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ABO and U. of Minn to Showcase Algae Industry North

September 28, 2011

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is partnering with the University of Minnesota to offer a unique workshop and tour for attendees of the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit, to be held 
October 24–27 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

The October 24 workshop, titled “Algae—A Midwest and Northern Climes Perspective,” will feature presentations by experts on algae growth in northern climates, as well as a tour of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, and virtual tours of two algae-industry firms operating in the region: Algaedyne and BioProcess Algae.

“The research and commercialization taking place here in Minnesota demonstrates that algae for energy really is a 50-state economic development and job creation engine,” said Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of the ABO. “This workshop and tour will showcase innovative approaches to benefitting from algae even in colder climates.”

“The growing algae industry, and the biofuels and other products that come from it, will play a role in the economic development of Minnesota and the surrounding region,” said John Sheehan, Scientific Director for Biofuels and the Global Environment with the University of Minnesota’s Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment. “We’re excited to show attendees how this region—and the University of Minnesota in particular—is making a unique contribution to the industry.”

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