6th Congress - Nantes - France – 2017
During the 5-days-congress, the academic and corporate community of applied phycology (microalgae and macroalgae-seaweeds) gathered in Nantes to participate to numerous activities : 560 attendees, 150 talks, 200 posters, 14 exhibitors, B2B meetings, young researcher workshops, Labs and R&D facilities visits and social events.
This event also hosted different meetings : ISAP General Assembly ; Atlantic Microalgae Consortium General Assembly ; meeting of the international scientific consortium WONDER « World Oilalg Network for Design of processes and strains for Elaboration of Renewable energy from microalgae » (Murdoch-Australie, Tsukuba-Japon, Univ. California UCLA-USA, GEPEA-CNRS-Univ. Nantes France) ; « Seaweed at Stake » : Stakeholder meeting catalyzing future collaboration (Organized by MAFOR/MARFORSTAKE and Phycomorph),and a public-conference for the Nantes Citizens (158 additional participants) : « Les algues : de la Biodiversité Marine à la conquête spatiale » by Colomban de Vargas (CNRS Station Biologique Roscoff, Tara Expeditions) and Christophe Lasseur (European Space Agency, Melissa Program).
For details visit https://isap2017.sciencesconf.org/
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5th Congress - Sydney - Australia - 2014
The Biofuels Debate
The Great Biofuels Debate was held at ISAP2014 in Sydney.
Is there hope for a future of sustainable algal biofuels?International Society for Applied Phycology
5th Congress of ISAP, 2014, Sydney, Australia
We are all aware that in theory algae grow much faster than land plants and could provide the much needed biofuels biomass without competing with food resources, however the challenge has been economic viability. The term biofuels represents the use of living biomass for the conversion of chemical energy into diesel or ethanol types. A plethora of Blue Sky promises and unfounded statements have tarnished the trust in the concept of algal biofuels for the future, and controversial funding as well as rejection of the technology has been rife in this last decade of seeking viable biofuels.
4th Congress -2011
Halifax - Nova Scotia - 2011
The 4th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology was held in Halifax, Canada from June 19th - 24th, 2011.
3rd Congress - 2008
Galway - Ireland
2nd Congress -2005