WASHINGTON D.C. (January 28, 2015) The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, announced that the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30 – October 2 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. The ABO is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions at the event, the world’s largest algae industry conference. Speaking opportunities for the Summit are highly competitive, making the submission of high-quality abstracts before the March 16, 2015 deadline essential. Information about the event and call for abstracts can be found at http://www.algaebiomasssummit.org.
“Experts, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies from around the world will showcase technologies and algae-derived products that can be made without impacts on freshwater or farmland, the conversion of carbon dioxide emissions into valuable products, and the rapid expansion of an industry that can revitalize rural and urban economies alike,” said Dr. Al Darzins, Chair of the Summit’s Program Committee and R&D Director at Gas Technology Institute (GTI). “We’re looking forward to seeing the new technological advances in the industry since last year’s very successful summit in San Diego.”
Speakers and attendees at the Algae Biomass Summit will include national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors and end user companies. During the course of the event, leaders and attendees will discuss issues of critical importance to the emerging algae industry, including the commercialization of algal production, current government and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, life cycle analysis and project finance.
With new pilot, demonstration and commercial production facilities planned or operating in the U.S. and around the world, the algae industry is beginning to address many of the energy, food, economic and environmental challenges facing the world today. Algae have the power to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people, generate useful chemical products and create jobs for millions of Americans. Algae’s ability to produce high yields, grow in saltwater and on marginal lands means that they can be cultivated at large scales without harmful impacts on freshwater supplies or valuable agricultural land. 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.
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