Algae Biomass Organization Gears Up for 2016 Algae Biomass Summit

Largest Algae Conference in the World Now Accepting Speaking Abstracts and Proposals for Event Taking Place in Phoenix, AZ October 23 - October 26, 2016

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, announced that the tenth annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 23 - October 26 in Phoenix, AZ at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa. The ABO is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions at the event, the world's largest algae industry conference. Speaking opportunities for the Summit are highly competitive, making the submission of high-quality abstracts before the March 16, 2016, priority deadline essential. Information about the event and call for abstracts can be found at

"The 2016 Algae Biomass Summit marks a decade of the algae industry coming together to network, collaborate, push new ideas, and discuss the most important advancements made by businesses, academics, policymakers and students alike. Algae technologies continue to impact new markets -- food, health, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, animal feed -- while making tremendous gains in carbon capture utilization and energy," said Dr. Anthony Marchese, the 2016 Summit Program Chair and Director of the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University. "With climate change as well as food and water security coming to the forefront of international policy, algae are now seen as a key component in meeting these challenges."

Speakers and attendees at the Algae Biomass Summit will include national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, end-user companies, students and policy makers. Over the last decade participants have expounded on algae's ability to make fuel, utilize CO2 to make valuable products, provide nutrition to humans and animals, create chemical products, synthesize pharmaceuticals, and provide jobs for millions of Americans, with little to no impact on freshwater supplies or agricultural land (read more at

This year participants will continue to push those and other integral topics such as commercialization of algal production, government and private policies, lifecycle analysis, project funding and the emerging ways that algae can address global challenges.

Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic and climate challenges facing the world today. This tiny but powerful organism has the ability to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, reuse CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people, and create jobs for millions of Americans. More information can be found at

About the Algae Biomass Organization
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website:

Contact Information:

Nate Kommers
Scoville Public Relations for ABO
206-625-0075 x2