July 29, 2009

National Algae Association on Fast-Track Commercialization of the Algae Production Industry

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/29/09 -- National Algae Association is pleased to announce its next conference for commercialization of "Algae: The New Oil," which will be held on September 17-18, 2009, at the Sheraton North Houston. Early registration ends August 1, 2009!

Algae researchers, algae oil production companies, equipment companies and algaepreneurs will present leading-edge breakthroughs in the algae industry. Committed speakers and topics include: algae research update, changes to and status of the NAA's proposed college curriculum program, project financing by Stoel Rives LLP, harvesting by AlgaeVenture Systems, Mi-Kyung Kim from the Korean Phycology Society will discuss how to enhance microalgae, BARD LLC will present its harvesting system, and Alfa Laval will talk about its algae/water separation tests. Bayer Material Science will be presenting closed-loop algae photobioreactors using Makrolon polycarbonate, Schaefer Bio-Engineering, OriginOil and Cyclone Power Technologies will make presentations, Westar Trade Resources will walk us through the grant application process, Bruker Optics will discuss high-throughput bulk lipid content analysis in algae using TD-NMR technology without using chemicals, XL Renewables will discuss its open pond system, universities from Florida and Louisiana will present the results of their studies on the uses of algae already growing in the Gulf of Mexico, and, travel schedule permitting, a representative of Sandia Labs will update the presentation he made at our workshop in Orlando in June. Discussions will also include the Algaepreneur of the Year award guidelines.

Registration information is available at NAA's website, www.nationalalgaeassociation.com.


The algae production industry is moving at a fast pace and everyone is sensitive about lowering algae production costs. Buying power is one of the keys to the success of our industry. NAA is building a Buying Consortium to help its members DRIVE DOWN ALGAE PRODUCTION COSTS to build algae farms and production plants more cost efficiently. For information, contact us at info@nationalalgaeassociation.com.

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