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. 16 Apr

    European Algae Conference attracts EnAlgae speaker

    Joining the ranks of those chosen to speak at this year's European Algae Conference in Amsterdam will be one of the project staff working on EnAlgae. Dr Efthalia Arvaniti will deliver a talk on the second day of the conference, Thursday 23rd April, looking at what it takes to bring the cultivation of energetic algae to the market.

  2. 16 Apr

    AT~SEA project to hold final event in Brussels

    The AT~SEA project consortium will have its final event, entitled technical and economic aspects of large scale seaweed cultivation in Europe, on Tuesday 9th June 2015 in Brussels.

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