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Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Innovation in Algae Engineering

Engineering and Analysis Track Features Groundbreaking Research in All Aspects of Algae Production

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/13 -- The Engineering and Analysis track of the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida, September 30-October 3 will highlight a wide range of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs in algae production systems. Through more than 30 presentations, leading scientists, researchers, and industry innovators will discuss papers and offer presentations on the new methods for analyzing and producing algae-based products such as fuels, animal feed, nutritional products, bioplastics and chemicals. Early bird registration discounts end August 19. Registration information is available at http://algaebiomasssummit.org/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Registration___Rates.

"Groundbreaking research and best practices from around the industry will be presented at this year's summit, highlighting the continuing innovation and new approaches to commercialize algae-based products," said Ron Chance, Senior Scientific Advisor, Physical Sciences at Algenol and Chair of the Summit's Engineering and Analysis track. "These presentations will showcase the key breakthroughs in production methods, extraction processes and cultivation techniques that can help bring sustainable, algae-based products to a wide range of industrial and consumer markets."

Highlights from the Engineering and Analysis presentations include:

  • Bounded Opportunities: Physical, Biological, Material and Economic Constraints on Photobioreactor Design
    Pete Lammers, Professor, New Mexico State University

  • A Comparison of Two Cultivation Systems: Open Pond and Algae Raceway Integrated Design (ARID)
    James Richardson, Regents Professor & Senior Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University

  • Technical And Economic Aspects for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae
    John Holladay, Manager, Biomass Sector, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Low Energy, Wet Solvent Extraction
    Jason Quinn, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

The Engineering and Analysis track is one of three 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 110 live presentations during the Summit.

The Summit comes at a time when industry is increasingly looking for new sources of alternative fuels, feed stocks, and consumer products. Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing the world today. This tiny 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. 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. More information about the Summit, including early bird registration rates that expire August 19th, can be found at www.algaebiomasssummit.org.

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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