Organized by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and Ohio University
Sponsors: Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence | Henderson Chamber of Commerce | Henderson Fiscal Court
Wednesday - Thursday, August 12-13, 2009
Henderson Community College - Henderson, Kentucky
Time Zone: Central Standard
Cost: No Charge - Registration is required
Open to the public


One approach to controlling CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion involves using algae to capture and utilize CO2 by conversion to biomass. Algae are the fastest growing photosynthesizing organisms on the planet, while also possessing higher oil content per mass than other sources of biomass. Some species contain over 50% oil by weight. This coupling of fast growth rate and high oil content makes algae a potentially ideal source of bio-derived oil.

This symposium will provide a forum for discussing advances in the use of algae for CO2 capture and biofuels production. There will be three sessions dealing with:


Each session will begin with one or more keynote presentations, followed by topically-relevant talks, with time for organized discussion afterwards. The goals of this symposium are to:


Call for Papers

Persons interested in presenting at the symposium are asked to contact the program organizers:
- Dr. Mark Crocker at or (Tel.) 859-257-0295
- Dr. Ben Stuart at or (Tel.) 740-593-9455
In addition to oral presentations, the submission of posters is encouraged.





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