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 Apr

    EnAlgae commits to Strangford Lough Marine Festival for a second year

    For the second year running scientists working for EnAlgae will be hosting their seaweed garden stand and tours during the Maritime Festival.

  2. 22 Apr

    EnAlgae workshop arranged for 13-15 May at CEVA

    EnAlgae scientists working at CEVA in Brittany are getting ready to open their doors to colleagues to showcase their facilities and offer an insight into the French algae industry.

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Staff Spotlight

Chris De Visser
Business Unit Manager / Business Development