3rd Algae World Asia

19-20 Oct, 2010 - Singapore
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
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Day 1 - [19 Oct, 2010 - Tuesday]
Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Speed Networking
Chairman’s Remarks
Dr.John R. Benemann, CEO
MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
Practical Experiences in Algae Production / Value Proposition in Carbon Capture
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

Mr.Vitor Verdelho Vieira, Chief Development Officer
A4F-Algafuel, SA
Growing Algae from Stack Gas Emissions at a Cement Plant
- Case study of St Marys Cement and Pond Biofuels
Mr.Martin Vroegh, Environment Manager
St Marys Cement Inc.
Mr.Steven Martin, CEO
Pond Biofuels
Discussion followed by Networking Break
Technological Development of Algal Carbon Capture and Storage
Mr.Tony St Clair, Agribusiness & Government Relations Director
MBD Energy Limited
Commercial Production of Microalgae in Korea and its Alternative Markets & Applications
Dr.Mi-Kyung Kim, Chief Development Officer/CEO
EcoPhycoTech Ltd
Networking Lunch
Chairman’s Remarks
Mr.Matthew Caspari, CEO
Shorewood Consulting Group, Inc
Value Proposition in Waste Water Treatment
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
Dr.Rupert Craggs, Principal Scientist and Manager - Aquatic Pollution Group
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
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.
Dr.John R. Benemann, CEO
MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
Algae Technology Development in Asia Pacific
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
Dr.Neil Clarke, Deputy Director
Genome Institute of Singapore, ASTAR
Discussion followed by Networking Break
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
Dr.Dongmei Wang, Team Leader Algae Energy, Solexa Platform
Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT)
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
Prof. Dr.Choul-Gyun Lee, Professor, Department of Biotechnology/Director, Marine Bioenergy (MBE) Research Center
INHA University
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
Dr.Tom Beer, Leader, Transport Technologies & Sustainable Fuels, Energy Transformed Flagship
Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Discussion followed by End of Day 1
Cocktail Reception for Speakers and Delegates at the Poolside Terrace
Day 2 - [20 Oct, 2010 - Wednesday]
Chairman’s Remarks
Mr.Tony St Clair, Agribusiness & Government Relations Director
MBD Energy Limited
Development of Algae-Based Bioenergy
Commercial Viability of Large Scale Algal Biofuel Production & Technological Challenges
Mr.Matthew Caspari, CEO
Shorewood Consulting Group, Inc
Carbon Finance Support for Bio-Diesel Production from Algae
Mr.Rahul Kar, Director, Carbon and Sustainability Advisory
KPMG Services Pte Ltd
Discussion followed by Networking Break
The Big Algae Build-Out: Why should CO2 Generators Participate and How?
Mr.Paul Reep, Senior Technical Advisor
OriginOil Inc
Development of Bioethanol Production Technology from Red Macroalgae
Dr.Myung Kyo Shin, CEO/Vice-President
Biolsystems Co., Ltd.
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
Dr.Jean-Paul Schwitzguébel, Permanent Sr Scientist, Lab. for Environmental Biotechnology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne
Final discussion
Networking Lunch
End of Conference

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