SOURCE: Algae Biomass Organization

Algae Biomass Organization

September 03, 2015 12:17 ET

Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Advances in Engineering and Analysis

Industry Leaders to Highlight Manufacturing Tactics

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2015) - The 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Washington, DC, September 29th-October 2nd will highlight a wide range of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs in algae production systems in the Engineering and Analysis track. Through more than 30 presentations, leading scientists, researchers, and industry innovators will discuss papers and offer presentations on the new methods for analyzing and producing algae-based products such as fuels, animal feed, Omega-3 fatty acids, bioplastics, chemicals and more.

"The impressive advancements in cultivation, processing and usage of algae that will be on display at the Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC will bring greater efficiency and productivity to an increasingly important industry," said Al Darzins, Program Chair for the Algae Biomass Summit. "A wide range of industrial and consumer markets, including energy, agriculture, nutrition and materials, will benefit from the advances in algae engineering and analysis that will appear at the Summit."

A few of the leaders sharing insights of their operations at the Summit include:

  • Taraka Dale, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Multi-Scale Characterization of Improved Algae Strains
  • Steffen Welzmiller, Subitec GmbH
    Governing exponential growth rates of high density microalgae culture by automated adjustment of aeration in flat panel airlift photobioreactors
  • Jason C. Quinn, Utah State University
    Economic Feasibility and Life Cycle Impact of a Turf-Scrubber Based Biorefinery
  • Tryg Lundquist, California Polytechnic State University
    Toward Scale-up of Biofuel Production and Wastewater Treatment using Microalgae
  • Lillie Cavonius, Chalmers University of Technology
    PH-Shift Processing of Nannochloropsis Oculata Microalgal Biomass to Obtain a Protein-Enriched Food or Feed Ingredient
  • Andre Coleman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    National Supply Curves for Algae Biomass: Resource-based Co-location

These speakers will be supplemented by dozens of other presentations in the Summit's Engineering and Analysis track, one of four tracks, plus plenary sessions and posters, which comprise the agenda for the Algae Biomass Summit, the world's largest conference focused on algae-based technologies. In total, there are expected to be more than 100 live presentations during the Summit. In addition to being the headquarters of the Algae Biomass Organization, Washington, DC is a major hub for both the investment and policies that will influence the future of this growing industry.

The Summit comes to Washington, DC at a time when the industry has witnessed some very important recent funding opportunities for algae and is now seeing more algae companies successfully moving their laboratory breakthroughs into the marketplace. Many companies are making new algae-derived products available to consumers or opening large-scale demonstration and pre-commercial facilities, with expectations for expansion in the future. ABO members are also ramping up outreach to national and state policymakers as they advocate for extended advanced biofuels tax credits, aggressive research and development, and strong support for Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create valuable products. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com.

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae Industry, produces the Algae Biomass Summit. More information about the Summit can be found at www.algaebiomasssummit.org.

About the Algae Biomass Organization
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algaebiomass.org.

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