SOURCE: National Algae Association

National Algae Association

April 23, 2009 10:15 ET

Algae Commercialization Is on the Horizon

National Algae Association Conference April 30 - May 1 in Houston, Texas: Limited Seating

THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Algae commercialization will have national impact as a solution to help the US reduce its dependency on foreign oil and create new green American jobs.

Origin Oil will be providing process details of its innovative single-step process to extract oil from algae. BioCentrics will be unveiling its algae pro closed loop photobioreactor, and a prototype commercial-scale vertical closed-loop photobioreactor will be available for viewing at National Algae Association's fifth quarterly conference for commercialization of "Algae: The New Oil," which will be held April 30 - May 1, 2009, at the Sheraton North Houston.

Algae is renewable, does not affect the food channel and consumes C02. Algae researchers, algae oil production and equipment companies and algaepreneurs will present leading-edge technologies. In addition to collaborative breakout sessions, the agenda also includes presentations from Fluid Imaging Technologies, AlgaeLink, Guava Technologies, B&P Process Equipment, Femtobeam, BioCentrics, MOR Technology, Aquatic Energy, Aquatic Eco-Systems, Maria Stockenreiter of the University of Munich, Dr. Louis Landesman of Virginia State University and legislative insight from Steve Traver. Charles Bensinger, NAA Education Committee, will discuss the proposed Algae Curriculum and Training Program for college students, and Dr. Peter Kipp, who heads the NAA Science and Technology group, will discuss algae strains.

In making this announcement, NAA Founder and Executive Director Barry Cohen said, "In addition to viewing the photobioreactor, NAA's mission to fast-track the commercialization of the algae industry will be greatly enhanced by some exciting announcements to be made at the conference."

Registration information is available at NAA's website,

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