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Platinum Sponsors
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!
The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office works with a broad spectrum of industrial, academic, agricultural, and nonprofit partners to develop and demonstrate commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower made from renewable, domestic biomass resources that reduce our dependence on imported oil while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Gold Sponsors

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.


Silver Sponsors

Matrix Genetics, LLC, located in Seattle, Wash. is a biotechnology company focused on producing valuable commodities derived from cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The company’s state-of-the-art, metabolic engineering and systems biology platform is the most cost-efficient method to customize organisms with a range of traits for these industries.

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

MicroBio Engineering Inc. is an algae biotechnology company developing developing near- to mid-term term solutions in wastewater treatment, renewable energy, nutraceuticals, CO2 reductions and animal feed production. Services include: engineering and design, scientific consulting, techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessments, and equipment supply.

Keller and Heckman LLP has a broad practice that focuses on regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. With scientists on staff to assist the attorneys on matters of technical complexity, the firm offers clients a unique collaborative approach of law and science.
   Sapphire’s technology platform uses non-potable water and non-arable land to grow algae as a sustainable, renewable, and scalable source of high value Omega-3 oils and aquaculture and animal feed ingredients. Sapphire is addressing the world’s agricultural challenges with a revolutionary approach with the potential to improve large scale, sustainable production of critical global needs from animal feed and food to energy.

TerraVia is a next-generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company that harnesses the power of algae, the mother of all plants and earth’s original superfood. Headquartered in South San Francisco, the Company’s mission is to create products that are truly better for people and better for the planet.  


 Algenol Biotech is a global industrial biotechnology company that offers leading edge capabilities in algae product development and manufacturing. Our total algae platform is built on over a decade of experience cultivating and processing multiple types of blue-green algae in a best-in-class production system from the lab to commercial scale. Our process yields very high algae production rates and is significantly cleaner than open pond systems. Algenol's world-class team, algae cultivation expertise and state-of-the-art facility combine to produce the highest quality sustainable products at competitive prices.


Organizational Sponsors

USDA has many programs and resources to assist stakeholders to respond to bioeconomy-related issues and opportunities, including financial and technical assistance, basic scientific research to the development and commercialization of new technologies, outreach and education, and infrastructure - creating jobs, economic growth and reducing our dependence on oil. USDA is leading the way for a clean energy future.

For the constuction 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.

With a unique blend of legal, government affairs and scientific expertise, the firm focuses on chemical products, product approvals and regulation and associated business issues.

Our purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We use our unique competences in health, nutrition and materials to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.


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 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.  
Bigelow Lab for Ocean Science's mission is to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. Our research is organized around three core themes of Blue Biotechnology, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change, and Ocean Health. What we are learning is essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean and the many valuable services it provides.
       The mission of the Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit is to provide a platform for scientists, engineers, government officials, and industry representatives to review the current status of R&D, national policies, and investment trends in algae-based fuels and products. AOAIS 2016 is organized by the Institute of hydrobiology of Chinese Academy of Science (IHB-CAS), together with Microalgae Biotechnology Center of State Development and Investment Corporation (MBC-SDIC).
Cactus IFT is one of 53 regional sections of the IFT organization, a non-profit scientific society with 17,000 members. Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from packaging to manufacturing to research & development and beyond. With professionals in industry, academia and government, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.
Launched in 2014 The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) was set up to bridge the gap between education and industry. We are specialists in the industrial biotechnology (IB) sector, with a deep embedded knowledge and the technical expertise to help stimulate the growth and success of the IB industry in Scotland by connecting the dots between industry, academia and government. We represent all four colours of IB, facilitating collaborations and guiding organisations from a concept or idea, through to industry adoption.
       The ISAP is a non-profit organization that aims to promote research, preservation of algal genotypes, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the utilisation of algae.
       The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.

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. 
  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.
  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. 
   is a daily online news service available as a free-access website and provides daily and weekly newsletters to subscribers.The team is led by award-winning journalists who scan all available scientific, technical and industry sources and search out previously unpublished material, primary data and expert opinions in all areas of significance to the target audience.

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