OriginOil announced that Riggs Eckelberry, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, will be addressing an audience of important industrial executives at the World Biofuels Congress in Amsterdam on March 16, 2010. OriginOil is the inventor of a technology to transform algae into a true competitor to petroleum as algae is considered as a reliable source of renewable energy.
The Algae Fuels Conference will be the most publicized biofuel event in Europe that includes presentations by the KIT Institute of Life Science Engineering, Shell’s joint venture Cellana, Algenol, Dow Chemical, Sapphire Energy, The Carbon Trust, Wageningen University & Research, A2BE, University of Sevilla-CSIC, the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, SBAE Industries and Aurora Biofuels. The conference will be chaired the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and by the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO).
The algae conference will be concluded by Eckelberry, who will give a review of algae oil harvesting problems and solutions. Algae harvesting, because of its energy usage and high cost is considered as a barrier to commercialize algae as a fuel. OriginOil announced on 26th October 2009, that its algae oil extraction system has fulfilled the highest industry efficiency standards with low energy inputs.
Eckelberry remarked that the algae harvesting systems should be energy-efficient, portable and inexpensive as algae will be produced in many places and not just in large central plants. The challenges and new solutions in the production of large-scale algae and oil will be reviewed by Eckelberry.
The welcome address to the World Biofuels Markets Congress will be given by the Netherland’s Minister for the Environment. The important speakers include the current executive director of the International Energy Agency, the former Prime Minister of Norway and the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The World Biofuels Markets 2010 Congress is scheduled from March 15-17 at the RAI Congress Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.