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Algae Greenhouses in Iceland

August 28, 2012
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

The Ice News, from Northern Europe reports that Ásbrú Enterprise Park in Reykjanes, Iceland has received interest from representatives of domestic and foreign companies looking to establish algae production greenhouses for the health and cosmetics industry.

Árni Sigfússon, Mayor of Reykjanes town, explained that companies have shown interest in building algae greenhouses, and representatives have already visited Ásbrú to check out the facilities. Representatives are also looking to utilize existing buildings for the algae production, as well as to invest in plots of land for future constructions.

According to Óli Örn Eiriksson, specialist in business development at the Ásbrú Enterprise Park, there are several factors attracting algae companies to the Reykjanes. “In the Reykjanes peninsula we already have established businesses in algae production, such as the Blue Lagoon, as well as other companies using greenhouses to produce raw material for biotech production, such as ORF Genetics. All infrastructures for algae production are in place and we have good access to geothermal energy, hot and cold water, hot and cold seawater, and other resources necessary for development.

“The Ásbrú Enterprise Park is located only 45 minutes from the center of Reykjavik and just 6 minutes from the Keflavik international airport passenger terminal which gives companies great access to knowledge located in Reykjavik or in some of the cities directly connected to the airport,” said Eriksson.

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