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The Algae Biomass Organization is organizing some exciting tour and networking opportunities for attendees of the 2016 Algae Biomass Summit. Join us for a round of golf or desert jeep tour to kick off the week, and conclude the Summit with a first-hand look at the latest progress in technical and commercial developments at some of the premier industry facilities at Arizona State University. All tours offer invaluable networking opportunities with industry colleagues.

Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation Tour
Wednesday October 26, 2016
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Buses will board at the conference center lobby of Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa at 1:15pm sharp and return at approximately 7:30pm. All participants will be required to ride in buses for security purposes. 

Price:  $150 for ABO members, $175 for non-members


See first-hand one of the nation’s most advanced test beds for new algae technologies, cultivation techniques and product development during this exciting tour of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus.


AzCATI’s facilities in Mesa, Arizona and through their DOE supported Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership network (ATP3), are providing a number of commercial and academic partners the testing and evaluation facilities needed to bring about the next generation of algae-derived biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other algae biomass co-products.


Tour attendees will hear from key AzCATI researchers and collaborators about the full range of capabilities at the disposal of AzCATI partners, including AzCATI’s impressive technology testing facilities that include open ponds and photobioreactors, Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) greenhouse cells and a four-acre outdoor field site.


AzCATI’s advanced Infrastructure for analytical, harvesting, dewatering, and product extraction equipment makes this facility an unparalleled hub for research and commercialization. Read more about AzCATI and our ATP3 networked capabilities here and here.


An evening reception will provide tour attendees a chance to discuss the day’s events and conclude the Summit networking with colleagues over libations and hors d'oeuvres. 


This tour is a must for those interested in experiencing the latest in algae technology development!


Your Summit registration name badge will be required for entry along with a second photo i.d. in case of random security checks. Business attire with comfortable walking shoes is encouraged. 


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Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum

Sunday October 23, 2016
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa


Price:  $100 for ABO and WEF members, $175 for non-members (WEF members contact Kathryn Printz at for your discount code!)

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), AZ Water Association (AZ Water), and the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) have partnered to present, in conjunction with the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, 
this special knowledge development forum.


State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. However, traditional tertiary systems are an expensive and energy intensive proposition prohibitive for most jurisdictions.

Microalgae-based approaches offer a potentially game-changing solution, providing a low input-energy platform for nutrient recovery with a variety of opportunities for production of value-added co-products. Despite these advantages algae-based systems make up just a small fraction of tertiary systems in use today.

This unique interactive Forum will bring together algae technology developers, leading design and engineering firms, municipalities, regulators, and other stakeholders to review the state of algae-based tertiary wastewater treatment systems and opportunities and challenges in deploying such systems in the context of an evolving economic, environmental and regulatory landscape.

Presentations by: Leading algae wastewater treatment technology developers; engineering/design firms and municipalities with experience implementing algae systems; and energy performance contractors.

Topics to include: Current and emerging algae treatment systems; leveraging algae system energy savings for innovative financing of capital projects; and overcoming resistance to innovative treatment systems.

Learn more about the agenda here.


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Golf at the Wigwam's Heritage Course

 Sunday October 23, 2016
7:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Transportation will depart from the conference center lobby of the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa.


Price: $275


Be a part of the first Algae Biomass Summit golf outing at the Wigwam Golf Resort. Considered the “jewel of the desert”, it is among the Southwest's last remaining Phoenix golf courses and resorts that was built for a pure golf experience. Players will enjoy 18 holes of golf on the Wigwam’s Heritage Course. Designed by Arizona Hall-of-Fame golf course architect Robert “Red” Lawrence, this course plays alongside an abundance of natural water features and lush trees.


Your day out on the links will include: Round-trip transportation via deluxe vehicle, sleeve of golf balls, cart and greens fees. Proper golf attire (including collared shirts) required, no denim or Bermuda length shorts. Golf club and shoe rental available, please email to arrange your rental. No refunds are available for cancellations after Sept 23, 2016. 


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Desert Jeep Tour & Nature Walk
Sunday October 23, 2016
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Transportation will depart from the conference center lobby of the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa.


Price: $275


Experience the awesome beauty of the pristine Sonoran Desert with your cowboy guide. The desert holds so much more than what meets the eye. Learn some of the secrets of the deserts’ inhabitants, as your guides demonstrate how the Cavalry and the Native Americans used the abundant desert plants to survive.


Don’t forget your camera; guests will witness some of the best panoramic views that Arizona has to offer during the nature hike. This tour includes a transfer to the base of the mountain an hour away to open-air, customized 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles (Jeeps or Broncos), seating 4-6 adults comfortably, bottled water, and a guided desert nature walk. It is required that you wear closed-toe shoes and dress casually in comfortable clothing for hiking. 


No refunds are available for cancellations after October 9, 2016. The event/will be cancelled in the event of unsafe weather conditions prior to spot time otherwise, the tour will operate in the rain if the trails are not dangerous. The operator reserves the right to cancel or interrupt the tour due to unsafe weather or trail conditions. All participants are required to complete a waiver to participate.


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Algae Biomass Summit
October 23 - 26, 2016 | Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa | Phoenix, AZ

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