In an effort to accelerate industry growth, facilitate the exchange of information among algae stakeholders and encourage uniform communication across the algae sector, ABO has created the “Industrial Algae Measurements”. This set of industry technical standards reviews a set of minimum descriptive parameters and metrics required to fully characterize the economic, sustainability, and environmental inputs and outputs of an aquatic biomass processing operation. This document was created by ABO’s Technical Standards Committee and is updated regularly. Voluntary adoption of a uniform common language and methodology will accelerate and allow the industry to grow.
ABO Technical Standards : Contributing Order to the Algal Industry
ABO’s “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 8.0” is the current version of ABO’s technical standards.
ABO Technical Standards Committee Authors:
Dr. Lieve M. L. Laurens, Committee chair, Senior research scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA,
Dr. Keith E. Cooksey, Deputy committee chair, Environmental biotechnology consultant, Professor emeritus, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
Jim Sears, Co-founder Visual Exploration LLC, former ABO committee chair and CTO, A2BE Carbon Capture LLC, Boulder, CO, USA
Dr. Mark Edwards, Professor, Arizona State University Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, Vice president at Algae Biosciences Inc
Dr. Tryg Lundquist, Associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Dr. Craig Behnke, Vice president at Sapphire Energy, San Diego, CA, USA
Dr. Casey Lippmeier, Principal Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products, Columbia, MD, USA
Steve Howell, President and founder of MARC-IV, Chairman of the ASTM task force on biodiesel standards, Kearney, MO, USA
Dr. Robert Gardner, Assistant professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN, USA
Dr. Jose Olivares, Division leader Biosciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
Dr. Robert McCormick, Principal engineer, Fuels Performance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
Dr. Amha Belay, Earthrise Nutritionals, Calipatria, CA, USA
Chad Miller, Clearas Water Recovery, Missoula, MT, USA
Committee Member Recruitment: The ABO Technical Standards Committee is looking for additional members who have interest and capabilities that are aligned with the Committee’s 2018 objectives. Please email Lieve.Laurens@nrel.gov Committee Chairman.