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11 Sep 2015 Programme for EnAlgae final close-out revealed

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The programme for the EnAlgae close out conference is now available and promises the opportunity not only to share not only the outputs from the project itself but also take part in panel discussions about issues affecting the industry.

 

The event takes place in Brussels on Tuesday 29th September and is being held at the Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi on Avenue d'Auderghem

 

The programme features the outputs which have been delivered by the EnAlgae project and key researchers and project partners will be on hand throughout the day to discuss their work and conclusions.

 

In addition, industry representatives and politicians will take part in talks on commercialisation and the policy and regulation of the industry.

 

“We are very pleased to welcome the secretary of state of Flanders, Dr Bart Tommelein, together with MEPs Derek Vaughan and Richard Ashworth to the event,” said project coordinator Dr Shaun Richardson. “We will also benefit from the presence and experience of a councillor from the Committee of the Regions, Linda Gillham, as well as industry representatives Daniele Bianchi, the manager of innovation and technology with energy company ENI and Mario Tredici from EABA.

 

“Delegates who join us will not only be able to hear at first hand the outputs from our project, but also take part in breakout discussion groups on a range of themes, test our decision support tool first hand and participate in the panel discussions. So it really should be an informative and immersive experience for everyone.”

 

To register for this free event, please email anna.salimbeni@etaflorence.it

 

The event is being held at Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi, Av. d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels.

 

The day starts with registration at 9.30am and continues until the end of a networking session at 18:00. You can follow the even via twitter and #EnAlgaeclose or @EnAlgae_NWE 

 

  

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EnAlgae closeout conference
Algae based industry - A future leading sector in a European biobased economy
29th September 2015
Espace Banca Monte dei Paschi, Av. d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome refreshments

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1: WELCOME & PERSPECTIVES
10:00-10:05 Welcome Shaun Richardson, Swansea University
10:05-10:20 EnAlgae: an executive summary Kevin Flynn, Swansea University
10:20-10:40 EU R&I approach for biofuels under H2020 Maria Georgiadou, DG Research
10:40-11:00 Regional perspectives  (tbc)

11:00-11:15 Tea/coffee break

11:15-12:00 SESSION 2: ENALGAE DELIVERY
11:15-11:30 EnAlgae Pilot Network: developing standards and good practice for mass cultivation of algae Alla Silkina, Swansea University, & Karen Mooney-McAuley, Queen’s University Belfast
11:30-11:45 Routes to market for algal products Adrian Higson, NNFCC
11:45-12:00 The EnAlgae knowledge-based decision support tool Lynsey Melville, Birmingham City University

12:00-12:45 SESSION 3: PANEL DEBATE
Structured panel debate on themes of:
1. Science and technologies, 2. Commercialisation, 3. Policy & regulation.

Panel Members
Research sector: Carole Llewellyn, Swansea University, Karen Mooney-McAuley, Queen’s University Belfast
Industry sector: Chrystelle Verhoest, Laborelec
Associations & networks:Bert Lemmens, VITO
Policy & political: Maria Georgiadou, DG Research, Bart Tommelein, State Secretary of Flanders (tbc), Vaughan Derek, MEP, Richard Ashworth, MEP, Linda Gillham, Committee of the Regions


12:45:14:00 Networking lunch / posters / DST demonstrations

14:00-16:00 SESSION 4: BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS

16:00-17:15 SESSION 5: INDUSTRY SUPPORT INITIATIVES
16:00-16:15 EABA and developing research support capacity Bert Lemmens, VITO
16:15-16:30 Algal Information Network Andrea Salimbeni, EUBIA
16:30-16:45 Microalgae to energy market Dominik Behrendt, Aufwind
16:45-17:00 Biorefinery/ multi-use context Ulrike Schmitdt-Staiger, Fraunhofer Institute IGB
17:00-17:15 A seaweed study at the Belgian coastBenny Pycke, FMC consultant eCoast

17:15-17:30: Closing remarks Ruut Louwers, Programme Director, INTERREG IVB NWE

17:30-18.00: Networking reception 

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