The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has partnered with Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) to promote research and commercialization of algae technologies worldwide. Besides their interest in algae, both organizations hail from similarly named cities: NIOF is based in Alexandria, Egypt, while ABO has its home in Alexandria, Virginia.
ABO’s executive director Matt Carr met with Dr. Mohamed Ashour Fikry, NIOF coordinator, at the 2016 Algae Biomass Summit to add his signature to the agreement alongside that of the president of NIOF, Dr. Mohamed Abd El-Fattah Hamed.
The agreement lays out a framework for both organizations to work together to promote and support international policy to develop and grow the algae biomass industry. Cooperation will include exchanges of information, event promotion and other activities that will benefit the global algae industry.
More info about NIOF is available at: http://www.niof.sci.eg/