Algae World Australia

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

Rydges Southbank Townsville Convention Centre

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16 Aug, 2011 - Tuesday
09:00

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:10

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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09:40

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

10:10

Production of Biofuel from Saline Microalgae

10:40

Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:15

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

Panelists:

Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE)

Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, Queensland Government
11:45

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

12:15

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

12:45

Discussion followed by Lunch

14:00

Chairman’s Remarks

14:05

Market Potential of Algae in Health, Feed and Cosmetics

Supreme Biotechnologies Ltd
14:35

Algae Biofuel for Aviation

Boeing Research & Technology Australia
15:05

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

15:35

Discussion followed by Refreshments

16:10

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

abstract

Pan Pacific Technologies Pty Ltd
16:40

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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17:10

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

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
17:40

Discussion followed by End of Day One

18:00

Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

17 Aug, 2011 - Wednesday
09:05

Photobioreactors for Production of Microalgal Biofuels

09:35

Photobioreactor Design Philosophy, Principles and Parameters

The Crucible Group Pty Ltd
10:05

Discussion followed by Refreshments

10:40

Optimisation of the Open Pond System

11:10

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

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11:40

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

flow

- Industrial equipment;scalable

12:10

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

12:40

Final Discussion followed by Lunch

13:30

End of Conference

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

(13:45hr-16:45hr)

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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