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      Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 11:18 AM
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      Subject: Register for the Algae Biomass Summit Pre-Conference Workshop and Tour at the University of Minnesota - Limited Seating


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      Algae - A Midwest and Northern Climes Perspective

      The Algal Biomass Organization and the University of Minnesota are planned to present a day-long off conference site work shop focused on the challenges of developing the algae industry in northern climates.

      The tour will leave from the Hyatt Minneapolis at 8:00 am and head to the beautiful McNamara Center at the University of Minnesota. In the morning, the attendees will here from the following northern climes speakers:

      • Dr. John Sheehan, Scientific Program Director for Biofuels and the Global Environment, University of Minnesota:
        “Introductions and Opening Remarks”
      • Dr. Patrick McGinn, Scientific Lead for National Research Council of Canada’s Algal Biofuels Program:
        “An Overview of the Joint Canadian/US Research on Algae for Northern Climes”
      • Dr. Peter Lefebvre, Professor Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota:
        “Algae in the Snow”
      • Dr. Martin Spaulding, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University:
        “Chlamydomonas as a Competitive Platform for Fuels”
      • Dr. Yebo Li, Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering Ohio State University:
        “DOE Funded Touchstone Research Lab Collaboration”

      In the afternoon, the groups will view experience both physical and virtual tours:

      Physical tour:
      Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.

      St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and research training facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Our research focuses on environmental, energy, and health challenges.

      SAFL serves as a resource for many departments across the Twin Cities campus and the Duluth and Morris campuses. But our connections and collaborations reach far beyond Minnesota, across the country and all over the world. Since 2002, the Laboratory has been the headquarters and administrative home of the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED), a National Science Foundation-sponsored Science and Technology Center. SAFL is also home to the Eolos Wind Energy Research Consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

      NOTE: Due to the logistics and stairs at the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, it will require participants to be able to walk on a variety of terrains and multiple flights of stairs.

      Virtual tours:
      Algaedyne/St. Cloud State University:

      Algaedyne is a biotechnology start-up venture focused on achieving the commercial production of algae. Algaedyne Corporation was formed in January, 2008, as a Minnesota C Corporation. The mission of Algaedyne is to provide a cost competitive replacement for a portion of fossil fuels while realizing a positive impact on the environment. The vision of the company is to license and construct algal growth facilities focused on specific environmental and economic conditions.

      BioProcess Algae:

      BioProcess Algae designs, manufactures, and operates integrated systems that enable efficient, economical cultivation of algae biomass and secreted metabolites. BioProcess is a joint venture among Clarcor (NYSE: CLC), BioProcessH2O LLC, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDQ: GPRE), and NTR plc. BioProcess is based in Portsmouth, RI and is currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. Grower Harvester™ bioreactors have been tied directly into the plant's CO2 exhaust gas since October 2009.

      Cost of this event is $150 and includes all transportation, breakfast and lunch.


      7:30 am

      Registration Opens at the Hyatt Minneapolis

      8:00 am

      Tour leaves for the University of Minnesota (U of MN)

      9:00 am

      Opening remarks and speakers

      11:30 am


      • One bus will stay at the U of MN for the virtual tours
      • Second bus will depart for the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

      2:30 pm

      Tours reverse from above

      4:30 pm

      Buses return to the Hyatt Minneapolis

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