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All Aboard! New Tours Added to the Algae Biomass Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization has added two new tours to the Algae Biomass Summit being held in Washington, DC Sept 29- Oct 2, 2015. Get  a first-hand look at the latest progress in technical and commercial developments, or network during a reception and exclusive nighttime tour of the monuments on the National Mall.

Read on for details about the exciting opportunities for attendees of the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC!

Be sure to register soon! Early bird-rates expire this Wednesday, July 15!

Algae Innovation in Maryland Tour
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Price: $175  –Limited seating available–

Algae Biomass Summit registration is required to attend this tour!

Get a first-hand look at algae industry activity taking place just outside the host city of the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit!

You will also visit Baltimore’s inner harbor, home to the University of Maryland’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and some of the region’s leading algae research. Enjoy a buffet lunch in the IMET atrium while you learn about other algae-related efforts in Maryland.

Maryland is home to many commercial and academic algae-biomass related efforts. During this tour you will visit HYTEK-BIO’s demonstration-scale project at the City of Baltimore’s Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant. At the Back River facility, you will see how flue gas output is captured from a 3MW methane-fired power plant and used to produce high value products from algae.

Lastly, just steps away from IMET, you will be led on a special “algae insider’s tour” of the renowned National Aquarium, our nation’s first aquarium, where you’ll discover the role algae play in the aquarium ecosystem and beyond.

Tour buses will depart the conference hotel at 9:00 am sharp and returns at approximately 4:00 pm, traffic permitting.

Register for the Summit today and select this tour ticket!

Twilight on the Terrace Reception and Illuminated Monuments Tour
Friday, October 2, 2015
6:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Price: $150.00 per person
–Limited seating available–
Algae Biomass Summit registration is required to attend this tour!
Join your friends and colleagues as the Summit concludes for some fun and history on Friday evening! Enjoy dessert or a glass of champagne while watching the sunset from the ninth floor of the K&L Gates Building located just two blocks north of the White House. Afterwards, a journey to see Washington, DC’s “Illuminated Monuments Tour” under the nighttime sky!

Buses will leave the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 6:15 pm to head over to K&L Gates for an evening reception with dessert and drinks, followed by a 7:15 pm tour to view Washington’s famous National Mall and monuments, illuminated by lights as the sun sets. An expert guide will point out landmarks such as the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol Building and the Jefferson Memorial, tribute to one of the United States’ most famous founding fathers. All offer incredible photo opportunities.

Next, join the group for a visit to the National World War II Memorial and a stroll through the National Mall to visit the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veteran Memorials. Time permitting, the group will have an opportunity to see the newest memorial in our nation’s capital, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Memories will be created on this evening while you visit the city’s most historic and romantic sites – Washington, DC’s illuminated monuments by night – returning to the hotel around 10:00 pm.

Register for the Summit today and select this tour ticket!

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