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EnAlgae: European Algae Project

About the European EnAlgae Project

logo enalgaeEnAlgae brings together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member States. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe. The project is developing sustainable technologies for algal biomass production, bioenergy and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, taking them from pilot facilities through to market-place products and services.

By developing and sharing nine pilot-scale facilities across the territory, cost and access barriers can be overcome. The facilities will also give plant operators the ability to experience the full range of physical parameters (ranging from rural countryside to industrialised areas) that are present within the region.

Project participants will also benefit from financial and political support and can jointly develop and share best-practice models. In turn, these best-practice models may then influence their respective national, regional or local policies.algae eu project enalgae

The project was formally approved by the INTERREG IVB NWE Programme in March 2011 and officially ends on 30th June 2015.

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What are Algae?

Algae are a large group of simple aquatic organisms that have long been grown and harvested for many different uses. They can be found in a variety of food and beauty products on the supermarket shelves, but exciting scientific developments in recent years have also revealed their bioenergy potential. As fossil fuel resources continue to decline around the globe, it is vital that new sources of fuel are identified and developed.

The EnAlgae project has received funding to develop algal bioenergy technologies at nine pilot facilities and to advance the emerging marketplace in North West Europe.

Laborelec and the European EnAlgae Project

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Laborelec is contributing to EnAlgae by helping to define and develop the decision support tool, a major output of the project. The tool will be used provide investors and policy-makers with the necessary means to tailor algal-based energy solutions to particular physical and social conditions within NWE. Laborelec is involved in identifying the needs and constraints of the industrial sector, especially within utilities companies that provide energy and environment services. It is also helping to assess the sustainability of algae-based energy and environmental solutions. The organisation is also active within the Task Force Algae of the Group GDF SUEZ.

Participation to EnAlgae

Phone: +32 (0)2 382 02 08
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