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Adrian Higson
Project Collaborator

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Catharine Jones
Publicity Officer

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Chris De Visser
Business Unit Manager / Business Development

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Chrystelle Verhoest
Project Collaborator

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Dr Carole Llewllyn
Scientific Staff Member

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What's your role within the EnAlgae project?

For the majority of EnAlgae I was based at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)  in the UK leading their partnership in the project.  PML's role was to contribute primarily to WP1 running the pilot facility based in Nottingham capturing CO2 emissions from a gas fired power station. This included my role in terms of optimising a strain of cyanobacteria for different bioproducts and understanding growth and physiological properties.  We have disseminated standard and best practise through a number of workshops and engaged with various industries interested in developing a sustainable low carbon economy. 

 

More recently I have joined Swansea University working within the Centre of Sustainable Aquatic Research to continue engagement with EnAlgae as the Co-I on the project.

 

What were you doing before you joined the project?

I have always been interested in microalgae.  Originally my work was focussed more on ecological aspects of algae and phytoplankton and the marine environment related to understanding community composition and carbon cycling. Over the last 10 years my work has become more focussed on using algae to help provide solutions to global challenges through, for example, the production of petroleum replacement compounds

 

 

Why you are interesting in EnAlgae?

I am interested in all aspects of algae so EnAlgae provided an exciting opportunity to be involved in a European project with partners that were doing similar work to us in the UK.

 

 

What are you working on at the moment?

I have just returned from a microalgal study tour in California and Arizona. It was reassuring to find that US algal facilities are facing the same challenges we are in the NW region of Europe. We are, for example, all grappling with developing suitable standard operating procedures. Here at Swansea I will continue to contribute to delivery of WP1 and help to successfully deliver the remainder of this important project,….  and start to think about successor projects. 

 

 

Tell us something else about yourself:

I like all aspects of nature and love living near the coast.  

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Dr Efthalia Arvaniti
Project Collaborator

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Dr Kevin Flynn
Scientific Staff Member

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Dr Peter Schiener

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Franziska Kugler
Scientific Staff Member

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Karen Mooney
QUB Project Manager

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Shaun Richardson
Project Co-ordinator

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Sofie Van Den Hende
Project Collaborator

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