College of Science represented by EnAlgae at Brussels Showcase

Staff from the College of Science working on EnAlgae travelled to Brussels in November for a project showcase at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Enalgae 139 groupFive MEPs attended the event, including local Welsh MEP Derek Vaughan, who has been a firm supporter of the project over the past four years. He co-hosted the event along with Richard Ashworth MEP for South East England.

They were joined by Kay Swinburne, MEP for Wales, Timothy Kirkhope, MEP for Yorkshire, and Lambert Van Nistelrooij, MEP for the Netherlands.

Mr Vaughan said: "Dr Richardson and the team at Swansea University are doing fantastic work and I'm pleased we were able to showcase their research at the European Parliament this week. 

"This project is an excellent example of how EU funding is being used in innovative ways to develop sustainable energy sources."

EnAlgae logoOther notable guests at the event included Kyriakos Maniatis from the EU Directorate General for Energy, representatives from Welsh Higher Education Brussels and the Council of the European Union.

Further events are planned for 2015, the final year of EnAlgae. Once again, the project in partnership with EUBIA, will organise the stand-alone Algae Event 2015 symposium within the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Vienna in June. And, of course, one of the main events will be the project’s close-out conference, which will happen in Brussels on 29th and 30th September. Preparation for this is underway.