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EnAlgae Close-Out Conference

Tue 29th Sep

Location: Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi, Av. d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels.

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Registration is now open for the EnAlgae close out conference which is being held in Brussels on Tuesday 29thSeptember at Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi in Brussels.

With a full day’s programme, the event is an opportunity to learn about the main outputs from the projects, take part in animated discussions around key themes and engage with researchers and European politicians and businesses.

The event will feature scene setting by European politicians and presentations of our key outputs from our research staff. There will also be themed panels discussions around topics such as policy and regulation, commercialisation and future technologies. 

You can follow the event on twitter via #EnAlgaeclose. 

To register for the event, please download and complete the registration form

 

EnAlgae closeout conference
Algae based industry - A future leading sector in a European biobased economy
29th September 2015
Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi, Av. d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome refreshments

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1: WELCOME & PERSPECTIVES
10:00-10:05 Welcome Shaun Richardson, Swansea University
10:05-10:20 EnAlgae: an executive summary Kevin Flynn, Swansea University
10:20-10:40 EU R&I approach for biofuels under H2020 Maria Georgiadou, DG Research
10:40-11:00 Regional perspectives Bart Tommelein, State Secretary of Flanders (tbc)

11:00-11:15 Tea/coffee break 

11:15-12:00 SESSION 2: ENALGAE DELIVERY
11:15-11:30 EnAlgae Pilot Network: developing standards and good practice for mass cultivation of algae Alla Silkina, Swansea University, &
Karen Mooney-McAuley, Queen’s University Belfast
11:30-11:45 Routes to market for algal products Adrian Higson, NNFCC
11:45-12:00 The EnAlgae knowledge-based decision support tool Lynsey Melville, Birmingham City University

12:00-12:45 SESSION 3: PANEL DEBATE
Structured panel debate on themes of:
1. Science and technologies, 2. Commercialisation, 3. Policy & regulation.

Panel Members
Research sector: Carole Llewellyn, Swansea University, Karen Mooney-McAuley, Queen’s University Belfast
Industry sector: Chrystelle Verhoest, Laborelec
Associations & networks: Mario Tredici, EABA EU
Policy & political: Maria Georgiadou, DG Research, Bart Tommelein, State Secretary of Flanders (tbc), Vaughan Derek, MEP, Richard Ashworth, MEP, Linda Gillham, Committee of the Regions


12:45:14:00 Networking lunch / posters / DST demonstrations 

14:00-16:00 SESSION 4: BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS 

16:00-17:15 SESSION 5: INDUSTRY SUPPORT INITIATIVES 
16:00-16:15 EABA and developing research support capacity Mario Tredici, EABA
16:15-16:30 Algal Information Network Andrea Salimbeni, EUBIA
16:30-16:45 Microalgae to energy market Dominik Behrendt, Aufwind
16:45-17:00 Biorefinery/ multi-use context Ulrike Schmitdt-Staiger, Fraunhofer Institute IGB
17:00-17:15 A seaweed study at the Belgian coastBenny Pycke, FMC consultant eCoast

17:15-17:30: Closing remarks Ruut Louwers, Programme Director, INTERREG IVB NWE

17:30-18.00: Networking reception 

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