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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 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.

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

If you wish to give a poster or a lecture presentation at the conference, please submit a one page abstract indicating the session of your preference to: Joana Silva ( or Liliana Rodolfi ( by 25 October 2014.

The Conference Co-Chairs
Vitor Verdelho and Kyriakos Maniatis

The Organising Committee
Mr Vitor Verdelho, A4F – AlgalFuel SA
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


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