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Algae Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES) Part 2: Microalgae

About ACES Part 2: Microalgae

The Algal Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES) is the extension/outreach component of the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC). ACES is divided into two components: macroalgae and microalgae.

This second component covers microalgae cultivation in a short-course based on a real college level course. The original focus of this section of ACES was to assist the algae biomass industry to improve the skill set and techniques required for their industry. This allows those companies to seek people who have some knowledge of aquaculture but need to learn the basics of growing large quantities of microalgae. These techniques are very similar to those needed to grow phytoplankton for shellfish. All shellfish hatcheries rely on unicellular phytoplankton to grow brood-stock and to feed larval and post-set shellfish. All businesses, including research facilities that rear shellfish from the spawning stage to the grow-out stage must have a trained person that can grow phytoplankton. This course can assist in that basic education for both industries. The microalgae component is a shortened on-line version of the ATEC curriculum developed at Santa Fe Community College.

Both sections of ACES are planning on hands-on labs at various times during the year for students to travel to Santa Fe, Maine, or potentially other places to see how this is all done in the real world.

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The Algae Foundation and ATEC would like to thank the ACES development team for their tireless efforts.

Gef Flimlin
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Director of ACES program

Ondine Frauenglass
Interim Director: Innovation Center
Santa Fe Community College

Stephen M Gómez, Ph.D.
Chair: Advanced Technologies and Sustainability Department
Lead Faculty: Water/Wastewater Operations, Algae Cultivation
Santa Fe Community College

Ira Levine, Ph.D.
Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Southern Maine.

ACES Course Content

Part 2: Microalgae

    • Chapter 1

      Introduction to ACES: Microalgae

      Chapter 2

      Microalgae Introduction and Overview

      Chapter 3

      Let’s Grow Lots of Algae

      Chapter 4

      Cultivation Technologies

      Chapter 5

      Harvesting Technologies

      Chapter 6

      Algae to Fuel

      Chapter 7

      Carbon Sequestration

      Chapter 8

      Wastewater Treatment

      Chapter 9

      Other Value-Added Products

      Chapter 10


      Chapter 11


      Chapter 12

      Visualize Algae

      Chapter 13


      Chapter 14


      Chapter 15

      TED Talks and Lectures

      Chapter 16

      Algae Collections, Databases, Supplemental Reading, and Social Media

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