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

    EnAlgae presentation at Alg 'n' Chem Conference in Montpellier

    Work being undertaken to use wastewater to help grow algae was showcased recently by the EnAlgae project at the Alg 'n' Chem 2014 conference held in France.

  2. 16 Apr

    Vacancy for research assistant/technician

    EnAlgae collaborator, the University of Cambridge, is looking for a Research Assistant to oversee the establishment of experiments and sampling of algae within their Algal Innovation Facility.

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Staff Spotlight

Shaun Richardson
Project Co-ordinator