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The European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy  and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG BENELUX are organising the 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference, and the  8th International Algae Congress in Florence.

The objective of the joint Conference is to discuss with all key EU algae  stakeholders the progress achieved over the past Afbeelding17 years since the inception of  the 7th Framework Programme and to deliberate on the present status of Algal  Biofuels and Products in an effort to benchmark the technological advances in  view of deployment of algal biorefineries, commercialising algal biofuels and  products and looking ahead to the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The Conference will take place in Florence on 01-03 December 2014 at Villa Vittoria– Palazzo Dei Congressi..

The Conference will be structured on the basis of invited presentations, submitted abstracts and panel discussions. The keynote speakers are announced, and the other speakers will be announced online this Friday November 7th. The updated conference program can be found here.

If you wish to participate, please register online or  send an e-mail to

The call for papers is closed. However, if you wish to present a poster at the conference, please send a one page abstract to: Joana Silva ( and/or Liliana Rodolfi (

We are looking forward to welcome you in Florence!

The Conference Co-Chairs
Vitor Verdelho and Kyriakos Maniatis

The Organising Committee
Mr Vitor Verdelho, A4F – Algae for Future,  EABA President
Mr Kyriakos Maniatis, DG ENER
Mr Mario Tredici, University of Florence,  EABA Vice-President
Mrs Maria Georgiadou, DG RTD
Mrs Paulien Hoftijzer, DLG BENELUX
Mrs Liliana Rodolfi, UNIFI
Mr David Chiaramonti RE-CORD/CREAR
Mrs Joana Silva, A4F - Algae for Future


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