A new algae technical standards focus group: Summarizing and guiding the algae state of the art

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Abstract

The value proposition of algae technical metrics was the subject of a recent, industry-led, Focus Group interactive discussion. The interactive platform allowed for real time capturing and priority ranking of the topics that are deemed critical challenges for a future successful algae-based bioeconomy. This work ultimately sets the stage for providing guidance, methods, and standard reference materials tailored to respective algae industry segments for the cultivation, processing and marketing of high-quality and safe algae-based products. The group solicits input from the broader algae community on the value proposition and presents a case here to build a consensus around algae-specific metrics. The value proposition of technical standards to the industry is that guidance obtained through these collaborations builds producers' and consumers' trust that algae and algae-derived products are safe, reliable, and may allow for expanded market access, and increased competitiveness and international trade.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number102141
Number of pages4
JournalAlgal Research
Volume53
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier B.V.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2700-77861

Keywords

  • Biomass composition
  • Identification
  • Reference material
  • Safety
  • Technical standards
  • Toxins

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