SOURCE: National Algae Association

September 14, 2009 10:40 ET

Attendees to Gather From 25 States and 7 Countries for National Algae Association Conference "Algae: The New Oil" on September 17-18, 2009

THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - National Algae Association is pleased to announce that OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry will present the first-ever algae productivity model at its conference later this week. The National Algae Association is continuing its efforts to fast-track commercialization of the algae industry with the conference agenda covering research, growing, separation/extraction, process, project financing and cost-containment, all focused on moving the industry to the next level, commercial-scale production, "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. "The collaborative efforts that we have seen at our conferences over the last 18 months have convinced me that this goal is within reach... We all have a vested interest in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the National Algae Association wants to play its part in the solution," said Cohen.

The NAA will be presenting an official certificate of official recognition commemorating National Algae Association's first scholarship at conference.

Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Information is available at NAA's website,

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