One source of biofuels has been identified as marine biomass or marine algae. Many researchers are working on the feasibility of using algae as a feedstock for producing bio-fuels. One example of biofuel from marine algae would be the conversion of Marine biomass to methane via anaerobic digestion, which can generate electricity. Another potential for algae is its potential for biodiesel.
One great characteristic of micro-algae is that it doesnâ€™t rely on soil and land. They thrive in water which is salty or dirty. Therefore, they do not need fresh water resources. Algae also have high growth rates, good growth densities which also makes them a good source for biofuels. Algae can be grown in a variety of climates and in different types of production methods. These can be from photo bioreactors, ponds and fermenters.
The conference aims to explore the challenges and opportunities in the area of marine algae as a source of biofuel. It will highlight the recent developments in research areas such as cultivation of marine algae and research & devel-opment of algalâ€”biofuel production.
The conference invites papers on all aspects of marine biomass as an energy source. The various themes are:
The Programme will include invited papers whose aim will be to present the main issues relevant to the above themes and application areas, thus providing additional impetus for an open exchange of ideas.
Abstracts of about 300 words on any of the above topics are invited by the 29 September 2017. Upon review by the Technical Advisory Panel, notification will be given by the 30th November 2017.
Abstracts and full papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All authors, co-authors, co-chairs (except the key note speakers) have to register for the conference.
The cost of the conference will be:
The registration fee includes Conference Proceedings in USB, Lunches, Civic Reception and the Conference Dinner.
Date: 5-6 March 2018
The Corinthian Club
191 Ingram Street
Glasgow G1 1DA