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Be sure to add a tour of exciting local interests, algae research and cutting-edge technology demonstrations to your Summit itinerary!

 

Algae in Texas: In the Lab and on the Beach

Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:00am – 6:00pm

Galveston beachMembers: $200

Non-members: $250

Photo ID will be required to attend this tour.

Buses will depart from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

 

Even the algae are bigger in Texas!  Spend the day immersed in the burgeoning Texas algae ecosystem – and visit the home of an infamous pirate and the most deadly natural disaster in American history – on a day trip to legendary Galveston. As we make the trek to the Texas coast, start with an introduction to the largest algae collection in the world as experts from the UTEX Culture Collection join us to offer a taste of our taxa’s astonishing diversity.

 

In Galveston the group will be treated to a gourmet brunch at the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa. Visit Texas A&M University’s Sea Life Facility for an inside look at the university’s algae research program and the rich biodiversity and exceptional seafood production of Galveston Bay and adjacent Gulf of Mexico. Then learn about one of the world’s largest macroalgae phenomena as we explore the role of sargassum in the region’s ecosystem and economy on a beach walk with a leading expert.

 

We’ll end with a stroll through historic Galveston and time to explore the Historic Strand District for a souvenir, ice cream or the documentary presentations of The Great Storm and The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite, both directed and produced by the brother of an algae industry legend!

 

Buses will return to the hotel in time for the Summit’s exclusive Algae 101 session on Sunday evening!

 

Add this tour when you register for the Summit!

 

Already registered and want to add this tour? Contact Barb Scheevel at bscheevel@algaebiomass.org

  

Carbon Capture and Storage Tour: The Petra Nova Power Plant
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:45-5:45pm

Members: $150
Non-members: $175
Busses will depart from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
  

 

On the last day of the Summit visit NRG’s Petra Nova’s coal-fired power plant near Houston, one of only two power plants in the world that are capturing carbon emissions for beneficial use and sequestration.

 

Algae are voracious consumers of carbon dioxide, and their potential to play a role in recycling greenhouse gases has not gone unnoticed. This tour will provide a first-hand look at technologies being deployed now at scale to capture CO2 from power production for Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU). Scaling up the cultivation of algae requires a lot of CO2 and algae can play an important role as the “U” in CCU.

 

View technologies in operation, consult with plant operators and hear what lessons have been learned since the plant began capturing post-combustion CO2 in January 2017. Limited space available!

 

The tour to Petra Nova is part of New Carbon Economy Day at the Summit, as special day of programming coordinated by the Algae Biomass Organization and the The Center for Carbon RemovalIn addition to the afternoon tour, the final day of the Summit will focus on cutting-edge research results, the latest in commercial developments, and a series of conversations about applications of algae in carbon capture, manufacturing and energy. See below for more agenda details. 

 

Add this tour when you register for the Summit!

 

Already registered and want to add this tour? Contact Barb Scheevel at bscheevel@algaebiomass.org

 

New Carbon Economy Day

Wednesday, October 17 

 

Keynote Presentations

·       David Babson, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

·       Matt Lucas, Center for Carbon Removal – The New Carbon Economy Roadmap

 

Plenary Panel: CarbonTech and the New Carbon Economy

The New Carbon Economy consumes carbon emissions as a resource while reducing the carbon footprint of industries large and small.  This panel will discuss various aspects of the New Carbon Economy, including research, commercialization, investment, deployment, and policy. Mark Allen, Accelergy Corporation, will moderate with distinguished panelists from across the New Carbon Economy.

 

Technical Session: Carbon Capture for Algae

Chris Romans, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Greg Fleming, Air Liquide

Jan Wurzbacher, ClimeWorks (invited)

Amy George, Earthly (invited)

Eric Mork, ICM (invited)

 

Petra Nova CCUS Plant Tour

Visit NRG’s Petra Nova’s coal-fired power plant near Houston, one of only two power plants in the world capturing carbon emissions for beneficial use and sequestration. ****Space is limited****

 

Other Algae Biomass Summit Carbon, Energy and Manufacturing Programming Includes:

 

Monday, October 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Navigating the Dual Role of Carbon as Pollutant and Critical Feedstock

John Benemann, MicroBio Engineering

Braden Beckstrom, Colorado State University

Michael Wilson, University of Kentucky Center for Advanced Energy Research

Everett Eustance, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Sridhar Viamajala, The University of Toledo                                         

           

Tuesday, October 16, 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Algae Biofuels - In it for the Long Haul

Laurel Harmon, LanzaTech

Joe Weissman, ExxonMobil

Ajit Sapre, Reliance Industries Ltd. (invited)

Laurent Fourage, Total (invited)

Yasushi Hashimoto, IHI Corporation (invited)

 

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