2010 Algae and Energy in the Northeast
A conference on Algae & Energy in the Northeast, co-hosted by the University of Vermont and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, was held at the University of Vermont in Burlington on March 17 & 18, 2010.
Topics covered include:
- Overcoming challenges to algae feedstock production in the Northeast
- Algal harvesting, lipid (oil) extraction, and biofuel conversion
- Uses and markets for algal oil and by-products
- Concurrent poster session featuring algae R&D projects.
Some of the foremost algae researchers and entrepreneurs presented the current state and projected future of algae as a biofuel feedstock, including:
Objectives & Outcomes
Dr. Anju Dahiya (University of Vermont, Cofounder General Systems Research LLC)
of Microalgal Biofuels: A National Laboratory Perspective
Dr. Al Darzins (Principal Group Manager NREL)
Algae! An Alternative Energy Future
Donald Redalje - Univ. of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science and Cofounder of HR BioPetroleum Inc.
Grown on Agricultural Wastewater: Algal Production, Composition and
Dr. Walter Mulbury (Environmental Management and Byproducts Lab, USDA Beltsville, Maryland )
Farming for Biofuel Feedstocks
Dr. Ron Putt - Chemical Engineering Department, Auburn University
to Biofuel: Opportunities and Challenges
Vikram M Pattarkine, PhD - CEO, PEACE USA and formerly CTO/Chief Scientist, OriginOil
for Biofeeds and Biofuels
Dr. Ira Levine (University of Southern Maine)
Culture and Biofuels Development in Integrated Systems
Dr. Mary Watzin (University of Vermont)
Production of Biodiesel
Dr. Ihab H. Farag (University of New Hampshire)
The Conference presented concurrent poster sessions featuring regional algae research and demonstration projects.