Technical Standards – Industrial Algae Measurements

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. 

Click here to download “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 8.0 (PDF)

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 Committee Chairman.

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