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The 14th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 9-11, 2020 inside Price Center at the University of California, San Diego.  Produced by the Algae Biomass Organization, the Summit has become the go-to conference for commercial algae producers, the scientific community, and algae product developers that are unlocking the potential of algae agriculture to provide a more sustainable source of food, feed, biofuel, nutritional supplements, water treatment, advanced materials like plastics and foams, pharmaceuticals and more.  It's a true one-stop shop -- the world's premier educational and networking junction for all algae industries.  


This year the Summit program will explore the theme: Algae 2020 - Sustainable, Scalable Solutions


Speakers and attendees at the Algae Biomass Summit will include national and international technologists, senior executives of algae producers and product developers, marketers, students researching algae science and cultivation methods, as well as local and federal policy makers tasked with advancing technology, business or solving environmental challenges.


The Summit has also become a nexus for algae industry professionals seeking make new connections and continue to build on their successes. The event includes an industry exhibit hall, receptions and VIP events that offer daily networking opportunities, as well as an Algae Product Showcase that demonstrates the business case for using algae in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. A Young Innovator’s Lounge offers career advancement opportunities for a new generation of algae professionals. Exclusive tours of regional algae R&D and commercial operations will give attendees a chance to see algae application first-hand. 


New to algae? The Summit opens with a special Algae 101 session that offers an introduction to the industry.


Keynote speakers at the Summit will highlight the opportunities for algae in four key areas:

  1. Future Foods and Feed
  2. Renewable Materials
  3. Ecosystem Services - Biofuels and Environmental Remediation
  4. Algae Biofoundry

These will set the stage for breakout tracks that will explore the full range of algae technology applications, including:


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


The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest, fastest-growing algae event of its kind. Discover the algae opportunity.


Register for the Algae Biomass Summit today!

Algae Biomass Summit

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