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.


An INTERREG IVB North West Strategic Initiative

EnAlgae is a four-year Strategic Initiative of the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme. It brings together 19 partners and 14 observers across 7 EU Member States with the aim of developing sustainable technologies for algal biomass production.

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EnAlgae Final Report Card

Our final report card has been published and is now available for download.

Get your copy here.


Panning for Green Gold: Developing the algal bioeconomy

Our documentary is finished and ready for you to view and enjoy.

It charts the work which has been undertaken by EnAlgae over the life of the project, places it in the context of what else is happening across the world and offers a glimpse of where the technologies developed by EnAlgae could develop further in the future. 

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  1. 02 Dec

    Documentary, Panning for Green Gold: developing the algal bioeconomy, launched online

    The EnAlgae documentary has been launched on our project's YouTube account following its official unveiling at an event last month. Panning for Green Gold: developing the algal bioeconomy tells the story of the work which has been undertaken on the project over the past four years.

  2. 01 Dec

    Sustainable Futures Forum

    Birmingham City University is organising a Sustainable Futures Forum on 16th December, from 9.30 to 3pm at the Birmingham City Council House Banqueting Suite. Join the Forum and hear from innovative projects, industry and government on developments transforming the region's economy and environment.

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Staff Spotlight

Sofie Van Den Hende
Project Collaborator