AlgaEnergy was founded by a group of industrial experts in 2007. Its Chairman and Chief Executive is Augusto Rodriguez-Villa, the Vice-Chairman is Juan Mato and the Scientific Director is Professor Miguel Garcia Guerrero, one of the world’s leading experts on the subject with 30 years’ experience in microalgae investigation. AlgaEnergy has great development potential, owing to its patents, its management, scientific and technical teams, and its active collaboration with prestigious research centres and universities, such as CSIC, and the Seville, Almeria and Santiago universities, all internationally-reputed in the investigation of microalgae.
- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Bioenergy
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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ALGAENERGY is a technology-based company specialising in the field of microalgae biotechnology which, with substantial R&D programmes costing millions of Euros (both public and in-house funding), is managed by a team of entrepreneurs and scientists with solid financial backing and extensive experience within this field.
The company's mission is to develop novel products derived from microalgae -nutritional, cosmetics and energetic, among others- and to produce them in an economically viable way.
One of the world's largest utilities and the leading player in the global renewable energy sector, IBERDROLA, and a global energy company and one of the world's largest private oil companies, REPSOL, are shareholders and technology partners of ALGAENERGY.
Professor Miguel Garcia Guerrero is the chief scientific advisor and board member of the Company. He is Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Seville, and one of the few specialists working on the biotechnology of photosynthetic microorganisms in the world.