The Department of Energy wants to hear from you!

A note from the Algae Foundation Board President, Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine, about how you can best be heard.

Greetings All,

Please allow me to introduce the Department of Energy BETO’s Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-00002413: Understanding Workforce-Development Assets and Gaps for Technical and Non-Technical Bioenergy Workforce Preparation.  

This RFI is targeting three separate stakeholder groups:

  • Category 1: Industry
  • Category 2: Education-related institutions
  • Category 3: Workforce-development or government affiliation organizations

The Algae Foundation and its affiliates, Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC), Algae Academy (AA) and Algae Cultivation Extension Short-courses (ACES), ask you to please take the time to complete the RFI template response form linked below.

Why are we asking for 15 minutes of your busy day?

The Algae Foundation is dedicated to supporting all of the above stakeholders of algal-based education and workforce development training.  We see the DOE’s RFI as a significant opportunity to organize their focus for future workforce development and training efforts, programs and potential funding.

Our aim is to gather 50+ responses for each category.  Industry input, education and training requirements, skill sets and learning outcomes are key to supporting the DOE’s need for commercial responses.

Resources are allocated to those groups who show up and participate. Let’s have the algae stakeholders form a significant response pool for the DOE and show them what we need to continue to grow. 

I thank you in advance for your time, effort and dedication to all things algae.

Ira “Ike” Levine

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