CMT's Algae World conference series started 3 years ago and were successfully held in Rotterdam, Brussels, Bangkok and Singapore. It is recognized as a premier platform for productive exchanges amongst the Academic, Commercial and Investment communities.
Algae World addresses the intricacy of scaling-up algae production and processing; focuses on innovative technologies and market dynamics that can elevate the algae sector to the next level.
Algae's Full Potential Explored in Madrid
CMT's annual Algae World Europe arrives in Madrid, Spain this year and once again delivers an exciting panel of speakers who will share the latest updates on the technical and commercial developments of algae.
Many discussions have been dedicated to the valorization of microalgae for food, feed, fuel, etc. In recent years, macroalgae (seaweed) and cyanobacteria are also grabbing headlines with their efficiencies to convert to energy and other high value applications.
Bucking the industry trend, 3rd Algae World Europe will highlight the potential of Microalgae, Macroalgae and Cyanobacteria.
12 Key Highlights at 3rd Algae World Europe:
Photos of 2nd Algae World Europe
Optional Site Visit to AlgaEnergy's PTEM plant
On Day 2 afternoon, delegates can opt to go for a technical site visit where we'll visit AlgaEnergy's PTEM plant.
PTEM is the Spanish acronym for Technological Platform for Experimentation with Microalgae. AlgaEnergy's PTEM is intended to be a model platform of its kind, which will incorporate four types of photobioreactors (PBR): columns, tubular reactors, semi-open and in a second stage, raceways. Its goal is to research and develop new PBR processes and technologies in this field. For this reason, the plant will have the flexibility and capacity to grow simultaneously different species of microalgae in different growing conditions, using indoor and outdoor PBR.
The cultivation area will be initially of about 1,000 m2 and the culture volume up to 72,000 l.
The PTEM is currently under construction at the International Airport of Madrid-Barajas site and will be operational by the beginning of May.
The site visit is an optional program for the 3rd Algae World Europe conference; it is open to registered delegates only. There are limited seats available and will be allocated based on first-come-first-served basis. Please indicate this option when signing up for the conference. Additional cost applies.
Do not miss-out on valuable networking & interaction with:
- Algal Biofuels Technology Developers - Algae Producers - Algal Research Institutes - Financiers and Investors - Oil & Chemical Companies - Industrial Carbon Generators - Mining Companies, Power Plant Operators, Cement Plant Operators, etc. - Transportation companies - Co-product purchasers - Biodiesel / Bioethanol / Bio-jetfuel Refiners, Fertilizer Manufacturers, Nutraceutical, Pharmaceuticals, Nutritional Supplement, Aquaculture Feed, Animal Feed, Coatings, Bioplastics, Biochemicals, and Cosmetics Companies -Wastewater Treatment Operators, Carbon Capture & Recycle companies - Algae Equipment Suppliers
Corporate Sponsor & Host of Site Visit
ALGAENERGY, founded in 2007, is a technological company working in the microalgae biotechnology sector. The company is backed by Spain's largest oil company REPSOL and electricity utility IBERDROLA as shareholders and technology partners. The scientific team is spearheaded by leading specialist in biotechnology of photosynthetic microorganisms, Professor Miguel G. Guerrero from the Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department at the University of Seville.
ALGAENERGY is involved in several major R&D programs:
CENIT VIDA - Advanced Technologies in the Integrated Recovery of Algae
This is an ambitious national program approved by the Spanish government and led by Iberdrola, in collaboration with Repsol, AlgaEnergy and 25 research centres in 10 autonomous communities. The objective is to generate and create the knowledge and technology necessary to recover and fully harness algae in a sustainable way. The project will run for four years (2010-2013) and has a budget of 19 million Euros.
CO2BIOCAP - CO2 Capture and Biofixation
In collaboration with the Chemical Engineering Department from the University of Almería, the goal of this project is to develop a CO2 capture system in stationary emission sources for subsequent biological fixation by microalgae cultivation. This Project has been approved by the Madrid Institute for Development (IMADE), and is partially funded by them.
Genetdiesel - Microalgae and Cyanobacteria Selection and Genetic improvement for the Production of Biodiesel
In collaboration with the University of Seville, this project aims to find microalgae and cyanobacteria strains with a high lipid productivity that can be converted into biodiesel in conditions of active and outdoors growth out.
Interact with Key Executives from All Across the Algae Industry in 3rd Algae World Europe
Posted on : 11 May, 2011
CMT is putting in the final touches for the 3rd AlgaeWorld Europe meet. Here is a look at the delegates who have already registered to attend the conference on 16-17 May 2011 in Madrid.
Just see the diverse industry participants coming from at least 20 countries in the pie chart below:
Click here for the complete agenda.
Registration to the conference is still open for those keen to gain from the highly-anticipated idea exchanges on the technical and commercial developments of algae. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiries.
DSM acquires Martek Biosciences Corp for $1.1 billion
Posted on : 18 Apr, 2011
President of AlgaEnergy Shares Insights Ahead of 3rd Algae World Europe, Madrid, 16-17 May 2011
Posted on : 07 Apr, 2011
In an exclusive 3rd Algae World Europe interview, Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, President of AlgaEnergy said,
“AlgaEnergy was first attracted to venture into the algae industry due to the revolutionary manner of the business: being able to work on the development and fine tuning of CO2 reduction technology, while at the same time producing food and clean & sustainable energy, ensuring environmental stewardship. This is in line with one of AlgaEnergy’s functions, which is to improve processes and make profitable products derived from microalgae that will contribute to improving the welfare of society worldwide.”
The company, which was founded in 2007 by several entrepreneurs and due to contribute a paper entitled `Innovations in Photobioreactor', is supporting the 3rd Algae World Europe conference as official Corporate Sponsor and Host of Site visit.
Mr. Rodríguez-Villa also remarked, “Previous editions of Algae World Europe have confirmed the high scientific level of the event and its professional organization. The event brings together important personalities and major players in this field of biotechnology. We are convinced that interaction between researchers and commercial companies, sharing experiences and establishing partnerships will result in speeding up the process of obtaining return on our investments.”
Complete excerpts of the interview session are available for download. Simply select either versions below.
Dr Stefan Kraan Shares Insights on Mass Production of Macroalgae, Bioethanol & Value Added Ingredients
Posted on : 21 Mar, 2011
The global demand for biofuels continues unabated. Driven by high prices, rising concerns over environmental pollution and global warming, and the movement to alternate fuels, the world bioethanol market is projected to reach 126 billion litres per annum by the year 2012.
However, the demand for bioethanol needs to be balanced by the problems associated with the supply of the raw material feedstock.”
At 3rd AlgaeWorld Europe Dr Kraan will examine seaweed cultivation technologies available and economic aspects of using brown seaweeds for bio-ethanol production, as well as feasibility of biofuel production from seaweed and direction European seaweed aquaculture should advance towards for success.
Algenol’s algae-to-ethanol process can deliver 67% to 87% reduction in carbon footprint compared to gasoline
Posted on : 28 Feb, 2011
Exclusive Paper Download for 3rd Algae World Europe – Oilgae’s “Algae Status Report: How Far Are We from Commercialization?” Available Now!
Posted on : 25 Jan, 2011
As a forerunner to the 3rd Algae World Europe 2011 taking place on 16-17 May 2011 in Madrid, CMT is pleased to once again offer you an Exclusive White Paper on the Algae Industry!
Leading algae player Oilgae brings their expertise to the table in a special report entitled “Algae Status Report: How Far Are We from Commercialization?”
Also, the paper addresses the Key Barriers to Algae Fuels under 3 main categories: Key Challenges, Algae Fuel Production Cost, and Entry Barriers.
To access all of the above and more, simply fill the form below to download now!