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Platinum Sponsors

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and builds some the most environmentally progressive airplanes. As part of it's commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, Boeing is working collaboratively with industry, academia and government on developing and evaluating the viability of low-carbon sustainable fuel sources for use in aviation.

Algenol, winner of the inaugural 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for Climate Change, is using its Direct to Ethanol® technology to turn waste CO2 into an asset. They use only proprietary algae, sunlight, saltwater and CO2 to produce the four most important fuels (ethanol, gasoline, jet and diesel) at $1.30/gallon.
Commercial Algae Management prides itself on being the one-stop-shop for everything algae related. We offer reliable solutions for the cultivation, harvesting, downstream processing and brokerage of all types of algae. We can tailor a solution that is unique for any algae application. Let us help with your algae product development process!

Gold Sponsors

Algenuity is a UK algal biotech company that specializes in all things algal biology. We provide products (Algem®) and services (Algenious®) that help our customers discover, optimize, improve, engineer, and analyse algae strains for a unique competitive advantage, higher performance, and a faster path to profitability. Learn more at

BioProcess Algae LLC is focused on fulfilling feedstock needs in the animal feeds , nutritionals and transportation fuels industries for cost competitive alternatives with favorable carbon balances. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, Neb. and is currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Inc. ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. BioProcess Algae LLC is a joint venture between Clarcor (NYSE: CLC), BioHoldings, Ltd. and Green Plains Inc. (NASDQ: GPRE).

The next evolution of the FedEx sustainability commitment is FedEx EarthSmart, with a focus on solutions, workplace and community. FedEx Express also has ambitious goals to reduce our footprint where we have greatest environmental impact: aircraft emissions, vehicle efficiency, implementing alternative jet fuel, increasing renewable energy and seeking new facilities LEED certification. 
  Cellana uses marine microalgae to produce it ReNewTM line of Omega-3 oils, animal feed, and crude oil for biofuels. Cellana's patented ALDUEOTM system enables economic, sustainable, and consistent industrial-scale production of diverse microalgae. In June 2013, Cellana announced an industry-leading commercial off-take agreement with Neste Oil for algae-based crude oil.
  For the construction of photobioreactors (PBR), SCHOTT offers technically and economically superior products to the algae market. Round Borosilicate glass tubing DURAN® or oval tubing CONTURAX® allow for optimum light input for the highest growth rates. With glass U-bends, manifolds and couplings we provide reliable and long lasting solutions to your PBR.


Silver Sponsors

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources and is one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter
  LiveFuels has pioneered the most sustainable approach for utilizing algae. Our natural ecosystem of multiple algae strains plus algivores includes filter-feeding fish. By harvesting the fish we capture the value and productivity of algae without incurring the prohibitive energy penalties associated with traditional methods. And by using sea water and existing nutrients, we minimize competition for agricultural inputs.


Supporting Organizations

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance, policy and market development.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
  The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota is the largest and most diverse collection of marine algae in the world. With almost half of the cultures in cryopreservation, our curators perpetually culture over 1500 strains. Hundreds of new strains are accessed into the collection each year.
   IMET is a joint University System of Maryland research institute capitalizing on the strengths of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland Baltimore. IMET utilizes the research, training and technology transfer capabilities of these partner institutes to further its mission.
  The general objective of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is to promote mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of biomass production and use, including biofuels uses and all other utilisations. It aims at creating, developing and maintaining solidarity and links between its Members and at defending their interests at European and international level.  
   The BioMaryland Center, the office within Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development, supports the growth of the life sciences industry in Maryland. The Center connects life sciences companies, academic and federal researchers with each other and with potential sources of capital, partners and clients.

Media Sponsors

 Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization, advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and climate change mitigation solution. Our website,, is a one-stop-shop library of information about advanced biofuels for thousands of industry professionals, journalists, opinion leaders, decision-makers, students and teachers.
  AOCS (American Oil Chemists' Society) is a global scientific society open to all individuals and corporations who are interested in fasts, oils, surfactants, detergents and related materials. Founded in 1909, AOCS is a trusted source of information for its 4,500 members and thousands of non-members from more than 90 countries worldwide. 
  Cleantech Business News is a real innovator in the resource sector. Our quarterly publication provides a key source of information for businesses, investors, R&D departments active in the renewable energy sector.
  The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is a 501(c)6 not-for profit trade association. Our goals are to increase consumption of omega-3s to adequate levels around the world and to ensure that the industry is producing quality omega-3 products that consumers can trust.
  Biomass Magazine is a monthly trade publication tailored to serve companies and organizations engaged in production or utilizing biomass power and heat, advanced biofuels, biogas, wood pellets and biobased chemicals. In addition to policy, regulation, project finance, technology and plant management, the publication maintains a core editorial focus on biomass logistics: generating, cultivating, collecting, transporting, processing, marketing, procuring and utilizing sustainable biomass.
  The world's most widely read biofuels daily.
  The world's most comprehensive algae news and information site.
  A.I.M. (, is the the online trade publication addressing the growth and development of the algae biofuels and co-products industry.
  The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe. It is Europe's largest international conference focused on biomass combining a highly-respected international scientific conference with an industrial exhibition and gathers participants from research, industry, policy and business of biomass. 
  Industrial Biotechnology is the authoritative, peer-reviewed bimonthly research journal focused on biobased industrial and environmental products and processes. The journal is the first and longest-running publication to report the science, business, and policy developments of the emerging global bioeconomy, including biobased production of energy and fuels, chemicals, materials, and consumer goods.
  For over 20 years, F&L Asia has remained the preferred media choice for industry giants such as Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, Shell, SK Lubricants, S-Oil, Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, Afton Chemical, BASF, Evonik Industries, Tianhe Chemicals and many more. 
  Lux Research is an independent research and advisory firm, providing strategic advice and ongoing intelligence on emerging technologies.

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