World Algae Conference Set for Singapore

September 22, 2010

The Center for Management Technology (CMT) has announced the 3RD Algae-World Asia conference to be held in Singapore October 19-20.

Subject matter of the conference will focus algae commercialization for food, feed, freshwater, fresh air and fuel. CMT’s 3rd Algae World Asia will deliver a “wide range of topics spanning five main themes: Algae Cultivation, Carbon Capture, Wastewater Treatment, Bio-Energy and Technology Developments in Asia Pacific.”

Conference presenters include EcoPhyco Tech Ltd, St. Mary’s Cement, Inc., the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, MBD Energy, Ltd., Biolsystems Company Ltd, and US-based Aurora Algae and OrginOil, which will present its experience of algae production in Korea.

St. Mary’s Cement will provide a case study of growing algae from stack gas emissions at a cement plant. NIWA will present on the world’s first large-scale wastewater treatment algal production system. MBD Energy will feature carbon capture and recycling in a pilot project with major coal-fired power plants in Australia. Finally, Biolsystems will showcase a bio-ethanol production project in Philippines using red macro algae.

A partial list of speakers includes Dr Benemann, CEO of MicroBio Engineering, Inc., Vítor Verdelho Vieira, the Chief Development Officer of AlgaFuel, S.A, Dr. Mi-Kyung Kim, Chief Development Officer of EcoPhyco Tech Co., Tony St. Clair, former Chief Executive of Federated Farmers of New Zealand, and Matt Caspari, managing director, aurora Algae Pty.

For those with the inclination to attend, available time and resources, CMT writes of its conference, “Whether you are looking for algae-based solutions, or looking for new investment opportunities, the 3rd Algae World Asia promises hours of dedicated networking time during lunches, receptions and breaks.”



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