Organizers of the annual International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB-2021) have made the decision to hold the conference as an online only event this year, with plans to assemble in person once again in 2022. The three-day virtual gathering, June 14-16, features an interactive community — allowing the ability to easily connect with other attendees, speakers and poster presenters.
AlgalBBB-2021 will cover emerging technologies in all areas of algal research, including microalgae, macroalgae, and cyanobacteria: biology, biotechnology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, biorefinery, feedstock conversion into fuels, high value products, econometrics, and sustainability analyses.
Specific subject areas being addressed at the conference include:
- Algal Biology — Molecular Engineering and Synthetic Biology of Algae for Biofuels and High Value Products
- Algal Biology — Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Algae for Biofuels and High Value Products
- Algal Biotechnology — Metabolic Regulation of Algae for Biofuels and High Value Products
- Algal Cultivation — Phototrophic Systems in Open Ponds
- Algal Cultivation — Phototrophic Systems in Photobioreactors
- Algal Cultivation — Heterotrophic Systems, including utilization of waste waters for algal production
- Bioreactor Design, Engineering and Control
- Algal Harvesting and Extraction Systems
- Engineering of Biorefinery Systems, Technologies, and End-to-end Integration
- New Technologies in Support of Algal Research — Areas of Separation, Refining, Detection, Characterization and Analysis
- Engineering Technologies for Algal Biofuels — Thermal Catalytic and Non-Catalytic, and Enzymatic systems
- Bioproducts from Algae Including High-Value Products and Co-products
- Life Cycle, Technoeconomic, and Sustainability Modeling and Analysis of Algal Production and Fuel Cycle Systems
New topics this year will include an emphasis on seaweed-based systems, engineering advances, molecular characterization technologies (e.g., genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), strain engineering technologies for biofuels and high value products and pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, photobioreactor design and control systems, and new technologies in characterization and analysis.
Conference Co-Chairs José Olivares and Olaf Kruse point out that AlgalBBB places a major emphasis on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, along with discussion and direct interactions with broad spectrum scientists and engineers, funding sponsors, and leaders in the field from all over the world. The oral presentations and posters are selected from the best submissions to the conference.
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