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 businesses to establish new economic development in the region.
Luke is nationally recognized as a leader in the Algae and Biofuels industry and for his collaborations with educational development programs. He has current projects with the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Labs, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Labs, EPSCoR, and a variety of industry collaborations. Luke has been involved with the SFCC Alternative Fuels program since its beginning and continues to collaborate in developing new, cutting-edge programs.
In addition to being an ATEC member, Luke is also the president of New Solutions Energy, a company dedicated to integrated bioenergy solutions, and holds two patents for algal cultivation methods and systems. Luke’s knowledge of sustainable technologies, combined with his passion for the natural world, motivates all of his work.
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 give a thorough introduction into the culturing of various commercial microalgae, for those interested in the skill set and techniques required for the aquaculture industry. The course includes: a large number of videos produced by national and international programs, and guided PowerPoint presentations; including selections from the Santa Fe Community College, Introduction to Algae Cultivation online course. Offerings include cultivation and harvesting technologies, microscopy, algae species collections, nutrient media recipes, algae to fuel, carbon sequestration, food products and interviews with industry experts. There are additional chapters for the online algae culture collections, interviews and Ted Talks. There are several longer webinars and pdf documents about microalgae culture that can be downloaded.
ACES is a free on-line curriculum that covers both the U.S. perspective as well as inclusion of microalgae cultivation around the world. This course includes 148 online interviews, lectures, and instructional videos from individuals, universities, governments, NGOs and algae companies from around the world. There are also 17 links to algae collections, databases, supplemental reading, and social media.
Discover how microalgae cultivation skills can enhance your role in the aquaculture industry.