Feb 14, 2014
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A workshop that reportedly brings together the best minds in the commercial algae production industry is set to take place in Richmond on Feb. 28.

The Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop will be held at Kessil Lighting at 1689 Regatta Blvd.

Organized by the Texas-based National Algae Association, the event aims to “fast-track commercialization of the algae production industry.”

Algae is considered a promising source for biofuel production. The YouTube video below offers more details about that possibility.

“Commercial algae production will not only produce quantities of algae for use in fuels, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, feeds, and food, but it will create desperately needed new employment opportunities in algae farming and bio-manufacturing industry,” National Algae Association Executive Director Barry Cohen said in a statement.

The Richmond workshop is not a trade show and there are no exhibits, Cohen said.

“The latest research will not be preached to you at our workshops. We discuss algae production problems and issues and, as a group, come up with possible solutions.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.