3rd Algae World Asia

19-20 Oct, 2010 - Singapore
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
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Day 1 - [19 Oct, 2010 - Tuesday]
08:00
Registration and Coffee
09:00
Welcome and Speed Networking
09:10
Chairman’s Remarks
John R. Benemann, CEO
MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
Practical Experiences in Algae Production / Value Proposition in Carbon Capture
09:15
Succeeding in the Algae Business – Moving Away from ‘Or’ to ‘And’

- Moving from 'or' to 'and': No longer raceway 'or' photobioreactor, should be raceway 'AND' photobioreactor, also algae for fuel 'and' feed 'and'...

- What business model to adopt?
- What markets to serve?
- Project implementation challenges
- Infrastructures required
- Building partnership and alliances
- Outlook of the algae sector and end-use markets

Vitor Verdelho Vieira, Chief Development Officer
A4F-Algafuel, SA
09:45
Growing Algae from Stack Gas Emissions at a Cement Plant
- Case study of St Marys Cement and Pond Biofuels
Martin Vroegh, Environment Manager
St Marys Cement Inc.
Steven Martin, CEO
Pond Biofuels
10:15
Discussion followed by Networking Break
10:55
Technological Development of Algal Carbon Capture and Storage
Tony St Clair, Agribusiness & Government Relations Director
MBD Energy Limited
11:25
Commercial Production of Microalgae in Korea and its Alternative Markets & Applications
Mi-Kyung Kim, Chief Development Officer/CEO
EcoPhycoTech Ltd
11:55
Discussion
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
Chairman’s Remarks
Matthew Caspari, CEO
Shorewood Consulting Group, Inc
Value Proposition in Waste Water Treatment
13:35
Wastewater Treatment with Biofuels Production in High Rate Algal Ponds (HRAPs)
- Benefits of wastewater treatment with HRAPs including efficient nutrient removal and natural disinfection
- Enhancing the performance of HRAP by flue gas CO2 addition
- Production of colonial algae simply harvested gravity settling
- Conversion of algal biomass for biofuels (biocrude, biodiesel, biogas) and use as local community niche distributed energy sources
Rupert Craggs, Principal Scientist and Manager - Aquatic Pollution Group
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
14:05
Large-scale Algae Biofuels Production with Municipal and Agricultural Wastewaters
- Algae Biofuels Production: limitations of water, carbon and nutrients
- Using wastewaters to supply algal biofuels production processes
- Economics of large-scale algal biofuels production using wastewaters
- Global potential for algal biofuels production using wastewaters.
John R. Benemann, CEO
MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
Algae Technology Development in Asia Pacific
14:35
Algae Research in Singapore - Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism in Algae
- Combined transcriptome and lipidome analysis of Chlamydomonas
- MicroRNA-mediated gene expression knockdowns as a probe of algal lipid metabolism
- De novo transcriptome sequencing of diverse algal species
Neil Clarke, Deputy Director
Genome Institute of Singapore, ASTAR
15:05
Discussion followed by Networking Break
15:45
China: Genetic Foundations of Robust Oil Production in Microalgae – New Generation Genomics Technologies for Algal Feedstock Development
- Current status and challenges of oilgae feedstock research and development
- Phylo-Genomics approach to investigate and engineer the genomic diversity, function and evolution of microalgal oil production using Nannochloropsis as a model
Dongmei Wang, Team Leader Algae Energy, Solexa Platform
Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT)
16:15
Will Ocean be the Blue Ocean for Future Fuels? – Development in Korea
- Why we should use ocean (not land) for our future biofuel production
- Possibilities and challenges in microalgal cultures in ocean
- Cost analysis between the cultures in the ocean and on the land
- Introduction of Korean National Project on Marine Bioenergy Program
Choul-Gyun Lee, Professor, Department of Biotechnology/Director, Marine Bioenergy (MBE) Research Center
INHA University
16:45
Development of Algal Biofuel Production in Australia
- The need for biodiesel in Australia and the role that algae plays.
- The myriad choices for the Australian algal fuel producer:
- Algal species - GMO/wild/selectively bred; Growth in ponds or photo-bioreactors; salt-water, fresh-water or waste-water as the medium; Natural or artificial light;
- Energetics and greenhouse gas emissions of algal biofuel production
Tom Beer, Leader, Transport Technologies & Sustainable Fuels, Energy Transformed Flagship
Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
17:15
Discussion followed by End of Day 1
17:30
Cocktail Reception for Speakers and Delegates at the Poolside Terrace
Day 2 - [20 Oct, 2010 - Wednesday]
09:00
Chairman’s Remarks
Tony St Clair, Agribusiness & Government Relations Director
MBD Energy Limited
Development of Algae-Based Bioenergy
09:05
Commercial Viability of Large Scale Algal Biofuel Production & Technological Challenges
Matthew Caspari, CEO
Shorewood Consulting Group, Inc
09:35
Carbon Finance Support for Bio-Diesel Production from Algae
Rahul Kar, Director, Carbon and Sustainability Advisory
KPMG Services Pte Ltd
10:05
Discussion followed by Networking Break
10:40
The Big Algae Build-Out: Why should CO2 Generators Participate and How?
Paul Reep, Senior Technical Advisor
OriginOil Inc
11:10
Development of Bioethanol Production Technology from Red Macroalgae
Myung Kyo Shin, CEO/Vice-President
Biolsystems Co., Ltd.
11:40
Enhanced Biofuel Production from Microalgae by adding CO2 to Stimulate Lipid Biosynthesis (Biodiesel) and by Hydrothermal Processing (Syngas)
- Research aims to improve the efficiency and reduce the production costs of biodiesel and of bio-synthetic natural gas from microalgae biomass by:
- Demonstrating the technical and economical feasibility of an innovative process for syngas production by hydrothermal processing of microalgae
- Adding CO2 and optimizing the cultivation conditions to enhance oil production by selected microalgae
Jean-Paul Schwitzguébel, Permanent Sr Scientist, Lab. for Environmental Biotechnology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne
12:10
Final discussion
12:25
Networking Lunch
13:45
End of Conference

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