Canadian Biomass Magazine

ABO Summit focuses on algae applications

July 7, 2016
By Algae Biomass Organization

July 7, 2016 – The algae industry trade association Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Phoenix from Oct. 23-26.

The plenary and breakout sessions unveiled on the agenda promise a wide range of discussions about the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance at the world’s largest algae conference. The agenda for the summit can be viewed here.

Arizona is home to some of America’s most advanced test beds for new algae technologies, cultivation techniques and product development with multiple testing facilities, training programs and research centers. It has blossomed into a key algae technology hub for products ranging from pharmaceuticals to nutraceuticals to biofuels, making it an ideal location for showcasing the wide variety of products the algae industry has to offer.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Algae Biomass Summit back to Phoenix for a chance to showcase the incredible advances the algae industry has made since our last visit in 2010,” said Matt Carr, executive director of ABO. “We will be celebrating 10 years of progress by hearing from top scientists discussing the very latest breakthroughs, and the innovative companies that are making algae-derived products more affordable and more effective in health, agriculture, carbon utilization, wastewater treatment and dozens of other markets.”

In addition to plenary sessions featuring leading keynotes and panels on pressing topics facing the industry, the conference will feature dozens of presentations in breakout sessions organized into four tracks: biology; engineering and analysis; commercialization; and a new industry focus track on major trends.


More than 100 posters will be on display, showcasing groundbreaking new technologies and research. More information about the summit can be found at here.

The aummit comes at a time when the industry is seeing more algae companies successfully moving their laboratory breakthroughs into the marketplace. Many companies are making new algae-derived products available to consumers or opening large-scale demonstration and pre-commercial facilities, with expectations for expansion in the future.

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

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