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: … Continue reading The Department of Energy wants to hear from you!

Algae Education and the Future of Bioeconomy

How the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is leading the way when it comes to educating the next generation of bioeconomy professionals. The Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is a collaboration between the Algae Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that sees a future that embraces algae as an essential solution for a sustainable and healthy … Continue reading Algae Education and the Future of Bioeconomy

ATEC Team Spotlight: Luke Spangenburg

 It's time to introduce another member of our #ATEC team! Luke Spangenburg is the Director of Santa Fe Community College's Innovation Center and Biofuels Center of Excellence. The Biofuels Center of Excellence houses the Algae Cultivation, Biofuels and Water Treatment programs while The Innovation Center hosts commercialization partnerships in food, water, energy, biotech and manufacturing with local … Continue reading ATEC Team Spotlight: Luke Spangenburg

ACES: Part 2: Microalgae

ATEC Announces Algae Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES): Part 2: Microalgae Now Available! This FREE Algae Cultivation Extension Short-course (ACES) is the extension/outreach component of the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC). Part 1 covered Macroalgae and Part 2 covers Microalgae. The microalgae for aquaculture course is an online compendium of videos and online lectures chosen to … Continue reading ACES: Part 2: Microalgae

Acres of saltwater pools in the desert are growing an algae food revolution

High in protein and low in carbon footprint, algae is a breakthrough for feeding the world in a changing climate “Algae? But... isn’t that gross?” That’s what Rebecca White commonly hears from surprised people at her booth at trade shows, after the unsuspecting visitors find out the snack bar they just ate, and actually really liked, contains algae. White is a research scientist at iWi, a nutrition company that runs one of the largest algae farms. She isn’t offering snacks filled with algae just to show people that the mossy greens can be added to food without making it taste or smell like pond water. The real mission is to discuss algae’s potential as a solution for a much bigger problem: the food security of our planet.

Ira Levine Interviewed by NBC News Center Maine

Dog owners beware: Dangerous blue-green algae possible in Maine waters The toxic algae is to blame for several dog's deaths across the country in the last couple of weeks. You may have seen some of the stories, toxic blue-green algae blamed for killing pets all over the country. The dangerous sludge can be found pretty much anywhere, including Maine. Ira Levine is a professor at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston campus and the President of the Algae Foundation. He and his students spend hours every year studying the thousands of different types of algae, including blue-green — or cyanobacteria.