March 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Algae producers, researchers, extraction and harvesting equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, members of the legal and investment communities and other algaepreneurs will be meeting at the National Algae Association's Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Technologies Conference at the New York City offices of Goodwin Proctor LLP on March 28, 2011.
Presentations and collaborative discussions demonstrating algae production, algae growing systems, harvesting and extraction equipment, financial modeling, commercial risk, project planning, branding, messaging and positioning in an emerging industry, will be made by Deutsche Bank, Cornell University, Algae Bioenergy Solutions, BARD Holdings, OriginOil, Glen Mills, VGA Systems, Millipore, Mustang Engineering, FrazierBarnes, Goodwin Proctor LLP and Beckerman. In addition to an agenda that highlights the mission to fast-track commercial algae production in the US, free real-time testing of algae (biocrude) oil and biomass (dried) will be made available to a limited number of algae producers at the Conference.
"As prices at the pump continue to rise, so does the realization that we as a country have not done enough since the 2008 price increases to reduce our dependence on foreign oil", according to NAA Executive Director Barry Cohen, "and with the federal budgets still in limbo 6 months into the fiscal year, now more than ever we as Americans must roll up our sleeves, stop talking and start doing. We need to stop complaining about getting off of foreign oil and we need to realize that we cannot depend on the government to do it for us - we must get this job done ourselves! Commercial algae production in the US will allow us to be self-sustainable and will the create jobs this country desperately needs."
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NAA's mission is to fast track commercialization of algae as an alternative fuel to reduce US dependency on foreign oil and to create jobs in the US by putting algae researchers, algae growers, farmers and producers, and equipment manufacturers together