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Algae are a large group of simple aquatic organisms that have long been grown and harvested for many different uses.

They can be found in a variety of food and beauty products on the supermarket shelves, but exciting scientific developments in recent years have also revealed their bioenergy potential. As fossil fuel resources continue to decline around the globe, it is vital that new sources of fuel are identified and developed.


The EnAlgae project has received funding to develop algal bioenergy technologies at nine pilot facilities and to advance the emerging marketplace in North West Europe.

An INTERREG IVB North West Strategic Initiative

EnAlgae is a four-year Strategic Initiative of the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme. It brings together 19 partners and 14 observers across 7 EU Member States with the aim of developing sustainable technologies for algal biomass production.

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  1. 27 Aug

    Outreach activity proves to be a key element for EnAlgae partner

    One of the scientists involved in macro algal research for EnAlgae has spoken out about the importance of public engagement as part of the project. Dr Karen Mooney-McAuley has led work for the project at Queen's University Belfast for the past four years. For her, ensuring the public understood the importance of the research her and her team were undertaking was integral to the project's success.

  2. 26 Aug

    EnAlgae partners plough ahead with Algal Innovation Centre

    Colleagues from Cambridge are ploughing ahead with work on their new Algal Innovation Centre with construction on the project now well underway and an expected completion date sometime in October 2015.

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Staff Spotlight

Franziska Kugler
Scientific Staff Member