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 May

    Algae Event once again promises to educate and enlighten

    EnAlgae is once again pleased to be hosting a stand-alone event within this year's EUBCE event which is being held in Vienna. The focus this year will be on getting a better understanding of algae production and utilisation on how and why algae can be used for biorefineries.

  2. 27 May

    Unique artistic collaboration with EnAlgae to be unveiled

    A unique collaboration between scientific research project EnAlgae and contemporary print artists is about to unveil the fruits of its labour. Entitled Oceanographic, the exhibition will feature work which was inspired following a tour of the project's pilot facility in Portaferry.

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Staff Spotlight

Dr Carole Llewllyn
Scientific Staff Member