European Algae Biomass Association (EABA)

AlgaEurope 2016


ALGAE EUROPE offers a unique opportunity for the exchange between academia and industry will be established in a networking based environment that will allow to discuss the evolution of the Algae Biomass sector worldwide and understand the role of the main European Players. Algae are the new crop for the future. Algae contain proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and other elements that can be used as ingredients for a large range of sectors from food & feed to nutraceutical & cosmeceuticals to biofuels. Algo-biorefineries can maximize the potential of algae applications and open new opportunities. The valorization of added-value products from algae is setting the conditions for the development of small or niche markets, which eventually can grow to larger scale.

Event Type:
Dec. 13-15, 2016
Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel
Madrid , Spain

Currently, there are in Europe several projects, from lab scale to demonstration plants and commercial facilities, aiming to accelerate the commercialization of algal products. The long path from research to pilot plants and production facilities will be shown in several presentations including some of the most relevant projects financed by the EC.

ALGAE EUROPE 2016 is a unique opportunity to learn and understand the bottlenecks of algae production and commercialization and interact with the key players.

ALGAE EUROPE 2016 will be a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to be up-dated on the recent industrial developments in the field with an overview of European initiatives. Keynote presentations and panel discussion will provide a high quality forum for discussion and information exchange.

Key drivers: Production to Products & Consumer trends to Product development and Business opportunities.

ALGAE EUROPE entails the third EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference, and the tenth International Algae Congress. The conference is organised by EABA, the European Commission and DLG BENELUX.

Algae Europe's conference co-chairs
Vitor Verdelho, Kyriakos Maniatis and Paulien Hoftijzer

The 2016 organizing committee

  • Vitor Verdelho (Portugal)
  • Kyriakos Maniatis (EC)
  • Mario R. Tredici (Italy)
  • Paulien Hoftijzer (The Netherlands)
  • Christie de Vrij (The Netherlands)
  • Birgit Schmidt-Puckhaber (Germany)
  • Liliana Rodolfi (Italy)
  • Gabriel Acien (Spain)
  • Joana Lapa (Portugal)
  • Szilvia Bozsoki (EC)
  • Herminia Rodriguez (Spain)
  • Frank Rogalla (Spain)
  • Carlos Unamunzaga (Spain)

The 2016 scientific committee

  • Chair: Mario Tredici - University of Florence (Italy)
  • René Wijffels - Wageningen UR (Netherlands)
  • David Chiaramonti - RECORD/CREAR (Italy)
  • Sammy Boussiba - Ben Gurion University (Israel)
  • Alison Smith - University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Jean Paul Cadoret - Greensea (France)
  • Emilio Molina Grima - University of Almeria (Spain)
  • Natascia Biondi - University of Florence (Italy)
  • Olaf Kruse - University of Bielefeld (Germany)
  • Olivier Bernard - INRIA (France)
  • Patrik Jones - Imperial College London (UK)
  • Guido Reinhart - IFEU (Germany)
  • Yannick Lerat - CEVA (France)
  • Jack Legrand - University of Nantes (France)
  • Ulrike Schimd-Staiger - Frauenhofer IGB (Germany)
  • Michele Stanley - SAMS (UK)
  • Patrick Sorgeloos - University of Ghent (Belgium)
  • John Benemann - Algal Biomass Association (USA)

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