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Call for Nominations: Algae Industry Awards

The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting nominations for our annual Algae Industry Awards, to be presented at the 2020 Algae Biomass Summit. ABO members are at the forefront of efforts to develop new technologies and commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae, and the ABO is dedicated to recognizing exceptional efforts in these areas.

The Algae Industry Awards recognize excellence in the following areas:

Breakthrough Product– For groundbreaking innovation using algae as part of novel solutions for global problems
Product of the Year Award– In recognition of a high impact algae product that made significant contributions to the visibility of the algae industry within the last year
Innovation Collaboration of the Year Award– In recognition of a partner collaboration that raises the visibility and impact of algae products globally
Mid-Career Excellence Award– For excellence in scholarly achievements and a record of productive, independent, and impactful peer-reviewed research and creative scholarship activities
Unsung Hero Award– For unheralded dedication and career contributions to the growth of the algae industry
Lifetime Achievement Award– For contributions to the algae industry over the whole of a career in academia and/or industry, including commercial success, significant research contributions, policy activities, outreach, workforce development/educational activities, and/or mentoring activities.
Champion of Algae Award– For exceptional contributions to growing the algae industry through professional service
Leadership Through Service Award– For exceptional contributions to the growth of the algae industry through volunteerism and service


Please submit nominations with this nomination form, and a letter of support for each nomination. Letters of support must be for single nominees only; do not combine letters of support for more than one nominee or more than one award.
Nominations are reviewed by the ABO Board of Directors Executive Committee, who select a proposed winner for each award, and award selections are ratified by the Board of Directors.
DEADLINE: For consideration, please submit the above materials in electronic format (as a single PDF) to no later than 12:00 p.m. on September 4, 2020.

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