The last edition of the Algae event 2014 in Hamburg was very well received.
Macroalgae and microalgae are increasingly being considered as a useful source of biomass for a number of industrial purposes. The aim of this one day event will be to get a better understanding on the sustainability of algae production and utilisation and on how and why algae can be used for biorefineries. Discussions will be focused on energy input-output, mass balance, avoided greenhouse gas emissions, chemicals and fuels production, market perspectives.
The oral and poster presentations of the event programme will be defined thanks to the evaluation of the committee members. The structure of the event will be arranged in order to plan enough time for questions from the audience and answers from the experts.
There will of course still be a strong focus on interactions between research, industry and policy makers for the algae sector, one of the prominent and promising branches of biomass that is contributing to an emerging low carbon economy. We still need to focus on how scientific innovations can be more efficiently exploited and on the needs of the cutting edge industries leading the way with scaling up of technologies. In addition, we will highlight the research priorities in the minds of industry and policy makers and how environmental sustainability can be maintained and simultaneously economic sustainability achieved.
The call for abstracts is open until March 2nd 2015. Please have a close look at the Topics in the programme and see how you can best contribute to the closer interaction whether you are a researcher, an industry person or a policy maker working with algae.