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Algae Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES 2.0) Part 2: Microalgae

About ACES 2.0 Part 2: Microalgae

The Algal Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES 2.0) is the extension/outreach component of the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC). ACES 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 development team for their tireless efforts.

Gef Flimlin
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Director of ACES 2.0 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 2.0 Course Content

Part 2: Microalgae

Chapter 1

Introduction to ACES 2.0: 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

Chapter 17

Microalgae Culture and Techniques for Molluscan Shellfish Hatcheries

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