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About the Course

This course was produced by the Algae Technology Educational Consortium and UC San Diego with funding from the Algae Foundation, the National Renewable Energy Lab, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Algae are an extremely diverse group of organisms that can be found in almost every ecosystem on the planet, and they play an essential role for life on earth. They are little bio-factories that use the process of photosynthesis to create chemical compounds that we can utilize for food, feed, medicine, and even energy. We’ve brought together some of foremost algae experts from industry and academia to teach you the fundamentals of algae. This course will cover what algae are, why they are important, and why we are interested in them for both their environmental benefit, as well as their use for products. You will also explore the vast diversity of algae including the characteristics and applications of some of the main types of algae that are in commercial use today. Later you will learn about algal ecology and how interactions with environment, including pests and predators, affect algal productivity. And finally you will examine the processes of algae bio-manufacturing including production processes, as well as some of the products, benefits, and challenges that impact our ability to make commercially viable products from algae....

Top reviews


Apr 10, 2019

one of the best course to know everything about algae. I recommend all people who decided to work on algae pass this course. I learnt about different aspects of algae and seaweed. thanks Coursera.


Apr 16, 2020

Very interesting and inspiring course! So cool to learn about the history and great diversity of algae, as well as the potential uses of algae in renewable energy and for sustainable materials.

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By saravanan A

Jun 04, 2020

its very good syllabus and gained more about the algae

By Johanna

May 12, 2019

Excellent Material, very updated and well explained!

By Francesca L M

Sep 26, 2019

So interesting and informative! Loved every moment.

By Dr. M V

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent infirmation. Covered all info of Algae


Jul 08, 2020

I learnt so much. I trully recommend this course

By Bryan D S R

Jun 19, 2020

A very useful course to enter the world of algae

By Md. R A C

Jun 13, 2020

Intermediatory useful for Agricultural science

By Andres F B s

Feb 26, 2018

Excelente curso, muy util y fácil de entender


Jun 15, 2020

Excellent class and very much informative

By মশিউর র

May 31, 2020

Great teachers, great course,

Thank you

By B G

Aug 11, 2020

It was really good. Thank you so much

By Harini

Jun 23, 2020

It's very useful for me to understand

By Shaun P M

Mar 30, 2018

Excellent!! Very clear to understand.


Jun 28, 2019

I love algae! I want to swim in it!

By Shevaun F

Jun 23, 2020

Really fun and informative course!

By Dr. V S

Apr 13, 2020

It was a very informative course.

By Hector N

Oct 06, 2020

Great course and top professsors

By Caspar G v O

Sep 22, 2020

great introduction and overview.

By Sushil B

Jul 25, 2020

more informative i learned a lot


May 07, 2020

Excellent course, learned a lot.

By Tanvir A

Jul 23, 2020

It is very informative course.

By fernando g u

May 10, 2018

Buen curso.Interesante.Gracias

By Will31

Oct 26, 2020

Great content. Great overview

By Viktoriya P

Apr 24, 2020

Interesting and useful course

By Mikel U B

Mar 13, 2020

Very useful and interesting.