The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced that the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit will take place in Orlando, Florida, September 16-19, 2019, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of algae scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, and Fortune 500 companies that are adopting algae into their products and operations.

The Summit has become the go-to conference for commercial algae producers, the scientific community, and algae product developers advancing algae agriculture for a more sustainable source of food, feed, biofuels, nutritional supplements, plastics, pharmaceuticals and more.

“As in 2018, new products and new innovations in food and feed, health and nutrition, and biofuels and biomaterials will be a major focus of the 2019 Summit,” said Matt Carr, ABO executive director. “But we will also highlight water treatment, nutrient management, carbon capture and algae mitigation technologies essential to addressing Florida’s twin challenges of climate change and water quality.”

The ABO is now accepting abstracts for the Summit. Abstracts submitted before the January 31, 2019, priority deadline will receive preferred evaluation by the event’s planning committee.

Abstracts are being invited for three core areas, each containing several primary topics:

Science & System Design

  • Biology (Algal Physiology, Biology, Systems Ecology, Systems Biology)
  • Engineering and Analysis Analysis (Bioreactor Design, Mass Transfer, Production Rates)

Products & Markets

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Beauty
  • Fish & Animal Feed/Animal Health
  • Water & Nutrients
  • Soil & Sustainable Agriculture
  • Carbon Capture & Use
  • Fuels & Energy
  • Chemicals, Materials & Plastics
  • Resource Extraction & Bioremediation

Finance, Policy & Education

  • Business & Finance (Project Finance, Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Strategic Partnerships)
  • Policy (Regulations, Tax and Legislative Initiatives)
  • Education

For questions regarding abstract submission, please contact ABO Administrative Coordinator, Barb Scheevel, by email at: bscheevel@algaebiomass.org or by phone at: 877-531-5512 ext. 1.

More information about the event and the call for abstracts can be found at algaebiomasssummit.org.