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The Algae Event

New algae cultivation technologies for the development of an attractive bio-based market
5 June 2013  Bella Center – Copenhagen, Denmark

The Projects

Today we aim to provide you with an overview of progress within two European-funded projects focused on advancing the algal biotechnology marketplace:

EnAlgae: The EnAlgae project is currently sharing experiences across our network of nine pilot algal production sites and investigating and quantifying opportunities for the algal biomass sector in Northwest Europe. By 2015 it aims to combine this technology and market information across the algal bioenergy delivery chain into a comprehensive and user-friendly decision support tool. This wil guide stakeholders and future actions in the region.

ALGADISK: The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable and automatic biofilm reactor for algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs, by the end of 2014. The reactor design will be made on the basis of energy balance and sustainability calculation to capture CO2 from industrial emissions in order to produce high value organic products. The proposed system will be specifically crafted to meet the needs of European SMEs who are willing to produce algae biomass products from industrial emissions.

Organizer and hosting event:

EUBIA – The European Biomass Industry Association
Rue d’Arlon 63-65
B-1040 Brussels

The event is part of the 21st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
3-7 June 2013
Bella Center, Copenhagen

We welcome delegates to our “Algae Day” Session at the 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen, and hope that you find the session both interesting and stimulating. Algae have been promoted as a suitable feedstock for biofuel production on account of their high oil and sugar content, high growth rate, suitability for marginal land and low demands on freshwater and land compared to food crops. Yet significant challenges remain to turn this potential into a commercial reality; not least if we are to reduce the unit cost price for production, which currently far exceeds fossil fuel prices. We look forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for your active and thought-provoking contributions to the discussion”.

Shaun Richardson, EnAlgae project coordinator – Melinda Kozak, R&D Leader of ALGADISK




• 14.00 – 14.20 Welcome and short presentation including overview on EC support programmes (FP7, INTERREG) – Andrea Salimbeni, EUBIA


• 14.30-15.00 EnAlgae: Energetic micro and macro algae in North West Europe – Michele Stanley,Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)



• 15.00-15.30 ALGADISK: New Photobioreactor with rotating disks to increase microalgae production – Jorge de Saja, ALGADISK project coordinator


Coffee Break: 15.30-15.50


• 15.30-16.10 The key challenges to making biorefineries viable – Dr Robert Lovitt, Swansea University


• 16.10-16.40 Selection criteria of the algae applied in ALGADISK project – Ms. Tasneem Bhaiji, Cranfield University;


• 16.40-17.10 The results of the algae sampling from the hot springs of EU –  Ms. Petra Sebestyen, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd


• DISCUSSION: Future perspectives and global market forecast


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