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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EnAlgae Final Report Card

Our final report card has been published and is now available for download.

Get your copy here.



  1. 06 Oct

    Successful close out event brings project to an end

    A successful close out conference has brought the 14.5 million euro four year-long Swansea University-led EnAlgae project to an end following an event in Brussels. Almost 100 people attended the one day event, including 2 Members of the European Parliament, a representative from the European Commission, algae sector businesses and a regional government policy advisor.

  2. 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.

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Staff Spotlight

Dr Efthalia Arvaniti
Project Collaborator