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Algae have become a multi-billion sector in terms of biotechnology development that is expected to grow rapidly, providing valuable goods and services in multiple applications. In spite of centuries of scientific and commercial interests, the term algae has not taxonomic meaning. In the light of rapidly growing business interests associated with the term algae, a clear, simple definition of algae is not only required, but essential for developing the necessary standards, regulatory and legal issues.

AlgaEurope 2021

Every year the European algae scene meets at the AlgaEurope conference.

AlgaEurope offers a unique opportunity for an exchange between academia and industry, established in a networking-based environment that will explore sector’s evolution worldwide as well as the main European players.

Currently, there are several European projects, from lab scale to demonstration plants and commercial facilities, aiming to accelerate the commercialization of algal products.

AlgaEurope 2021 is an unique opportunity to learn and understand the bottlenecks of algae production and commercialization and interact with over 350 key players from more than 45 countries.

AlgaEurope participants


2020 Online




Fact sheet
Title: AlgaEurope 2021
Organised by:  EABA - European Algae Biomass Association and  DLG Benelux
Dates of the next edition: 7-9 December 2021
Location: Rome, Italy
Venue: Ergife Palace Hotel 4*
Frequency: Annual


Reasons to attend

  • To network and meet in person
  • To expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems
  • To present your ideas and product to others
  • For people to meet you
  • Learn beyond your field or interest
  • High quality (trade) visitors / delegates
  • Extensive social program
  • Organised in the historic city of Rome
  • Organised together with EABA; the Leading European Algae Biomass Association

Who should attend

  • Algae Technology Developers / Suppliers
  • Algae producers & cultivation plant owners and operators
  • Venture capitalists and financial investors for biotechnology
  • Food industries
  • Biofuels Network, Animal Feed Companies,
  • Nutraceuticals/Pharmaceutical Companies, Fertilizer suppliers
  • Water Treatment & Waste Water Professionals
  • Technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing

The Conference Chairs:

Jean-Paul Cadoret -  EABA President / ALGAMA (France)
Vitor Verdelho - EABA General Manager / A4F, SA (Portugal)

Kuno Jacobs -  DLG BENELUX (The Netherlands) null


Sammy Boussiba - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Gabriel Acien - University of Almeria (Spain)

Alexandra Mosch - Growing SMEs (Germany)

Honorary President

Mario Tredici - UNIFI / University of Florence (Italy)

The Steering Board

Andrew Spicer - Algenuity Ltd. (UK)

Carlos Unamunzaga - Fitoplancton Marino S.L. (Spain)

Richard van Kranenbur- Corbion Biotech, Inc. (The Netherlands) 

Joachim Henjes - Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Germany)

John Benemann - Individual Member (USA)

Liliana Rodolfi - UNIFI / University of Florence / F&M, S.r.l. (Italy)

Luis Costa - A4F AlgaFuel, S.A. (Portugal)

Silvio Mangini - Archimede Ricerche S.r.l. (Italy) 

The Scientific Committee

Alison Smith - Cambridge University (United Kingdom)

David Chiaramonti - RE-CORD (Italy)

Graziella Chini Zittelli - CNR–IRET (Italy)

Herminia Rodríguez - University of Seville/IBVF (Spain)

Jack Legrand - University of Nantes (France)

Jean-François Sass- CEA (France)

Jiri Masojidek - Institute of Microbiology (Czech Republic)

Leen Bastiaens - VITO (Belgium)
Maria Barbosa - WUR (The Netherlands)

Michele Stanley - SAMS (United Kingdom)

Olaf Kruse - University of Bielefeld (Germany)

Olivier Bernard - INRIA-BIOCORE (France)

Ulrike Schmid-Staiger - Fraunhofer-IGB (Germany)

The Industry Committee

Andrea Moro - Livegreen (Italy)

Arin Nair - AstaReal AB (Sweden)

Carlos Casanovas - Monzón Biotech, S.L. (Spain)

Carlos Rodríguez - Villa Forster - AlgaEnergy (Spain)

Edgar Santos - A4F AlgaFuel, S.A. (Portugal)

Hywel Griffiths - Fermentalg, S.A. (France)

João Navalho - Necton, S.A. (Portugal)

Joe McDonald - Varicon Aqua Solutions Ltd. (UK)

Olivier Lépine - Algosource Technologies, SAS (France)

Pedro Escudero - BuggyPower, Lda. (Portugal)

Pi Nyvall Collen - Olmix, S.A. (France)

Robert Reinhardt - AlgEn, d.o.o. (Slovenia)

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