[USA] The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the preliminary agenda for the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 29-November 1, 2017. The sessions unveiled on the agenda promise a wide range of discussions about the impact that the latest advances in algae commercialization and research are having on agriculture, food and nutrition markets, carbon and water management, advanced materials, energy and more. Registration and agenda details can be viewed at: http://algaebiomasssummit.org.
Utah has become a unique focus for innovative algae research and commercial opportunities, making Salt Lake City an ideal location for the world’s largest algae conference. Advanced research on algae cultivation and harvesting techniques are underway at Utah universities and labs, and several companies in Utah are using algae in everything from wastewater treatment, to consumer products and more.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the Algae Biomass Summit to Salt Lake City to showcase how this new form of agriculture can impact dozens of markets,” said Matt Carr, executive director of ABO. “Utah is the perfect place to host this year’s Algae Biomass Summit. It is home to a growing wave of innovation in nutrient management, nutraceuticals and natural products, and other technologies in human, animal and planetary health. This year’s Summit will bring together top scientists and innovative companies to discuss how the latest advances in algae are creating new market opportunities, addressing sustainability challenges, and driving new investments in rural and urban economies alike.”
The 2017 Summit comes as a number of ABO member companies have accelerated the pace of product commercialization in the past year, introducing new and more sustainable aquaculture feeds, nutritional supplements, algae-derived plastics and foams, food ingredients, and more.
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, Commercialization and a new Industry Focus track on major trends in the industry. 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.
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