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. 22 Sep

    Final EnAlgae report card published ahead of close out

    The final report card for the EnAlgae project has been published and is now available online. Focusing on products and impact, the report summarises the work undertaken during the lifetime of the project and highlights the legacies that will be left behind thanks to EnAlgae.

  2. 16 Sep

    AIN website launched ahead of EnAlgae close out conference

    We're delighted to announce the launch of the Algal Information Network's website, two weeks ahead of our close out conference in Brussels. The network is a key output from the EnAlgae project, which officially closes on Tuesday 29th September. And the website is the first port of call for anyone wishing to access the resource.

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Staff Spotlight

Dr Efthalia Arvaniti
Project Collaborator