EnAlgae Pilot Symposium 18th September 2014

An invitation is being extended to scientists, companies active in algae industries,  entrepreneurs, policy makers, the press and  students to attend a day long symposium focusing on the findings so far that have emerged from the EnAlgae project. This event is being organized by Flanders’ Maritime Cluster and Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk. It is funded by the INTERREG Program IVB NWE, the Flemish Government and Province West-Flanders. The symposium will be held at UGent, Campus Kortrijk on Thursday 18th September and at the project’s pilot which is located in Wevelgem, a city next to Kortrijk in Belgium.

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Full programme for attendees

The event promises a full agenda for those who attend the event and offers the opportunity to share and discuss with those attending the symposium some exclusive results.   In the morning, participants will be able to visit the EnAlgae MaB-floc pilot reactor of UGent, Campus Kortrijk, located at the production site of Alpro, a Flemish award-winning company that produces plant-based foods and drinks.  In the afternoon, the focus will be on the results of the technical, LCA and economic potential of EnAlgae micro-algae and seaweed pilot plant facilities. These findings will be presented by the project partners. 

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Visit to a project pilot

The EnAlgae MaB-floc pilot reactor is currently treating wastewater produced by Alpro, an award-winning company producing plant-based foods and beverages in Wevelgem, West-Flanders. Attendees will have the chance to have a guided tour of the pilot by experts who will be able to provide details  on the reactor construction.  There will also be the opportunity to have a guided tour of the neighbouring conventional wastewater treatment of Alpro. This conventional wastewater treatment plant includes an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB) were wastewater is converted into biogas, a conventional activated sludge system and sand filter.

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The Decision Support Tool

The event will also see the introduction of the Decision Support Tool.  There will be a presentation outlining the innovative processes and techniques being used to capture the data, information and knowledge surrounding Algae cultivation in NWE Europe with a view to developing sophisticated decision support tools. These tools will enable stakeholders to explore current activities and potential opportunities in their region and understand the economic, environmental and legislative issues surrounding the cultivation of algae for energy. Registration couldn’t be easier. Simply click on the link and fill in the required details.  

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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

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