SOURCE: National Algae Association

National Algae Association

September 09, 2009 12:17 ET

Algae Producers, Researchers and Equipment Manufacturers to Collaborate at National Algae Association Conference -- September 17-18, 2009

Limited Seating Available

THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Algae is one solution to get the US off of foreign oil. By encouraging commercial scale algae production throughout the US, we can replace foreign oil with domestic oil, become energy independent and create new green jobs. The National Algae Association, the first trade association in the US with a specific focus on algae as an alternative fuel, has become the clearing-house for algae production, harvesting and extraction. "We already have 30+ years and billions of dollars invested in research. It's time to fast-track commercialization of the algae industry," says Barry Cohen, NAA Executive Director. "While NAA recognizes the importance of research on an on-going basis, the algae industry needs to build commercial scale algae plants throughout the US to reach the next step. Algae producers are anxious to move forward and the researchers are enthusiastic about working on commercial scale algae production lines."

Attendees and presenters, neither of whom have to be NAA members, will once again come together in Houston in a collaborative effort to address algae strains, growing, harvesting and extraction issues with presentations of existing and new algae production methods to fast-track commercialization of this industry. "Everyone who comes to an event is there for the same reason -- to share information in a collaborative way. Titles are not on registrants' name tags and everyone is asked to leave their egos at the door. We all have a vested interest in getting off of foreign oil and the National Algae Association wants to play its part in the solution," said Cohen.

NAA consists of algae producers, researchers and equipment companies who all believe we can get off of foreign oil and are willing to roll up their sleeves to get it done. This belief was recently shared by Origin Oil, whose CEO was recently quoted as saying: 'It is our intention to share as much of this as we can to foster collaboration and help quantify industry productivity, raw material requirements including energy, capital requirements and potential ROI.'

To strengthen its educational commitment, the National Algae Association is proud to be awarding its first scholarship at conference, and will announce the status of approval for its two-semester algae training college curriculum.

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    4747 Research Forest Drive #180-175
    The Woodlands, TX 77381
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