applications of microalgae.
ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events.
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