Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Development of Algal Products and Processes

Opportunities and challenges in high value applications, bioremediation and bioenergy

Thursday 15th Oct 2009
Zicer Conference and Exhibition Room, University of East Anglia, Norwich

This meeting is jointly organised by Renewables East, the renewable energy agency for the East of England, and the InCrops Enterprise Hub, a new initiative to promote low carbon solutions based on plant materials from non-food crops.

This event will highlight opportunities and challenges for the use of algae in high value applications, bioremediation and bioenergy, with a special emphasis on current and upcoming funding opportunities. It will bring together industry and academia from renewables sectors to accelerate innovation and technology transfer.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Gill Malin, University of East Anglia
    Algal processes and products: advantages and challenges

  • Prof Richard Geider, University of Essex
    Biological constraints on algal production

  • Prof Alison Smith, University of Cambridge
    Vitamins, pigments and energy from algae
  • Dr Thomas Mock, University of East Anglia
    Genomic screening and genetic engineering of diatoms for different biotechnological applications

  • Prof Graham Hillier, Centre for Process Innovation
    The role of algae in planning sustainable cities

  • Dr Vitor Vieira, Necton / Algafuel
    Production of algae for high value purposes - lessons for bioenergy production

Registration opens at 09.30 am; presentations start at 10.30 am. A Guided Tour of Algal Labs will be available during the lunch break for delegates who register in advance. The presentations finish at 4.00 pm, followed by networking, and the event closes at 5.00 pm.

A registration fee applies to this event: £50. A discounted fee is available for academic and not-for-profit organisations (£30). Please email to access the discount.

To register please visit

If you have any questions, please contact either Bianca Forte (; 07939 053 025) or Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley (; 07778 983 612).

Download the flier.

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