In the last ten years, microalgaehave been of great interest for the production of biofuels. Lately, the focus has shifted towards the use of microalgae for food, feed and chemical industries. Microalgae contain a high percentage of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates, which can all be used in different markets and industries. Worldwide foundational research, pilot and demonstration projects are being developed. The industry is working on the basic underlying aspect to make commercial microalgae production possible.
At the 7th International Algae Congress, which will take place December 3-4, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany, the latest developments with significant agricultural and aquaculture application will be discussed. Developments will be presented in the areas of biodiversity, bio-production systems, processing, aquaculture, agriculture and food applications. Presentations will be made by industry representatives and leading algae experts from science research. There will also be a foyer exhibition for technology and a poster presentation, together offering excellent insight into the latest technological innovations, the economic outlook and the international developments in the algae industry.
The 7th Algae Congress is organized by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) and DLG Benelux in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Lausitz, Wageningen University (Netherlands) and ESMA (European Society of Micro Algal Biotechnology).
Also this year, the organizers have announced the Algae Award. It will be awarded as part of the algae Congress in three categories: the Junior Algae Award is for an outstanding research project, the innovative Algae Award for market innovation from industry or application and the Senior Aalgae Award for lifetime achievement in algae, small plants and cyanobacteria. Registration deadline for the algae Award is October 31, 2013.