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The Water Environment Federation (WEF), AZ Water Association (AZ Water),
and the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) Present
In Conjunction with the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit
A Knowledge Development Forum:


Algae for Wastewater Treatment
Opportunities in Operational Energy Efficiency, Product Recovery and Low Cost Systems

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
October 23, 2016


State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. However, traditional tertiary systems are an expensive and energy intensive proposition prohibitive for most jurisdictions.  


Microalgae-based approaches offer a potentially game-changing solution, providing a low input-energy platform for nutrient recovery with a variety of opportunities for production of value-added co-products. Despite these advantages algae-based systems make up just a small fraction of tertiary systems in use today.   


This unique interactive Forum will bring together algae technology developers, leading design and engineering firms, municipalities, regulators, and other stakeholders to review the state of algae-based tertiary wastewater treatment systems and opportunities and challenges in deploying such systems in the context of an evolving economic, environmental and regulatory landscape. 


Presentations by: Leading algae wastewater treatment technology developers; engineering/design firms and municipalities with experience implementing algae systems; and energy performance contractors.


Topics to include: Current and emerging algae treatment systems; leveraging algae system energy savings for innovative financing of capital projects; and overcoming resistance to innovative treatment systems.


PANEL 1 – Algae Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment: An Introduction 

Moderator: John Benemann, MicroBio Engineering  

Tryg Lundquist, CalPoly 

Frank Rogalla, Aqualia
Ron Sims, Utah State University

PANEL 2 – Design, Financing and Regulatory Considerations

Moderator: Noah Mundt, Siemens 

Daniel Higgins, GE Power & Water 

Kuldip Kumar, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Robert Bastian, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 



$100 for ABO and WEF members (WEF members contact Kathryn Printz at for your discount code!)

$175 for non-members (not an ABO member? Memberships start at $75, sign up today!)


Online registration is now closed for this event, but you can still sign up at the Algae Biomass Summit registration desk. See you in Phoenix!

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