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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This summer has seen EnAlgae researchers conduct a series of visits to industry stakeholders to discuss progress on the project and some of the applications which could benefit them.

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  1. 03 Sep

    Wood pellet magazine article highlights success of flue gas in growing algae

    An article written by a member of the EnAlgae research team has been published in a leading biomass magazine. In the article, Dr Naomi Ginnever asks the question whether algae can provide the solution to the problem of what to do with NOx which is produced as a result of burning wood biomass, a matter of concern to governments who are trying to meet European emissions targets.

  2. 01 Sep

    A new dimension of seaweed farming

    Researchers working on the AT~SEA project, which has aspects similar to EnAlgae, are developing textiles that could be used for large-scale seaweed farms off Europe's coast.

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Staff Spotlight

Karen Mooney
QUB Project Manager