EnAlgae nearing completion of Algal Innovation Centre

EnAlgae has announced that colleagues from Cambridge University, in the UK, are nearing completion on their new Algal Innovation Centre, with construction on the project expected to be complete sometime in October 2015. According to the developers the Algal Innovation Centre will address the requirement…

Seaweed as a sustainable feedstock of the future

Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE). This is the conclusion of a new paper entitled “Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of two seaweed cultivation…

Economic modeling for macroalgae cultivation

EnAlgae researchers have published an economic model to help to explore the economics of cultivating macroalgae at sea. The model and report can be found here as outputs WP2A7.06 and WP2A7.11. Both documents together are a study into the business economics behind growing seaweed at sea…

EnAlgae research on algae’s sustainability

Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as a feed ingredient and as a wastewater treatment, but only with further improvements in algal technology. The first paper is an environmental sustainability analysis of a protein-rich…

EnAlgae winds down with two legacies

EnAlgae, the North West Europe collaboration of 19 partners and 14 observers aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources – that began in March 2011 ­– will officially end on 30th June 2015. “This is the last year for the EnAlgae project, and the summer will see the unveiling…

Tata’s carbon capture project succeeding

Scientific representatives from the EnAlgae consortium are announcing preliminary results this week from a key algal carbon capture project in the works at Britain’s largest steel production factory. EnAlgae, a four-year Strategic Initiative bringing together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member…

Cambridge to build Algal Innovation Centre

Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England, has approved plans to build a new £490,000 ($513,196 US) Algal Innovation Centre facility at their Botanic Garden, which will house experiments looking to exploit the potential of algae as a new hi-tech biofuel. “This is work led by a colleague in the Department…

EnAlgae symposium examines algae research around the world

EnAlgae, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, is hosting a symposium showcasing new research on microalgae coming from the UK and further afield, through collaborative projects. The Algae Around the World Symposium will be held March 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 in the Sainsbury Laboratory…

Algae strain adapts to low light

Researchers working on the EnAlgae project at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have made a discovery that some algae strains are better able to make use of the low levels of light found when the algae are cultured on a large scale. Dr. Ruth Airs and co-workers, working with Dr. Carole Llewellyn, discovered…

EnAlgae releases decision support tool, annual report

An appraisal of the developments achieved in 2014 by partners on the EnAlgae project has been published online, following another year of examination, information capture and demonstration of their collaborative work. Led by Swansea University and funded by the European Union under… [Read the full story]

EnAlgae showcases for European Parliament

EnAlgae scientists recently held a project showcase at the European Parliament in Brussels with the aim of informing politicians about how algae can play a role in a more sustainable future. Led by Swansea University and funded by the European Union under the INTERREG IVB North West Europe program, the EnAlgae…

Microalgae nutrient trial results announced by EnAlgae

EnAlgae scientists have recently published a paper in Bioresource Technology that discusses how nutrient ratios can be manipulated to simultaneously control microalgal biomass production and minimize nutrient…

Europe’s EnAlgae project to showcase results

Scientists, companies active in algae industries, entrepreneurs, policy makers, the press and students are being invited to attend a day long symposium focusing on the findings so far that…

EnAlgae investigates membrane technology in microalgal biorefineries

Engineers looking at the use of membrane filtration in microalgae biorefineries as part of the EnAlgae project have concluded that the technology has a fundamental part to play in realizing the full potential of microalgae…

EnAlgae publishes “State of the Industry” guides for NW Europe

EnAlgae, a research partnership drawing on expertise across seven EU Member States, has announced the publication of sixreports on their website looking at the state of the algae industry across countries…

European Partnership to Study Algal Bioenergy

A new €14 million ($19.7million USD) initiative is bringing together experts from across North West Europe to develop the potential of algae as a source of sustainable energy. The four and a half year project…