Friday, November 7, 2014

07/11/2014: New algae contractors' conference for Italy

Delegates from 28 countries have already signed up to participate in the EABA and EC Algae Contractors' Conference 2014 and the 8th International Algae Congress from December 1-3, 2014 in Florence, Italy.ii

The European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy  and Research & Innovation of the European Commission, in collaboration with DLG BENELUX, are organising the first EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference, and the  8th International Algae Congress in Florence.

The objective of the joint Conference is to discuss with all key EU algae  stakeholders the progress achieved over the past 7 years since thinception of  the 7th Framework Programme and to deliberate on the present status of Algal  Biofuels and Products in an effort to benchmark the technological advances in  view of deployment of algal biorefineries, commercialising algal biofuels and  products and looking ahead to the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The Conference will take place in Florence at Villa Vittoria– Palazzo Dei Congressi.

Delegates from companies such as the following are registered: 
A4F, ABO, Açores, Airbus Group Innovation, AlgaeTech Pesquisa Ltda, Algalif, Algoliner GmbH & Co. KG, Algosource, Aqualia, Archimede Ricerche, bbi-biotech GmbH, Ben Gurion University, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences / Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), BIOCORE/INRIA, Buggypower, CEA-CNRS, Chiba institue of technology , CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Delft University of Technology, Department of Botany, ENSPAC, EurA Consult AG, European Commission, GDF Suez, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Ghent University, GIC JPN, Greenaltech, and Greensea.

This European Algae Platform is an excellent opportunity to showcase products. 

Exhibiting companies include:
Algosource, BBI Biotech, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences / Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), Evodos, June Ltd, Schott and Subitec.

The Conference will be structured on the basis of invited presentations, submitted abstracts and panel discussions. The keynote speakers are announced and the other speakers will be announced online today.

The call for papers is closed. However, if you wish to present a poster at the conference, please send a one page abstract to: Joana Silva ( and/or Liliana Rodolfi (

"We are looking forward to welcome you in Florence!" say Conference Co-Chairs Vitor Verdelho and Kyriakos Maniatis

Regsiter HERE and read more HERE.

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