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Insights Ahead Of The 3rd Algae World Europe


SPAIN - The algae industry as a renewable energy and feed source will be the focus of the 3rd Algae World Europe conference in Spain.

UK - In an exclusive 3rd Algae World Europe interview, Augusto Rodrguez-Villa, president of AlgaEnergy says, AlgaEnergy was first attracted to venture into the algae industry due to the revolutionary manner of the business: being able to work on the development and fine tuning of CO2 reduction technology, while at the same time producing food and clean and sustainable energy, ensuring environmental stewardship.

“This is in line with one of AlgaEnergy’s functions, which is to improve processes and make profitable products derived from microalgae that will contribute to improving the welfare of society worldwide.”

The company, which was founded in 2007 by several entrepreneurs and due to contribute a paper as speaker, on innovations in photobioreactor, is supporting the 3rd Algae World Europe conference as official Corporate Sponsor and Host-of-site visit.

“Previous editions of Algae World Europe have confirmed the high scientific level of the event and its professional organisation. The event brings together important personalities and major players in this field of biotechnology. We are convinced that interaction between researchers and commercial companies, sharing experiences and establishing partnerships will result in speeding up the process of obtaining return on our investments,” Said Mr Rodríguez-Villa.

AlgaEnergy will be joined by many more international algae authorities at the 3rd Algae World Europe in Madrid on 16-17 May 2011. Recognised as the leading annual platform to gain latest updates on the technical and commercial developments of algae, the event will over 1.5 days highlight the potential of microalgae, macroalgae and cyanobacteria, as well as answer vital questions on algae production and outlook.

Following the plenary sessions on the afternoon of day two, the conference will continue with an optional tour of AlgaEnergy’s PTEM (Technological Platform for Experimentation with Microalgae) plant. Incorporating four types of photobioreactors (columns, tubular reactors, semi-open and raceways) and with an initial cultivation area of 1,000 m2 and culture volume of up to 72,000 l, the PTEM is currently under construction at the International Airport of Madrid-Barajas site and will be operational by the beginning of May. This technical site visit is separately bookable and open only to registered delegates.