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Each year the Algae Biomass Summit provides tours of local algae facilities that offer priceless opportunities to see the latest technology developments this dynamic industry. 2019 is no exception!


Carbon Capture and Algae Cultivation Tour

Monday, Sept 16, 7:30am-11:30am, OR Thursday, Sept 19, 12:45pm-5:00pm

  • $175 for ABO members, $200 for non-members
  • Limited space available
  • Government issued ID (Driver license, passport or similar) required

Experience the future of algae production and carbon utilization on a tour of an innovative carbon capture and algae cultivation demonstration operated by the Orlando Utilities Commission at the Stanton Energy Center (OUC-SEC), only minutes from the Summit conference hotel.


Network with your fellow attendees as you are guided through the Stanton Energy Center, the most diverse generation site in Florida, powered by coal, natural gas , landfill gas, and solar. See the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) funded algae project site that is capturing waste carbon dioxide emissions for algae cultivation.


Learn how this project started as a small demonstration of algae cultivation technologies using waste CO2, and is now expanding to larger-scale ponds to produce valuable biomass for a variety of uses. This project is a partnership between the OUC, DOE-NETL, MicroBio Engineering Inc., and other groups. 

See how this project is developing technologies to can monetize fossil fuel emissions in a carbon constrained world.

Tours participants will have a chance to:

  • Tour the Stanton Energy Center’s power generation facilities
  • Examine the carbon capture technologies that are diverting CO2 for algae cultivation
  • Visit algae cultivation ponds using fossil CO2 to grow biomass for biofuels, feeds and other commodity products
  • Hear from project leaders about the valuable technical lesson learned, such as seasonal productivities, biomass composition, flue gas vs. pure CO2, CAPEX / OPEX and more.

We are offering two opportunities to fit this tour into your Summit schedule! When you register, you will be given the option to pick one of these times to see these exciting new technology applications:

Monday (Sept 16) Carbon Capture and Algae Cultivation Tour 


Thursday (Sept 19) Carbon Capture and Algae Cultivation Tour



Register for the Summit today and sign up for one of these tours!


Supercritical CO2 Extraction Technology Tour 

Thursday, Sept 19, 12:30 pm-5:00pm (1-hour travel time each way)

  • $175 for ABO members, $200 for non-members
  • Limited space available
  • Government issued ID (Driver license, passport or similar) required

See the latest in supercritical CO2 biomass extraction technology during this tour of facilities operated by algae industry leader Valensa International in Eustis, Florida (about 50 miles from Orlando). 
Valensa utilizes a high capacity and ultra-high-pressure supercritical extraction plant to naturally recover botanicals, oils and other microalgae components for use in dietary ingredients, formulations for nutritional supplements, and functional foods that support healthy lifestyles. 

Don’t miss the chance to see one of the few plants in the world capable of this level of productivity and quality.  

Summit attendees on this tour will be able to:

Visit the leader in supercritical extraction of H. pluvialis biomass for extraction of astaxanthin.  Valensa also extracts saw palmetto (grown in Florida) for nutritional products. 


See supercritical CO2 extraction equipment and hear how the Valensa Deep Extract® process works to produce Zanthin®, Valensa’s premier product.    


Learn about the many applications of this technology in the microalgae field and beyond, from nutraceuticals to cosmetics, feed ingredients and much more.  


Hear about Valensa’s other microalgae products, from its sister company Alimtec for Haematococcus pluvialis and from Parry’s Organic Spirulina and Chlorella, to Euglena and the patented combination Phycocyanin from Spirulina. 

Network with your fellow attendees as you see how this technology is bringing the full potential of algae to a number of rapidly expanding markets.


Tour schedule:


Thursday, Sept 19: Tour Valensa International 12:30 pm-5:00pm (1-hour travel time each way)


Register for the Summit today and sign up for one of these tours!

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