National Algae Association

Algae: The New Oil


Source: National Algae Association

The Woodlands, Texas – August 7, 2008 – The National Algae Association announces its Algae Commercialization Business Plan, Research, and Networking Forum. Existing algae oil production companies, algae researchers and algaeprenuers will present leading-edge technologies for commercialization of Algae: The “New Oil” on October 23-24, 2008, at The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort in The Woodlands, Texas. The NAA brings companies and researchers together to share ideas and exchange information to overcome technological hurdles and fast track commercialization of the fast growing algae oil industry.

Current high oil prices, the collapse of food-for-fuel initiatives and concerns about increased levels of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere have all created awareness of the need for alternative fuel solutions. Algae has emerged as one of the lowest cost feedstocks for the biofuels and cellulosic industries. Algae is considered to be a promising source of renewable oil which can be processed and refined into a variety of transportation fuels.

Recent breakthroughs in pond development and closed end loop systems put algae oil production companies on the leading-edge of the renewable oil industry.

When: October 23-24, 2008

Where: The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort

The Woodlands, Texas


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