SOURCE: Algal Biomass Organization

Algal Biomass Organization

February 29, 2012 08:51 ET

Media Advisory: Algal Biomass Organization to Showcase Progress Towards Domestic Fuel Production From Algae in Hill Briefing

Algae Companies to Discuss Prospects for Commercialization, Energy Security and Job Growth

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) -

The Algal Biomass Organization is convening an educational briefing on Capitol Hill for policymakers, agency representatives and staffers on the benefits of algae for domestic fuel production, job creation and national security. The briefing will include presentations and exhibits from several leading algae companies.

Ever since President Obama mentioned algae as a promising source of biofuel, interest in algae has spiked. This briefing will educate attendees on algae, provide updates on commercialization efforts from industry leaders, and make the case for continued investment in the industry.

Representatives from the Algal Biomass Organization with presentations by: Paul Argyropoulos, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Beth Osborne, Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Jay Inslee, Gary Hopper, Vice President of Washington Operations at General Atomics, Pat Ahlm, Assistant Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Algenol, Tim Burns, Chief Executive Officer of BioProcess Algae,Tim Zenk, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Sapphire Energy, Mark Allen, Vice President, Integrated Carbon Solutions at Accelergy, Jeff Bargiel, Business Development Specialist at Phycal

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Lunch provided.

Rayburn House Office Building -- Room B-338. Entrances on South Capitol Street and Independence Avenue. Metro stop: Capitol South

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