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. 20 Nov

    EnAlgae showcased at the European Parliament

    Members of the European Parliament have been given an insight into the work being undertaken on the EU-funded EnAlgae project. EnAlgae scientists recently held a project showcase at the European Parliament in Brussels with the aim of informing politicians about how algae can play a role in a more sustainable future.

  2. 19 Nov

    EnAlgae represented at network meeting for ATBEST

    EnAlgae has been keeping up to date with developments in the biogas field by attending a network meeting held by Advanced Technologies for Biogas Efficiency, Sustainability and Transport in Cork, Ireland recently.

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Staff Spotlight

Adrian Higson
Project Collaborator