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					               ALGAE PRODUCTS AND MARKETS SUMMIT

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009

ALGAE MARKET OUTLOOK

9:00-9:30 Keynote – Robert Henrikson:
“How Ventures can Harvest from the Third Great Algae Bloom”
The former president of Earthrise, a pioneer in spirulina algae, Henrikson is a consultant
in carbon trading and green marketing and the author of “Earth Food Spirulina,” which
has been published in seven international editions. His discussion will focus on the
potential of algae products to be a bridge to full biofuels commercialization.

9:30-10:00 Macro Algae Market Overview – Presentation
A look at the seaweed/macro algae derivatives markets in food, pharmaceuticals, health
& nutrition and specialty products, including a study of emerging market needs.
Presenter:
Bryan Bast, Marketing Director and former Alginates Business Manager,
FMC BIOPOLYMER

10:00-10:30 Macro Algae Technology Overview - Presentation
A look at the key derivatives from seaweed (alginates, carrageenan, agar) and the
applications where they are used: food, speciality/industrial, pharmaceutical, biomedical
and personal care. The discussion will talk about emerging opportunities and new
technologies, and the potential of partnering for growth in clinical research, open
innovation and development.
Presenter:
Greg Bulgia, Director of Research, FMC BIOPOLYMER

10:30-11:00 Networking Break

INVESTORS AND DEVELOPERS PERSPECTIVES ON ALGAE PRODUCTS

11:00-12:30 Developers Panel – Beyond Biofuels
In order to survive the years of research and development on the path to algae biofuels
commercialization, business plans must include an alternative revenue stream from other




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algae products. The panel will address the production, business development, regulatory
and technology issues surrounding the non-biofuels side of the algae business.
Moderator: Ron Henson, Principal, RON HENSON@ALGAE
Panelists: BEN CLOUD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, XL RENEWABLES
            Riggs Eckelberry, President/Chief Executive Officer, ORIGIN OIL
            Rob York, Partner, PHYCO BIOSCIENCES

12:30-2:00   Lunch

2:00-3:15: Investor Perspectives on Algae Products & Markets
Do investors see algae product development as a benefit or impediment to the
development of the Holy Grail, a scalable algae biofuels business? Will the long
approval process for animal feed and human consumption be a barrier for investors? Can
starkly different businesses be successfully operated by small-to-mid-size companies?
The panel will describe the criteria investors use when making algae investment and
lending decisions, the terms they seek and the level of investments they are prepared to
make.
Moderator: Mark J. Hanson, Member, STOEL RIVES LLP
Panelists:
Sam Kanes, Managing Director, Fertilizers, Chemicals and Energy Infrastructure
Research, SCOTIA CAPITAL
Courtney McColgan, Analyst, DRAPER FISHER JURVETSON
Jerome Peters, Senior Vice President, TD BANKNORTH PROJECT FINANCE
Michael Seely, Associate, CMEA CAPITAL

3:15-3:45 Networking Break

ALGAE AND CARBON RECYCLING

3:45-4:30: Case Study in Carbon Capture: Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric has collocated an open pond system to capture and sequester
CO2 next to its Boardman power plant. How did it deal with such issues as sunlight,
water, winter and CO2 recycling? What did it do with the grown algae? What are the
next steps for the company? “The potential is huge in my mind,” says Jaisen Mody, the
director of generation projects and lead on the algae experiment, who will discuss the
growing pains and lessons learned.
Presenter: Jaisen Mody, Director, Generation Projects, PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC

4:30-5:00 Carbon Capture Monetization
Gilmore’s presentation will discuss how a cap and trade system will work in favor of
algae and how carbon indexes can serve to maximize the valuations for credits/ offsets
for algae based biodiesel production and cash flow operations at an early stage.
Presenter: Richard Gilmore, President/Chief Executive Officer, THE GIC GROUP




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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009

ISSUES FOR ALGAE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

8:00-8:45 Keynote: Algae Extracts and Applications – An Overview
Thomas Worm has over 20 years of experience in the commercial utilization of algae for
the production of carrageenan and agar. His presentation will review farming
technologies, manufacturing processes and potential uses for byproducts in food and non-
food applications.
Presenter: Thomas Worm, Principal Scientist, CP KELCO

ALGAE AND THE BIOMEDICAL FIELD

8:45-9:15 The Biomedical Uses of Algae Products
A discussion of the feedstock’s various uses for dressings, wound treatment and gels.
Presenter:
Tony Haymet, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director, Vice Chancellor Marine
Sciences, SCRIPPS INSTITUTION

ALGAE AND WASTE TREATMENT

9:15-9:45 NASA’s OMEGA Program - Presentation
A discussion of the new cultivation method for algae called OMEGA (Offshore
Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae), which takes treated sewage and turns it into
fresh water while it grows algae.
Presenter:
Jonathan Trent, Astrobiologist, Ames Research Center,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

9:45-10:15 Networking Break

10:15-10:45 Case Study: Waste Water Treatment - Presentation
A pilot project for growing algae in a wastewater treatment plant in St. Paul, Minnesota
serves two functions: removing nitrogen and phosphorus from the water before it’s
flushed into the Mississippi River and flows into the Gulf of Mexico, and producing algal
biomass for future use in the manufacturing of biofuels. In addition, the extracted
nitrogen and phosphorus is used to produce fertilizers. Details and results from the
ongoing experiment.
Presenters: Bob Polta, R&D Manager, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Division, CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS;
Roger Ruan, Director for the Center for Biorefining, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

10:45-11:15 ZooPoo 360: Transforming Waste Streams To Profits - Presentation
The zoo provides an illustration for waste stream recovery that can be created with algae
near any animal, farm or human waste stream. Discussion will include using algae to
create fresh water, feed, fuel, fertilizer and fine medicines



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Presenter:
Mark Edwards, Ph.D, Professor, Strategic Marketing and Sustainability, W.P. Carey
School of Business, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

11:15-11:45 Unconventional Products From Algae Biomass - Presentation
Very few products from algal biomass are offered widely in today's markets. Many more
have not been sufficiently developed or remain in the "valley of death,” the gap between
startup and Series A funding. This presentation will focus on the wide variety of algal
biomass-derived products potentially available, including gels for surface
decontamination from heavy metals/organic fertilizers to antibiotics and medical devices.
Presenter: Tanya Kuritz, Senior Staff Scientist, OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY

ALGAE AND GOVERNMENT
 
11:45-12:15 Government Regulations and Algae Products Development
The federal regulations companies face in selling products for human and animal
consumption.
Presenters:
Linda Benjamin, Regulatory Chemist, Division of Animal Feed,
FDA CENTER FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
Shawn K. Stevens, Member, GASS, WEBER MULLINS LLC

12:15 Summit Adjourns




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