The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced that the 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held September 24 - 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
The ABO is currently seeking proposals for speakers, abstracts and poster presentations in biology, engineering and analysis, commercialization, and policy and finance. Abstracts for program sessions, oral or poster presentations are due by April 6th, 2012. More information on presentations and potential topics, and how to submit a proposal, is available at http://algaebiomasssummit.org.
"Each year our industry steps closer to the large-scale production of algae fuels and products that will help address the nation's energy, food and environmental challenges," said Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of ABO. "Our sixth summit will highlight the accelerated pace of investment, technical development and job growth in this nationwide industry, and provide a knowledge sharing venue for policymakers, producers, suppliers, and everybody else in the algae value chain."
Speakers and attendees at the Algae Biomass Summit will include national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, and policymakers. During the course of the event, leaders and attendees will discuss issues of critical importance to the emerging algae industry, including the commercial development of algal production, current government and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, life cycle analysis and project finance.
The 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was attended by more than 800 stakeholders across the algae industry from more than 25 countries.
Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing our world today. Algae have the power to simultaneously put fuels in our vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans.
About the Algal Biomass Organization
The Algal 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.