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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.

  3. 06 Oct

    Successful close out event brings project to an end

    A successful close out conference has brought the 14.5 million euro four year-long Swansea University-led EnAlgae project to an end following an event in Brussels. Almost 100 people attended the one day event, including 2 Members of the European Parliament, a representative from the European Commission, algae sector businesses and a regional government policy advisor.

  4. 22 Sep

    Final EnAlgae report card published ahead of close out

    The final report card for the EnAlgae project has been published and is now available online. Focusing on products and impact, the report summarises the work undertaken during the lifetime of the project and highlights the legacies that will be left behind thanks to EnAlgae.

  5. 16 Sep

    AIN website launched ahead of EnAlgae close out conference

    We're delighted to announce the launch of the Algal Information Network's website, two weeks ahead of our close out conference in Brussels. The network is a key output from the EnAlgae project, which officially closes on Tuesday 29th September. And the website is the first port of call for anyone wishing to access the resource.

  6. 11 Sep

    Programme for EnAlgae final close-out revealed

    Full programme revealed for final close out event in Brussels.

  7. 27 Aug

    Outreach activity proves to be a key element for EnAlgae partner

    One of the scientists involved in macro algal research for EnAlgae has spoken out about the importance of public engagement as part of the project. Dr Karen Mooney-McAuley has led work for the project at Queen's University Belfast for the past four years. For her, ensuring the public understood the importance of the research her and her team were undertaking was integral to the project's success.

  8. 26 Aug

    EnAlgae partners plough ahead with Algal Innovation Centre

    Colleagues from Cambridge are ploughing ahead with work on their new Algal Innovation Centre with construction on the project now well underway and an expected completion date sometime in October 2015.

  9. 06 Aug

    EnAlgae final close-out - registration now open

    Registration is now open for the EnAlgae close out conference which is being held in Brussels on Tuesday 29th September. With a full day's programme, the event is an opportunity to learn about the main outputs from the projects, take part in animated discussions around key themes and engage with researchers and European politicians and businesses.

  10. 14 Jul

    EnAlgae scientists continue engagement with primary schools

    One of the leading scientists working on the 14.5 million euro EnAlgae project has been speaking of his work with primary school children in which he introduces them to the work he's been conducting for the project in Antarctica. Dr Matthew Davey who is based within the University of Cambridge's Plant Sciences department, spent the start of the year with the British Antarctica Survey at the Rothera Research Station. There, he was looking at the lipid productivity in algae which grows at extremely cold temperatures. The aim of his research is to characterise metabolic traits in polar photosynthetic organisms when grown in their natural habitat.

  11. 14 Jul

    Dr Matt Davey speaks at omics conference

    Omics in extreme environments was the subject of a talk given recently by Dr Matt Davey on behalf of the EnAlgae project.

  12. 10 Jul

    Enalgae research points to seaweed as sustainable feedstock of the future

    Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE). This is the conclusion of a new paper entitled "Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of two seaweed cultivation systems in NWE with a focus on quantifying sea surface occupation", published by Sue Ellen Taelman et al.(1)

  13. 30 Jun

    EnAlgae publishes economic model for offshore cultivation of macroalage

    EnAlgae researchers have published an economic model to help to explore the economics of cultivating macroalgae at sea.

  14. 30 Jun

    EnAlgae partners in Ostend prepare to host international seaweed seminar

    EnAlgae partner, Flanders' Maritime Cluster, is preparing to host its international guests as it holds a seminar looking at seaweed and integrated aquaculture and the associated business opportunities for the Flemish (agro)food and maritime cluster.

  15. 19 Jun

    EnAlgae research papers on environmental sustainability

    Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as a feed ingredient and as a wastewater treatment, but only with further improvements in algal technology. On the plus side, algal technology is so new that there is plenty of scope for improvement which could make the industry a viable choice for a number of applications.

  16. 18 Jun

    Festival of Plants event another success for EnAlgae

    This year's Festival Of Plants event at Cambridge University Botanic Garden was once again a big success for the EnAlgae staff, who organised a 'Meet the Algae' event.

  17. 12 Jun

    Invitation to attend seminar on seaweed and intergrated aquaculture at Ostend

    Flanders' Maritime Cluster is extending an invitation to an EnAlgae seminar about the state of the art of seaweed and integrated aquaculture and the associated business opportunities for the Flemish (agro)food and maritime cluster.

  18. 27 May

    Algae Event once again promises to educate and enlighten

    EnAlgae is once again pleased to be hosting a stand-alone event within this year's EUBCE event which is being held in Vienna. The focus this year will be on getting a better understanding of algae production and utilisation on how and why algae can be used for biorefineries.

  19. 27 May

    Unique artistic collaboration with EnAlgae to be unveiled

    A unique collaboration between scientific research project EnAlgae and contemporary print artists is about to unveil the fruits of its labour. Entitled Oceanographic, the exhibition will feature work which was inspired following a tour of the project's pilot facility in Portaferry.

  20. 22 May

    Soapbox Science event in Swansea features EnAlgae

    Exploring the wonders of microalgae to tackle the world's societal challenges will see the EnAlgae project and one of its key researchers take centre stage at a forthcoming Soapbox Science event. Soapbox science is a unique public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.