ATP3 Workshop “Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing”

[USA] The Spring 2016 ATP3 workshop will occur May 16th-20th at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and the Los Alamos National Lab’s New Mexico Consortium (LANL NMC). These unique facilities will give participants incredible insights into aspects across the algae value chain and the food, energy and water nexus.

Lectures will cover the fundamentals of managing microalgal cultures, culturing techniques, measuring biomass, harvesting and processing technologies, as well as life cycle analysis and operations at the production scale. Participants will have opportunities to work in the laboratory and learn how to measure culture density (cell counting and optical density), use a light and fluorescence microscope, use flow cytometry, perform gravimetric analyses (dry weight and ash-free dry weight), and techniques to analyze biomass compounds. All lectures and laboratory training are conducted by trained algae experts, biochemists, and engineers.

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants on a first-come basis. For more information about this and future workshops please visit atp3.org for more information.

 

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