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Sneak Peak of 2015 Algae Biomass Summit (#ABS15)

Bill Brandt, Director of Business Development, provides a sneak peak of ATP3 activities at the upcoming conference.

The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership is gearing up for the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit, the world’s largest algae conference organized by the Algae Biomass Organization, to be held in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 29–Oct. 2.

The conference brings together experts across the algal value chain—from policy makers and funders to academic researchers and industry leaders—all committed to seeing the algae industry grow. This year, a special commercialization track will be held to highlight industry advancements and operational best practices, including updates on ATP3’s Unified Field Studies presented by Braden Crowe of Cal Poly.

We welcome you to come by and meet us at the ATP3 booth #218. We are excited to talk with you about how we can address your algae research needs and work jointly in support of the algae industry. Many of our industry partners and affiliates will also be at the conference and we invite you speak with them about the many benefits of working within the ATP3 network.

ATP3 is enthusiastic to announce our recently published data sets on algae growth within the Unified Field Studies that are now available to the public. The data sets that are currently available can be viewed online and downloaded from OpenEI. We are interested in partnering with others to fully utilize these data sets to inform future research and development initiatives. More details will be available from ATP3 representatives at our booth or by contacting us at info@atp3.org.

We are supportive of entrepreneurial companies with novel ideas for using algae, and look forward to discussing how our algae testbed capabilities and services can support your work. ATP3 also offers a support program with access to low-cost resources at our testbeds to help researchers and industry test the feasibility of new ideas.

In addition to the full range of services offered at our testbeds, keep in mind that ATP3 is also capable of biomass production: we have algae paste and dried biomass available for your downstream demonstration projects.

Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Innovation and Technology (ATP3 lead organization) and ASU LightWorks will provide support at the conference. You can join the conversation with us on social media: tweet us @asulightworks and use #ABS15 and #ATP3, and like ASU LightWorks and ATP3 on Facebook.

And don’t miss out, there will be a special giveaway at the ABS lunch on Thursday, October 1—and as a hint—stop by early to register before it vanishes! You can check out the full list of scheduled ATP3-related events below.

See you in Washington, D.C.!

our-team-11Kind Regards,

Bill Brandt

 

Schedule of Events

ATP3 Booth #218:

Wednesday September 30, 3–7 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

*The full list of exhibitors, including ATP3 partners, is available online.

Special Giveaway (Lunch in Exhibit Hall):

Thursday, October 1, noon

ATP3 Presentation Schedule:

Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Commercialization

Long-Term Cultivation Studies at the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3): Results over one year of Unified Field Studies (UFS)

Braden Crowe, Cal Poly

Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Systems Ecology

Primary Factors Driving Pond Reliability and Management Strategies in Open Ponds: ATP3 Unified Field Studies

Valerie Harmon, Harmon Consulting

Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Systems Ecology

Genetic Evaluation of Pond Crashes During the ATP3 Unified Field Study

Kunal Poorey, Sandia National Laboratories

ATP3 Posters:

Techno-Economic Analysis of Algal Biofuel Production Based on Data from the Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3)

Christopher Kinchin*, Eric Knoshaug, John McGowen, Thomas Dempster, Philip T. Pienkos, and Ryan Davis

The Algae Testbed Public Private Partnership (ATP3): A Platform for Engagement and Access to Industry, National Lab, and Academic Expertise, and World-class Algal R&D Facilities.

John McGowen* and Thomas Dempster

Affiliates Presentations:

Todd Lane, Sandia National Laboratories (Thursday, October 1, 8:30–10 a.m., Progress in Algal Biology Research) Economic Feasibility and Life Cycle Impact of a Turf-Scrubber Based Biorefinery

Ron Pate, Sandia National Laboratories (Thursday, October 1, 8:30–10 a.m., Engineering and Analysis) Overview and Feasibility Assessment of Producing Affordable and Scaleable Biofuels from Polyculture Algal Turf Biomass using Biochemical and Hydrothermal Liquefaction Processing

Ian Woertz, MicroBio Engineering (Thursday, October 1, 1–2:30 p.m., Engineering and Analysis) Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment and Biofuel Production Compared to Conventional Activated Sludge Process

Niko Schultz, Schott N.A. (Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Commercialization) Oval PBR Glass Tubes for Highest Light Absorption and More Efficient Production of High-Value Algae Ingredients

Matt Hutton, Cal Poly (Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Engineering and Analysis) Algae Cultivation on Wastewater with Media and Nutrient Recycling

Tryg Lundquist, Cal Poly (Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Engineering and Analysis) Toward Scale-Up of Biofuel Production and Wastewater Treatment Using Microalgae

Pete Lammers, Arizona Center for Algae Innovation and Technology, Arizona State University (Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Engineering and Analysis) Analysis of Mixotrophic Outdoor Cultures of Galdieria sulphuraria for Wastewater Treatment

Ryan Davis, Sandia National Laboratories (Friday, October 2, 1–2:30 p.m., Progress in Algal Biology Research) Integrated Bioconversion of Algal Carbohydrates and Proteins to Liquid Fuels and Intermediate Value Products

Ruth Spierling, MicroBio Engineering (Friday, October 2, 3–4:30 p.m., Engineering and Analysis) Nutrient and Water Recycling in Wastewater-Based Algae Biofuel Production

Steven W. Van Ginkel, Georgia Institute of Technology (Thursday, October 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Systems Ecology) Using Chemical Agents for Algae Crop Protection

Affiliates Posters:

MALDI-TOF MS as a Tool for Taxonomic Discrimination and Identification of Economically Significant Microalgae Strains

Thomas Dempster*, Henri Gerken, Duane Barbano, Regina Diaz, Lin Zhang, Todd Sandrin

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ABS14 conference goers having fun in their “I heart algae” t-shirts. A limited number of shirts will be available this year.