The first, simplest, and fastest-growing life form, algae holds unheralded promise to become a pivotal resource for the planet’s future as the basis for a high quality biodiesel that does not siphon food from humans. And it is not just a fuel. It is animal feed, human food and the building block for a wide range of biodegradable bio-plastics to replace petroleum-based plastics. And algae does all this as it grows by absorbing enormous amounts of CO2, the very greenhouse gas we most urgently need to reduce.
The 4th Algae World Asia travels to Beijing from 15 to 16 November 2011 with an all new interactive and intensive sessions on the market prospects in Asia Pacific, as well as emerging technological achievements worldwide.
Besides algae for aquaculture markets, the 4th Algae World Asia will also discuss the challenges in bringing algae to commodity scale, genetic engineering of microalgae to produce high-end products, and applications of algae for high end nutritional products.
On Day 2 afternoon, delegates of 4th Algae World Asia can opt to visit ENN International Algae Facility in Langfang, an hour’s drive from Beijing. It is a fast-growing Chinese energy company, a joint venture between ENN and Duke Energy, the largest US public utility. The trip will include a tour of the laboratory as well as a visit to the bioreactors, where delegates get to see the greenhouse filled with walls of clear glass tubing through which the green sludge circulates.
The site visit is an optional program for the 4th Algae World Asia conference and is open to registered delegates only. As seats are limited these will be allocated based on first-come-first-served basis. One must indicate this option when signing up for the conference. Additional cost applies.
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