The Algal Biomass Organization is seeking individuals from companies, public and private institutions, academic research laboratories working in this area who would contribute novel and up-to-date information on all topics of algal biofuels and biomass production, including liquid transportation fuels, biofuels for electrical generation, higher value products, harvesting and processing, algal biotechnology and genetic research; engineering cost studies and life-cycle analyses, venture finance and outlook for structuring both pilot and industrial-scale algal production and processing projects.

“Momentum continues to grow,” said John Pierce, Member, Renewable Energy and CleanTech Practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. “From our first summit in 2007 which drew 350, to this year where we expect close to 1,000, global leaders, scientists, innovators, funders and policy makers look to the Algae Biomass Summit as the premiere algae-focused industry event.”

Past speakers and attendees have included national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, and policy-makers. During the course of the event, leaders and attendees will discuss issues of critical importance to the emerging algae industry, including the commercial viability of algae production, current government and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, life cycle analysis, and venture and project finance.

“It’s never been more important for the industry to come together to find economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to climate change,” said Tom Byrne, CEO of Byrne & Company, Ltd., co-host of the summit. “Interest and investment is at an all time high, but there’s still a great amount of work to be done. We look forward to a highly productive event.”

To be considered, please complete and submit the Abstract Submittal Form along with a 300 word abstract and short biography by July 5, 2009.

To submit an abstract please choose one of the following:

Email abstract to:

Mail abstract to: Algal Biomass Organization, P.O. Box 369, Preston, MN 55965

Or fax abstract to: 507.765.4550

For questions or for more information, please contact: abstracts_AT_algalbiomass_DOT_org

The 3rd Annual Algae Biomass Summit, hosted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Byrne & Company, Ltd. , will take place October 7-9, 2009 at the Marriot San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.