Track 2: Algae Production Systems (APS)


What are the best designs, engineering and systems for algae production to work effectively and economically on a community scale or distributed model?

Develop working models and designs for APS and microfarms. Open to algae enthusiasts, engineers, systems designers, builders, students and teams.

Track 2 Algae Production Systems Registration fees are on a sliding scale
• $100 for companies, entrepreneurs, professionals, architects, designers, teams.
• $50 for students, not working for pay, temporarily unemployed, NGO personnel.
• $25 for students and temporarily unemployed from developing world countries.

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Featured examples of Algae Production Systems (APS):
• microfarmfamily farmspirulina ladiesvillage farmlake harvestcommercial farm

Algae Production System (APS) Categories

open raceway ponds
closed pond system
open and closed hybrid
closed system tubes, bags
closed system tanks
closed system plates
personal micro farms
community size farms
village scale farms
large commercial farms
lake and ocean farms
polyculture (algae+fish)

Design for Specific Global Locations or Anywhere On or Off the planet

China, Japan, Korea
India and South Asia
Southeast Asia
Indonesia and Oceania
Central Asia
Equatorial and South Africa
North Africa and Middle East
Northern Europe
Mediterranean Europe
Central and South America
North America
Polar Artic and Antarctic
Lakes, seas and oceans
Space and planet colonies

Awards and Recognition for These APS

overall best system
most original system
best APS video
most practical system
most ready to deploy
least expensive system
best technical innovation
best engineering
simplest system
middle and high school
college and university
graduate school, instructor

General criteria for juror evaluation • Practical – integrates form and function • Operational – cultivates algae effectively • Replicable – robust and versatile • Innovative – novel design elements • Eco efficient – minimizes ecological footprint

2) Algae Production Systems