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The Algae Industry’s
Top Minds are Scheduled to Present

Tuesday, October 1 | 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Matt Horton
CEO, Propel Fuels
Tuesday, October 1 | 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Moderator: Laurie Purpuro
Government Affairs Advisor, K&L Gates
Chris Cassidy
Renewable Energy Advisor, USDA
Sarah Bittleman
Agriculture Counselor to the Administrator, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Christy Sterner
Project Manager, DOE Biomass Program, Bioenergy Technologies Office

Track 1: Progress in Algal Biology Research
Tuesday, October 1 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This panel will examine the factors that control carbon flux to lipids, carbohydrates and other products in diatoms and green algal systems. Approaches to be discussed include the targeted metabolic manipulation of pathways to increase lipid production and the overall study of material fluxes as cells transition from heterotrophic to mixotrophic and photoautotrophic growth conditions.


Panel Chair: Qiang Hu Professor, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Emily Trentacoste
UC-San Diego
Increased Lipid Accumulation without Compromising Growth: Metabolic Engineering of Lipid Catabolism in Thalassiosira pseudonana
Yanming Wang
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Mixotrophic Continuous Cultivation of Chlorella protothecoides for Sustainable Lipid Production
Egan Lohman
Montana State University
Lipid Profiling, Carbon Partitioning, and Inorganic Carbon Optimization to Enhance Growth and Lipid Accumulation in Green Microalgae


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Industry Tours:
Algenol’s World-class Facility
Seating is Limited – Register Now

Thursday, October 3
12:30pm – 9:00 pm


As an attendee of the Algae Biomass Summit, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to tour the most sophisticated algae facility in the world where an algae strain can go from lab-scale development to commercial-scale production on one site.Algenol’s commercial development campus includes a 70,000 square feet of world-class molecular biology, culture collection, physiology, aquaculture, analytical chemistry and engineering laboratories. The tour will showcase Algenol’s Process Development Unit (PDU), which consists of aquaculture laboratory, inoculation greenhouses and 3 acres of outdoor controlled testing area for initial deployment and optimization activities.

The Integrated Biorefinery will showcase 4000 of Algenol’s 2nd generation modular photobioreactors containing advanced proprietary algae producing in excess of 9,000 gallons of ethanol per acre per year. Spent algae from the ethanol process will be converted next year into jet, diesel and gasoline green fuels through hydrothermal liquefaction and light hydrotreating for an additional 1,350 gallons per acre per year. This commercial module deployment is automated and will be producing fuel grade ethanol on site in 2013.

More information on Algenol and its commercialization strategy can be found here.

*Important: This tour includes a three hour bus trip each way. The tour will depart at the conclusion of the Algae Biomass Summit plenary session on Thursday and return to the Orlando area around 9pm. Shuttles from Algenol to the Ft. Meyers airport will be available for tour attendees choosing to depart the conference from this airport at the conclusion of the tour. Attendees should choose flights departing the Ft. Meyers airport no earlier than 6pm.

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Monday, September 30
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Daytona International Speedway and Kennedy Space Center

The tour begins at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where attendees will have an opportunity to view the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which until this summer was not available for viewing. Additionally, attendees can participate in the Shuttle Launch Experience, view the Apollo/Saturn V Center and spend time in the complex gift shop.The Daytona International Speedway will welcome tour attendees for lunch and an afternoon learning about this storied racing facility. Tour guides will provide attendees with walk through tours of the drivers meeting room, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage areas, Gatorade Victory Lane and a lap around the super speedway. This tour provides conference attendees with an excellent networking opportunity set in two of the Orlando area’s most popular attractions.

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Why You Need To Register for the Algae Biomass Summit!
The Algae Industry’s Best Learning and Networking Opportunity

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Your peers are saying…

“The Algae Biomass Summit provides an outstanding opportunity for emerging algal businesses, customers, and supply chain partners to discuss potential business endeavors.”

– Joel Murdock, FedEx Express


“The Algae Biomass Summits are always a phenomenal networking opportunity and industry news platform very well worth attending. The venues entail scientific, commercial, legal and global algae awareness content that cannot be replaced in any other format.”

– Andre Harvey Colorado Lining International


“This is absolutely the best conference of this kind and it offers great opportunities for networking, interaction, collaboration while learning the latest scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations in algal biotechnology and commercialization.”

– Qiang Hu, Arizona State University


“This algae show only gets better and better year after year with more and more qualified attendees.”

– Keith Funsch, GEA Westfalia Separator


ABS is a fully integrated meeting. There are major opportunities to interact for researchers and the industry. The academia/industrial balance was just right.”

– Keith E. Cooksey, Montana State University


“The ABS brings together the best and brightest scientists and engineers from every continent. I walked away from the conference with a big smile and a gut feeling that algae will become a household word within the next few years.”

– Stephen Lyon, Ph.D., Sealed Air Corporation


“The conference is a balanced space between research and commercialization.”

– Esteban Hincapie, Colorado State University


“Richest smorgasbord of contacts in the biofuel industry!”

– Rose Ann Cattollico, Energy Research at the University of Washington


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Exhibit at the Largest Gathering of Algae Professionals in the World!
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The expo hall continues to be a valuable and popular meeting place for algae professionals attending the event. Last year marked the third consecutive year the hall sold out. The expo hall’s popularity is attributed to the fact that it receives a high amount of visitor traffic from networking receptions, breaks and meal functions taking place in the expo hall space. A limited number of exhibits are available—so reserve your spot today!

Exhibit Booth Includes

  • Two complimentary full conference registrations
  • Company listing on the conference website
  • Company listing in the on-site program
  • Company mention in promotional e-mails and brochures
  • One 8′ x 10′ (foot) booth and company identification sign

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Because of the huge success last year, sponsorships for the Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando, Florida are already going fast. As a sponsor you’ll receive many added benefits, including two full registrations and valuable exposure at the event.

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