Wednesday September 19, 2012 0 comments
DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper will give the keynote address when the 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit convenes in Denver on Sept. 24.
The summit is the official conference of the Algae Biomass Organization and the world's largest algae industry gathering.
Hickenlooper is slated to discuss the importance of developing algae-derived fossil fuel replacements and other products for the economy and U.S. energy independence.
The governor's speech will kick off a three-day conference that will feature more than 200 poster and live presentations from industry leaders in algae research, commercialization and policy.
"Colorado is home to some of the leading algae research and commercialization efforts, and Gov. Hickenlooper has been a strong advocate of clean energy and the benefits it can bring in terms of jobs, energy security and environmental sustainability," said Mary Rosenthal, ABO's executive director.
"The governor's decision to address the summit is a reflection of how important the expanding algae industry is to finding new sources of renewable fuels, chemicals, feed and food without adverse impacts on water usage or valuable agricultural land."
The summit will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Sept. 24-27. The 2011 summit was attended by more than 800 stakeholders from more than 25 countries.
For more information about the summit, visit www.algaebiomasssumit.org.