Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing

Mesa, Arizona
Monday, November 06, 2017
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing
Monday, November 06, 2017 1:00 PM -
Friday, November 10, 2017 11:00 AM (Arizona Time)

Arizona Center for Algae Technology & Innovation
(480) 727-1410
7418 Innovation Way South, ISTB-3 Room 140
Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
Mesa, Arizona 85212
United States

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This workshop will take place the week of November 6-10, 2017 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology & Innovation (AzCATI) in Mesa, Arizona. Presentations will cover practical applications of growing and managing microalgal cultures at production scale, including methods for handling cultures, screening strains for desirable characteristics, identifying and mitigating contaminants, scaling up cultures for outdoor growth, harvesting and processing technologies, as well as the analysis of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.  Related laboratory and field training will include numerous hands-on opportunities for participants to collect and perform routine sample measurements, monitor cultures for contaminants, and evaluate the chemical composition of algal biomass.

This workshop is ideal for those interested in obtaining a broad overview of the management of microalgal cultures at scale, and for advanced students and trainees interested in the practical applications of microalgae.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share information and network.  Printed and electronic materials will be included, and a certificate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop.  Workshop enrollment is limited to 15 participants and will be filled on a first-come basis.

AzCATI offers a comprehensive workshop program through the US Department of Energy-sponsored Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3). ATP3 workshops offer a diverse range of topics pertaining to the management and processing of microalgal cultures, and uses of their products.  Laboratory and field training are led by highly-trained scientists and engineers.  For more information about this and future workshops please visit

Additional Information
Cost of the workshop is $1600. Full payment must be made by October 27, 2017. ATP3's policy is to refund 75% of the workshop cost if cancellations are made prior to October 27, 2017. Alternatively, you may request that a substitute person attend in your place. Please email Dr. Tom Dempster at to cancel or request that a different individual attend in your place.

Click below for the 5-day workshop agenda and directions to AzCATI. Note GPS and online mapping applications will get you to the ASU Polytechnic campus. Please use the AzCATI map below to further guide you through campus.


Lodging & Transportation
The Hyatt Place in Gilbert, AZ is offering a discounted group rate of $89 per night + tax. Reservations must be made by October 20, 2017 to secure the group rate.

Visit or call (888) 867-4009.
Be sure to mention the "ATP3 Algae Workshop" if booking by phone.

Workshop participants are highly encouraged to take a shuttle or taxi from the airport to the hotel.  Hyatt Place will be providing daily transportation to/from the Hyatt Place and AzCATI/ATP3 location for the workshop. Should you choose to rent a vehicle for the week, please note that additional charge of $5 per day (cash) will apply for on campus parking.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payments via purchase order (PO)

    Make checks payable to: ASU/AzCATI

    Mail checks to:
    Arizona State University

    Attn: Thomas Dempster, Recharge Center Manager

    7418 Innovation Way South, ISTB-3 Room 103

    Mesa, AZ 85212

    Terms: Payment via purchase order must be postmarked by October 20, 2017 to guarantee your spot in the workshop.

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