High school and college students are embracing algae biomanufacturing as potential careers and business opportunities in their future. They can learn many different aspects of the commercial algae production industry at the NAA Center. They learn about water process engineering, different types of algae strains, algae cultivation, harvesting, extraction, economics, market opportunities and the skills they will need in the commercial algae production industry.
Students are applying some of the 60 years of existing algae research and are designing commercial applications and processes. Students as well as private industry are astounded with the number of products that can be made from algae. They come to the NAA Center to learn about this new emerging industry and to share ideas and solve commercial algae production issues in a collaborative environment.
Graduates are experiencing difficult times finding jobs these days. NAA encourages students to look at algae biomanufacturing as a potential career or future business. Corporate America has invested $700 million. Algae biomanufacturing is here to stay!
The National Algae Association, a 501(c)6, is the first algae trade association in the US made up of students, algaepreneurs, algae enthusiasts and equipment companies.