During the Monday 19th October afternoon, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit the Algalif plant.
Algalíf Iceland is a commercial producer of natural products derived from microalgae. The company was founded in 2012, but began formal operations in Iceland in October 2013. The company is dedicated to solving the nutritional needs of current and future generations and currently produces high-quality astaxanthin, through cultivation of the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Astalíf™ astaxanthin was the first step in creating microalgae-derived products using an in-house designed tubular photobioreactor (PBR) cultivation system, powered by a proprietary LED lighting system. By using this production method, Algalíf has set new industry benchmarks for astaxanthin production and surpassed industry-accepted maxima of astaxanthin content in algae biomass, as well as the overall process productivity. Algalíf has strong ties to the pristine Icelandic nature and Algalíf´s products benefit from the unique environment in which they are produced. Iceland is one of the most sustainable countries in the world and the Icelandic water is extremely pure, low in minerals and unchlorinated. This is particularly important when using algae for high-value target production, due to the high biosorption capacity of algae. The country generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy, using only 35% of its estimated potential. Algalíf´s harvesting process is very eco-friendly; our production methods allow for close to 0% water evaporation and eliminates the need to cool, heat, or move water during our production process, allowing us to conserve water.
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 Itinerary
UPDATE – The site visit is currently full. However, we do have a waiting list if you want to join, in case spaces free up between now and the visit.
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:
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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.
Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, offering a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support sustainable development of primary industries. Based in Nelson, New Zealand, Cawthron works with regional councils, government departments, major industries, private companies, and other research organisations throughout New Zealand and around the world. Cawthron has a strong focus on commercialisation and the development of IP independently and through national and international strategic partnerships.
Cawthron is a diverse organisation employing 275 scientists, laboratory technicians, researchers and specialist staff from 26 countries. Cawthron’s scientists have expertise in aquaculture research, marine and freshwater resource management, food safety and quality, algal technologies, biosecurity and analytical testing.
Algae are a core component of the Institute’s R&D activities, which include cryopreservation of microalgae, an internationally significant microalgae collection, microalgae production and extraction of bioactives, microalgae for aquaculture feed and experience with macroalgae cultivation. Cawthron’s culture collection of micro-algae includes species that are unique and are being studied for commercial and research applications. Thousands of novel compounds originating from algal biomass have been chemically determined. Cawthron is a global leader in the extraction of certain classes of these compounds and works with industry partners with line-of-sight through to food, nutraceutical or pharmaceutical applications.
Ground-breaking research and product development is supported by substantial testing and research laboratories, state-of-the-art technology and a purpose-built aquaculture park with algal research and product development facilities. The Institute is currently expanding its activity in this sphere with the recruitment of new R&D specialists who have micro and macro algae R&D and commercialisation experience.
Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, is a leading European energy company which produces only from renewable sources; hydro, geothermal and wind. The utilization of multiple streams of materials and energy from our geothermal plants is of particular interest to us. In addition to electricity, these plants produce ample streams of affordable thermal energy, fresh water, steam, C02, sulfur and more. Iceland has a growing number of companies which are utilizing these streams to create vast array of products. They include microalgae production, aquaculture, food processing including drying and freezing, biotech, cosmetics, natural spas, and more.
We are interested in understanding the needs of the algae industry with the aim of creating competitive energy related products that fit the needs of companies in the industry. We offer long-term fixed price contracts for power and other resource streams, as well as decades of experience of helping international companies develop successful projects in Iceland
Please visit us at our booth at the European Algae Industry Summit for a conversation on the synergies between geothermal and algae production.
A4F is a biotechnology company, located in Portugal, with more than 20 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 our long experience, 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 and institutes in microalgae biotechnology (and related R&D fields), as well as with the largest microalgae producers worldwide. A4F, the first choice for any large-scale contract as a specialist in microalgae production.
Expert in highly controlled and innovative microalgae fermentation, Fermentalg is a biotechnology company offering sustainable and natural solutions, especially in nutrition and health sectors.
For example, our Brand DHA ORIGINS® provides high-quality solvent–free Omega-3 natural oils, non-GMO, EU Novel Food and USA GRAS oils with 350mg/g to 550mg/g as/FA of DHA, manufactured in the EU.
Fermentalg will soon also be offering proteins and natural colours from microalgae sources.
Gross-Wen Technologies uses its patented wastewater treatment technology, known as the revolving algal biofilm system (RAB), to cost-effectively recover nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Compared to other treatment options, our system is significantly more affordable and produces algae biomass which can be sold as a slow release algal fertilizer or bioplastic.
Promote Iceland is a public-private partnership established to improve the competitiveness of Icelandic companies in foreign markets and to stimulate economic growth through increased export and foreign direct investment.
Invest in Iceland, our one stop information center for foreign investors, provides information on investment opportunities in Iceland as well as the business environment. Our team provides free of charge information and expert confidential services on all aspects of investments, arranges site visits and establishes contact with local authorities and potential partners.
One of Invest in Iceland´s key focus areas is the utilization of different value streams from geothermal sources. These provide sustainable inputs to diverse processes, including land based aquaculture, liquid fuel production and cultivation of microalgae. Invest in Iceland helps promote business opportunities within Geothermal Resource Parks in Iceland and the fully controlled sustainable processes in microalgae cultivation.
Algenuity is an algae technology development and licensing company with world-class expertise in algal biology and biotechnology. Driving a revolution in the food, beverage and nutrition, feed and aquaculture, cosmetics and personal care industries, our mission is simply captured by three words – making algae work. We are delivering algae-based solutions and innovation to satisfy global priority areas, while respecting sustainability and delivering positive impact. Algenuity is located in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, within the United Kingdom’s Golden Triangle for biotech between London, Cambridge, and Oxford.
For more information, visit www.algenuity.com
The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) is a Research Infrastructure for marine biology and ecology research. With over 30 marine centres in 9 European countries (UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Israel and Greece), it is a driver in the development of blue biotechnologies, supporting both fundamental and applied research activities for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors. The research infrastructure functions as a service provider offering access to a broad selection of facilities and living resources for working on macro and microorganisms. The EMBRC service offer focuses on access to marine ecosystems (e.g. coastal research vessels, scientific dive teams) and marine organisms and biodiversity, covering wild type organisms (sampled on request), culture collections of a wide selection of microorganisms (including genetically modified strains), and marine model organisms grown in the lab with full control of their life cycles. Growing organisms on demand and at specified life stages is also available. In addition, EMBRC offers access to experimental facilities (aquaria, mesocosms, trial facilities) enabling a broad range of experimental set-ups in proximity to the source of the organism. Users can either visit the facilities or have their requested biological resources shipped to their institutions. For users opting to work onsite, a wide variety of modular experimental facilities for manipulating organisms and/or their environment are available and can be set up to accommodate most experimental designs. On site, users can benefit from fully equipped laboratories and analytical platforms, such as advanced microscopy facilities and mass spectrometry. As a service provider, EMBRC operates with a high level of discreteness, ensuring our users’ projects and site visits remain confidential. All users retain all rights to their work and data when choosing to use EMBRC.
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. The main mission is ‘To Explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than a hundred countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.
The strength of WUR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen approach. The scientific quality of WUR is affirmed by the prominent position it occupies in international rankings and citation indexes.
Wageningen Food and Biobased Research (WFBR) provides fundamental, strategic and applied research to enable rapid application of academic knowledge to the market. The Business Unit Biobased Products has a strong focus on primary streams of biomass and bio-residues to produce sustainable industrial raw materials, green chemicals and bioenergy. WFBR has been able to establish a total research capacity and collaborations with many renowned companies around the world. Throughout the years WFBR has built a remarkable knowledge base on downstream processing of biomass and product development. Moreover, WFBR has also considerable experience in setting up project consortia, driven both by industrial and scientific objectives. WFBR has been involved in numerous EU projects BRISK2, MIRACLES, SPLASH, MacroFuels, Macrocascade, Magnificent, and many national and bilateral projects. It has extensive experience in leading/managing projects and work packages, as well as coordinating projects.
For the past ten years Phenometrics, Inc. has been dedicated to the advancement of research and development in algae photosynthesis, algae production optimization, and pre-production scale-up strain selection, by delivering innovative solutions for researchers and companies worldwide.
Phenometrics continues to advance the development of our bioreactors along with new innovations: a revised, more powerful user interface (Algal CommandTM), and important new accessories that make it easier than ever for you to find better ways of promoting algal growth.
Our flagship product, the Phenometrics Photo Bioreactor (PBR102-F), is an advanced algae culturing system that allows you to quickly and easily determine the best growth factors for your algae strains by simulating outdoor pond or large bioreactor conditions. The PBR102-F produces data and graphs that can be exported to be used in reports. This laboratory-size photobioreactor system can be scaled up in an array of multiple PBRs all tied in to one computer using Algal Command software. Currently there are laboratories around the world that save time and resources by using a matrix of 47 PBRs to test multiple strains of algae simultaneously.
The FSL200 lamp is a full spectrum light whose spectral output closely resembles the sun’s light spectrum. TP2501 Turbidostat Pump, which allows the PBR-102™ to be used in a continuous culture and sample mode. A single cable connection from the pump to the PBR102 provides both power and control. Phenometrics also offer CO2 analyzers, Gas mixer and controllers, and pH probes.
Phenometrics is committed to working in collaboration with public and private sectors in all areas of algae research related to biofuel, nutraceutical, animal feed, and health markets. Please come to our booth for a demonstration or contact us to explore opportunities in any of these exciting areas.
Please visit our website for more information at www.Phenometricsinc.com
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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.
‘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.
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 3,100 named individuals within the sector and is the industry’s only audited magazine. These consist of senior engineers, technical managers, project managers, CEOs/managing directors and logistics and distribution managers, as well as the appropriate and relevant financial and trade bodies with a specific interest in the biofuels industry.
Biobased Press (www.biobasedpress.eu) is an independent, non-sponsored website that takes a helicopter view of the biobased economy: it discusses business and research, and links the biobased economy to neighbouring areas like sustainability, biotechnology, energy, agriculture, policy and the economy. We also host the website www.precisioneconomy.com.
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Chemicals Knowledge Hub was founded to provide a rapid-publication service to the speciality chemicals industry. Covering pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to agrochemicals and polymers, contract manufacturing to chemical regulations, and always with an eye on sustainability and corporate responsibility, this fast-growing, ever-evolving industry needs a one-stop site that provides up-to-date news and reviews from key opinion leaders and captains of industry. If you develop, manufacture, distribute, use or regulate chemical products that provide qualities or effects on which other industry sectors rely, this site is relevant to you.
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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.
ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.
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