PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO)
today announced that the 4th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place
September 28-30 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. ABO
chose the location given the burgeoning algae industry and leading
algae-focused programs at leading academic and research institutions in
Arizona and the greater Southwest. More information on presentations and
areas of interest, including the full Call for Abstracts, is available at
http://algalbiomass.org/events/2010CallforAbstracts.html. ABO is currently
seeking proposals for keynote speakers, panels and poster presentations.
"2009 was a banner year for the algae industry, with hundreds of millions
of dollars in funding from both the private sector and the federal
government," said Mary Rosenthal, executive director of ABO. "In addition
numerous end user industries have joined the effort. Our summit will
showcase the latest in technology breakthroughs, commercialization
developments and policy and regulatory issues, as well as provide a forum
for networking and knowledge sharing."
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 viability of algal production, current government
and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, life
cycle analysis and venture/project finance. Last year's Algae Biomass
Summit, held in San Diego, California, was attended by more than 700
stakeholders across the algae industry.
About the ABO
The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is a non-profit organization 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: