2nd International Conference on Marine Biomass as Renewable Energy

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Call for Papers

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 doesn’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 algal—biofuel production.

Conference Themes

The conference invites papers on all aspects of marine biomass as an energy source. The various themes are:

  • Methods of Cultivating Marine Algae
  • R&D of algal-biofuel production
  • Technologies for large scale farming of macro algae
  • Micro — algal culture strategies for biofuel production
  • Genetic Engineering of Algae for Enhanced Biofu-el Production
  • Anaerobic digestion of micro algae the optimum conditions for an anaerobic digester pilot plant
  • Current status and potential for algal biofuels production
  • Reducing costs in large scale microalgae production
  • Algal — biofuel in the near future
  • Macro algae derived bio-fuel
  • Technologies for large scale farming of macro algae

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.

Call For Papers

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 info@asranet.co.uk

All authors, co-authors, co-chairs (except the key note speakers) have to register for the conference.

Registration Cost:

The cost of the conference will be:

  • £450 + VAT (only for UK)
  • £300 + VAT (only for UK) for Students
  • £200 + VAT (only for UK) for one day attendance

The registration fee includes Conference Proceedings in USB, Lunches, Civic Reception and the Conference Dinner.

Full Author, Speaker and Exhibitor Instructions & Paper templates

Next conference:

Date: 5-6 March 2018

Venue: The Corinthian Club
191 Ingram Street
Glasgow G1 1DA

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 29 Sept 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 Nov 2017
  • Full Paper Submission: 31 Jan 2018
  • Registration Close: 23 Feb 2018

Organising Committee

  • Dr Christopher Chuck, University of Bath, UK
  • Ms Ditipriya Das, ASRANet Ltd, UK
  • Dr Ian Watson, University of Glasgow, UK