3rd Annual Algae World Summit 2011 (AAWS2011)
Venue: Hilton Del Mar
|Event Date/Time: May 23, 2011||End Date/Time: May 25, 2011|
A new value chain is coalescing around industrial-scale algae production for a variety of products. Major investment has flowed into the area, and many dozens of start-up companies as well as oil majors are pursuing different approaches to algae production for fuel, chemicals, food and animal feed, and pharmaceuticals. The initial tremendous excitement about possibilities is, however, now giving way to the need to assemble technical breakthroughs at each step along the production cycle to make algae scalable and price-competitive. Many of these different innovations will need to be shared and assembled via new projects and consortia for the nascent industry to make maximum headway. An enormous amount of research and development and myriad innovative public-private partnerships are ongoing to establish the correct technical foundations for a viable long-term industry. Are you aware of the most promising breakthroughs?