Ecoduna Plant – Tuesday 24th April 2018
During the afternoon of Tuesday 24th April, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit the newly expanded Ecoduna Plant.
ecoduna is a young SME founded in 2010 using proprietary photobioreactor(PBR) technology for microalgae biomass production. With the currently 21 employees, and its patented technology of vertically flowing PBRs (i.e. hanging gardens) ecoduna produces biomass of various algae species of high quality. Based in Austria, ecoduna is growing algae strains all year round in the demonstration plant with the goal to produce biomass for omega3 algae oil extraction. In 2017 the technology is taken to industrial scale with the construction of a 1ha production facility. The plant will be operational from 2018 on. During the site visit, both locations, the demonstration plant with the R&D set up as well as the industrial production site will be visited.
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.
Site Visit Schedule:
12:30 Site visit registration at the conference hotel/venue
13:00 Bus departs conference hotel/venue
13:50 Arrival at the Ecoduna plant
14:00 Welcoming address by Ecoduna’s representative and introduction of the site
14:30 Group A goes to visit the industrial production site / Group B goes to visit the demo plant
15:00 Switch between the 2 group: Group A goes to visit the demo plant / Group B goes to visit the industrial production site
15:40 Refreshments and final Q&A
16:10 Bus depart the Ecoduna plant
17:00 Arrival at the conference hotel/venue
UPDATE: ACI is sorry to announce that the site visit participant list is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, in case spaces free up closer to the event, please let us know when registering for the event.
For this 8th edition of the event, we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. With more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise we offer a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions that contribute to our customers’ success. With a production capacity of more than 140,000 tons and production sites in Europe, South America and Asia, SCHOTT’s business segment Tubing is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass tubes, rods and profiles. Approximately 60 glass types are produced in large external diameters and a variety of lengths based on site overlapping strategies in development, production and quality assurance. SCHOTT Tubing provides customised products and services for international growth markets such as pharmaceuticals and electronics as well as industrial and environmental engineering. SCHOTT Tubing and its partners are specifically conducting research for the optimization of photobioreactors. By developing special glass tubing, manifolds, bends and couplings, we give algae producers the possibility to have an ideal technical and economic solution for the construction of photobioreactors for algae cultivation.
BDI – BioLife Science GmbH is a company from Austria which is specialized in developing innovative, natural based ingredients, for example derived from high valuable algae-types. The 100% daugther of the BDI – BioEnergy International AG was founded in 2015 and is a producer of natural astaxanthin from the green microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis. The self-developed, closed cultivation system guarantees the constant, economic production of high-quality algae under optimal conditions, regardless of location. Particular attention was paid to energy optimisation during process development. This indoor cultivation procedure from Austria is one of the most economic in the industry. Due to the longterm experience in the field of engineering, BDI – BioLife Science provides a strong in-house expertise and offers a reliable partnership.
The last years have seen a growing trend to natural ingredients from different sources, esp. affecting the food and cosmetic market. This trend results from increasing concerns for consumer safety and regulatory issues over the introduction of synthetic chemicals into the human food and cosmetic chain. There is high flexibility in the application of natural Astaxanthin: the main areas of use include food supplements, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical industry.
The microalgae „Haematococcus pluvialis“ remains the primary natural form for astaxanthin at present. This source has been utilized most extensively in human nutritional supplements and is the form on which all human clinical trials have been conducted. These human clinical trials have demonstrated tangible benefits in the areas of anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular health, eye and brain health, skin improvement and protection of skin from UV damage.
In cosmetic applications natural astaxanthin is well absorbed from skin if applied topically, as it is oil soluble and has small molecules. As pigment it provides an orange to bronze skin tone and is therefore an ideal candidate for self-tanning creams, make-up formulations, masks, after-sun applications etc. Additionally, it has benefits as strong antioxidant and provides natural UV-protection.
Plastica Alfa develops innovative polymer based products for water management and under the constant guidance of its CEO Mario Pace, has succeeded in entering into the worlwide market. In the last twenty years the production department has always been improving lines production and new products for different fields of water management application: irrigation, hydraulics, thermo-hydraulics and oil&gas. In the last six years the attention has focused also in the production of energy from renewable sources and environmental protection after acquisition of a specific know-how on thermochemical conversion of biomass and biochemical conversion of carbon dioxide.
R&D Department develops constantly innovative products and systems and specific biotechnological activities have been focused on CO2 conversion using closed photobioreactors (PBRs). Plastica Alfa is involved into an industrial programme (C3 Project: Carbon Capture & Conversion) to develop advanced transparent polymeric based materials PBRs. Advanced PC and PMMA polymer based materials and UV additive formulation have been developed to increase the photoxidation resistance and to reduce the fouling phenomena on the internal surface of the photobioreactors. R&D Department has developed a technological platform on industrial scale dedicated to the experimental feasibility studies to test different microalgae strains in different cultivation parameters and different process conditions of lighting, thermoregulation, etc. Plastica Alfa and its partners are providing turnkey industrial plant for microalgae cultivation for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical worldwide growth markets.
A4F is a biotechnology company, located in Portugal, with more than 15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae Research & Development and microalgae production (up to industrial scale). A4F is specialized in the design, build, operation and transfer (DBOT) of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business.
Complementing the long experience acquired, A4F distinguishes itself through its methodology, which includes scaling-up from prototypes in our Experimental Unit in Lisbon to large-scale facilities. Additionally, A4F also develops standard operating procedures for optimized microalgae production, according to production goals and with industry best practices.
A4F has a very close relationship with the leading research groups in national and international universities or institutes in the field of microalgae biotechnology, as well as with the largest microalgae producers worldwide. This international networking positions A4F as the first choice for any large-scale contract as the best specialist company in almost every aspect of microalgae production.
“BIOASIS mission is to put in value the resources and facilities existing in Gran Canaria for the develop of Blue biotechnology and Aquaculture related research, education, and commercial activities. Gran Canaria not only offers the perfect climatic and business conditions but also an important scientific and technical knowledge record thanks to the R&D Centers located in the Island.
BIOASIS acts as a Joint initiative that brings together the R&D capabilities of the Spanish Algae Collection (BEA), the Canary Island Technological Institute (ITC) and the University Institute ECOAQUA, covering a wide range of high specialization services within the algae biotechnology industry and the sustainable aquaculture.
Together with the support of the Corporation of Economic Development (SPEGC) of the Local Government, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, new infrastructure projects are being developed to enable an Experimental Area for demonstration, test and evaluation, and deployment of new technologies related to the field, including the only High Technology Incubator specialized in Blue biotechnology in Europe.
BIOASIS Gran Canaria offers companies the opportunity to develop their projects in a space designed for success and competitiveness, close to the support of experts, access to innovative spaces and infrastructures, with financing instruments, tax advantages and specialized human resources available.”
“Buggypower is a biotechnological company specialized in the design, construction and operation of microalgae production units. As microalgae life creators, its mission is to capture and fix CO2 through the use of microalgae, obtaining, with this process, a high quality raw material that guarantees the production of value added products. Microalgae are a micro ingredient with scientifically proven macro benefits. Currently, Buggypower produces several species of microalgae, with a special focus on Chlorella – produced in a marine environment and in a closed production system with patented photobioreactors, which ensures the quality of the product and grants all the micronutrients of sea water.
With many applications, Buggypower is currently developing a wide range of marine microalgae products for the food and feed markets, with leading companies in each sector, thus contributing to the future of mankind through the infinite power of this superfood. It will also be possible to find Buggypower’s marine microalgae on the market with its private label, premium cosmetics and food, that will be part of our daily diet.
Buggypower is considered an example by the European Union regarding Circular and Blue Economy due to its sustainable processes and added value products of global application, from the Industrial Production Unit of Porto Santo, a project in partnership with Madeira Electrical Company (EEM).
“The future of nutrition and mankind is in the oceans.”
Pedro Escudero, founder and CEO at Buggypower
Algae in powders, tablets, or capsules have long been used for animal feed, nutraceutical or cosmetic applications, but their uses in the food industry are also increasing. Algae are harvested at the peak of their nutritional value. Water is removed, and a yogurt-like substance that can be processed in different ways remains. One possibility is to dry the algae paste with an industrial dryer. The result is bright green flakes that are then ground into powder. Algae powder can be used in many food products.
Algae paste is usually dried with an atmospheric, double drum dryer, which is drum drying with an open machine at atmospheric pressure. ANDRITZ Gouda has been specializing in food processing lines based on their advanced drum drying technology.
The drum dryer is a so-called thin-film contact dryer. A thin layer of the product to be dried is applied to the outside of a rotating drum. This drum is heated on the inside by steam. When in contact with the heated surface, the liquid evaporates quickly from the thin product layer. Steam heating provides uniform temperature distribution over the drum surface, and this results in a consistent product quality. Because of the continuous, indirect drying method and the short retention time of the product at high temperature, virtually no heat damage will occur. The viscous algae paste dries extremely well under these conditions. Taste, smell, and texture quality of the product are well accepted in the market.
Would you like to learn more? Talk to our colleague Sander Schwartz at the Algae Summit or http://www.andritzgouda.com/en/index.php/proceslijn/qualitative_algae_drying/
ANDRITZ Gouda B.V.
INFORS HT is your specialist for bioreactors, shaker incubators and bioprocess software. You benefit from sophisticated systems that contribute to your success by maximizing the productivity of your cell lines or microorganisms without sacrificing reproducibility.
We offer the right solutions for your applications:
– Fermentation of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and yeasts)
– Cell culture (mammalian cells, insect cells, plant cells and algae)
– Biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol)
– Bioprocess integration in one software platform
– Customer-specific bioreactors and incubation shakers
– Qualification of bioreactors and incubation shakers
An eye toward solutions and personal, sustainable customer relationships are our greatest strengths.
AlgaEnergy is a biotech-based company exclusively focusing on the production and valorization of microalgae. The company consolidates over 4 decades of deep microalgae biotechnology knowledge generated by the main specialized universities, and has invested millionaire resources exclusively in research, positioning itself as the main European reference in this field of science. It leads or participates in international algae related R&D Projects with over 120 top-level consortium members across the globe, always as sole microalgae company. The company collaborates closely with the most reputed Universities and research centers, as well as with the European Commission, who has recently selected AlgaEnergy as one of the few strategic SMEs with the highest growth potential in Europe.
Biostream is a manufacturer of bioreactors in the Food, biobased fermentation, Algae and Cell culture field. In the area of photo bioreactors we have developed and produced bioreactors for different kinds of microalgae and phototrophic bacteria. In the biobased field we are producing equipment for pretreatment, hydrolyses in combination with fermentation. With the focus on service and R&D we can develop custom solutions which are not available on the market yet. Fermentation in the direction of water technology is becoming more interesting and we will also explore new ideas in this field. Together with several partners we can bring new ideas into fermentation equipment.
ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.
If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!
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The general objective of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is to promote mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of biomass production and use, including biofuels uses and all other utilisations. It aims at creating, developing and maintaining solidarity and links between its Members and at defending their interests at European and international level. Its main target is to act as a catalyst for fostering synergies among scientists, industrialists and decision makers in order to promote the development of research, technology and industrial capacities in the field of Algae.
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society. SAMS is also home to the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP), Europe’s largest collection of algae and protists. It is a national service culture collection, providing cultures (cyanobacterial, protistan, macro-algal), bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide: www.sams.ac.uk/facilities/ccap
‘Building the bioenergy market by spreading knowledge’ has been the motto for the publisher of Bioenergy International for more than 30 years. Through a worldwide network, information is communicated in paper and internet versions. The main magazine is published in English and is distributed to 64 countries around the globe (Oct 2008). Local editions in French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish languages are available through partners. The Bioenergy International headquarters is located in the center of Stockholm, Sweden. Correspondants and partners are spread all over the world, a guarantee for this truly international product. Distributed to subscribers in 64 countries, at all major bioenergy events, to members in bioenergy associations and on the internet. BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL – WHENEVER BIOENERGY IS DISCUSSED.
Energy Business Review is a well established online knowledge portal for the entire energy community, covering Oil & Gas, Power and Mining. We have an audience of over one million hits a year in addition to more than 150,000 registered, opt-in subscribers across the group. Each industry sector has its own landing page with homepages and network sites drilling down into the relevant subsectors, providing you with the latest industry news, feature articles, financial information, blogs, newsletters, and market analysis reports. For latest industry news and technical papers or to sign up to our free newsletter visit http://bit.ly/2n9lJ9B
BIOFUELS INTERNATIONAL magazine is brought out 10 times a year and is the leading global publication in the market. Designed to appeal to those who wish to learn and be kept abreast of this increasingly important area, the magazine encompasses, biodiesel, bioethanol, and biomass.
Every issue includes in-depth news analysis and features on related subjects, including distribution, handling, storage, equipment and second generation technology. Industry experts regularly contributing to the magazine include the European Bioethanol Fuel Association and Will Thurmond, author of Biodiesel 2020: A global market survey.
Biofuels International is mailed to a minimum of 3,000 named individuals within the sector.
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain.
The primary goals of the Algae Biomass Organization are to:
Pollution Equipment News is the only Tabloid magazine in the industry. Out integrated media offering is unmatched with outreach of over 80,000+ readers. Published since 1967 Pollution Equipment News covers the environmental industries of water, wastewater, air and hazardous waste pollution. This magazine covers equipment and services used by those who are responsible and design the pollution abatement systems and policies for their organizations. Topics that are covered: green technologies that reduce the organization’s environmental impact; Air quality testing instrumentation and air cleaning equipment; Waste and wastewater technologies to clean up polluted streams of water to mean EPA’s standards for drinking and wastewater applications.
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The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, ICHA 2018 will take place in the Cité des Congrès of Nantes, in France, from October 21st to 26th 2018.
The conference mobilizes the scientific community to raise awareness on harmful algae and their toxins that are a global problem, with strong socio-economic impacts on public health, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism worldwide. It is an opportunity to meet close to 400 international experts in the harmful algae research field.
The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae program brings together several scientific workshops on various topics. You will be able to access several sessions to discover all the news on various themes thanks to experts in the field. The conference’s main theme is: “From Ecosystems to Socio-ecosystems”.
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Open Agriculture is an open access journal that publishes original articles reflecting the latest achievements on agro-ecology, soil science, plant science, horticulture, forestry, wood technology, zootechnics and veterinary medicine, entomology, aquaculture, hydrology, food science, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, climate-based agriculture, amelioration.
Its major goal is to spread up-to-date knowledge on Agriculture, along with maintaining the high quality of its published content. The journal accepts submissions of original scientific papers, short communications, review articles and case studies.
Founded in 1903, the KNCV is the professional association of chemists, life scientists and process technologists in the Netherlands.
The KNCV is the largest chemical professional association in the Netherlands. Our member base consists of people with a shared passion for molecules and includes chemists, life scientists, process technologists and (bio-)molecular scientists. Our 8,500 members, who work hard to bring the variety and richness of the molecular field to life, operate in business, education and government or study at universities or institutions of higher education in Netherlands.
Get connected and join the KNCV: www.en.kncv.nl
Venice 2018 – 7th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste will take place from 15th to 18th October 2018 in Venice.
The Symposium will include oral/poster presentation, startups sessions, workshops and commercial.
Abstracts on the topics above may be submitted for inclusion in the conference programme no later than 28th February 2018. All accepted contributions, including those scheduled for poster presentation, will be published on a dedicated set of Proceedings and submitted to Scopus for indexing.Since 1995, we have gathered industry stakeholders from all over the world to discuss regional and global issues impacting our industry.
Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.
GREENEA – Your broker in Europe specialized in waste-based feedstock and Biodiesel
We offer brokerage services to companies producing raw materials and to companies in the Oleochemicals, Bioenergy and Biofuels sector. Our industry expertise in agriculture, renewable feedstock and market trends allows us to offer advice, solutions and bring you new customers. In this sense, Greenea brings about significant development opportunities for your company.
Our team provides services to regional biofuels producers, petroleum refineries, pet food & feed industry players, biomass power plants and traders thanks to the company’s close relationship with producers and suppliers of feedstock & Biofuels in Europe and worldwide.
Visit us at http://www.greenea.com/en/
Enerope is an overall energy portal on a European scale. It is designed for experts and management within the energy industry. The platform continuously offers relevant information about all energy fields. Beside country-specific information, enerope brings you a pan=European overview on market players and on up-to-date topics. Enerope is spilt up into two main components, namely:
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Enerope comprises numerous multi=lingual databases, offering comprehensive information through selective filters. These include:
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German Biofuel Portal is a specialized international resource for bioenergy, biofuel and biomass products. The web-portal provides up to date information about the fresh product offers, the latest technology achievements and future developments. We do our best so our customers and visitors were well informed and have clear answers for all the questions concerning biomass, biofuel and bioenergy. The main target of the project is to assist its customers in establishing new partner relationships between future biofuel consumers and suppliers.
Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge and subsea equipment.
Wood pellets Ukrainian Biofuel Portal – is a specialized B2B platform on biomass and biofuel trade representing extensive base of suppliers and manufactures. Find reliable biofuel traders.
Ukrainian Biofuel Portal carries out mission of a consulting, project management partner, providing professional informational business-to-business service in alternative energy and power supply.
The marketers of Ukrainian Biofuel Portal try their best to find reliable partners from Russia, Belorus and Ukraine.
EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non-profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge centres, all of them active in the field of biomass.
EUBIA’s main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field. EUBIA’s vision is a strong and reliable biomass sector able to contribute significantly to a global, sustainable energy system, preserving ecosystems equilibrium and ensuring economic development.
Given that biomass will have an important role to play in promoting sustainable development worldwide and the deployment of clean energies, EUBIA intends to contribute in strengthening European policies in this sector, protecting industrial interest, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and better environment conditions.
The European Biomass Research Network (EUBREN) is an initiative developed by the European Biomass Industry Association which consists of a selection of Universities and Research centers from the European Union member states. The initiative is the result of several year of experience in which EUBIA has dedicated its efforts to promote and support new industry oriented initiatives in cooperation with investors, small and large private enterprises, etc.
EUBREN will actively work on new “Research-for-industry” projects focused on the development of advanced technologies and strategies. New initiatives, activities and projects promoted by EUBREN will be of interest for the industry and should be oriented on an improvement of biobased products and bioenergy competitiveness in the European Market. EUBREN will therefore foster synergies among its members and with the industry in order not only to reach breaking research advances but also to easily commercialize them.
Furthermore, as the Network of leading academic centres in the field of biomass, EUBREN shall play an essential role as a disseminator of knowledge and good practice and making biomass research alive in public debate.
AltEnergyMag is an eMagazine full of News, articles and interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization. Our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can report on itself. We offer those of you who work or have a passion for the Alternative Energy to contribute articles, news and product information for your peers to read and discover.
Biomass events promotion resource is the international events bulletin focusing on biomass news, biomass technologies, biomass conferences and exhibitions.
The website has been established to supply information about the latest events in biomass and bioenergy field. Our main objective is to support biomass industries worldwide, promoting key biomass events. We believe that biomass will play one of the decisive roles in creative sustainable bioenergy Europe.
E-Energy Market supports professionals in the biobased and sustainable industry to get its sales, feed stocks, employees, news, business services, supplies and information about events.
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Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.
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