Another successful virtual Algae Biomass Summit concluded last month, with hundreds of algae and seaweed professionals gathering from around the world to share insights and discover what’s next for the world’s most sustainable crops.
We heard from leaders in algae and seaweed-based products, investors, and researchers leading the way in developing new methods for everything from algae cultivation to advanced downstream processing. We discussed the potential of algae in direct air capture for carbon mitigation, how investors are looking to support algae and seaweed startups, as well as government and academic accelerators for R&D.
All Summit sessions were recorded, so if you were an attendee you can go back and view anything you missed. Simply log in to Whova, the event’s app, and navigate to the session you’d like to view. The recordings should be available for at least 60 days after the event.
If you didn’t register for the Summit you can still view the proceedings. Simply reach out to ABO for information on how to register.
Young Researcher Poster Winners
We also want to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Young Researcher Poster Competition. These young innovators brought to the Summit some of the most compelling and relevant research to our virtual poster display:
1st place: Nádia Correia, PhD student at the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) of University of Algarve and Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., Portugal
Title: High-value biomass composition from heterotrophic and autotrophic cultivation of novel Chlorococcum amblystomatis
2nd place: Inês Guerra, PhD student at the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) of University of Algarve and Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., Portugal
Title: Optimization of an organic medium for industrial production of a protein-rich Arthrospira platensis
3rd place: Ugbad Farah, PhD student at Department of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, University of California, San Diego, USA
Title: The evolution of the adaptive landscape in Nannochloropsis sp.
In-Person for 2023?
We are absolutely interested in planning an in-person Summit for 2023. The ABO is currently considering venues and schedules the 2023 Summit. Watch for the announcements coming early next year!
Upgrades for ABO Members
In the coming months we have some exciting plans to upgrade the ABO member experience. These include a new web design, new membership login experience, and new members-only content.
So be sure to renew your membership before we close out the year, join an ABO committee, and get involved! Everything we learned at the Summit shows this industry can accomplish when we stick together.
Thank you, and see you at the next Algae Biomass Summit!