Event to showcase breakthrough algae technologies in food, fuel, feed and other industrial products
WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2015) The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, announced today the preliminary agenda for the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, unveiling the plenary and breakout sessions where the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance will be discussed at the largest algae conference in the world. The agenda for the Summit, which kicks off with tours on September 29th and runs through October 2nd in Washington, DC can be viewed at: http://www.algaebiomasssummit.org/?page=Agenda.
ABO chose Washington, DC for the location of the Summit because the region is a major hub for both the investment and policies that will influence the future of this growing industry. Washington DC is also the headquarters of the Algae Biomass Organization.
“Every day the potential of algae to become a new source of sustainable products is attracting new attention from investors around the world and policy makers in Washington, DC,” said Matt Carr, executive director of ABO. “Increasingly, companies in our space are intersecting with policies and legislation that will impact their future success. Bringing the industry to the doorstep of our nation’s policymakers is the best way to showcase our solutions to challenges in energy, agriculture, health, carbon utilization, wastewater treatment and more.”
The Summit comes at a time when the industry is seeing more algae companies successfully moving their laboratory breakthroughs into the marketplace. Many companies are making new algae-derived products available to consumers or opening large-scale demonstration and pre-commercial facilities, with expectations for expansion in the future. ABO members are also ramping up outreach to national and state policymakers as they advocate for extended advanced biofuels tax credits, aggressive research and development, and strong support for Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) at the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and elsewhere.
In addition to plenary sessions featuring leading keynotes and panels on the most pressing topics facing the industry, the conference will feature dozens of presentations in breakout sessions organized into four tracks: Biology, Engineering & Analysis, Finance & Policy and Commercialization. More than 100 posters will be on display showcasing groundbreaking new technologies and research. More information about the Summit can be found at www.algaebiomasssummit.org.
Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic and climate challenges facing the world today. This tiny but powerful organism has the ability to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, reuse CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people, and create jobs for millions of Americans. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com.
About the Algae Biomass Organization
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algaebiomass.org.