Summer of Algae Up and Running

Dear ABO member,

Help us keep the discussion about algae technology alive! Every year the Algae Biomass Organization organizes the Summer of Algae, our education campaign designed to get the word out about the potential of algae in the weeks before the Algae Biomass Summit.

If you are planning your own event or announcement this summer please let me know. We’ll use ABO’s network to amplify the news in the press, our newsletter, social media and elsewhere.

Want to do something but are concerned about the effort or the skill set? We have developed a kit with templates designed to help you draft press releases, invite elected officials, and host a tour of your facilities. We’re here to help!

During the Summer of Algae 2014 several ABO members have already been sharing great news about industry advances. Monday’s Biofuels Digest offered up a summary:

In Washington, ABO has announced several successes in its Summer of Algae 2014 push.

Sapphire Energy has announced a partnership with Sinopec in China to develop algae-derived fuels in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This international announcement came on the heels of news from two more ABO members: Cellana inked a partnership with Galil Algae in Israel, and Heliae announced a partnership to build a facility in Japan.

In the United States, the Summer of Algae kicked into high gear with a briefing early this week in Washington DC, hosted by the Congressional Algae Caucus. The co-chairs of the caucus, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) and Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ), welcomed a packed briefing room to hear about the potential for algae to be a source of fuel, food and so many other products.

This is just a partial list, and we expect even more events and announcements in the coming weeks.

I would like to thank those ABO members that are already participating.

The more voices we have talking about algae the better!

Sincerely,

Matt Carr
Executive Director
Algae Biomass Organization
mcarr@algaebiomass.org
(877) 531-5512
www.algaebiomass.org

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