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. 15 Dec

    Site visit with snacks proves a hit for EnAlgae

    The EnAlgae project hosted 25 visitors, including representatives from the European Commission, to its pilot facility at the Alpro plant in Wevelgem, Belgium recently, and gave them all the chance not only to learn how the pilot works but also to try some food made out of algae.

  2. 04 Dec

    EnAlgae researchers discover how some algae are better adapted to low light

    Researchers working on the EnAlgae project at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have made an interesting discovery showing that some algae are better able to make use of the low levels of light found when algae are cultured on a large scale.

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Chris De Visser
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