Algae-derived fuels and products can be made almost anywhere, which means they can address energy and sustainability challenges around the globe. One of the many nations outside the United States that is taking notice is Japan. Beginning today in the Tokyo the Algae Industry Incubation Consortium, Japan (AIIC) will be holding a two day conference of international algae industry experts to discuss how algae can play a role in Japan’s energy strategy.
ABO was able to assist AIIC in gathering many of the global experts that will be attending, including several ABO member companies and board members. Intense cooperation in the United States between entrepreneurs, researchers and policy makers has helped move the algae industry toward commercial production, and international cooperation can only accelerate the industry’s development further.
Today’s press release has more details on ABO’s involvement with AIIC as well as comment from both organizations.
And if you’d like to check in with other international developments in the algae industry be sure to check out the International Developments in Algae panel at the Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando, Florida later this month!