Algae Research Supply
Algae Research Supply is a small company supporting education on aquatic systems. Our mission is to promote the understanding of our universe through the application of the scientific method. If you need more than just algae, consider our Spirulina Culture Kit which contains everything you need to grow a laboratory-grade culture at home or at your desk. It is so much fun to grow, and easy to harvest (see Spirulina Farming Kit to grow your own!). It`s a great model organism to teach photosynthesis and aquaculture. Nannochloropsis is a genus of alga within the heterokont line of eukaryotes. While they can be found in fresh and brackish waters, Nannochloropsis widely occurs in saltwater world-wide.
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- Globally (various continents)
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The founder, Matthew Huber M.S., is trained as a Biological Oceanographer. He has spent his entire life in research and development in the sciences. During the 90s he worked in pharmaceuticals (Allergan and Purdue). During the 2000s he shifted his focus to marine science. He has been heavily involved in education, teaching at Hartnell, Cuyamaca, and Mira Costa Colleges.
He has been working specifically with algae cultivation since January of 2000. Studying phytoplankton photosynthesis at Moss Landing Marine Labs. Later he did research on Arthrospira platensis (spirulina) for Earthrise Nutritionals in the Imperial Valley of California. Mr. Huber was also involved in the efforts to bring algae-biofuels to market, working for General Atomics, Green Reactions and several smaller startups. He was involved with building algae farms in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Hawaii. In 2009 he received a grant from the State of California to build next-generation harvesting and growing equipment for algae biofuels. Low petroleum prices have caused much rethinking of the algae-biofuels concepts. Fortunately, Mr. Huber had found a niche in teaching others how to grow algae.
Algae research supply has found its place in support of education. We believe that meaningful projects can be done on a shoestring budget.
We invite students, teachers, homeschoolers, professors, and post-docs to challenge us with your really tough questions. That is why we are here!
Email me at Matthew@AlgaeResearchSupply.com or call us at 760-483-3626. We are here to grow algae!