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. 30 Jun

    EnAlgae publishes economic model for offshore cultivation of macroalage

    EnAlgae researchers have published an economic model to help to explore the economics of cultivating macroalgae at sea.

  2. 30 Jun

    EnAlgae partners in Ostend prepare to host international seaweed seminar

    EnAlgae partner, Flanders' Maritime Cluster, is preparing to host its international guests as it holds a seminar looking at seaweed and integrated aquaculture and the associated business opportunities for the Flemish (agro)food and maritime cluster.

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Staff Spotlight

Chris De Visser
Business Unit Manager / Business Development