Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013 - Thursday 25 April 2013

Location: Vienna, Austria

Accelerating the Commercialisation of Algal Biomass Through Applied R&D and Business Strategy

ACI’s 3rd annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.

The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of latest technologies in operation in the global algae industry and low-cost production of microalgae. Discussion will focus on technical challenges faced when optimising the cultivation of algae, the current and future commercial markets for algae products and the challenges faced during the commercialisation process including the views from three different end markets.

 Exclusive Site Visit to Ecoduna's Hanging Gardens Photobioreactor

During the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd April 2013 up to 30 conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Ecoduna's hanging gardens photobioreactor facility in Bruck an der Leitha, just a short drive from Vienna.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Key Topics Include

• Commercial market analysis & forecasts
• Strain selection & genetic engineering 
• The future for European algae biomass: View from diverse markets
• Algal culture systems: Latest developments from laboratory & field 
• Harvesting, dewatering, drying & oil extraction: Maximising efficiency & reducing cost  
• Commercial algae production: Case study examples 
• Biofuel production & biorefining 
• Algae-based CO2 capture
• Algae as an investment opportunity: An investor’s viewpoint

Confirmed Speakers Include

Jose Sanchez, General Manager Algae Division, OriginOil

Olivier Lepine, Director of Operations, Algosource

Pierre Calleja, CEO, Fermentalg

Michael Lubbehusen, Partner, ECapital Entepreneurial Partners

Juergen Polle, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College

Martin Mohr, Managing Partner, Ecoduna

Doug DiLillo, Industrial BioTechnology Lead, Pall Energy Group

Miguel Verhein, Executive Director, Algasol Renewables

Frank Rogalla, Innovation and Technology Manager, Aqualia

Peter Ripplinger, CEO, Subitec

Stephen Slocombe, Research Associate, Scottish Marine Institute

Michael Kröger, Project Coordinator, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum

Sander Hazewinkel, Co-Owner, Lgem

Philippe Tramoy Managing Partner CBDM.T

Professor Michael A Borowitzka, Alga R&D Centre Murdoch University

Tim Zenk Vice President Corporate Affairs, Sapphire Energy

John Benemann, CEO, MicroBio Engineering

 Dr Cees Sagt, Principal Scientist Strain Development, DSM Biotechnology Center

Pieter Boelens, Chief Operations Officer, Evodos

Alexander Piek, Product Manager,GEA Westfalia Separator Group

Syed Isa Syed Alwi, CEO, Algaetech International

Who Will Attend

Algae cultivation plant owners and operators, leading algae/biomass research institutes, technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing, plant engineers and constructors, algae end market users, biofuel producers and green energy & biotech investors.


For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact

Dimitri Pavlyk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2503


Commercial Opportunities

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2508


Conference Sponsors
Media Partners
Confirmed Summit Venue

Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide, Pakallee 2, A-2334 Vosendorf

Tel: 0043 1 69900 3118