The first plenary sessions that will kick off the 2023 Algae Biomass Summit have been set. This year the main stage programming will include deep dives into the importance of algae and seaweed in our everyday lives, the use of algae in sustainable aviation fuel, applications for algae & seaweed in regenerative agriculture, and startup financing.
The Algae Biomass Summit will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, Oct 9-11. In addition to these opening sessions the Summit will also feature dozens of technical sessions, career development sessions and networking events. Early bird rates expire August 1st, and the planning committee is still considering abstract submissions for speaking and poster presentations.
The opening session of the 2023 Summit will be:
Funding for Algae and Seaweed Ventures (optional session) – Sunday, October 8th
Presented by UHY, Inc.
During this pre-Summit session, staff from UHY, Inc. Capital Markets group will provide participants an overview of key considerations in raising external funding to support company capitalization efforts. Participants will hear first-hand lessons learned from algae companies in various stages of capitalization. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with leading venture capital and public investment funds.
Algae for Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Monday October 9th . (9 – 10:15 AM)
Sustainable aviation fuels are finding unprecedented support in policy, as well as investments in Europe and the United States. During this moderator-led panelist session, participants will hear from algae companies in the SAF space, as well as Department of Energy representatives funding these initiatives.
Algae. Every. Day. – Monday October 9th (11:30 – 12:45 PM)
Algae and seaweed are making inroads into virtually every market and product segment. People are often surprised that some of these products have been available for decades, with exciting new applications making headlines every week. During this moderator-led panelist session, participants will hear from various algae companies on their commercialization and go to market efforts to use algae and seaweeds in foods, soil treatments, wastewater treatments, biomaterials and more.
Winners of the Algae Prize– Tuesday October 10th (8:45 – 9:45 AM)
During this session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from the finalists for the Algae Foundation’s Algae Prize. This competition is sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and encourages students to pursue innovative ideas for the development, design, and invention of technologies within the commercial algae value chain.
Algae in Agriculture – Tuesday October 10th (3:30 -4:45 PM)
The U.S. Congress is debating a new Farm Bill in 2023, which will set federal agriculture policy and funding for the next five years. With a variety of new applications finding customers, it is clear that opportunities for algae and seaweed are being determined now. During this moderator-led panelist session, participants will hear from various algae companies and sustainability consultants in their efforts to use algae in agriculture to improve soil health, reduce carbon emissions and improve overall carbon scoring and sustainability throughout the entire production chain.
Special Breakout: Federal Agency Funding and Research – schedule TBD
Hundreds of millions of dollars have supported algae and seaweed research, thanks to bipartisan support in Congress and through the work of ABO-led coalitions. This dedicated break out session will feature key representatives from the Departments of Energy and Agriculture to discuss their agencies funding priorities for algae based research.