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Have you booked your pitch presentation slot at the Commercialising Microalgae Workshop? Deadline 18th May.

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) and PHYCONET (a BBSRC NIBB) invite you to attend a workshop on Commercialising microalgae: Determining industry needs on Tuesday 16th June 2015 in Birmingham.

The objective of the workshop is to build partnerships and consortia for current funding competitions.

Consortia Building Workshop

Microalgae have huge potential as small chemical factories and could provide great opportunities for UK industry. Several factors have been identified that are required to drive this industry in the UK (see A UK Roadmap for Algal Technologies, 2013), including knowledge exchange. This event is designed to seek input from industry, determine the molecules and/or functionality they require, then determine how microalgae can be used to achieve these goals. 

Pitch Presentations - Extended deadline: 18th May

A limited number of pitch presentation slots are available for industry and senior academics to set out their expertise and/or challenges. Please send your 250-word maximum abstract and title (in WORD) to for consideration. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Monday 18th May. You will be notified of acceptance on Friday 8th May.


Workshop Programme

  • Industry pitches
  • Academic pitches
  • Facilitated industry ‘wish list’ activity & discussion
  • Networking breaks

Who should attend?

  • Businesses and senior academics interested in microalgae
  • Industries seeking a bio-based molecule or (new) functionality
  • Consumer goods companies
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Chemical companies (e.g. commodity, speciality, fine)
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Transport companies
  • Biotechnologists
  • Analytical experts (e.g. bioinformatics, omics, mass spec etc)
  • PBR and fermenter experts
  • Food and drink industry
  • Feed industry
  • Nutraceutical industry
  • Bioremediation & water

Find out more

Find out more and register at

Michelle Carter ( will be happy to help answer any additional questions or provide introductions to potential project partners. 

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