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 Mar

    Success for Algae Round the World Symposium

    Just over 100 delegates descended on the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge for the recent symposium held jointly by the EnAlgae project and its partners from the University of Cambridge. Entitled Algae Round the World the symposium showcased research on microalgae in both the UK and further afield.

  2. 16 Mar

    Algae Round the World

    EnAlgae and partners from the University of Cambridge are putting the final preparations together for their joint symposium this week showcasing research on microalgae in both the UK and further afield. Over 100 delegates are expected at Thursday's event with presentations from a range of projects covering several themes. These include algal biotechnology research in the UK, algae in North West Europe and exploring and exploiting diversity in polar algae.

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Staff Spotlight

Chrystelle Verhoest
Project Collaborator