Several exciting applications for algae are attracting increased attention among algae entrepreneurs, investors and researchers. This year the agenda of the Algae Biomass Summit has been organized along special programming themes so that attendees can more easily attend the sessions that align with their own interests and network with the most relevant contacts. Read below to learn more about these topics and plan your trip to the Summit accordingly!
Algae for Water Quality and Nutrient Recovery
Microalgae-based approaches to nutrient recovery are gaining traction as the cost-advantage approach to recovering excess nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients from municipal, industrial, and agriculture sources. Hear from leading algae water treatment technology developers, utilities, and other players on how algae are changing the conversation on water quality through nutrient recycling and innovative downstream products.
Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Waste Not, Want Not: Optimizing the Use of Algae as a Treatment Method for Wastewater
Wednesday, November 1, 10:45 – 12:15 pm
Nutrient Recycling: Cashing in on Carbon, Nitrogen, and Other Nutrients and Turning Environmental Mitigation into Economic Opportunity
Wednesday, November 1, 1:15 – 6:15 pm
Utah Algae Water Technology Tour
Innovations in Algae for Health & Nutrition
From omega-3 oils to antioxidants, immune stimulants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, a growing catalog of algae-derived health and nutrition products is hitting store shelves – with more on the way. Algae are also increasingly being looked to as a sustainable source of alternative proteins and plant-based food ingredients and as a promising production platform for innovative therapies and new drugs. This year’s conference features exhibits, presentations and networking with leading developers of algal DHA/EPA, astaxanthin, beta glucans, phycocyanin, and other nutraceutical ingredients; plant-based food alternatives; functional proteins and therapeutics.
Sunday, October 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Algae 101 / Meet the Elite
Whether attending for the first time or the 11th, you will take something valuable from this industry orientation.
Monday, October 30, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Plenary Session 1: The Growing Role of Algae in Health & Nutrition
Whether as a sustainable source of alternative proteins, nutraceuticals and oils, or as a production platform for innovative therapies and new drugs, algae are increasingly a key source of health and nutrition solutions for the 21st century. This panel brings together algae innovators with brand owners – from global nutrition leaders to pioneers in plant-based products — to discuss opportunities and challenges in bringing algae health solutions to the global market.
Monday, October 30, 1:45 – 3:15 pm
Producing and Recovering Nutraceuticals and Other High Valued Nutritional Products
A variety of high valued products are being investigated in the commercial space. This session will present on challenges and advancements not only in production but recovery of Spirulina, Astaxanthin, Polyunsaturated Oils, and Omega-3 oil
Applications of Algae in Oil & Gas, Mining, Manufacturing and Energy
Microalgae are emerging as a promising technology platform for a growing number of applications in extractive industries, manufacturing and energy. With support from the Department of Energy, algae-based systems for CO2 mitigation through carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) are being actively demonstrated at multiple power plants and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Algal systems are also being evaluated for treatment of produced water, mining waste, and other industrial waste streams. And investments by leading energy companies, refiners and other public and private partners are delivering key advances in the production of algae-based transportation fuels and other products and materials.
Tuesday, October 31, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Navigating the Dual Role of Carbon as Pollutant and Critical Feedstock
Tuesday, October 31, 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Striving to Close the Cycle: Role of Algae in the Fossil Fuel and Mining Industry
Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Industry Leaders: Commercial Progress in Carbon, Water and Fuels
Wednesday, November 1, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
PLENARY SESSION – Nutrient Recycling: Cashing in on Carbon, Nitrogen, and Other Nutrients and Turning Environmental Mitigation into Economic Opportunity