Welcome to EnAlgae's new e-News update. This newsletter will be issued every other month to keep you up-to-date with project news and information. It has been a busy few months for EnAlgae partners with a number of events taking place and the launch of our brand new website. Staff from Swansea University, Queen's University Belfast and Birmingham City University visited Cheltenham Science Festival earlier in the year where they showcased photobioreactor (PBR) technology and made a short film about the aims of the project; you can view the video on the 'About EnAlgae' page of our website. The next edition of this newsletter will be out in February, so in the meantime have a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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NUI, Galway holds its first seaweed cultivation workshop for EnAlgae

The National University Ireland, Galway held its first seaweed cultivation workshop for the EnAlgae project on 16 and 17 October 2012. The event was organised by the Irish Seaweed Research Group and gave attendees the opportunity to explore the entire seaweed cultivation process. Day one was hosted at the Carna Research Station and day two comprised of a coach trip to longline facilities at Dingle Bay. Some fantastic pictures from the trip can be found in our past events gallery and you can read more on this story by following the link below.

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EnAlgae hosts reception for MEPs in Strasbourg

On 11 December 2012, EnAlgae hosted a reception at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The reception was an opportunity to brief MEPs and other stakeholders on the progress of the project and to raise awareness ahead of key activities taking place next year. The event was hosted by Richard Ashworth MEP and attended by a number of key individuals including Robert Sturdy MEP and Alun Davies AM. At a breakfast briefing event the following morning, individuals were invited to find out more about the future of algal bioenergy in a more formal setting. Find out more at the link below.  

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HTWdS showcases PBR system at Marine Fishfarm Volkingen

EnAlgae partner Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (HTWdS - University of Applied Sciences) recently allowed members of the public to view its PBR system at an open day event at Marine Fishfarm Völkingen. The two-day event in October tied in with an EnAlgae workshop which explored the benefits of recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS). Follow the link below for more on this story.

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Meet the team

EnAlgae brings together 19 partner organisations across seven EU member states. At present, the project employs more than 70 people all of whom play a vital role in helping the project acheive its goals. You can find out about the different ways in which people contribute to EnAlgae over at our new 'Staff Spotlights' section; it also includes some fascinating insights into their hobbies, pets and sweet-eating habits! Click the link below to find out more.

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The case for algal biotechnology

As fossil fuel resources continue to decline around the globe, it is vital that new sources of fuel are identified and developed. If you want to find out why algae could be part of the solution, then visit the information on our site which outlines the case for algal biotechnology. 

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Find out what's on

The EnAlgae calendar includes listings of all EnAlgae events that are open to the public and external stakeholders. The easy-to-use design also includes listings of important conferences, workshops and seminars in the wider sector which have been organised by third parties. If you would like to add an event to the calendar, simply send the details (name of event, date, location and web link) to l.c.stowe@swansea.ac.uk (please note, only relevant events will be added). Click the link below to find out what's coming up.

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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

For more information please contact us on info@enalgae.eu
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