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Utah Algae Technology Tour


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

1:15 pm - 6:15 pm

$150 for ABO members

$175 for non-members


The Algae Biomass Organization is organizing an exciting tour of regional algae technology deployments and research for Summit attendees. This is your chance to interact directly with the engineers and scientists making real-world algae applications possible, view technologies up close, and network with fellow Summit attendees. Conclude your visit to Salt Lake City with this exciting addition to your itinerary! Add your ticket to this event when you register for the Summit.


Buses will board at the hotel, and return to the hotel at the tour's conclusion. Stops will include:


Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility

See an algal biofilm technology applied for both wastewater remediation and bioproduct production at the largest municipal wastewater reclamation plant in Utah, processing in excess of 65 million gallons per day. In a collaboration with the Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center and the international environmental engineering company WesTech-Inc., this facility is evaluating algae applications for nutrient removal and recovery (including both nitrogen and phosphorus) and bioproducts production. These valuable products include enhanced biomethane generation for heat and power, and microalgae additions that can enhance the current composting operations at the facility.

South Davis Sewer District Plant

View a cutting-edge option for industrial and wastewater treatment in action using the Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) technology developed by ABO member CLEARAS Water Recovery. The modular, scalable ABNR system is part of a $24 million upgrade to the plant that will dramatically improve its sustainably profile and ability to meet future nutrient discharge regulations. This new system demonstrates how non-chemical technologies are being used to recover phosphorous and nitrogen from wastewater, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, produce clean, recoverable water, and generate revenue from valuable co-products. Don’t miss this chance to see how algae applications are creating new intersections between agriculture, water management and energy!

Salt Lake Algal Bloom Inspection:

The effective management of algal blooms a challenge that is increasingly being met with advanced technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles and harvesting of bloom biomass for use at energy recovery facilities. The Great Salt Lake has water with both high salt content and moderate salt content, with algal blooms occurring across a wide range of salinity concentrations. Observe and learn about the types of green algae and cyanobacteria (blue green algae) that are presenting challenges for recreation and irrigation, and the research and management approaches being implemented for the protection of human health and environment as well as for bioenergy recovery.


Register for the Summit and add your tour ticket today!


Already registered for the Summit? Contact Barb Scheevel  to add the tour to your itinerary! 

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Algae Biomass Summit
October 29 - November 1, 2017
Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah

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