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Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Advances in Commercial Production

Industry Leaders to Highlight New Production Capacity and Market Diversification

WASHINGTON, DC (August 20, 2015) — The 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Washington, DC, September 30th-October 2nd will highlight the exciting commercial production advances taking place in the algae industry across a wide range of markets. In the Summit’s Commercialization track, nearly 30 oral presentations by leading scientists and industry innovators will focus on the business strategies, technologies and sustainable production methods that are bringing to market algae-based products such as fuels, animal feed, nutritional supplements, food ingredients, Omega-3 fatty acids, bioplastics and chemicals.

“The leaders of the algae industry and research community are gathering in Washington, DC for the very first time at this year’s Algae Biomass Summit to highlight the unprecedented progress we have seen in algae’s potential to impact a number of multi-billion dollar markets,” said Al Darzins, Program Chair for the Algae Biomass Summit. “Companies from around the nation, and the world, are unveiling new production and process technologies, new facilities, new purchase agreements and other milestones. The commercial potential of these projects in terms of revenues, jobs and production yields will be hot topics at this year’s summit.”

A few of the leaders sharing insights of their operations at the Summit include:

  • Braden Crowe, ATP3

Long Term Cultivation Studies at the Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3): Results Over One Year of Unified Field Studies (UFS)

  • Ninoska Delgado, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Microalgal Astaxanthin + Phytase Incorporation as Additive for Food

  • Rodney Corpuz, Global Algae Innovations

Large-scale Longitudinal Algae Production Test

  • Amha Belay, Earthrise Nutritionals

Recent Developments in the Use of Phycocyanin as a Nutraceutical and Natural Blue Food Colorant

  • Peter Kipp, OpenAlgae

Commercial-Ready Algal Oil Recovery from Common Commercial Strains

These speakers will be supplemented by dozens of other presentations in the Summit’s Commercialization track, one of four tracks, plus plenary sessions and posters, which comprise the agenda for the Algae Biomass Summit, the world’s largest conference focused on algae-based technologies. In total, there are expected to be more than 100 live presentations during the Summit. In addition to being the headquarters of the Algae Biomass Organization, Washington, DC is a major hub for both the investment and policies that will influence the future of this growing industry.

This year, the Summit will offer an all-new opportunity for companies to showcase their businesses directly to investors at the “Innovation in Algae Startup Stage.” This will be an exclusive chance for selected companies to present their ideas and business models to a panel of investors and business advisors. More information is available at

The Summit comes to Washington, DC 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) technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create valuable products. More information can be found at

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae Industry, produces the Algae Biomass Summit. More information about the Summit can be found at

About the Algae Biomass Organization

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