3rd Algae World Asia,

19-20 Oct, 2010 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore

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CMT's 3rd Algae World Asia will be the most authoritative event on Algae Commercialization for Food, Feed, Freshwater, Fresh Air & Fuel


The 3rd Algae World Asia 2010 brings into focus the business and technological aspects of producing algae for human and animal nutrition, as pollution control to capture carbon emissions, as biofilters to remove nutrients and other pollutants from wastewaters, and as renewable fuel and energy source.


Over 1 & a half exciting days, you stand to gain from unrivalled interaction with algae producers, algae biofuel developers, manufacturers of equipment for algae harvesting and processing, industrial companies in need of biofuel, carbon abatement and waste water treatment olution, research institutions, investors, and algae product purchasers and many more.

Whether you are looking for algae-based solutions, or looking for new investment opportunities, the 3rd Algae World Asia promises hours of dedicated networking time during lunches, receptions and breaks. Be sure to bring lots of business cards and benefit from fruitful meetings with:


Algae Producers - Algae Equipment Suppliers - Algae BiofuelsTechnology Developers - Algae Research Institutes - Financiers and Investors - Government representatives -Oil& Chemical Companies - Industrial CO2 Generators - MiningCompanies, Power Plant Operators, Cement Plant Operators, etc. - Transportation companies - Wastewater Treatment Operators - End users and Algae Product Purchasers - Biodiesel / Bioethanol/ Bio-jetfuel Refiners, Fertilizer, Nutraceutical, Pharmaceuticals,Aquaculture Feed,Animal Feed, Coatings, Bioplastics, Biochemicals, and Cosmetics Companies


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3rd Algae World Asia program offers 5 Central Themes & Objectives:


1 To Share Practical Experiences in Algae Production


Learn from established algae producer: Based in Portugal, Necton S.A. started the production and sale of microalgae for aquaculture & cosmestic applications since 1997. Their production system includes raceways and 3 distinct photobioreactors (plate, tubular, greenwall) and they grow more than 10 different species of microalgae, both marine and freshwater. Their spin-off company AlgaFuel, owns the largest outdoor photobioreactor in operation in Europe and is dedicated to algae for energy and CO2 mitigation. Algafuel is a leading partner in the two largest projects financed by the European Commission for research and demonstration for microalgae technologies for biofuels and value added products.


Hear from Asian-based algae producer: Ecophycotech, Korea



2 Spelling out Value Proposition in Carbon Capture by offering varied perspectives from:

  • Cement Manufacturer, St. Marys Cement Inc.:
    St Marys Cement is partnering with Pond Biofuels and the Ontario Centres of Excellence to create the world's first demonstration of CO2 capture from a cement plant.
  • Power Producer, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL):
    WBPDCL, a Kolkata, India-based power producer is conducting an algae-based carbon capture pilot project at the Kolaghat thermal power plant.
  • CCR technology provider, MBD Energy Ltd.:
    MBD technology recycles captured industrial flue-gas emissions into oils suitable for manufacture of high grade plastics, transport fuel and nutritious feed for livestock and monogastric consumption. MBD Energy has reached agreements for the planning and provision of pilot CCR plants with three of Australia's major coal-fired power stations Loy Yang Power, Eraring Energy and Tarong Energy.



3 Put Forward Value Proposition in Waste Water Treatment

Using algae for wastewater treatment offers key advantages over conventional wastewater treatment. It is cost effective, has low energy requirement, reduce GHG emissions and sludge formation. More importantly, algae based wastewater treatment creates value at every step:

  • Treats wastewater
  • Recovers wastewater nutrients as fertiliser
  • Removes carbon dioxide from flue gas
    Can be processed into Biofuels
    (see below diagram for clearer illustration)
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Simply put, 3rd Algae World Asia is your gateway &  opportunity to hear from two leading figures of algae-based wastewater treatment:

  • Dr. Rupert Craggs, Group Manager of Aquatic Pollution, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
    NIWA in New Zealand has successfully demonstrated wastewater treatment using algae. Five hectares of the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant's oxidation ponds have been converted into the world's first large-scale wastewater treatment algal production system.
  • Dr. John R. Benemann - Dr Benemann is no stranger to the algae research arena, his recent feat includes founding an engineering consulting company with Prof. Tryg Lundquist, California Polytechnic University (CalPoly) to specialize in algae-based processes for wastewater treatment, biofuel production and animal feeds cultivation.



4 Exemplify Algae Technology Development in Asia Pacific


Listen in as representatives from each of the following Algae Research groups unveil their achievements:


singapore flagGenome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Singapore - GIS is a research institute of the A*STAR. A*STAR has a partnership with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop robust methods for transforming green algal species with exogenous DNA.
china flagQingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China - QIBEBT is collaborating with Boeing on algae-based aviation biofuel development.
korea flagInha University, Korea - speaker Dr Choul-Gyun Lee, Professor, Department of Biological Engineering is the leader of Korean National Project on Marine Bioenergy Program.
australia flagAustralia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) - CSIRO is part of the Algal Fuel Consortium (AFC) which won a US$2.259 million research grant under the Department of Resources Energy and Tourism's Second Generation Biofuels program in Australia.




5 Bring into Focus the current & future Development of Algae-Based Bioenergy, gain first-hand updates from:

  • Aurora Biofuels Pty Ltd, OriginOil, Inc. Algae biofuel frontrunners from USA:
  • Biolsystems Co., Ltd. (Korea) - on Bioethanol production technology from Macro-Algae
  • Institute of Technology (EPFL) LausanneSwiss Federal - on biofuel production from microalgae by Hydrothermal Processing:
  • KPMG Corporate Finance Pte Ltd (Singapore) - on Carbon Finance Support for Bio-Diesel Production from Algae:



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Industry News


Delegates hailing from all value chain in the algae industry have already confirmed their attendance for the 3rd Algae World Asia.


Here is a look at the participants due to arrive in Singapore on 19-20 October.


2010 Delegate Profile


Registration to the conference is still open for those keen to gain from the highly-anticipated idea exchanges on algae commercialization. Contact leelin@cmtsp.com.sg with your enquiries.


06 Oct, 2010



Algae Industry Survey Report

CMT is honored to again work with dedicated Algae evangelist Dr. Mark Edwards, Director of GreenIndependence.org on yet another algae Industry Survey report, that collates input from scientists, academics and practitioners who share their views on growth of algae industry and its future directions. Some of the key issues identified in the industry survey are:

  • Stable production systems
  • Lack of trained personnel
  • Strain selection
  • Ideal location for Algae project
  • Costs

Survey responses came from over 50 countries with many from Europe, Asia, U.S., the Pacific Rim, India and the Middle East and included scientists, project developers, academics and practitioners, at all stages of knowledge and experience in the industry.

As a prelude to the 3rd Algae World Asia conference to be held on the 19 & 20 October in Singapore, we are now making this 2nd Algae Industry Survey report available to all!


To obtain your complimentary copy of "Algae World 2010 Industry Survey" report, simply provide your details in the form below.

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24 Sep, 2010


Further to our previous blog on OriginOil and MBD Energy (see below), OriginOil announced on 2 Sep that it is ready to ship a Single-Step Extraction™ System to MBD, the second delivery in its multi-phase commercialization agreement.


“We look forward to now using the equipment we’ve purchased from OriginOil to finalize preparations for our 1 hectare Bio CCS algal synthesizer test facility we’re about to construct at Tarong Power Station in Queensland. If performance tests go to plan we expect to later expand the 1 hectare synthesizer to 80 hectares at which point we hope to produce approximately 10,000 tonnes of oil per year.” said Andrew Lawson, Managing Director at MBD Energy Ltd.


Once it achieves success in the first test phase, MBD will purchase significantly larger systems to serve its power station projects in Australia, beginning with the 1 hectare algal synthesizer test plant at Tarong Power Station in South Eastern Queensland, and potentially expanding to full production at all three of MBD’s power station project sites in Australia.

Source: http://www.originoil.com/company-news/originoil-delivers-second-product-to-strategic-customer.html#more-3563


Hear directly from Executives from OriginOil and MBD Energy as they share their views on algae-based bioenergy developments at the 3rd Algae World Asia. In addition, we have also included topical sessions on algae carbon capture solution from a cement and power company’s perspectives.


  • Growing Algae from Stack Gas Emissions at a Cement Plant

    Mr. Martin Vroegh, Environment Manager, St Marys Cement Inc.

  • Challenges of a Power Company in the New Climate Order

    Dr. Krishna Gupta, Managing Director, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd

  • Technological Development of Algal Carbon Capture and Storage

    Mr. Tony St Clair, Agribusiness Manager, MBD Energy Limited

  • The Big Algae Build-Out: Why should CO2 Generators Participate and How?

    Mr. Paul Reep, Senior Technical Advisor, OriginOil, Inc

For more information about 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October – Singapore, or send your enquiry to leelin@cmtsp.com.sg


17 Sep, 2010


Recently, OriginOil notified MBD Energy that it is ready to ship a Quantum Fracturing System, designed to maximize algae CO2 absorption with minimal energy, to MBD Energy’s research and development facility at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. The company’s Single-Step Extraction™ System, designed to efficiently separate algae oil from its biomass, will be the next deliverable and will trigger another payment under the purchase order.


In May, the parties agreed on a multi-phase commercialization program under which OriginOil will supply MBD Energy with its algae-to-oil technology platform in progressively larger installations. Subject to the success of the initial test phase, MBD will purchase significantly larger systems to serve its power station projects in Australia, beginning with a one-hectare pilot plant at Tarong Power Station in South Eastern Queensland, and expanding to full production sites at all three of MBD’s power station projects in Australia.


According to MBD Energy, each of its power station projects has the potential to grow to 80-hectare commercial plants, each capable of producing 11 million liters of oil for plastics and transport fuel, and 25,000 tonnes of drought-proof animal feed annually.  MBD Energy estimates that the projects will eventually consume more than half of each power station’s flue-gas emissions.

Read full article on OriginOil Announces Revenue from First Customer


OriginOil thinks that the big driver for algae today is carbon storage. Big energy, mining and industrial groups must reduce their CO2 emission and algae can hlep them do this at very low expense. Algae costs millions not billions, and that is very attractive right now. CO2 generators’ involvement seems to be the most feasible way of building massive algae developments!


OriginOil and MBD Energy are among the top speakers addressing the 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October in Singapore where they will share on carbon capture solution using algae.


For more information about 3rd Algae World Asia, 19-20 October – Singapore, send your enquiry to leelin@cmtsp.com.sg


01 Sep, 2010


Boeing Research & Technology and the Chinese Academy of Science’s Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) have agreed to expand their collaboration to include other research institutions and aviation supply chain entities as part of their efforts on algae-based aviation biofuel development.


Boeing and QIBEBT previously announced the establishment of a joint research and development laboratory focused on algal growth, harvesting and processing technologies. The Joint Laboratory for Sustainable Aviation Biofuels will be located in Qingdao and managed by Boeing Research & Technology-China and QIBEBT, which will work together to place a strong emphasis on commercial applications for developed technologies.

Read more about the US-China project collaboration on algae aviation biofuels


The 3rd Algae World Asia has invited Prof Dr Jian Xu, Director of Bioenergy Genome Centre - QIBEBT to be one of the panellists to present on the algae technology developments in Asia Pacific. Prof Dr Jian Xu will share QIBEBT's algae feedstock development technologies, at the 3rd Algae World Asia in Singapore on 19-20 October 2010.


Visit 3rd Algae World Asia for more details or send your enquiry to leelin@cmtsp.com.sg.


19 Aug, 2010


Aurora Biofuels said it has secured an additional $15 million in a recent funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, with the continued support of Gabriel Venture Partners and Noventi Ventures. This third-round financing brings the startup’s total fundraising to $40 million. The new funding will be used to support the continued path to commercialization for its advanced algae biofuel technology.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aurora-biofuels-secures-15m-in-funding-appoints-scott-mcdonald-cfo-88139497.html


In August 2009, Aurora Biofuels announced that they had successfully optimized its base algae strains to more than double CO2 consumption and fuel production, and has proven these results in an outdoor open system.


The company has also been working with Florida Tech on a research project which focuses on developing biofuel with co-products to enhance animal feed as a means to improve the economics of the fuel-production process.


The continued funding from investors shows positive signs that Aurora’s technologies are viable and that they are heading on the right track towards commercialization.


About Aurora Biofuels

Aurora Biofuels manufactures fuel from genetically optimized algae in specially engineered open ponds that provide a favorable environment for rapid algae production. These conditions include a carbon dioxide-rich environment with optimal fluid dynamic characteristics. Techniques have been developed to minimize energy demands throughout the growth and production phases of the process. Once extracted, the algae oil is ready for further processing into the end products, Omega 3 fatty acids, valuable proteins, and biodiesel. And, the remaining algae mass becomes protein-rich animal feed.


Those keen to find out more on how Aurora Biofuels deals with the technological challenges of Large Scale Algal Biofuel should attend the 3rd Algae World Asia in Singapore from 19-20 October, 2010.


Mr Matt Caspari, Managing Director, Aurora Algae Pty Ltd, will also be sharing on the commercial viability of Large Scale Algal Biofuel Production at the conference.


Click here to find out more about the event schedule or contact leelin@cmtsp.com.sg for other details on the 3rd Algae World Asia.


04 Aug, 2010


In its push for clean energy sources, President Obama's administration is exploring all options -- including algae-based biofuels. Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have set aside $800 million in Recovery Act funds to research new biofuels.


DOE says algae has potential, but technical and economic challenges remain. To guide future work, it released the National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap. The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 17, 2010 that it's awarding up to $24 million for three research groups (Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium, Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization, and Cellana, LLC Consortium) to figure out how to make such biofuels commercially viable. Source:http://content.usatoday.com (June 29, 2010)  


In light of increased private & public funding of research into new biofuels, and growing global interest in bio-energy developments, CMT will once again host our annual Algae World Asia series, this time bringing the event to Singapore and spotlighting on opportunities in ASIA, and advances in algae technology.


Program agenda for this 19-20 October event is now being finalised and will be updated here shortly.


Do visit us again soon for the next update on topics and speakers or contact nadia@cmtsp.com.sg for  other details on the  3rd Algae World Asia in Singapore, 19-20 October 2010.



09 Jul, 2010

Exxon Mobil Corp is testing the commercial viability of algae biofuel as an alternative energy source to supplement oil and natural gas, a senior executive said.


"We are testing the hypothesis that algae biofuels could become commercially viable and achieve sufficient scale to make meaningful contribution to the future energy mix," saidExxonMobil's senior vice president Andrew Swiger.


Global energy demand is expected to rise by almost 35 percent by 2030, from 2005 levels, he said. "It is early days in this research, and the obstacles we face are formidable, but the potential is great," Swiger added.


He said Exxon currently has an interest in 4,900 megawatts of cogeneration capacity at more than 30 sites worldwide. New facilities under construction in Singapore will boost that capacity to more than 5,000 megawatts by next year 2011. Source: Reuters (Jun 7, 2010)


Those keen to explore commercialisation strategies and to gather progress report on algae biofuel, should attend the 3rd Algae World Asia in Singapore, 19-20 October 2010.


Besides algae biofuels, the 3rd Algae World Asia will also discuss the latest on algae production systems, algae high value co-products, and algae application in carbon capture and wastewater treatment industries.


Email leelin@cmtsp.com.sg to receive more information on the 3rd Algae World Asia.



14 Jun, 2010


The 3rd Algae World Asia 2010 is coming back to Singapore! Mark your calendar to join us for interactive and intensive sessions on the market prospects in Asia Pacific, as well as addressing technological achievements worldwide!


We are currently finalizing on the program details. Email leelin@cmtsp.com.sg if you need more information!


Algae World 2010 Industry Survey

In conjunction with the 3rd Algae World Asia 2010, we are re-launching the “Algae World 2010 Industry Survey Report”. The key objective of conducting the survey is to gather feedback from algae stakeholders so as to pin-point the critical algae industry issues, and to find out where the industry stands.

Share your views on the industry with us by participating in the survey today! Simply click >>here<< to participate & reserve a copy of the Algae World 2010 Industry Survey Report that will be published subsequently.




About Algae World 2010 Industry Survey Report

In a follow-up to the 1st Algae World Survey report that was published in 2008, the Algae World 2010 Industry Survey is yet another collaboration with Mark R. Edwards, PhD. Professor at Arizona State University. Dr. Edwards conceptualised the idea of the survey because he realized the need to measure where the industry stands and what needs to be done to move forward as an industry towards commercialization.


02 Jun, 2010