Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Innovation in Algae Engineering

August, 27 / 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA. (August 27, 2014) — The Engineering and Analysis track of the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2 will highlight a wide range of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs in algae production systems. 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 and chemicals. Registration and agenda information is available at http://algaebiomasssummit.org.

“The research breakthroughs on display at this year’s Summit will highlight how our growing understanding of algae cultivation, harvesting and processing is building a brand new industry that can provide sustainable products and services,” said Dr. Anthony Marchese, Director, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University and Chair of the Summit’s Engineering & Analysis track, “A wide range of industrial and consumer markets will benefit from the advances in algae engineering and analysis that we will be discussing at the Summit.”

A few of the many high quality speakers and presentations from the Engineering and Analysis track include:

  • Todd Lane, Sandia National Laboratories
    Major Nutrient Recycling for Sustainable Algal Production
  • Tryg Lundquist, California Polytechnic State University
    Towards Scale-Up of Wastewater-Based Algae Biofuels
  • Mathias Mostertz, Linde
    Carbon Dioxide Management for Enhanced Plant Growth: Learning from Terrestrial Plants to Full Solutions for Algae Biofuels
  • Neil Osterwalder, Sapphire Energy
    Co-Processing of Green Crude in Existing Petroleum Refineries
  • Ali Malekizadeh, The University of Queensland
    Development of Low or No-Energy-Input Microalgae Harvesting Techniques

The Engineering and Analysis track is one of three 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. San Diego is a hub of algae industry activity, and hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and users of algal products are expected at the event.

The Summit comes at a time when industry is increasingly looking for new sources of alternative fuels, feed stocks, and consumer products. Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing the world today. This tiny powerful organism has the ability to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, reuse CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans. 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.