Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC)
The Algae Foundation launched the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) project, recognizing algal production will provide a sustainable source of biomass for bio-based products, feed, fuel and foods creating high quality jobs for an educated workforce. Through algal education students learn practical applications of farming and biotechnology developing the skills for the next generation of algal-based jobs.
Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC)is a partnership between
The consortium’s goal is to develop novel educational programs to strengthen industry workforce capabilities, by focusing on the skills needed to support the commercialization of algal products.
“We are developing the next generation of algae researchers, scientists and engineers whose skills are in great demand from the hundreds of companies developing and deploying algae technology in the U.S. and around the world.”
- Ira Levine, Fulbright Scholar,the University of Southern Maine