FW: NAA Welcomes Greater Houston Partnership's Biofuels Commercialization Task Force
NAA Welcomes Greater Houston Partnership's Biofuels Commercialization Task Force to the
NAA Algae Production Cerification Program and
Algae Production Networking Workshop
On October 19th, the National Algae Association will welcome members of the Greater Houston Partnership's Biofuels Commercialization Task Force (BCTF) to visit its Commercial Algae Production Test Center. The NAA's Test Center is a showcase for progress in advanced algae production systems.
GHP Biofuels Task Force Leader Thurmond asks: "The Algae industry is starting to scale up. As the Algae industry continues to transition from the laboratory to commercial-scale, it is important for all to witness real, tangible results in this effort. If you can't see it, is it real?" notes Will Thurmond, author of Algae 2020 and Co-Chair of the Task Force. "The GHP's Biofuels Commercialization Task Force looks forward to a hands-on view of scaleable algae production systems, and learning from producers how to make algae production accessible and affordable."
National Algae Association's founder Barry Cohen remarks: "we look forward to welcoming the Greater Houston Partnership's Biofuels Task Force to the NAA's Test Center. NAA's members have made major achievements in scaling up algae production, growing, harvesting, and fractionation/extraction systems. Our collaborative efforts toward commercialization is paying off for members of the NAA. We look forward to inviting other commercialization-minded groups like the Biofuels Task Force to participate in our progress," said Cohen.
NAA is changing the conversation from algae research to commercial algae production. Algae researchers are being employed or acting as consultants to many of our algae companies. According to the DOE Biomass Program there are rooms and rooms of algae technologies sitting on shelves. Unless they are tested in a commercial environment, these technologies will ever have any value. That is the whole purpose of NAA test center and algae production incubator.
GHP's Biofuels Task Force leader Thurmond added, "In the US, Texas is the prime target for algae production and commercialization. Why? Texas is best known for two things: oil and cattle. And what can you produce from algae? #1 Oil and #2 Cattle feed, among other products. For Texas, Algae is a no-brainer."
Thurmond notes the Greater Houston area has "an abundance of CO2, brackish/ salt/wastewater, land, partners, customers, and markets for algae oil and co-products. We look forward to meeting and networking with attendees at NAA's Algae Production Certification and Algae Production Networking Workshop October 19th and 20th".
Don't miss the opportunity to
LEARN about Commercial Algae Production and to
COLLABORATE at the Networking Workshop
California Polytechnic State University - Professor Emeritus Brian Hampson
University of Texas - Dr. David Nobles - Algae Strains
Texas A&M - Dr. Tryon Wickersham - Evaluation of Post-Extraction Algal Residue as a Protein Supplement to Grazing Cattle
Uniwersytet Gdański/ University of Gdansk - Dr Inz. Ksawery Kuligowski and Dr. Inz. Andrzej Tonderski - Wetlands, Algae and Biogas - a southern Baltic Sea Eutrophication Counteract
Fluid Imaging Technologies- Kent Peterson - A Dynamic Imaging Cell Monitoring System for Real-Time Analysis of Algae-to-Biofuel Production
SEE Algae - Dr. Joachim Grill - Commercial Algae Production in Photobioreactors
BARD Holdings - Sxaling-up Commercial Production Facilities
Pall Corp. - Dr. Maria Anez-Lingerfelt - Algae Separation & Concentration Membrane Harvesting Technology Commercialization
OriginOil - Alex Leshnick - Deploying The Two-Stage Algae Appliance for High-Speed Algae Harvesting - With an Unexpected Benefit for Producers
SRS Energy - Dr. Brian Goodall - Production of fuel-grade and/or food-grade products from algae using wet fractionation: process development and engineering challenges
Emerging Markets Online - Will Thurmond
CBO Financial - Corinne Chears - Pathway to Commercialization
Registration Fee: $250-500
Includes: Tour, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks