European Algae Conference attracts EnAlgae speaker

Joining the ranks of those chosen to speak at this year’s European Algae Conference in Amsterdam will be one of the project staff working on EnAlgae.

Dr Efthalia ArvanitiACI’s 5th annual European Algae Biomass will take place on 22nd & 23rd April. It will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain. The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of latest technologies in operation in the global algae industry.

Dr Efthalia Arvaniti will deliver a talk on the second day of the conference, Thursday 23rd April, looking at what it takes to bring the cultivation of energetic algae to the market.

Part of her work on the EnAlgae project has been the landscaping of the current policies on bioeconomy, energy and the environment. She is currently analysing all factors obstructing the development of algae cultivation to the next phase and she is developing an energetic algae roadmap for North-West European region. This will be for both for macro and micro algae.

 “I will be presenting the outcomes of our cumulative research in EnAlgae from the last four years,” said Dr Arvaniti. “And I hope the delegates find the findings inspiring. We have still work to do to finish, and now is a very good time to engage with various stakeholder groups and challenge our future insights.

“Working on this project has been immensely inspiring, especially seeing all the opportunities arising from recycling waste streams like various wastewater streams or industrial-CO2 for algae production. I am very much looking forward to meeting all conference delegates!”

The EnAlgae project is led by Swansea University and funded by the European Union under the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme. EnAlgae unites experts and observers from 7 EU member states to determine the potential benefits of algae as a future sustainable energy source. 

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