Algae Biomass Summit to Reveal Latest Engineering Advances for Commercial Production of Domestic, Low-Carbon, Renewable Fuels Made From AlgaePosted On: August 6, 2012
The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase in its Engineering and Analysis track nearly 30 presentations by leading research scientists from national and corporate laboratories. The sessions will inform technical audiences about the latest in algae growing methodologies, biofuel and oil analysis, and similar developments related to growing and harvesting algae for fuels, food and other products. Advances in engineering are key to wide-scale commercial production of algae-based products.
“These are among the top researchers in the world developing technologies for algae production systems at commercial scale,” said Phil Pienkos, Principal Group Manager, Applied Sciences for the National Bioenergy Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Chair of the Algae Biomass Summit. “Combined with the incredible advances in algae biology, we’re seeing significant opportunities to increase yields, while reducing energy and water requirements and maximizing co-product potential.”
The Summit comes at a time when industry is increasingly looking for new sources of sustainable raw materials — feedstock — for a wide range of end uses. Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing the world today. Algae have the power to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com .
The Algae Biomass Summit is produced by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae Industry.