ABO announces 2013 Algae Biomass Summit will be held in Orlando

By Algae Biomass Organization | February 18, 2013

The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, has announced that the seventh Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Fla. ABO chose Orlando for the world’s largest annual gathering of algae industry and research experts due to the presence of leading algae companies in the state, and for the potential of the southeast United States to become a center of commercial algae production.

ABO is currently accepting proposals and abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities at the Summit. Due to the large number of abstracts received last year the Summit’s review committee will give priority to those proposals received before April 3. More information on presentations and potential topics, and how to submit a proposal, is available at http://algaebiomasssummit.org.

“The Algae Biomass Summit has become the go-to place to reveal the latest scientific advances and commercialization milestones from a growing community of researchers and entrepreneurs that are using algae to make sustainable fuels, feed, chemicals and so many other products,” said Mary Rosenthal, the organization’s executive director. “The leaders of our industry will be discussing their progress, and looking for the next big advances.”

Speakers and attendees at the Algae Biomass Summit will include national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, and policy makers. 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.