Algae World Australia

16-17 Aug, 2011 - Townsville, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Rydges Southbank Townsville Convention Centre

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16 Aug, 2011 - Tuesday

Chairman’s Opening Remarks


Towards a Knowledge Management System for Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts in Australia

- Where do algae grow best in Australia?
- Evaluation of suitable algae species/strains for Australia for biofuels & bioproducts

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Scaling Up — From the Lab to the Field

- The new phase of algae scale-up - and the challenges involved
- Lessons learned on integrating vendors in the process chain
- Integrating innovation with product management in a fast-moving environment
- Balancing conventional process engineering with a living system, algae


Production of Biofuel from Saline Microalgae


Discussion followed by Refreshments


Roundtable Discussion: Australian Government’s Policies and Programs in Support of Algae Biofuels & Bioproducts


Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE)

Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, Queensland Government

Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Algae Based Carbon Abatement and Alternative Energy Opportunities – Perspective of a Power Company


Succeeding in the Algae Business

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


Discussion followed by Lunch


Chairman’s Remarks


Market Potential of Algae in Health, Feed and Cosmetics

Supreme Biotechnologies Ltd

Algae Biofuel for Aviation

Boeing Research & Technology Australia

Microalgal Lipid Content & Productivities and its Potential Uses

- Microalgal biomass and lipid yields and productivities
- Fatty acid methyl ester profiles
- Suitability of these strains for bioproduct development, e.g. biodiesel and biopolymers


Discussion followed by Refreshments


Process Simulators in the Development of Cost-effective Commercial-Scale Algal Biofuels Production


Pan Pacific Technologies Pty Ltd

The Use of Waste Water to Produce Microalgae for Nutrient Recovery and Co-Production of Biofuels, Energy and other Products

- Comparison of Lifetime net present values (LNPV) and carbon footprints of four processing pathways for the future development of Melbourne's two largest treatment plants

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CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship

Wastewater Treatment and Biofuels Production in High Rate Algal Ponds (HRAPs)

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Discussion followed by End of Day One


Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

17 Aug, 2011 - Wednesday

Photobioreactors for Production of Microalgal Biofuels


Photobioreactor Design Philosophy, Principles and Parameters

The Crucible Group Pty Ltd

Discussion followed by Refreshments


Optimisation of the Open Pond System


Engineering solutions for establishing a technically and economically feasible fully integrated microalgae to biofuel process plant

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Muradel Pty Ltd

Cost Effective Algae Harvesting

- Algae are completely dewatered and harvested as a paste

- Algae are harvested alive: undamaged and without overheating 

- Positive energy balance; less then 8% of the energy is used for harvesting

- Fundamentally new centrifugation technology, harvest algae at less then 1kWh/m3 and at only 3.000G

- Low cost harvesting through high separation efficiency at high hydraulic


- Industrial equipment;scalable


Next Generation Algae Extraction and Fractionation Technology

- A very high yield, low energy input wet algae extraction technology proven withover 400 different algae samples and many algae strains

- Already scaled to 100 Kg per day dry-weight equivalent algae

- Algae paste is fractionated into value streams including biodiesel, “hydrotreatable algal oil”, omega-3 rich lipids, proteins and sugars

-  Algal oils extracted using this technology have been converted into on-spec diesel and HRJ


Final Discussion followed by Lunch


End of Conference

Optional Site Visit to
MBD-JCU Algal R&D Facility


Due to the overwhelming response,
participants will be assigned to 2 groups.
- Group A and Group B


Group A:

1:45 Gather at Rydges Southbank Townsville, Hotel Lobby for bus transfer to the site location

2:15 Group A - Arrival at Site


3.50 Group A departs Site for Hotel


4.15 Arrive back in Rydges Southbank Townsville


Group B:

2:45  Group B - Gather at Hotel Lobby for bus transfer to site location

3:15  Group B Arrival at Site


4:50  Group B departs Site Visit back to Hotel

5:15 Arrive back in Rydges Southbank Townsville


Important Note : To meet OH & S requirements, participants MUST wear closed shoes. STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED.


Additional Fee for Site Visit: A$75 per person


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Fee Info

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