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.

Click to find out more about EnAlgae


Picture of the week

We recently attended the 22nd EUBCE event in Hamburg and hosted a stand alone mini-symposium looking at algae. You can find out more about this at 


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  1. 23 Jul

    EnAlgae exhibit set up in Exploris - the Northern Ireland Aquarium

    EnAlgae has put up a temporary display in Exploris, the Northern Ireland Aquarium as part of it's exhibition entitled Living Coasts: Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

  2. 23 Jul

    New Scientist focuses on EnAlgae research and facility in article on pioneering the seaweed farm

    When leading science and technology news magazine, New Scientist, wanted to speak to the experts on seaweed cultivation, they got in touch with our researchers in Queen's University Belfast.

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Staff Spotlight

Franziska Kugler
Scientific Staff Member