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