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Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels Workshop on 24th November - Register now

Register now for Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels, Tuesday 24th November 2015 at Birmingham Airport - a free one-day workshop brought to you by the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG).

Industry and senior academics are invited to submit an abstract (deadline 9th October) to present a 5 minute ‘pitch’ or book an exhibition stand.

Confirmed speakers include: Airbus, Boeing, Dept. for Transport, Sustainable Aviation, AlgaeLink, TUI Group.



Opportunities for microalgae in aviation biofuels

The objective of this workshop is to bring together key stakeholders - from microalgae cultivators to fuel suppliers - to discuss the barriers and opportunities for this technology in the UK, and to begin to develop strategies to ensure microalgae based aviation fuel is a shorter-term reality.

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About the workshop

The event will offer:

  • Insight into aviation industry challenges and opportunities
  • Government support for aviation biofuels
  • Technology insights
  • Plenty of networking opportunities and ability to pre-book 1 to 1 meetings

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Who should attend?

This Workshop is aimed at industry and senior academics from:

  • Microalgae cultivators
  • Conversion technology providers (e.g. HEFA, HTL, F-T)
  • Chemists
  • Airplane and engine manufacturers
  • Airline companies and airport operators
  • Fuel companies

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Call for abstracts

Submission deadline: Friday 9th October 2015

There are a limited number of five minute ‘pitch’ slots in the programme and we are seeking abstracts for consideration in the following areas:

  • Microalgae culture (optimal strains for aviation fuel; growing microalgae at a cost-effective scale; optimal models for enhanced growth; an ecosystem services approach to growth optimisation);
  • Microalgae to aviation fuel: conversion technologies;
  • Creating a jet-friendly ‘drop-in’ fuel;
  • From molecule to application: infrastructure considerations;
  • New fuels and engine design considerations

Send your presentation title and 250 word max abstract to

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Would you like to promote your product or service at this event? We have a limited number of exhibition stands available at £190 (inc. VAT).

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Find out more and register

Further information is available on the event website and the ABSIG team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this event.

This event uses the Delegate Everything platform – if you have not used it before, you will need to create an account before you can register.

We look forward to meeting you at this event.

Kind regards,
The ABSIG Team

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