Algae event 2014



Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014

Timing: 08:45 to 17:00

Where: CCH – Congress Center Hamburg



Both macro and microalgae are increasingly being considered as a useful source of biomass for a number of industrial purposes. The aim of this one day event will be to get a better understanding on how algae fit into the current biomass industry and how they could contribute to a sustainable bioeconomy in the future. Therefore, technological but also legislative bottlenecks should be addressed.

Discussions will be focussed around several and varied key questions and bottlenecks. These are provided as a guide and are not only limited to the following:

How does ‘farming’ algae compare and fit with other agricultural crop production?

Algal biomass cultivation – which fitting technology fits with which application?

-Large scale algal biomass conversion methods – which are economically viable and energy efficient?

-Algae in wastewater treatment – bioremediation – is this the future for algae?

Which are the most likely industrial applications?

Which algal biofuels have a future?

What are the options for algal biorefineries?

What are the impacts on the environment and how do these compare to other biomass crops?

How might legislation impact on the growth of the algal industry?


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